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  • Entewatathá:wi Engagement Session Held at Ànowaràkowa Arena

    Jaclyn Hall|Nov 9, 2017

    An engagement session was held on October 30th, at the Ànowaràkowa Arena from 6-7 pm. The engagement session was open to the community to become more informed on the strides that the Entewatathá:wi Program has taken to establish self-governance in Akwesasne. The Entewatathá:wi Program commits to work with cross organizational groups facilitating the development of codes and agreements in association with Council's vision of asserting jurisdiction. The Entewatathá:wi Program has held several educ...

  • Sacred Roots Production of 'Facing Traffick' Opens to a Rapt Audience

    Kaniehtonkie|Nov 9, 2017

    'Facing Traffick' opened on Monday, November 6, 2017 at the Salmon River Central Auditorium to a small, but attentive audience. They put on a repeat performance on Tuesday evening as well. In a quick 45 minutes, 'Facing Traffick', a Sacred Roots theater production, deftly portrayed the world of sex trafficking. The cast and crew included seasoned performers along with new faces to the stage. Through the glass covered opening of a sex trafficking advocate Jessica Liddell; the story follows the...

  • Ontario Colleges Strike Affects Eighty Akwesasronon

    Nov 9, 2017

    Nearing the end of Week 4 of the Ontario Colleges Strike, an announcement was made on Monday, November 6, 2017 by the College Employer Council (CEC), which represents the provinces 24 colleges, that a vote would take place between November 14 and November 16. The news of a vote came just hours after the Ontario Public Sector Employees Union, representing the 12,000 college workers, held a news conference. The president of OPSEU Warren Thomas said the union believed a deal was close after...

  • The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls releases Interim Report

    Nov 9, 2017

    (November 1, 2017) Ottawa, ON – The Commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (NI-MMIWG) are releasing the interim report, meeting their November 1 deadline. The 118-page report entitled, Our Women and Girls are Sacred outlines what the NI-MMIWG has accomplished to date, acknowledges challenges in establishing a unique and unprecedented National Inquiry of this nature and makes some recommendations for immediate support to assist families that want to participate in the process, including a c...

  • Darren Bonaparte Brings History and Culture to Seniors Center

    Nov 9, 2017

    The St. Regis Mohawk Seniors Club is sponsoring a series of presentations by local historian Darren Bonaparte that are free and open to the public. They began on Monday and continue on Wednesday, November 15th with a focus on European contact, early treaties, the establishment of Mohawk communities on the St. Lawrence, and the life of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha. On Thursday, November 16th he continues with life in the 18th century, the rise of Tsiata Nihononwentsiake (the Seven Nations) and the...

  • This Weekend is Christmas Enchantment!

    Derrick Lafrance|Nov 9, 2017

    With 45 days left, the Snye Recreation is starting to look a lot like Christmas. The Annual Christmas Enchantment is this weekend and this past week the Snye Recreation Hall is taking shape for the big event. Starting last Monday individuals and organizations began setting up their colorful displays with many large ticket items up for raffle. There will be a sofa set, hot tub, power tools, vacation package, just to name a few, as well as smaller Christmas gifts. The viewing begins today,...

  • Kakwirakeron Bear Clan

    Nov 9, 2017

    On the early morning hours of October 31, 2017, Kakwirakeron, beloved husband of Verna (Cooper) Montour, began his journey back to the spirit world. He was surrounded by his loving family. Kakwirakeron was born Arthur B. Montour on June 26th, 1942 in Buffalo, NY. He was the eldest brother of Johnny, Judy, Eric, Keith, and Patricia Montour. Dear father of Wendy, Kathy (Shawn), Barry (Barb), Lynn, Jay (Courtney), Stacy, Mary, Mike (Wendy), Sugar (Bruna), Tekahonrake (Marisa), Teyonienkwataseh... Full story

  • Christmas Light Memory Tree Event

    Nov 9, 2017

    The A'nowara'ko:wa Arena & Tehotiiennawakon staff are hosting a Christmas Light Memory Tree Event. Lights will be turned on to at least 15 outdoor trees located at the arena on Thursday, November 23rd. You can put a tree in your group name or in memory of a loved one by donating at least 400 lights, preferably solar lights. For example, Joyce King-Mitchell donated 400 lights for a tree at the arena on behalf of her family (Angie - Jerry King) in memory of dad Jerry King. Bring lights in by...

