Irving (WBEN) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians on Tuesday held its Canvass Day Swearing-In Ceremony at the Seneca Gaming & Entertainment center in Irving.
Several officials were sworn in, including Barry Snyder, Sr. as president, who will serve his fifth term in that post.
In his remarks. Snyder promised an open and inclusive government -- by the people.
"We as a nation have faced and overcome adversity. There's no doubt there will be challenging times to come.
Snyder also pledged "that no casino revenues will be paid to New York State without the assurance that our exclusivity rights are honored as the compact intended, and proliferation of the state's licensed casinos stops at our exclusive territory," according to Snyder's prepared remarks.
Snyder has several elected positions over his 50-year political career, including four terms as president, along with treasurer, tribal councilor, and economic-development chair.