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  • Salmon River Central School District High School 2017 Graduation

    Jenna Clute|Jun 29, 2017

    On Friday, June 23rd, the eighty-one graduates of Salmon River Central School walked the stage to accept their high school diplomas. The evening opened with the processional march played by the Salmon River High School Band led by Cindy Healy, along with community members who came out to join. Following that, Amber Nezezon sang the Canadian National Anthem and Tennille Tuper sang the American National Anthem. Both ladies got thunderous applause after filling the arena with their powerful...

  • Father's Day Frisbee Golf at Generations Park

    Jenna Clute|Jun 15, 2017

    Last Tuesday, June 6th, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Community Nutrition and the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne CHASE Committee paired up to host some games for Father's Day. Children were encouraged to bring a male role model to come and play some frisbee golf. Stations were set up and manned by a program representative, where each father/child duo would be able to play frisbee golf. All participants were able to enter their name into a draw for a new grill. After the games were complete, a...

  • Akwesasne Mohawk Police Services Host Police Week for the Community

    Jenna Clute|Jun 1, 2017

    Akwesasne Mohawk Police Services held a variety of events from Monday, May 15th to Friday, May 19th, 2017 in honor of National Police week. Their week kicked off with a barbeque and kickball game at the St. Regis Recreation Center where AMPS teamed up with a group of local children to play a fun, exciting, and safe game of kickball. The next day the police force teamed up again to play kickball against some students at AMS during school hours. The following day there was a torch run which is...

  • Teal to Heal Family Walk/Run held at Tewatahita Walking Trail

    Jenna Clute|May 4, 2017

    One in three women, one in six men, and one in two transgender will experience sexual assault in their lifetime. This is just one of the many facts and statistics about sexual assault that was learned at the Teal to Heal Family Walk/Run held at Generations Park Tewatahita Walking Trail last Saturday, April 29th. Walkers registered upon arrival, and were then given a list of questions that only could be found at the booths that were scattered all across the walking trail. Once all questions were...

  • Fun Night of Crafts Held at St. Regis Recreation

    Jenna Clute|Apr 20, 2017

    Akwesasne Child and Family Services, Holistic Health and Wellness, and Community Health all teamed up for their monthly evening of fun on April 13th at Saint Regis Recreation. This month's enjoyable activity was a Family Craft Night, which included a barbecue style dinner. Children and their families traveled from table to table and were able to create and assemble a variety of different Easter themed crafts. Some of the fun crafts included Easter Bath Bombs, Sock Bunnies, Flower Pots, and...

  • Salmon River Central School Students Featured in Art Exhibit

    Jenna Clute|Apr 6, 2017

    The 16th Annual Robideau/Lamitie-King Juried Art Exhibit's opening ceremony was held on April 1st at the Wead Library in Malone. The exhibit is dedicated in memory of Norbert Robideau who was a very skilled photographer who followed in his father's footsteps by capturing photos of the Malone community for the last five decades. It is also dedicated in memory of Karen Lamitie-King, an Art Educator in Malone who was known for her great influence on the students she taught. This exhibit features...

  • Entewatatha:wi Holds Week Long Akwesasne History Summit

    Jenna Clute and Kaniehtonkie|Mar 30, 2017

    March 13th through the 17th Entewatatha:wi held the Akwesasne History/Evolution Summit at the former First Americans IGA. The week of events kicked off with tobacco burning and a traditional opening. Over the course of the week, respected elders, historians, Chiefs, Clan mothers, Faithkeepers, linguists, journalists, youth and storytellers shared knowledge, wisdom and stories about the history of Akwesasne. Topics of discussion included roles of the men and women, environment, language,...

  • Akwesasne Tri-District Elders Holds Quilt Show

    Jenna Clute|Mar 23, 2017

    On Saturday, March 18th, Akwesasne Tri-District Elders held their Quilt Show at the Kahwenoke Recreation Centre. The event took place most of the day and began with a showcase of all the quilted creations on display. All the quilts were made by local artisans of Akwesasne, and admission to this event was free. The event had a selection of door prizes, which included the grand prize for a Janome Sewing Machine. The event included a quilt making presentation by Michelle Rolfe, followed by a light...

