A Voice from the Eastern Door

Articles from the January 20, 2022 edition


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  • Ahkwesáhshne Rontatewenní:io Tsi Ionteweienstáhkhwa énska million nikahwístake SRMT wahonwatihwiston

    Jan 20, 2022

    Ne Ahkwesáhshne Rontatewenní:io Tsi ionteweienstáhkhwa wahatiié:na, wahonwatihró:ri ne Kanienkéha Aóhskon ronteweiénstha enhatiié:na énska million (énska tewen'niawe'ékhon ia'tesewen'niawe'ékhon) nikahwístake ne Roia'tatokénhti Ré:sis Kanien'kehá:ka Onkwehón:we wahonwatihwíston. Tsi nikarì:wes ne SRMT khia'teiohserá:ke enhsatirihwahserón:ni ne raotihwísta iaonsahonténniehte, wahatiié:na áhsen iawén:re niwanonhtonnion'tsherá:ke wa'thatirihwáhshnie ne ahonwatihwíston ne AFS. SRMT Tenhatihtharónni...

  • DANGEROUS ICE CONDITIONS

    Jan 20, 2022

    During a recent ice rescue operation, the ice was broken and now there is open water at Adams' Marina docks, west in the south Tsi Snaihne channel towards King's Marina Unstable broken ice currently exists. Please stay clear of this area. At approximately 12:20am on January 17, 2022, emergency services were dispatched to Adams' Marina in Tsi Snaihne for a reported vehicle falling through the ice. First arriving firefighters confirmed a vehicle under water, headlights still visible, occupant...

  • DUE TO OMICRON VARIANT, IN-HOME WAKES PAUSED FOR 20 DAYS

    Jan 20, 2022

    Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne and Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe have worked closely with local funeral service providers in both Ontario and New York State to ensure that family members can appropriately and safely celebrate the lives of loved ones who pass away during these unprecedented times. Both organizations and councils place the health and safety of all Akwesasronon as a top priority. Due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in and around the community and the rate with which the Omicron variant...

  • Genuine compassion leads the path towards recovery

    Jan 20, 2022

    By Laurence Brisson Dubreuil This is the approach that guides the work of Lori Tarbell, the new Onen'tó:kon Healing Lodge (OHL) executive director. "The staff has an enormous amount of wisdom and knowledge," said Tarbell as she commended the ardor with which her new staff tackle their work. "Their compassion for helping individuals with addiction is vital in making impactful and lasting changes in people's lives." It's with a dedication to promote the center's vision to "strengthen the healing...

  • Rarennenha:wi Cook-Francis earns the 1000 point mark

    Jan 20, 2022

    With 5:36 left in regulation, Rarennenha:wi Cook Francis took a shot from the three-point line, with this shot and 19 points for the game, Cook-Francis surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his career. Salmon finished the games in a 61-30 Shamrocks loss to Franklin Academy. Shamrock's head coach Ben Davison told Malone Evening Telegram (MET), "Best 30-point loss I've ever had, no doubt. To see a kid work as hard as he did, for how long he did and get recognized like that ... 'I'm a DII lacrosse...

  • MARY ELLA STEHLIN

    Jan 20, 2022

    AKWESASNE – Mary Ella Stehlin, 91, of 149 Helena Road, peacefully passed away Wednesday morning, January 12, 2022 at her home. Mary Ella was born on July 25, 1930 in Cornwall, the daughter of the late Jacob and Mary (Laughing) Francis. She grew up on Kawehnoke, where she attended school. She married Louis Eugene Stehlin on October 22, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York. He predeceased her on February 28, 1988. Mary Ella was a homemaker, who dedicated her life to caring for her family. She was a l... Full story

  • Indian Time Notes the Passing of Wendy Hall

    Jan 20, 2022

    Wendy Hall, co-founder of the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2022. Throughout Wendy's visits in the North Country, Indian Time had the honor to meet and interview her several times. The last was on Saturday, November 15, 2015 at the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Transfer Station where they held their "Akwesasne Recycling Day." Larry Thompson, Recycling Coordinator and Community Education and Outreach, said, "We wanted to show everyone what we do and what's available to...

  • The Stars Aligning

    Jan 20, 2022

    By Jason Hunter. As winter approaches for the Mohawk nation, a time-honored cultural tradition of gathering in the Longhouse to pay homage to their ancestors is also forthcoming. The time and date of the Midwinter Ceremony is not determined by the calendar, but rather by the alignment of the stars and constellations as they form in the night sky. So too has been the path of Jaylen Kawenninon Francis-Herne '23, whose academic trajectory is now aligning like the stars on a cold winter's night as...

