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Articles from the January 28, 2021 edition

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Donaldson Funeral Home continues to hold services amongst pandemic

By Mahlon Smoke For the past 75 years, Donaldson’s Funeral Home has been serving the families of the North Country and Akwesasne, helping to put their deceased loved ones to rest. Since the...

 

Get Moving!

For some great winter activity – get moving – get hiking! Dress warm and in layers, pack some snacks and hot chocolate (and water). The Tupper...

 
 By Kaniehtonkie    News    January 28, 2021

Two rich white people…

By Kaniehtonkie Two rich, white people charted a private plane and flew to a remote area of the Yukon to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Breaking all COVID-19 travel protocols in their travels, they...

 

The first Indigenous Caldecott Medal winner

By Aliyah Chavez. Reprinted with permission from Indian Country Today. The American Library Association announced winners of the nation's outstanding...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    January 28, 2021

Salmon River school board awards phase 4 capital project bids; contractors planning to avoid students/staff as pandemic precaution

By Andy Gardner Salmon River Central’s Board of Education awarded $17.5 million in contracts for the fourth phase of their capital renovations project. Meanwhile, the board also voted to put a...

 

ABRAHAM THOMAS CALDWELL "TE KA RON HIO KON"

Abraham Thomas Caldwell, Te ka ron hio kon, 97, formerly of 124 Tewesateni Road, Kawehnoke, peacefully passed away early Wednesday morning January... Full story

 

Kahnawake featured as an 'anomaly' during coronavirus pandemic

Kahnawake has been featured on several of prominent news outlets from CTV to the Montreal Gazette, all extolling how Kahnawake has become a ‘statistical anomaly” in the fight against COVID....

 

What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine for Canada

Courtesy Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Vaccination is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread and reduce the impact of infectious diseases, whether it’s seasonal flu or childhood...

 

Salmon River school board approves retirements, appointments

By Andy Gardner The Salmon River Board of Education approved retirements and made several staff appointments during their January monthly meeting. They accepted retirements from custodian Stephen...

 

Cornwall Community Hospital CEO Assures Safety During COVID-19

Jeannette Despatie, President and CEO of Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH), is providing reassurance to Akwesasne community members who may have questions or concerns attending CCH appointments or...

 

Draft Hemp Regulations Community Review Scheduled for February 4th

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe announced a community review of the Draft Hemp Production Regulations will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2021. The review will be a virtual...

 

Joe Biden halts drilling in Arctic refuge

By Joaqlin Estus. Reprinted with permission from Indian Country Today. President Joe Biden put a hold on oil and gas drilling in the Arctic just hours after being inaugurated.  He signed an...

 

ROTINONHSHON:NI AKWESASNE SOCIAL DANCES

Reprinted with approval from the Native North American Travelling College. Continued from last week Delaware Skin or Stick Dance Kanehwaien The...

 

Akohserà:ke Nikahá:wi Owenna'shón:'a

1. Owisà:ke tekahthénnoks - I am playing ball on the ice (Broomball) 2. Kewístos - I am cold 3. Tewakenawiro'ókhons - My teeth are chattering 4....

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    January 28, 2021

Massena school district taking steps to address food insecurity among students

By Andy Gardner MASSENA — The Massena Central School District will get $50,000 to become a food hub, and they’re looking at creating a district food pantry at J.W. Leary Junior High. Community Sch...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    January 28, 2021

NY State: High-risk winter sports can start Feb. 1

By Andy Gardner The New York State Department of Health has released new guidance giving county health departments the power to authorize high-risk sports, including interscholastic games, in their...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    January 28, 2021

Salmon River setting up plan to continue meals in case of food service shortages; COVID-19 vaccination plan for staff in the works

By Andy Gardner Salmon River officials are coordinating a plan to continue meal service in case someone from their food service department has to quarantine or tests positive for COVID-19. Meanwhile,...

 

Six Nations on Grand River 'Current State Healthcare System Faced with Patient Capacity & Staff Burnout'

01.20.21. Six Nations of the Grand River community members were made aware of the current state of their healthcare system’s capacity, in terms of both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 related patients....

 

Tribe's EOC Reports 3 New COVID-19 Cases: 20 Total Active

01.25.21. AKWESASNE - The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is reporting three (3) new cases of COVID-19 today, making...

 

MCA Reports Three New Positive Cases of COVID-19

01.25.21. The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Community Health Program reports three (3) new active cases of COVID-19 in the northern portion of the community, as of January 25, 2021. There are now a...

 

Tribe's EOC Reports Zero New COVID-19 Cases: 56 Quarantined

01.26.21. AKWESASNE - The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 today, which is the...

 

Update on COVID-19 Outbreak at Tsiionkwanonhso:te LTC Facility

In our ongoing effort to keep the community updated with the latest on the COVID-19 outbreak at the Tsiionkwanonhso:te Long Term Care Facility, we are informing the community that eleven (11)...

 

AKWESASNE MOHAWK AMBULANCE EXTENDS THANK YOU TO COMMUNITY SETTLEMENT TRUST

January 21, 2021 The Akwesasne Mohawk Ambulance (AMA) would like to extend its sincerest gratitude to the Akwesasne Community Trust Fund (ACSTF), for...

 

Driver in Logan Sunday's death sentenced to maximum jail time

The driver responsible for the death of 18-year-old Logan Sunday in the summer of 2019 received the maximum sentence in prison. The Crown and the...

 

Bears Ears is just the beginning

Long before former President Barack Obama established Bears Ears National Monument — and former President Donald Trump nearly destroyed it — these geographically stunning southern Utah canyons...

 

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