Seneca Nation to develop enhanced tribal card
The Seneca Nation of New York signed an agreement with the Department of Homeland Security to develop travel identification cards for its members.

The tribe is the third in the country to sign an agreement to develop cards that are compliant with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. The cards should allow tribal members easier passage in and out of the U.S.

"We have crossed the waters that mark the border between the U.S. and Canada throughout history and we continue to cross the waters for a variety of traditional, governmental, commercial, cultural and social reasons," Seneca Nation President Barry Snyder said in a statement. "This agreement is significant for several reasons, the most obvious of which is that it will not hinder our ability to cross the border. More importantly, this agreement stands in recognition of Seneca Nation sovereignty."

Get the Story:
Press Release: Department of Homeland Security and Seneca Nation of Indians Announce Agreement to Develop Enhanced Tribal Card (DHS 9/10)
Senecas welcome deal on ID cards (The Niagara Gazette 9/10)
Senecas sign on for border ID plan (Business First of Buffalo 9/10)
Seneca Nation, U. S. agree on enhanced ID card (The Buffalo News 9/11)

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