  • Aultsville Theatre Will GLOW! December 8th

    Nov 9, 2017

    The Centennial Choir of Cornwall will present GLOW! A Christmas Concert at Aultsville Theatre on Friday, December 8th at 7:30 PM. It is our hope that you will relive and experience all those memorable Christmas celebrations that will leave you glowing! This highly anticipated, one night concert will include a variety of secular, sacred and some familiar harmonies that will capture childhood delights, magical memories of all the trappings of the season, and of course the miraculous, mysterious...

  • Niawen

    Nov 9, 2017

    A Big Niawenkowa to all my family, friends and people in our community. I am eternally grateful for all the help, donations for the Mohawk Auction and food donated for my benefit. Niawen to the first and second place volleyball teams for donating their money back. I’m working hard to get my mobility back so I can return home soon. Konoronkwa Sharon Cook...

  • AKWESASNE MEDICAL CLINIC SCHEDULE 613-575-2341 ext. 3215

    Nov 9, 2017

    Fri. Nov. 10th Closed Mon. Nov. 13th Dr. Forson Minor Emergency Walk-in Clinic 9:00-11:30 Dr. Letourneau Minor Emergency Walk-in Clinic 1:00-3:00 Tues. Nov. 14th Dr. Forson, Dr. Horn & Dr. Letourneau Minor Emergency Walk-in Clinic 9:00-11:30 Dr. Letourneau 1:00-3:00-by appt. Wed. Nov. 15th Dr. Forson 9:00-11:30-by appt. Dr. Letourneau 9:00-11:30-by appt. Minor Emergency Walk-in-1:00-3:00 Dr. Horn Iakhihsohtha-Well Women’s Clinic 9:15-2:30-by appt. Thurs. Nov. 16th Dr. Horn Iakhihsohtha, Healthy Life Style 9:15-2:30-by appt. Dr. Levac 9...


    Nov 9, 2017

    Fri. Nov. 10th Closed Mon. Nov. 13th Janet Brant, NP 8:30-11:30-walk-in 1:00-3:30-by appt. Lannie Mitchell, NP 8:30-5:00-by appt. Tues. Nov. 14th Lannie Mitchell, NP 9:30-12:30-same day appt. 1:30-4:30-by appt. Wed. Nov. 15th Janet Brant, NP 8:30-11:30-walk-in 1:00-3:30-by appt. Lannie Mitchell, NP 10:30-3:00-by appt. Women’s Clinic 4:00-7:00-by appt. Thurs. Nov. 16th Janet Brant, NP 8:30-3:30-by appt. Lannie Mitchell, NP 9:30-5:00-Follow-up by appt. Please note: Janet Brant, NP walk-in clinic has an 8 patient limit. Sign in begins 30 m...

  • St. Regis Mohawk School Celebrates Halloween

    Derrick Lafrance|Nov 9, 2017

    It was windy and cold and later raining, but that didn't dampen the spirits of students of the St. Regis Mohawk School as they held their annual Halloween Parade on Halloween Day. In addition to the march to show off their costumes, the school held a giant pumpkin contest and the kids guessed how much it weighed. There was a three-way tie and the winners were Heavon Thompson, Cecelia Conners and Kaydince King. The actual weight of the pumpkin was 613 lbs. and the closest guess was Mrs. Clark...

  • Reader Comic

    Nov 9, 2017

    Tried to resume playing golf after a 3 year absence, and some outings I felt like a "Din.o.saur."...

  • Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day is November 15

    Nov 9, 2017

    Originally submitted by Vanetta Conn, CHES Family Health & Well-Being Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension Franklin County Just in time to prepare for Thanksgiving, November 15 is Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day. In order to avoid the growth of bacteria and prevent foodborne illness, regular cleaning and disposal of old or rotten food is important. While many of us view the drawer or shelf where we store meat as the most dangerous, and it could be without proper and frequent cleanings, our vegetable and fruit bins often have higher microbe...

