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FEDERAL INDIAN DAY SCHOOL CLASS ACTION UPDATE – CLAIM FORMS NOW AVAILABLE

(January 13, 2020) The Federal Indian Day School Class Action claim forms are now available starting January 13, 2020. Forms can be found online as “Claim Form” at indiandaysch...

 

Cornplanter's Pipe Tomahawk Officially Repatriated to Seneca Nation by NYS Museum

ALLEGANY TERRITORY, SALAMANCA, N.Y. – A meaningful piece of history has been officially restored to the Seneca Nation's ownership. Nation leaders...

 

Akwesasne Court Justices Recognized for 20 Years of Judiciary Service

By: Jaclyn Hall The Community of Akwesasne wish to officially acknowledge and thank Justice Shannon Hall and Justice D. Darlene Francis for twenty yea...

 
 By Mahlon Smoke    News    January 16, 2020

The International Secretariat of Water and Mohawk Council Team Up to Create Youth for the Environment

By Mahlon Smoke For the last decade, the people of the world have been waking up to climate change and the importance of our Environment. While many Indigenous groups have been outspoken about this...

 
 By Jaclyn Hall    Sports    January 16, 2020

AMPS Annual Hockey Tournament Raises Money for Community

By: Jaclyn Hall The A'nowara'ko:wa Arena was host to the 8th Annual Law Enforcement Hockey Tournament which took place beginning Thursday, January...

 

Australia is turning to Indigenous knowledge to deal with wildfires

Australia’s Indigenous people predate European colonization by over 40,000 years and they have managed and mitigated fire risk through specific knowledge of local ecosystems and carefully...

 

PRISCILLA A. HERNE "KWAWIHON"

AKWESASNE – Priscilla A. Herne "Kwawihon", 84, of 1481 State Route 37, peacefully passed away Sunday morning, January 12, 2020 in her home... Full story

 

Agnes Mary Cook "Owesokon"

The community notes that Agnes Mary Cook, “Owesokon”, 101, of 22 Kateri Tekawitha Street, peacefully slept away early Friday morning, January 10, 2020 at her home. Agnes was born July 7, 1918 in... Full story

 

Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities

Malone 1/17/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Verizon, 266 West Main Street Potsdam 1/29/2020: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Potsdam Presbyterian Church, 42 Elm St How to donate blood: to get started, follow the...

 

Tsikaristisere/Dundee Land Claim Settlement Extinguished Our Land Rights

January 13, 2020 Letter to the Editor Tsikaristisere/Dundee Land Claim Settlement Extinguished Our Land Rights On December 20, 2019, the Akwesasne Court issued a decision that my appeal of the...

 

Lorraine Thompson, Ashley David Thompson & Family

Dear Akwesasne community and surrounding areas: Thank you for all the support and prayers. I sincerely appreciate the time everyone has taken to keep us in your thoughts. I especially appreciate all...

 

Register as an Organ Donor

New York State residents can register as organ donors through the newly-modernized New York State Donate Life Registry. According to the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, nearly...

 

POLICE OPERATION LEADS TO SEIZURE OF 282 LBS. OF CANNABIS MARIJUANA

(January 14, 2020) On January 9, 2020, the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Save team were conducting a joint forces operation with the Royal Canadian Mounted...

 

New Mental Health Therapist at Wholistic Health & Wellness

(January 10, 2020) The MCA Wholistic Health & Wellness Program would like to introduce their new full-time Mental Health Therapist to the...

 

Tribe Announces Office of Emergency Management and Safety

AKWESASNE. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is continuing to develop initiatives that enhance and protect the overall health and safety of the Akwesasne community. The most recent measure implemented...

 

RIBBON SHIRT & SKIRT EXCHANGE

Mohawk Nation Cookhouse Saturday, January 18, 2020 10am – 4pm Bring ribbon shirts or skirts to exchange or donate For more information contact: Emily Tarbell @ (613) 575-2301 or email...

 

Tribal Pesticide Regulation Adopted

AKWESASNE. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council announced they have adopted a Tribal Pesticide Regulation through the signing of Tribal Council Resolution 2020-01 on Tsiothorhkó:wa/January 8,...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    January 16, 2020

Organizers hoping Massena Fishing Expo will become a regional attraction

By Andy Gardner Organizers of next month’s Massena Fishing Expo are hoping to start an annual event to link the North Country with the larger national sport fishing community. The event, slated for...

 

AFWP Movie Nights for Human Trafficking Awareness Month

The MCA Akwesasne Family Wellness Program would like to invite the community to 2 movie showings in honour of Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Join us for these free events on February 3 and...

 
 By Kaniehtonkie    News    January 16, 2020

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe January Monthly Meeting

By Kaniehtonkie Attendees of the SRMT January meeting witnessed the first St. Regis Police officer be sworn-in at a tribal meeting. Jake Arquette,...

 

PICEI 2020 Update to the Community

Submitted by Florence Patterson PICEI was among the first to introduce a free Summer Outdoor Program from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm to this community. This program covered many areas of interest. There...

 

"THE MESSAGE OF KARIWIIO"

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College …continued from Vol. 37 #50 THE ARTICLES OF KARIWIIO NOW THE JOURNEY OVER THE GREAT SKY ROAD Now...

 

Wa'kiakaotsísko

1. Tsieià:ta iakón:kwe - One woman 2. Ieià:tase - Young woman 3. Ohahà:ke - On the road 4. Wa'kiakaotsísko - She did slip 5. Iehsnonhsà:ke - On...

 

MEN'S PROGRAM - FLOOR HOCKEY

Starting January 21, join the Wholistic Health & Wellness Program for their men’s floor hockey program designed to help you stay active, healthy and sober! When: Tuesdays | 7 PM – 9 PM Where:...

 

Smoking & Diabetes

(January 13, 2020) No one starts out in life thinking they are going to be a smoker or a diabetic. We come into the idea of smoking through curiosity, peer pressure or constant tobacco advertising...

 

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