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  • AMPS SEIZES PILLS AND COCAINE AFTER CAR CHASEAMPS SEIZES PILLS AND COCAINE AFTER CAR CHASE

    Jan 30, 2020

    (January 23, 2020) On the morning of Monday, January 20, 2020 the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service were conducting general patrol duties in the District of Tsi Snaihne. At approximately 11:30 am, police observed a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle appeared to have been just removed from the ditch and was stationary in a driveway. As officers approached the vehicle to speak with the operator, it fled. Police officers were able to obtain a plate number and identify the driver. Several minutes later,...

  • Salmon River Girls Hockey Senior Night

    Andy Gardner|Jan 30, 2020

    By Andy Gardner Salmon River applauded their six outgoing senior girls varsity hockey players during their final home game of the season on Monday, Jan. 20. Their graduating members include Karli St. Ann, who wants to study criminal investigation; Rylee Garrow, who wants to study early childhood education; Alexis Seymour, who wants to "go with the flow;" Olivia Moulton, who wants to study political science; Autumn Benedict, who plans to attend Buffalo State and is undecided on a major; and...

  • Salmon River closes 2019-2020 regular season with undefeated record

    Andy Gardner|Jan 30, 2020

    By Andy Gardner The Salmon River Lady Shamrocks wrapped up an undefeated regular season and will play Alexandria in Section 10 semifinals. The winner of that game will go on to play for the Section 10 title on Saturday, Feb. 1 at SUNY Potsdam. The semifinal game was to have been played Wednesday, Jan. 29, after press deadline for this edition. Salmon River defeated Potsdam, Massena and Plattsburgh to close out their perfect regular season. They squared off against hosts Massena on Wednesday,...

  • Tsi Snaihne School Tsiothohrha/December Awards

    Jan 30, 2020

    Submitted by Tsi Snaihne School Staff...

  • MCA Announces Tsikaristisere/Dundee Specific Land Claim Referendum Officially Approved

    Jan 30, 2020

    (January 23, 2020) The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne has received official notification from the Akwesasne Court that the results of the October-December 2018 community referendum on the Tsikaristisere/Dundee Land Claim Settlement Agreement are valid. In 2015, Canada provided the Mohawks of Akwesasne with a Land Claim Settlement Offer with an ability to regain 18,282 acres following Canada’s Additions to Reserve Process, as well as a monetary offer of $239,808,436.00. This offer was an attempt to resolve claims in the historically leased lands k...

  • SANDRA M. JOCK

    Jan 30, 2020

    AKWESASNE – Sandra M. "Sandi" Jock, 71, of State Route 37, was welcomed back into the loving arms of her Savior on Thursday evening, January 23, 2020 at the University of Vermont Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center from complications of battling multiple myeloma. Sandi was born December 24, 1948 in Malone, the daughter of the late George and Ethel (Doig) Smillie. She was a 1966 graduate of Salmon River Central School and attended SUNY Geneseo for 2 years. She later graduated from SUNY Pot... Full story

  • AKWESASNE ART WAR 2020 ARTIST CALLOUT

    Jan 30, 2020

    Akwesasne At War is back for 2020. We would like to include all mediums, so you are welcome to bring any paints, brushes, pens, pencils, airbrush kit, acrylic paint markers, painting tape, palette knife, or toothbrush. We will provide a canvas that you are required to work with. We will also offer extra paint and brushes if needed. The MC will determine the cultural theme through randomly picking one out of a hat. Each painting will be put on display for a silent auction starting at $25 bids. Half of the proceed will go to the artist and the...

  • Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Hosts First General Meeting of 2020

    Jaclyn Hall|Jan 30, 2020

    By Jaclyn Hall The first General Meeting of the year was held at the St. Regis Recreation Center, on Thursday January 23rd. Beginning at 6pm, Council began with a call to order, consisting of Council’s attendance and a moment of silence for recently deceased community members. Council went on to accept the agenda, before going over the rules of order. Next on the agenda, was a follow up of November 2019 Action items. The first presentation held during the General Meeting was a presentation by AMBE’s Board of Trustees. Board members briefly wen...

  • Results of United Nations Human Index Development and its impact on Ingenious people

    Jan 30, 2020

    The United Nation Human Development Index (UNHDI) is a statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income indicators, which are used to rank countries into four tiers of human development. Canada ranks 13th in the world as based on the report released on December 9, 2019 based on data collected in 2018. In 2007 living conditions on a Canadian reserve are at the same level as those in a country with a ranking of 78 on the UNHID. This is gradually increasing. The...