  • How The Bear Lost His Tail

    Nov 9, 2017

    Submitted By John Kahionhes Fadden This story has been around just about as long as bears have been around. Way, way back, during the beginning of an ancient winter, the Bear came across the Fox. The Fox was on the frozen surface of a lake, and around him were fish that had been freshly caught. Being fond of eating fish, the Bear asked the Fox how it was that he came into possession of such a nice number of succulent fish...he especially liked trout, and there were some there. The Fox told the B...

  • What is its medicines

    Nov 9, 2017

    Mohawk Lesson...

  • Music 4 Miracles

    Nov 9, 2017

    On Saturday, November 4, Music for Life, an event sponsored by Music 4 Miracles, was held at the Brass Horse Lounge. Almost $6000 was raised for the families of Camryn and Raiyah!! Pictured is Camryn (front) with some of the people who make this event possible (L-R) Jayohcee Tekatsihasere Jocko, Matt Mitchell, Deana Mitchell, Hunter White, Tammy White, Roger Mitchell and DJ White. (Facebook photo.)...

  • Transition Cornwall + Community Waste Reduction Workshop

    Nov 9, 2017

    Transition Cornwall + is excited to officially launching their newest action group! Join us and the newly formed Waste Reduction Action Group at the Cornwall Public Library on Thursday, November 16, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Our Goal: This new Waste Reduction Action Group hopes to build awareness of this global issue and talk about small changes we can all make in our day to day lives to reduce our waste footprint. Join us as we discuss all 7 Rs of waste reduction: • Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle, Rot, and Re-Think. We are nothing without you a...

  • Snow Blower Safety Tips

    Nov 9, 2017

    • Review your owner’s manual. Check your owner’s manual for safe handling procedures. If you lost your manual, you can look it up online (and store a copy on your computer so you have the manual available to reference in the future). Review how to operate the controls. You should be able to shut off your equipment quickly. • Check your equipment. The snow thrower should be completely powered off when you are checking it over. If you forgot to drain the fuel last winter before storing your snow thrower, drain the gas tank now. Adjust any cab...

  • MEET THE TRIBE William Arquette, Facilities & Maintenance

    Nov 9, 2017

    The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is proud to highlight William "Bill" Arquette as this month's long-term service employee and share all the exceptional work he is doing on behalf of the Akwesasne community. There are unsung heroes in every organization. They are typically the ones working behind the scenes - taking care of the facilities and ensuring they are well-maintained. More importantly, they are an integral part in making repairs and ensuring accidents and injuries are avoided at all times. T...

  • Toddlers who use touchscreens sleep less, study says

    Nov 9, 2017

    Toddlers really need their sleep. It’s crucial when our brains our first developing, so early problems can ripple across your lifetime. That makes a report by Birbeck University of London researchers somewhat disturbing - they found that toddlers between six and 11 months who play with smartphones or tablets get slightly less sleep than those who don’t. According to the study of 715 parents, every hour of touchscreen use results in 15.6 minutes less of sleep, or 26.4 minutes less total per night and 10.8 minutes more during the day, on ave...

  • Entewatatha:wi Four R's Presentation Recognition, Respect, Responsibility and Relationship

    Nov 9, 2017

    (November 7, 2017) Cornwall Colligate Vocational School hosted the Entewatatha:wi program on November 6, 2017 to present to the entire student body of 700 students. Entewatatha:wi presented a Power Point on the Four R's: Recognition, Respect, Responsibility and Relationship. The presentation covered the traditional history of the Mohawks of Akwesasne as well as a brief history and the make-up of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. We covered the slides as well as provided personal experiences and sto...

  • Veterans Day and Remembrance Day – November 11, 2017

    Nov 9, 2017

    Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans; persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 195...

  • Forget About Reforestation

    Nov 9, 2017

    Submitted by Paul Hetzler, Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County “Squirrels have been criticized for hiding nuts in various places for future use and then forgetting the places. Well, squirrels do not bother with minor details like that. They have other things on their mind, such as hiding more nuts where they can’t find them.” Unfortunately, that succulent passage was penned in 1949 by W. Cuppy in his book “How To Attract A Wombat.” I say unfortunately because I wanted to write it...

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