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Articles from the August 18, 2016 edition

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MCA NOT DEVELOPING MEGA DISTRIBUTION CENTER ON HAMILTON ISLAND

Several residents of Hamilton Island, Ontario notified the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) that individuals identifying themselves as 'the Seven...

 

Senator Little Visits the Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club

NYS Senator Betty Little, a six-term member of Congress visited the Akwesasne Boys and Girls Club on Monday, August 15, 2016. Senator Little...

 

SRCS Celebrates Summer Program with Cookout

The Salmon River Central School Special Education program wraps up their summer session on Friday, August 19, 2016. To celebrate another great summer...

 

Support Grows Despite Arrests at Dakota Access Pipeline Protest

Reprinted with permission from Indian Country Today Media Network (8/15/16) Cannon Ball, North Dakota—For five straight days, members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (Hunkpapa Oyate) have led a...

 

Niawen

On behalf of the Akwesasne Chamber of Commerce, we would like to thank the following businesses for their contribution to our 3rd Annual Buy Local Golf Tournament: Swamp’s Performance, Akwesasne...

 

Petition Created to Remove MCA Grand Chief

A petition with approximately 200 signatures is being circulated in Akwesasne to remove MCA Grand Chief Abram Benedict. In a crossfire of words centered on accountability, transparency and the...

 

Pig Girl to Premiere in Akwesasne

Some could say timing is everything, but at Sacred Roots Production owned by Shelby Adams and Jessica Loft Thompson, they believe in fate. Having had to move the date of the play up twice for various...

 

NATIVE EXTRAS WANTED - HOCHELAGA, LAND OF SOULS

For the new film by François Girard (THE RED VIOLIN, BOYCHOIR) filming in Montreal from September to November, we are looking for a significant number of First Nations as extras. HOCHELAGA, LAND OF...

 

Styx Entertains Large Crowd at Franklin County Fair

The intermittent downpours on Friday, August 12, made Styx concertgoers at the Franklin County Fair in Malone reevaluate their decision to sit on the...

 

Mohawk Networks Not Chosen for Round 1 of Governor Cuomo's New NY Broadband Program Grant

Akwesasne, NY- One year ago, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe launched a plan to connect residential and commercial customers in Northern New York to reliable, cost-effective broadband service through an...

 

New York State Announces Hundreds of New Internship Opportunities for Students to Serve in State Government through New New York Leaders Initiative

(August 15, 2016) The New York State Department of Civil Service announced that more than 400 internship opportunities are available throughout New York State government across a wide array of State...

 

GREEN THUMBS UP

Cornwall – Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has partnered with Raisin River Conservation Authority (RRCA) and Thousand Islands Ground Search and Rescue to offer a fun day of nature and survival...

 

New York State Settles 2.7 Million Lawsuit Against Troopers

New York State is ready to pay $2.7 million to settle claims over troopers handling of a protest in the Onondaga Nation nearly 20 years ago. 76 people, including Mohawks from Akwesasne, agreed to sett...

 

Local Living Venture Skill-Sharing Picnic to be Held August 20th

CANTON, NY -- The monthly Simple Living Skill-sharing Picnic resumes this Saturday in the St. Lawrence River Valley region after a Summer break. The...

 

Mohawk Assembly of God Host Week Long Summer Camp

The Mohawk Assembly of God held their week long summer gathering for kids and youth featuring sports, games, drama, music and crafts. The morning...

 

News from Our Neighbors

NEW LEGISLATION REQUIRES RESEARCH ANIMALS TO BE OFFERED FOR ADOPTION IN NEW YORK (August 16, 2016) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation requiring cats and dogs used for research by...

 

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Your Child's Eye Care

Eye Care professionals recommend a continuum of eye care for children that can include both vision screening and comprehensive eye exams. All children, even those with no signs of trouble, should...

 

Ojibway Legend: The Spirit of the Corn

Submitted by Native North American Travelling College A long time ago, there lived a group of Ojibway people who had a bountiful harvest of corn. So plentiful was this crop that the people became...

 

Cornbread

Mohawk Lesson - Cornbread...

 

Puppies

By Jennifer Herne, LVT Who can resist a tiny ball of fur? I know it is difficult to do but keep in mind that a puppy requires lots of care and time....

 

The Death of the Bering Strait Theory

Reprinted with permission from Indian Country Today Media Network (8/12/16) Two new studies have now, finally, put an end to the long-held theory that the Americas were populated by ancient peoples...

 

AFN Honours Sayisi Dene as Federal Government Apologizes for Devastating Forced Relocations

August 16, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) ― Sixty years after a devastating forced relocation by the federal government, the Sayisi Dene in northern Manitoba received a formal apology and compensation for the...

 

AFN Condemns Racist Comments in Wake of Fatal Shooting of First Nations Youth in Saskatchewan

(Ottawa, ON) ― Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and AFN Saskatchewan Regional Chief Bobby Cameron expressed serious concerns about statements made online related to...

 

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