  • "THE MESSAGE OF KARIWIIO"

    Jan 30, 2020

    Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College …continued from last week THE ARTICLES OF KARIWIIO NOW THE MESSENGERS SHOWED SKANIENTARIIO ANOTHER, AND THEY ASKED HIM TO TELL EXACTLY WHAT HE SAW. He said: I saw a fork in the road that was shaped like a “Y”. One road was wide and smooth and the other was narrow and rough. The Messengers said: let us stop here, and they saw a woman coming and then suddenly, she stopped. She met two men, one was the Punisher and the other was Sonkw...

  • Entewatathá:wi present at Iohahi:io

    Jan 30, 2020

    The team from Entewatathá:wi: – We will Govern, was pleased to provide two 3-hour presentations to Iohahi:io, Akwesasne Education & Training Institute. The General Arts and Science class under the instruction of Crystal Bay were the recipients of these educational presentations. The first presentation was based on the social economic impact of the Indian Act. The following week was the Overview of the History of Akwesasne and Self-Governance. If you would like a presentation to your or...

  • Sha'tekohshéhne

    Jan 30, 2020

    1. Wískhaton Tsiothohrhkó:wa 31 enská:ra'ne 9am - Friday January 31st at 9 am 2. Enhatiien'kóntho - They will burn tobacco 3. Entákta Enníska 1 enská:ra'ne 9am - Saturday February 1st at 9 am 4. Ratiksa'okón:'a Raonenhnísera enwaterihwahtén:ti - Children's day will go on 5. Enníska 2 enská:ra'ne - February 2nd 6. Áhsen nienká:ienhte - Three times 7. Tenhatinónniahkwe ne ohstowa'kó:wa - They will dance the great feather dance 8. Kiokierénhton, ià:ia'k shia'tesewahsén:nen ohrhon'kè:ne - Fir...

  • 2020 Northern New York Winter Carnivals

    Jan 30, 2020

    Saranac Lake Winter Carnival When: January 31 to February 9, 2020 Where: Saranac Lake Highlights: Ice Palace, traditional winter sports, gala parade, non-traditional activities Old Forge Winter Carnival When: February 7 to 9, 2020 Where: McCauley Mountain, Old Forge Highlights: Daredevil jumpers, torchlight skiing, parade, coronation of King & Queen, fireworks Lake George Winter Carnival When: February 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, & 22-23, 2020 Where: Lake George Village Highlights: Parade, outhouse races, ATV races, fireworks Akwesasne Winter Carnival...

  • Winter Buds Are Your Friends

    Jan 30, 2020

    Submitted by Paul Hetzler Every year I teach several winter-tree identification classes. Even though they are always held outdoors no matter how cold it is, student evaluations indicate such classes are generally fun. Showing participants how to tell one leaf-bereft hardwood tree from another is one thing, but explaining why one should bother is trickier. One answer might be, “It’s on the test.” But there are many practical reasons – and a few offbeat and interesting incentives – to know one tree species from another in winter. From a surviva...

  • Police Blotter

    Jan 30, 2020

    St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police: On Jan. 17, Braiden Martin, 22, of Ogdensburg was charged with inadequate headlights. Ticket is returnable to Tribal Court on Feb. 10. On Jan. 17, Joselyn M. Kennedy, 19, of Massena was charged with speeding (51-35 mph zone). Ticket is returnable to Tribal Court on Feb. 10. On Jan. 17, Patricia G. Johnson, 18, of Akwesasne, Ontario was charged with driving while intoxicated and improper left turn. Tickets are returnable to Bombay Town Court on Feb. 18. On Jan. 19, Phillip W. Gray, 59, of Hogansburg was charged wi...

  • 'This Will Be the Biggest Loss of Clean Water Protection the Country Has Ever Seen': Trump Finalizes Clean Water Rule Replacement

    Jan 30, 2020

    Reprinted with permission from Ecowatch On Thursday, January 23, 2020 the Trump administration finalized its replacement for the Obama-era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule in a move that strips protections from more than half of the nation’s wetlands and allow landowners to dump pesticides into waterways, or build over wetlands, for the first time in decades. President Donald Trump has been working to undo the 2015 rule since he took office, but his replacement goes even further, The New York Times explained. In addition to rolling back...