  • Cornwall Community Hospital Managing Omicron Variant

    Jan 20, 2022

    Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) continues to manage the latest wave of the pandemic caused by the highly contagious Omicron variant of COVID-19. There are currently 45 patients with COVID-19 admitted at CCH, and nearly half of the hospital’s Critical Care Unit is currently occupied by COVID-19 patients. This is the most patients with COVID-19 to ever be admitted at CCH. Unvaccinated individuals continue to suffer from the most severe forms of illness. The Omicron variant also continues to impact hospital staffing; as of January 17, there a...

  • February 2022 Tribal Monthly Meeting Registration Now Open

    Jan 20, 2022

    AKWESASNE. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council announced that registration is now open for the Tribal Monthly Meeting being held on Saturday, Enniska/February 5, 2022. The registration process allows the Tribal Clerk’s Office to verify tribal enrollment, as monthly tribal meetings are intended for membership only. The Enniska/February 5th Tribal Meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. and is being chaired by Tribal Chief Michael Conners. Due to the large number of COVID-19 cases, it will be a virtual meeting that requires advance registration. Please r...

  • DCP Offers Tips to Help Stay Safe and Warm

    Jan 20, 2022

    The New York State Division of Consumer Protection today issued a consumer alert about the dangers of carbon monoxide and fire hazards in extreme cold weather. The winter months pose the most risk for these hazards - as the temperatures drop, consumers may turn to dangerous heating alternatives to stay warm. Propane heaters, generators, space heaters and/or outdoor grills all pose lethal risks of carbon monoxide poisoning and fire hazards when used improperly. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless and odorless, but deadly, poisonous gas. It is...

  • North Country to offer Business, Psychology classes at Akwesasne

    Jan 20, 2022

    SARANAC LAKE. North Country Community College will offer classes at Akwesasne this spring, continuing an ongoing partnership with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. The college will provide a pair of three-credit courses that include both in-person classes at the Ionkwakiokwarò:ron Tribal Administration Building and online coursework. Introductory Psychology, PSY 101, will take place Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:50 p.m. This course is required for many of the college’s Allied Health and Human Service programs, like Child and Family Services and Ch...

  • Tribal EOC, Health Services Updates Isolation, Quarantine Guidance

    Jan 20, 2022

    AKWESASNE. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center and Health Services have updated their guidance on COVID-19 isolations and quarantines to be aligned with the Franklin County Public Health Department. The updated guidance reflects recommendations from the U.S. Center for Disease Control for a shorter isolation period and places the responsibility on individuals to self-report positive cases and conduct contact tracing. POSITIVE CASES - PLEASE ISOLATE & SELF-REPORT If you test positive for COVID-19, please isolate at home f...

  • HISTORY OF THE CLANS

    Jan 20, 2022

    Originally submitted by NNATC Many thousands of years ago the population of the humans on the earth was very small. As years passed it increased considerably. Along with this increase many problems began to occur. Many new villages were created and families grew further apart. There was a time when first cousins were considered like brother and sister, but now first cousins had become like strangers. The respect and love family members had for one another diminished, causing social problems in all the villages. With the larger population the nu...

  • Khia'tewenhniserá:ke Owenna'shón:'a (Ohrhonkè:ne- 3)

    Jan 20, 2022

    7. Oh nahsákiere shiiohrhón'ke? What did you do this morning? 62. Iontehnhonhrakon'onhstáhkhwa wa'kéhrho kehnhonró:kon I did spread deodorant under my armpits 63. Nà:kon kié:iens wa'tkatháhsterenke I did put on my underwear 64. Wa'tkatenon'táhnhake I did put on my bra 65. Wa'kakià:tawi'te ne iontawenhstáhkhwa wakia'tawì:tsheres I did put on my bathrobe 66. Wa'katenonhkwiserátha'te I did dry my hair with the hair dryer 67. Wa'katkeróthiwe I did comb my hair 68. Wa'katatenonhkwiserakwaríhsi I did...

  • Call for entries for the 32nd Montreal First Peoples Festival

    Jan 20, 2022

    Montreal, January 18, 2022. The call for entries for the film section 32nd edition of the Montreal First Peoples Festival is now open. The festival showcases works of all lengths and all genres, representing the First Nations peoples of the Americas, the Inuit, and Indigenous peoples from other continents. While priority is given to Indigenous filmmakers, all collaborative film works, with relevant content, are also welcome. The annual film selection is competitive. An international jury awards prestigious prizes, many of which come with a...

  • Ginseng: The Root to Health

    Jan 20, 2022

    By Paul Hetzler The media trope of an aged character with their nightstand chock-full of pill bottles may be an unfair cliché but observing family and friends in their 70s and 80s, I’d say it has at least some validity. I’m sure anyone who takes numerous meds would like a single fix-all product, a universal remedy. For over a thousand years, an assortment of aches and ailments have been treated by such a panacea, the root of a medicinal plant we know as ginseng. This term is derived from Chinese words for man-root, a reference to its typi...

