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By Ian Oakes 

Police Go a Caroling at Iahkhisohtha


Several local law enforcement agencies from both sides of the border gathered to bring cheer, merriment, and gifts to the elders at Iakhihsohtha.

On Monday, police officers from local agencies gathered to sing Christmas carols and tell jokes to the residents of Iakhihsohtha. Present were members of Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police, US Border Patrol, Ontario Provincial Police, and the RCMP. The talented caroling super group sang: Walking in a Winter Wonderland, Jingle Bells, Gloria, Silver Bells, Away in a Manger, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Little Drummer Boy, Frosty the Snowman, Silent Night, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Feliz Navidad, and ended with We Wish you a Merry Christmas. In between each song, OPP Officer Joe told a joke. Besides the gift of laughter and good cheer, the members of local law enforcement agencies also brought presents to the residents of Iakhihsohtha, as well as Tsiiokwanonhso:te. Const. Jean Juneau told me they have been doing this event for 14 years.

An OPP Officer tells jokes to the crowd in between carols.


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