  • World Wetlands Day 2020

    Jan 30, 2020

    Please join us in celebrating Mother Earth! The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) Environment Program is hosting our fifth annual World Wetlands Day event in the heart of Akwesasne’s wetlands, Snye (Tsi Snaihne). We are extending a special invitation to our friends and partners, as well as the public from both sides of the Kaniatarowanenneh (St. Lawrence River) to join in on this fun-filled, family-friendly, educational event. We wish to share knowledge and to connect with the community t...

  • A few of the players from the North Franklin Stars Floor Hockey Team, 1992

    Jan 30, 2020

    A few of the players from the North Franklin Stars Floor Hockey Team, 1992. Standing L-R: Josh Jacobs, Jon Tarbell and Scott Thompson. Kneeling: Nolan Thompson, Noah McDonald and Chris Robert. 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...

  • Nicandri Nature Center Events

    Jan 30, 2020

    10 Robinson Bay Rd 315-705-5022 Guided Ski Fri. Jan. 31 - Free guided ski hike, includes free rentals; 10-11 a.m. Guided Snowshoe Fri. Jan. 31 - Free guided snowshoe hike, includes free rentals; 3:30-4:30 p.m. Ski and Snowshoe 5k Sat. Feb. 1 - 9:30 a.m., donations accepted for entry, goes to local charity; open to all ages, abilities, equipment loans available, come early to borrow gear; hot cocoa station, fun raffle for all participants with tons of great prizes, and outdoor fire & s’mores; kids fun loop at 9:30; t-shirts for those that r...

  • INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL

    Jan 30, 2020

    SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Collect, analyze and interpret infection-control data; notify local, and appropriate partners about reportable diseases as required; plan, implement, manage and evaluate infection prevention and control activities; conduct infection control risk assessments for Mohawk Council of Akwesasne; educate individuals and groups about the risk, prevention, transmission, and control of infection, disease-specific care, appropriate precautions, and appropriate assessments; establish accepted standards and develop, implement,...

  • REGISTERED PRACTICAL NURSE

    Jan 30, 2020

    SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direct supervision of the Director of Care and the Registered Nurse, the Registered Practical Nurse will provide effective supervision of personnel in the assigned unit and provide an optimal level of nursing care services in accordance with the Long Term Care Act, 2007 and Regulations 79/10, all other legislations and provide skilled procedures according to the College of Nurses of Ontario Standards of Practice; Medicine Administration and Documentation. QUALIFICATIONS: • Must hold current C...

  • CHILD WELLNESS COORDINATOR-COHI/FASD

    Jan 30, 2020

    SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of the Immediate Supervisor, the Child Wellness Coordinator is responsible for assisting community members with attaining their optimal level of health by providing health-related assistance and system navigation. In working with the community, the incumbent will provide administrative support and oral health preventative services as recommended by a Registered Dental Hygienist, as well as allow for coordination and provision of services for the Children’s Oral Health Initiative within local o...

  • HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICER

    Jan 30, 2020

    SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of the Manager, the Health and Safety Officer (HSO) will be responsible to ensure that the MCA organization is complying with the standards of Health & Safety under the Canada Labour Code Part II and prescribed regulations as well as provincial legislation that is applicable to the organization. The HSO will be responsible for creating and administering a Workplace Health and Safety Management Program (WHSMP) that includes the workplace and construction. The WHSMP will include policies, program...

  • VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

    Jan 30, 2020

    Salmon River Central School District, located in the Northern Adirondack region of NY State, is currently accepting applications for the following positions: * School Administrator – Assistant Principal * School Building Administrator – High School Principal Full job descriptions and applications can be found at www.srk12.org/employment/. Submit letter of application and current resume with references to: Dr. Stanley Harper Superintendent of Schools Salmon River Central School 637 County Route 1 Fort Covington, NY 12937 Salmon River Cen...

  • REGISTERED NURSE

    Jan 30, 2020

    SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the DOC, the Registered Nurse (RN) is accountable to provide professional nursing care to residents and supervise care given by Registered Practical Nurses (RPN) and Personal Support Workers (PSW). Primary functions include assessment and planning of resident care needs, delivery of skilled procedures according to the College of Nurses of Ontario Standards of Practice, medication administration, and documentation. The Registered Nurse is required to perform their duties in a manner consistent with the...

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