  • Salmon River Middle School Students Attend Science Fair at SUNY Potsdam

    Jenna Clute|Mar 23, 2017

    On March 1st, Salmon River Middle School held their annual science fair. Students were partnered up to put together an elaborate science fair project that would be judged by a panel of various people in the community. Out of all of the projects, a select few were chosen to move on to the Terra Northeast Regional Science and Engineering Fair hosted at SUNY Potsdam. This event took place on March 11th, and included students from Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and St. Lawrence county. This gathering...

  • Recognizing World Water Day: March 22, 2017 - Part 4

    Jenna Clute|Mar 16, 2017

    Here in Akwesasne, you may have noticed the fire pit and trailer set up across the road from Twin Leaf Convenience and Gas. This was set up as a safe place for everyone in Akwesasne and surrounding communities. Jesse Beeson is in charge of this along with the help of Steven Thompson and many other community members. "We wanted to bring all the protectors who have visited or haven't visited Standing Rock together, to have a safe place to go and talk, go over ideas, and discuss the battles we face...

  • Akwesasne Kahwatsi:re Genealogy and Historical Society Host Heritage Fair: A Cultural Celebration

    Jenna Clute|Mar 16, 2017

    On Saturday, February 25th, the Akwesasne Kahwatsi:re Genealogy and Historical Society hosted their first Heritage Fair: A Cultural Celebration at Kawehnoke Recreation Centre. The morning started with the Thanksgiving Address given by students from the Akwesasne Freedom School. Louellyn White was also there signing her book "Free to Be Mohawk." The Akwesasne Cultural Center, Entewatatha:wi, the Akwesasne Cultural Museum, and many other booths and exhibits were there to take part in this event to...

  • Tsi Snaihne School - The Early Years Science Fair

    Jenna Clute|Mar 16, 2017

    The Early Years Science Fair is an annual event that takes place in all three AMBE schools. It includes students in K-4 and K-5 classes, and every year a different topic is chosen to focus the projects around. This year's topic was dinosaurs, which introduced the students to the science of paleontology. The children were able to learn about fossilization, and how it is investigated, as well as being introduced to new terms such as sediment, rock, and fossil. Along with the dinosaur's physical st...

  • Akwesasne Area Management Board Hosts a Job Recruitment Day

    Jenna Clute|Mar 9, 2017

    On Thursday, March 2nd, the Akwesasne Area Management Board held a Job Recruitment Fair at the Kawehnoke Recreation Centre. Some representatives from Home Depot in Cornwall were there searching for applicants to fill various positions in their store. Home Depot reached out to this community to find those interested in seeking employment with the company. There are about two to four positions to apply for including cashiers and stockers. The Akwesasne Area Management Board tries to hold two of...

  • Pyke Phish Pharm Work On Restoring Our Fishery

    Jenna Clute|Mar 9, 2017

    Pyke Phish Pharm started out with net pen aquaculture in both the St. Lawrence and St. Regis rivers, under the direction of the Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment. They began along with other individuals by trying to raise fish without pollution, to harvest size. Throughout the years Pyke Phish Pharm has gained a variety of different skills such as learning to strip walleye eggs and milt, and the Tannic Acid method of fertilizing. With the help and aid from various organizations and groups they have been able to continuously aid in the...

  • 26th Annual Akwesasne Winter Carnival Held at Tsi Snaihne Recreation

    Jenna Clute|Feb 16, 2017

    Last weekend the Tsi Snaihne Recreation hosted the 26th Annual Akwesasne Carnival. The events kicked off with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne versus the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Challenge, where the two competed in a series of games. It was a very close tie, and had to go into two tiebreakers before announcing that Mohawk Council was the winner. Some other events that took place on Friday included Seniors Bingo, the Torch run, Beaded Earring Competition, Crowning of the Royalty, and the...

  • MCA's Community Health Program Holds Weekly Junior Chef Program

    Jenna Clute|Feb 9, 2017

    The Mohawk Council Community Health Program has been holding a Junior chef cooking program for preteens within the community for the last few weeks. This five week program was set up to help give preteens a way to cook healthy meals and give them tools to do so safely and effectively. Each class had a different educational focus, such as learning measurements, chopping up ingredients, and learning to distinguish different cooking utensils, all while they learned how to create different nutrition...

  • Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Environment Program Hosts World Wetlands Day

    Jenna Clute|Feb 9, 2017

    Last Thursday, February 2th, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Environment program hosted their annual celebration for World of Wetlands Day. This event is celebrated worldwide and is a great way to make the community aware of the importance of wetlands. This event got together local outdoor environment organizations to come out and share their projects that they have been working on. There were about ten different environmental organizations that came together for this event from all over the...

  • Protest to Protect Mother Earth Held Sunday Afternoon

    Jenna Clute|Feb 2, 2017

    On Sunday afternoon, January 29th, a peaceful protest was held to encourage members within our community to protect our Mother earth and to honor our treaties. Signs were being held at each street corner at the traffic light in Hogansburg in protest of the recent events that have occurred in the country and those relating to the newly elected President Trump. This event was held to keep the visibility relevant and the issues we are being faced with nationwide spoken about. "All of us have to...

  • Cheyy's Place Cafe Plans For Grand Opening

    Jenna Clute|Feb 2, 2017

    Cheyy Lazore and her father Jonathan Lazore recently opened a cafe and bakery called Cheyy's Place. Currently they are getting ready for the bakery to have everything running smoothly for their Grand Opening in early March. The cafe and bakery is located at 238 School Road, Tsi Snaihne, and is open from 6 am to 2 pm everyday. The cafe serves both breakfast and lunch. Along with the meals, they have a display case of various baked goods and desserts that include cupcakes, pies, bread, yeast...

  • ABGC and SRMT Education Host "Hope 4 The Wounded" Seminar

    Jenna Clute|Jan 19, 2017

    On Friday, January 13th, The Akwesasne Boys and Girls Club and the Education Division of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe hosted a free seminar for the community. This event provided families, teachers, administrators, counselors, and leaders in the community who work with students an opportunity to relearn and gain more understanding about wounded students and how to make a connection with them that can really change their lives. The objective was to help educate and inform adults with leadership...

  • SRCS National Junior Honor Society Donates Christmas Care Boxes to Local Families in Need

    Jenna Clute|Jan 5, 2017

    For the month of December, Salmon River Middle School National Junior Honor Society worked on making Christmas Care boxes for local students in need. As one of their community service projects, advisor Kelley Patneaude asked the members to bring in some small inexpensive items to compile into gift boxes. Each National Junior Honor Society member made their own boxes, and included items such as hairbrushes, chapstick, mittens, candy, and other small gifts. Together the group made around...

  • St. Regis Mohawk School Band and Chorus perform at the Akwesasne Senior Center

    Jenna Clute|Jan 5, 2017

    On Thursday morning, December 15th, the St. Regis Mohawk School Band and Chorus performed some holiday music for the elders at the Akwesasne Senior Center. The 4th and 5th grade choir and 5th grade band arranged a set of various Christmas songs to play and spread some holiday cheer for the community. The band performed their songs first and amazed the audience with their unity and the power behind their instruments. Following the band, the chorus sang the songs they had been working on. The...

  • Community Health and Social Education Joins Forces for Adult Craft Night

    Jenna Clute|Jan 5, 2017

    On Wednesday, December 14th, the Community Health and Social Education group joined together to put on an adult craft night. While they have had craft nights for the children, this is the first time they decided to host one for the adults in the community. Various tables were set up with different crafts to make at each, sponsored by different groups within the community. Some of the crafts to make included sugar scrub which was sponsored by the Akwesasne Chemical Dependency Prevention Program,...

  • Akwesasne Child and Family Services Celebrates National Child's Day

    Jenna Clute|Dec 15, 2016

    On Friday, December 9th, Akwesasne Child and Family Services celebrated National Child's Day at the St. Regis Mohawk School. At this annual event, children are able to win tickets by playing games. The tickets can then be entered in various prize drawings, including two grand prizes. Early in the night, there was a free meal that included soup, bread, cookies, and a drink. This event was catered by T-N-T Deli. Along with games, children could jump in bounce houses, check out the vendors, get...

  • St. Regis Catholic Church Has Their Annual Tree Lighting

    Jenna Clute|Dec 15, 2016

    On Saturday, December 10th, following the evening mass, community members gathered to watch the Christmas Tree Lighting. Despite the cold weather, there were around thirty people who stayed to watch the tree shine bright with glorious and colorful lights. Once the tree was lit, the group gathered in prayer. Some of the ornaments on the tree were made by the youth communion class, and were dedicated to someone they cared about or in memory of someone who passed away. This year they decided to...

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