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  • Cornwall Port: A Bridging of Two Communities

    Kanienthonkie|May 5, 2016

    Akwesasne and the City of Cornwall are officially and legally partners. In what has drawn criticism from both sides of the river, the Port Divestiture papers were signed at the Turtle Room in the Anowarako:wa Arena by Grand Chief Abram Benedict and Mayor Leslie O'Shaughnessy. As of 10:30 am on May 3, 2016, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne and Cornwall officially "own" the Port of Cornwall. This complete transfer will be finalized by June 30, 2016. All papers related to the Port of Cornwall and its...

  • Restoring Hope for Onkwehonwe Begins with Attawapiskat

    Kanienthonkie|Apr 28, 2016

    A meeting was held on Wednesday, April 20, at Generations Park to discuss meaningful short-term and long-term ways to provide support to the community of Attawapiskat. Attawapiskat is an isolated, "fly-in" predominately Cree community in northern Ontario with no road access until December or January. Attawapiskat is part of the Mushkegowuk Council and includes First Nations of Kashechewan, Fort Albany, Moose Cree, Taykwa Tagamou, Chapleau and Missanabie. Many Akwesasne families have already step...

  • Sharing Through the Generations Premieres at Tsi Snaihne Recreation Center

    Kanienthonkie|Apr 7, 2016

    On Thursday, March 31, 2016, the film "Sharing Through the Generations" premiered at the Tsi Snaihne Recreation Center. This film is the culminating product when governments, politicians and artists join forces. Unlikely as the three may sound together, the culminating work produced by this partnership will grace the Tsi Snaihne Recreation center for generations. In June 2000, Mohawk Council entered into a Protocol Agreement with the Government of Quebec. This Protocol identified Cultural...

  • Canadian National News Outlets Target Mohawks

    Kanienthonkie|Mar 31, 2016

    According to police, members of an aboriginal organized tobacco trade group helped the Mafia import tobacco and sell it on the territory of Kahnawake. In a what the Sûreté du Québec called a “massive raid” they lead an investigation involving over 700 officers of “one of the largest kind to be conducted in North America” targeting contraband tobacco, money laundering and drug trafficking in three continents: North America, South American, and Europe. The provincial police force in collaboration with the RCMP Border Services, municipal police an...

  • Aboriginal Affairs Minister, Grand Chief Visit Future Healing Lodge

    Kanienthonkie|Mar 17, 2016

    Dave White is well known for his political views in Akwesasne. What many aren't aware of his commitment in creating and building a drug and alcohol healing lodge in Akwesasne. Mr. White wouldn't be the first in Akwesasne to have this dream, but he is the first to take this dream, frame it and be so diligent and driven until this dream becomes a reality. "I've seen to many of our youth die from drugs and alcohol. It's a disease and we have to do something about it. Drug use is rampant in Akwesasn...

  • Niio Perkins: An Artist Expanding Her Horizons

    Kanienthonkie|Mar 17, 2016

    Niio Perkins has big things going on. In an adrenaline filled interview on March 1, 2016, Perkins was working on several projects at once, taking multitasking to a new level. She was surrounded by different pieces of work in various stages of development. From her finished raised beaded pouch, a handmade hat waiting for the finishing touches, to her completed piece called "Emma", projects which reflect her busy schedule and her hyperactive creativity. She was working on, at that moment, a pair...

  • Petition Created to Change Massena School Mascot

    Kanienthonkie|Feb 4, 2016

    There is a petition on Change.org and it relates directly to everyone in the North Country. Change.org is familiar to many people around the world; its impact has changed the lives of people. It is a tool everyday people can and do use to make a positive change, locally and globally. Change.org mobilizes supporters and directly addresses decision makers to drive solutions. Since its conception, over 100 million people in 196 countries have created change in their communities. On Change.org...

  • Clean and Organic Food at AMS

    Kanienthonkie|Jan 28, 2016

    A healthy foundation is essential for the optimum growth and development for all children; fresh clean air, clean food, a safe and loving home environment and as they grow, a dynamic and strong curriculum in school. It is a balance every parent and educator juggles every day and now many school chefs are stepping forward and taking this seriously. In a combination of circumstance, conditions, and wanting to make change Darius White, the Akwesasne Mohawk School chef gathered MCA Chiefs, AMBE...

  • Ambulance Service in Akwesasne…Who you gonna call?

    Kanienthonkie|Jan 21, 2016

    The community of Akwesasne needs to be aware of how they are served. Whether it is in a restaurant (healthy food is good health) or at a clinic (prompt professional service is good health), in a garage (safety of your vehicle). But most importantly, when it comes to a life and death situation, knowing how you are served is by far the most valuable piece of information. On Wednesday, January 13, 2016, Indian Time was informed the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe signed an agreement with the Seaway Valley Ambulance Service, it was information that was...

  • US Coast Guard Train with HAVFD

    Kanienthonkie|Jan 14, 2016

    Members of the US Coast Guard, stationed in Alexandria Bay joined forces with the Hogansburg Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Station in Akwesasne to review and practice ice water rescue training procedures and practices. Four US Coast Guard members joined over 25 men and women in Akwesasne at the HAVFD Station #1 for 2hours of theory and review and spent over 2 hours at Fred Lazore's riverside residence performing ice rescue drills. The Coast Guard Station in Alexandria Bay's mission is Search and...