  • Tribal EOC Reports 29 New COVID-19 Cases: 13 Total Active

    Jan 20, 2022

    14. AKWESASNE. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe's Emergency Operations Center and Health Services reported 29 new positive cases over the Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend. Many of the new cases were self-reported, with most of them having completed their 5-day isolation period -- leaving 13 total active cases under the Tribe's jurisdiction. Individuals who remain positive are urged to please isolate at home for 5 days to prevent community spread. Following your 5-day isolation, please wear a...

  • 2022 Native American Music Awards Nominees Announced

    Jan 20, 2022

    The Native American Music Awards Nominees were announced on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Their first round of voting and nomination validations are complete. Nominees will be announced on Wednesday, January 19th at 7:00pm EST for Singles, Songs and Music Video categories. Several Haudenosaunee artists were nominated and some in several categories. They include Jace Martin (Iroquois Mohawk) with three nominations, Julian Taylor (Mohawk-Kahnawake) with three nominations, Bear Fox (Mohawk Nation)...

  • Tribal Health Services Reports 69.6% Vaccination Rate

    Jan 20, 2022

    AKWESASNE. The Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services is pleased to report that 69.6% of eligible residents have received their initial two-shot series of a COVID-19 vaccine as of January 13, 2022; with 31.6% of eligible community members having received the additional booster dose. The population includes individuals ages 5 years or more who are eligible for the primary series of two shots, while those ages 12 years or more are eligible to receive a booster shot. To help encourage eligible...

  • December 2021 Outstanding Attendance

    Jan 20, 2022

    Wayde Adner Porter Aldrich Kaientake Allen Liam Arquette William Arquette Aivah Back Maison Back Nola Back Karma Back-Pinette Brielle Benedict Kaydence Benedict Harlee Bero-King Marley Bigtree Wren Bigtree Kyle Boots Terry Brown Jr Kendal Buckshot Eugene Burk Torin Burns Mia Burwell Maia Chubb-Diabo Arlen Clute Kamden Cole Kaden Cook Kaleb Cook Marcus Cook Temperance Cook Sapphire Cook-Burk Rockland Cook-Garrow Kalan Cree Roysen Curleyhead Ayden David Maraela David Ross David Alex Dupra Jayva Francis Jordan Francis Lanah Francis Kredence...

  • First Nations, Canada Wide, United States COVID-19 Update

    Jan 20, 2022

    First Nations Epidemiological summary of COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities as reported to Indigenous Services Canada from January 9, 2022 to January 15, 2022. Atlantic – 46 Cases Quebec – 278 Cases Ontario – 430 Cases Manitoba – 35Cases Saskatchewan – 16 Cases Alberta – 38 Cases British Columbia – 209 Cases Canada Wide The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of January 18, 2022. Canada: 2,822,614 confirmed cases in Canada. First Nations: 64,247 total cases, 5,309 active cases (with 585 deaths) British Colum...

  • Franklin County COVID-19 Case Statistics

    Jan 20, 2022

    Daily Statistics for Tuesday, January 18, 2022: Active Cases: 852 Community Active: 818 DOCCS Inmate Active: 34 Positivity Rate (01/17): 15.14%* 7-day Average (01/17): 13.80%* Active Cases By Correctional Facility: Bare Hill Correctional: 6 Franklin Correctional: 14 Upstate Correctional: 13 Franklin County Jail: 1 Statistics from Saturday, January 15/22 to Monday, January 17, 2022: Total New Cases for 4 days: 284 PCR positive cases for 4 days: 166 Home Test positive cases for 4 days: 118 Total cumulative active positive: 862 Daily Statistics...

  • St. Lawrence County COVID Update

    Jan 20, 2022

    As of Tuesday, January 18, 2022: Transmission Level: High New cases: 244 Total number of confirmed positives to-date: 22,212 Active cases: 2,123 Released from isolation: 19,925 Hospitalizations: 31 Deaths: 164 Total number of tests performed to date: 508,108 % of Fully vaccinated in St. Lawrence County: 58.9% % of St. Lawrence County positivity rate: 14.97% As of Saturday, January 15 to Monday, January 17, 2022: Transmission Level: High New cases: 620 Total number of confirmed positives to-date: 21,968 Active cases: 2,182 Released from...

  • Akwesasne Home for the Aged Annual Picnic

    Jan 20, 2022

    Akwesasne Home for the Aged Annual Picnic (Kana:takon) held on July 5th, 1986. Do you have any old photos that you'd like to share with our readers in Blast from the Past? Bring them in! Our offices are located on Hilltop Drive in the Communications Building. Stop letting your photos gather dust in the basement and bring them in for us! All photos are returned to their owner....

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