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SHOWTIME Grant: $100,000 Donation to the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum

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Hot on the heels of the hit SHOWTIME season finale Dexter: new blood, SHOWTIME announced a donation of $100,000 to the National Seneca-Iroquois Museum in the Allegany Territory of the Seneca Nation to support its vital work of preserving the history and heritage of the Seneca Nation. This donation not only symbolizes a show of immense appreciation to the communities where the show was shot and filmed, but also offers tangible resources to help make a meaningful impact.

The Seneca Nation is a sovereign nation located on its aboriginal lands in western New York. With over 8,500 registered citizens, the Seneca Nation holds title to five territories, including those of Niagara Falls and Buffalo. Once a member of Hodinöhsö:ni’ Confederacy, the Seneca Nation gained the responsibility of “keeper of the western gate”, maintaining peace and quiet along the western borders of their lands. The Seneca Nation has remained true to this throughout its history and continues this obligation by maintaining its nation-to-nation relationship with the United States of America and New York State.

This gift plays an important role in the history of the Seneca Nation by helping fund the digitization of media and archiving its history, making it accessible for generations to come.

This gift plays an important role in the history of the Seneca Nation by helping fund the digitization of media and archiving its history, making it accessible for generations to come. This initiative will help preserve decades of history, including video footage, music, recorded stories, printed news and notable events passed down by tribal elders, in addition to supporting the museum. Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center and its efforts to educate and raise awareness about the tribal history of Western New York (see the exhibitions).

“I am thrilled to receive this gift from SHOWTIME, which demonstrates its commitment to heritage preservation,” said Dr. Joe Stahlman, director of the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum. “We can’t wait to begin digitizing media – some of which hasn’t been seen in decades.”

Those who watched the show might have seen a familiar face on screen or a familiar name in the credits; Seneca filmmaker Caleb Abrams was a cultural consultant for the series, to ensure adequate representation of the Seneca people. The season also featured appearances from Steve Gordon, as well as contributed art and designs from the set of Hayden Haynes, Reesa Abrams, and more (see collections).

We are honored to support the legacy of the Seneca Indian Nation, whose people and rich culture are steeped in the story of DEXTER: NEW BLOOD”, said Puja Vohra, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Strategy, SHOWTIME Networks Inc. “The SHOWTIME team is dedicated to helping make a meaningful difference that both commemorates the history of the Seneca Nation and strengthens its future.”

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