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 By Shannon Burns    News    April 21, 2012

Project team: Casino expansion makes sense

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s proposed gaming expansion project could generate millions of dollars more per year for the community, according to...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    April 14, 2011

Davis vs. CBSA

An Akwesasne woman who was allegedly harassed, kept in close proximity to radiation while pregnant, verbally assaulted and intimidated, and forced to stand outside in below freezing weather by Canada...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    April 7, 2011

Small earthquake shakes Snye area

If you live in the Tsi Snaihne (Snye) or State Road areas of Akwesasne and heard a loud bang Saturday night you weren’t imagining things. According to Natural Resources Canada, a 2.2. magnitude...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    April 7, 2011

Not-Da-Loon-E offers affordable frills for little girls

Anyone in Akwesasne or visitors passing through who love to dress their daughters up with bright, pretty bows and frilly tutus will find a highly...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    March 31, 2011

Tribe election hopefuls announce early candidacy

With the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s annual election caucus approaching in just over a month, two Akwesasne hopefuls have already announced their plans to seek nominations for the two tribal council...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    March 31, 2011

“Girlie” store opening on Kawehno:ke

Girlie Accessories, a boutique by Charlene “Girlie” Thompson, will open this Friday, April 1 on Kawehno:ke (Cornwall Island.) The “girly...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    March 31, 2011

Headstart Program celebrates new cafeteria

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Early Childhood Education Program (Headstart) celebrated the grand opening of their cafeteria and multipurpose room...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    March 31, 2011

Baby’s have their day of play

The Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne hosted an event just for babies and their parents last Friday. The...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    March 24, 2011

Tribe plans referendum on casino expansion

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe announced Wednesday that a community referendum will be held on the proposed expansion at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino. The $75 million project includes plans to construct a...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    March 24, 2011

Farewell planned for Cornwall rinks

Cornwall’s two community ice rinks will have their last public skating session Sunday in preparation for both facilities to close. The Si Miller Arena (formerly the Water Street Arena) and the Bob T...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    March 24, 2011

Hair donated to Locks of Love

Kaiahtenhatas “Cuppa” Thompson, age 12, recently cut off her long hair and donated it to a cancer patient via the Locks of Love organization....

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    March 17, 2011

Minor earthquake shakes up Akwesasne

An earthquake in eastern Ontario was felt for miles Wednesday afternoon, including in Akwesasne. Canadian reports indicate the 4.3 magnitude earthquake’s epicenter was near Hawkesbury, Ontario. The...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    March 17, 2011

Ceremony held for 8 children who died in 1954 fire

In 1954, eight siblings between the ages of 1 and 15 died in an Akwesasne fire. The children of Paul and Cecelia Cree had been sleeping when a fire...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    March 17, 2011

Future still uncertain for Mohawk Bingo Palace

Following a public meeting Saturday at the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, there still hasn’t been a definite decision made as to whether Tribal Council...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    March 17, 2011

CITGO program continues…with income guidelines

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe announced this week that they are continuing their partnership with the CITGO Petroleum Corporation in offering free home heating fuel to tribal members this winter....

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    March 10, 2011

Tribe hopes to move Mohawk Bingo Palace

The Mohawk Bingo Palace, as well as a multi-story hotel, could soon be part of the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino if the community agrees with plans...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    March 10, 2011

Native TV Chef visits Akwesasne, demonstrates healthy cooking

Fans of the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network welcomed a Native celebrity to the community last week. Native American Chef David Wolfman, who...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    March 10, 2011

Tribe's ethics officer: Change is needed

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Ethics Officer Alison Benedict, who began her position this past December, said the tribe’s current Ethics Ordinance makes it difficult, and in some ways nearly...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    March 10, 2011

Salmon River sends athletes off with pep rally

Salmon River High School students celebrated their school spirit and showed their support for two school teams Friday who were on their way to New...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    March 3, 2011

Tom Porter publishes Mohawk/English children's book

By Shannon Burns With the urgency for Mohawk fluency continuing to grow, a new children’s book by Tom Shakokwenionkwas Porter will assist those who...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    March 3, 2011

Father Belgarde's term ends

This past Tuesday the St. Regis Catholic Church parish said farewell to its priest of more than 15 years, Rev. Edgar Belgarde S.J. At the age of 75, Father Belgarde was eligible to retire from...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    March 3, 2011

Local company plans to provide fiber optic Internet service

Native Optical Communications Inc., a locally owned company, is currently working towards providing high-speed fiber optic Internet service to the Akwesasne community. They are currently seeking...

 

Snowmobile tragedy takes a young life

Just after 11 p.m. on Tuesday night, Feb. 22, a 911 call was made by a male reporting a serious snowmobile accident near Lablanc’s Bay in...

 

20th Annual Akwesasne Winter Carnival

In what month did you and your spouse first meet? If you don’t know the right answer, you would have fit right in at CKON’s Not So Newly Newlywed...

 

Asbestos incident shuts down school

The Salmon River Central School was closed last Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday due to an accidental asbestos release. On Tuesday evening, contractors working on the school’s reconstruction project...

 

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