The Cayuga Nation focuses on Land Rights and Economic Development. The Nation continues to be challenged on its Treaty Rights and its established reservation. Its businesses also are challenged and are currently in litigation in New York State courts. The Nation has approximately 493 enrolled members who primarily live in Western New York, but also can be found throughout the United States. Land acquistion continues to be a primary focus within the Land Claim area both in Seneca and Cayuga counties. The Nation currently holds approximately 824 acres in its land portfolio inside the land claim.
Fleur De Lis Brew Works take pride in being good stewards of the land and its resources. Their beer garden has been in the Partee farming family for three generations. They intend to create high quality beer with New York ingredients including hops grown on their property. Their beer is brewed with naturally filtered limestone well water giving it a distinct quality not found in commercial breweries. Other locally sourced ingredients will be vegetables & fruits, honey from a closely guarded apiary, maple & walnuts sourced from the property.
The mission of Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands is to assist and promote wildlife management, habitat restoration, conservation education, and public use within the Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC). The Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex work with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, and Ducks Unlimited to protect, restore, and enhance wildlife habitat over 36,000 acres in upstate New York. They assist in promoting and maintaining outdoor-related recreation in the MWC, provide educational services, and promote research activities for the MWC.
Green Creations produces one-of-a-kind cutting boards, coasters, and other products hand-carved from pieces of granite which would otherwise have gone to waste in local dumping grounds. These are sold online and at stores throughout the Finger Lakes region.
A seasonal restaurant and bakery in the small Seneca County hamlet of Canoga, the State Bakery and Smokehouse serves baked goods, sandwiches, barbecued meats, and other dishes, using regionally-sourced ingredients and fueling their barbecue exclusively with regionally-sourced wood.