Articles from the January 12, 2012 edition

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Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Declares Ban on Synthetic Cannabis

Akwesasne Territory. On Tuesday January 10, 2012, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council signed Tribal Council Resolution 2012 - 01 declaring a ban on products known as synthetic cannabis, often sold... Full story


AMBE announces reconfiguration of schools for school year 2012-2013

Tsiothorkowa/January 10, 2012 - The Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board of Education (AMBE) is committed to ensuring that the programs, services, and facilities effectively and efficiently meet the needs of all...

 By Kyrie Ransom    News    January 12, 2012

MCA Nation Building concludes discussion series

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Nation Building Program invited Facilitators Dr. Carlos Fraenkel of McGill University Department of Philosophy and Dr. Adam Etinson of Universite de Montreal to h...


North Franklin Bantam Champs in Alex Bay

The Bantam B North Franklin Hockey team won the Alex Bay tournament on Jan. 7 & 8, 2012. They beat Ogdensburg in the final game with a score of 5-4....

 By Kyrie Ransom    News    January 12, 2012

Akwesasne Basket Drive & Mountain of Toys

From a humble beginning of accepting gently used toys and hand washing them over several days before giving them away to those families who needed the...


Abram L. Gray, Jr.

AKWESASNE – Mr. Abram L. Gray, 44, of 56 Mary Road, unexpectedly passed away early Wednesday morning, January 4, 2012 at Massena Memorial Hospital. Abram was born June 10, 1967 in Malone, the son o... Full story


Louis W. Lazore, Sr.

AKWESASNE – After fighting a courageous battle with cancer, Mr. Louis W. Lazore, age 64, of 1734 River Road, peacefully passed away Friday a... Full story


Cecelia "Sarah" Skanaieh:a (Monroe) Hassenplug

Cecelia “Sarah” Skanaieh:a (Monroe) Hassenplug, age 67, passed into the spirit world on Jan. 7, 2012 at Crouse Hospital where she received exc... Full story


Susan M. Benedict Square

After a courageous battle with cancer, Mrs. Susan M. “Suzie” Benedict Square, age 51, of 672 Island Road, Cornwall Island, passed away on Monday aft... Full story


Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor Cornwall Standard-Freeholder January 6, 2012 Over the past few months, there have been statements made by the leadership in Cornwall about not being consulted on the potential... Full story



Niawen to ace pizza maker Joe Barnes for the delicious lunch! What a great treat. And Nia:wen to CKON Radio for announcing our late distribution notice last week. It was really appreciated. From... Full story


Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Issues Fishing Regulations for Non-Members

Akwesasne Territory. Recognizing the spiritual, cultural and economic value of fish, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council recently issued regulations to govern non-tribal member fishing in the...


Mohawk Council Observes Passing of Former-Tsi Snaihne Chief Louis Lazore

AKWESASNE MOHAWK TERRITORY – It is with a sad heart that the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne has learned about the passing of former-Tsi Snaihne District Chief Louis Lazore. A respected community l...


Book Signing at library

Harry Snowboy, a traditional Cree healer from the James Bay Area of Chisasibi, in northern Quebec, gave a talk on his book: “A Voice from the W...


Police Blotter

SENTENCING - Phillip Tarbell, age 69, of Hogansburg, New York, was sentenced Tuesday Jan. 10 to 12-months and one-day imprisonment, two years of supervised release, a $10,000 fine and a special... Full story


Final PISToLS Investigation Complete A look into Akwesasne's Communication Building

This is the third and final investigation done by the volunteer paranormal group who investigated the two homes as part of Indian Times Haunted Happenings Series in October 2011. This investigation re...

 By Sateiokwen    News    January 12, 2012

Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club- What did you do over Winter Break?

Chrystalynn Jock “I opened presents then laid down on the couch then I got sick from my baby cousin then I played with my toys.” Damien Thompson “I...


Teen Depression

Teenage depression isn’t just bad moods and occasional melancholy. Depression is a serious problem that impacts every aspect of a teen’s life. Left untreated, teen depression can lead to problems at... Full story


How long does it take to decompose?

Object - Decomposition Time Styrofoam container more 1 million years Plastic jug 1 million years Aluminum can 200-500 years Disposable diaper 550 years Tinned can 90 years Leather shoe 45 years Wool...


Reader Submission

The Daisy Girl Scout Troop of Akwesasne #4039, Grades 5-6 Kindergarten and Grade 1, came together on Dec. 15th to help the people of Attawapiskat....

 By Sateiokwen    News    January 12, 2012

Think about it- Do you really know what you are eating?

National health statistics state that the Native American populations are 2.3 times more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes, 1.2 times more likely to be diagnosed with heart disease, 1.6 times more...


Ten Tips to Help You Choose a Tax Preparer

Many people look for help from professionals when it’s time to file their tax return. If you use a paid tax preparer to file your return this year, the IRS urges you to choose that preparer wisely. E...


Haudenosaunee News

The Haudenosaunee Peace & Trade Committee met on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at the Onondaga nation. The Committee members developed an agenda that is followed for each meeting unless there is an...


The Akwesasne Family Wellness Program (AFWP)

l. Can MCA or Tribal employees come to our Program? Yes 2. If the Employee doesn’t feel comfortable, we can make a referral for another place and we will pay for her stay. WARNING SIGNS OF ABUSE S...

 By Sateiokwen    Culture    January 12, 2012

Artist Spotlight

Niioieren Perkins is an artist who describes her medium as beadwork designs that “employ raised beadwork techniques which are distinctive for its t... Full story


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