Land Introduction

The University at Buffalo is located on the traditional territories of the Onödowa'ga:' (Seneca Nation), one of the Six member Nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora)—and is in close proximity to a majority of the federally recognized Indigenous Nations in New York State. UB is also located in a cross-border region that is home to a vibrant urban Indigenous population, and is only a short distance from Six Nations of the Grand River, the largest First Nations community in Canada.

Historic and current Haudenosaunee Teritory Map.

UB’s Location on Seneca Nation territory. This map depicts the traditional territories and contemporary settlements of Haudenosaunee people. Notably there are several reservation territories in close proximity to our campus.