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Celebrating Akwesasne History

By Darren Bonaparte Visitors to the Akwesasne Powwow may have noticed some new additions to the grounds of the A'nowara'ko:wa Arena: three new...

 

Tewaten'nikonhró:ri Ahkwesáhshne Tsi Nontaiohtonhákie

Rahiá:tons: Darren Bonaparte Rotinatahré:nen tsi nón:we ne Ahkwesáhshne Tethotinonniáhkwen wahónttoke iehskaiehstánion kahentà:ke ne...

 

Land Claims, Cannabis, and Taxes: MCA's January General Meeting

It seemed like there were more former chiefs than current chiefs at the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s General Meeting held on Saturday, January 27th. It was hard to tell which agenda item was...

 

Tom Porter Speaks on Condolence

By Darren Bonaparte (Akwesasne) As was expected, Mohawk elder Tom Sakokwenionkwas Porter packed the house at the Kawehno:ke Community Centre on...

 

Agriculture, Elder Assistance & Home Improvement Discussed at First Tribal Council Meeting of 2018

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council held its first public meeting of the New Year on Saturday, January 6, with Chief Eric Thompson as chair. Community members were given annual updates by the...

 

Canada's Proposal for "Alternative Reporting" on Kawehnoke Presented at MCA General Meeting

(Akwesasne) At the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s final general meeting of the year, Grand Chief Abram Benedict presented an overview of the proposed “Alternative Reporting” concept proposed for...

 

SRMT December Monthly Meeting

Lora Lee LaFrance of the Office for the Aging gave a presentation on winter services. James Ransom gave an update on SRMT Elders Benefit Working Group, saying their work is completed and will be...

 

Community Building Demolition Plans Strike a Nerve

(Akwesasne) It’s not every day you go to a meeting and learn that the building it’s being held in is slated for destruction. But that is exactly what happened on Saturday morning. The St. Regis...

 

Border Summit and Patent Project on Agenda of October Tribal Council Meeting

(Akwesasne) The St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council held their monthly public meeting this Saturday, October 14th to present updates on the recent Northern Border Summit and the Patent Project. Two-dozen...

 

The Disputed Myth, Metaphor and Reality of Two Row Wampum

As a Mohawk historian who uses wampum belts to tell our story, I have always loved the Two Row Wampum Belt and its metaphor of the native canoe and Eu...

 

Guest Editorial

October 23, 1812: The Skirmish at St. Regis Two hundred years ago today, one of the early skirmishes in the War of 1812 took place, but there are no re-enactments taking place where the clash...

 

The Akwesasne Wolf Belt and the Great Peace of 1760

“We will live together or die together. We promise this as long as water runs, skies do shine, and night brings rest.” The Akwesasne Wolf Belt,...

 

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