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Articles from the February 17, 2011 edition


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  • Asbestos incident shuts down school

    Shannon Burns|Feb 17, 2011

    The Salmon River Central School was closed last Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday due to an accidental asbestos release. On Tuesday evening, contractors working on the school’s reconstruction project mistakenly removed light fixtures that had already been identified as part of a planned asbestos abatement (removal), according to a release from the school’s superintendent Jane Collins. Asbestos is a mineral known for its resistance to heat and fire. It was used commonly throughout the past century in homes and buildings but it is now proven to be...

  • Akwesasne children learn how to prevent dog bites

    Kyrie Ransom|Feb 17, 2011

    On the morning of Feb. 12 as part of the Akwesasne Winter Carnival over 25 children attended the Dog Bite Prevention Workshop with a Build-a-Pet activity organized by the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Animal Control Program and volunteers. “I want to thank the Animal Control Program team for putting on such a great informational workshop,” said Lorraine Thomas who attended with her two grand-nieces Tayla and Watsenniosta. “We really enjoyed it and I personally think all the children in our community...

  • Gun seizure leads to federal indictment

    Feb 17, 2011

    An Akwesasne man stopped by St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police last September was arrested on Feb. 4 as a result of a federal indictment stemming from the 2010 incident. Police initially stopped Victor J. Lazore, 24 on Sept. 13, 2010 for failing to display a license plate. Further investigation revealed Lazore was in possession of two rifles, a shotgun, and shotgun shells. Due to Lazore’s status as a convicted felon, from a 2005 drug crime, federal law prohibits him from possessing any firearm. On Jan. 26, 2011 the federal grand jury in P...

  • Tractor-trailer crash closes bridge

    Feb 17, 2011

    An Akwesasne woman crossing the Seaway International Bridge Sunday morning collided with a tractor-trailer, shutting the bridge down for hours. Police have not said what caused the accident and no tickets have yet been issued to either driver. The driver of the vehicle as well as the tractor-trailer driver were taken to a Cornwall hospital for treatment of minor injuries and released. The border crossing was closed to traffic for three hours, reopening by 1:30 p.m....

  • Akwesasne sends donations to Pine Ridge

    Shannon Burns|Feb 17, 2011

    On Jan. 17, three people left Akwesasne for a three-day drive to South Dakota with a tractor-trailer filled with donations. The trio arrived at the impoverished Pine Ridge Reservation on Jan. 20 and were greeted by different members of the Sioux, Lakota and Dakota tribes who took bags of donations with them back to their smaller communities on the country’s 8th largest reservation, and 2nd poorest. Neddie Thompson of Akwesasne and her partner, Lead Horse Choctaw, were talking with Native y...

  • Cynthia P. Smoke

    Feb 17, 2011

    AKWESASNE – Mrs. Cynthia P. “Cindy Bear” Terrance Smoke, 54, of 8 State Route 37, passed away on Saturday afternoon, February 12, 2011, surrounded by her family at Fletcher-Allen Medical Center, Burlington, where she had been admitted earlier in the day. Cindy was born on April 27, 1956 in Massena, the daughter of Sandra J. Diebow Terrance and the late Phillip B. Terrance. She attended St. Regis Mohawk School, a Catholic School in Buffalo and graduated from Salmon River Central School in 1974....

  • In Memory – Jerry Lazore

    Feb 17, 2011

    In Memory – Jerry Lazore My and Tracy’s most heartfelt condolences to Barb and family. There are no words we can express that would come close to relieving your anguish or the emptiness you must feel. You were so close. Often, one hears of the woman behind the man. That special person who coaxes, urges and clears the way for their companion’s visions and successes. Jerry was the man behind the woman. Together this couple made a very Significant impact on our Nation, Tribe and community. We look at things differently than we did before Jerry...

  • To The Community Of Akwesasne Canada PLEASE WAKE UP!

    Feb 17, 2011

    To The Community Of Akwesasne Canada PLEASE WAKE UP! On February 10, 2011 a meeting was held at the Kanatakon Recreation Center regarding Akwesasne Laws that are in place, being amended, new laws in draft, revisions and nearly completed. These are laws that will affect each and every one of us, whether we like it or not. The people need to start going to these meetings and voice their concerns whether you work for MCA or not. If you don’t voice and have input in these meetings, then someone else will decide for you and you won’t like the dec...

  • Centering Pregnancy celebrates one-year anniversary

    Feb 17, 2011

    By Randi Rourke Barreiro AKWESASNE – St. Regis Mohawk Health Services quietly celebrated a milestone on Feb. 10, 2011. That day marked the first anniversary – or birthday, to be more precise – of its new model of prenatal care, Centering Pregnancy. And like new parents, the staff involved with Centering couldn’t be more proud. “We took on a monumental challenge in shifting the ‘old’ model, and we’re succeeding,” said Debra Martin, Health Director at SRMHS. “We want to celebrate that.” So...

  • Ice Safety - Know the dangers of ice

    Feb 17, 2011

    ICE FACTORS Many factors affect ice thickness including: type of water, location, the time of year and other environmental factors such as: Water depth and size of body of water. Currents, tides and other moving water. Chemicals including salt. Fluctuations in water levels. Logs, rocks and docks absorbing heat from the sun. Changing air temperature. Shock waves from vehicles traveling on the ice. ICE COLOUR The colour of ice may be an indication of its strength. Clear blue ice is strongest. White opaque or snow ice is half as strong as blue...

  • Akwesasne Freedom School Grades 1 & 2: What do you like to do when it's winter?

    Feb 17, 2011

    Prepared by Kyrie Ransom...

  • Akwesasne Freedom School Grades 1 & 2: What do you like to do when it's winter? - Part 2

    Feb 17, 2011

    More pictures....

  • Akwesasne Youth Leadership Group Update

    Feb 17, 2011

    Submitted by Angela Elijah Snowman Challenge Last Monday night, after our regularly scheduled meeting, the AYL group went out and began the building of their snowman for the Community Snowman Challenge. Thanks to Ricardo, Nihahsennaa, Kaylynn, Karahkwentha, Tsionkie and Ienikonhriiostha for all your snowman building skills! Old Fashion Box Social The AYL group held their monthly fund raising activity at the Tsisnaihne Recreation on Sunday February 13, 2011. In the beginning, people didn’t s...

  • AMBE Celebrates Family Literacy Day with Reading Olympics

    Feb 17, 2011

    Submitted by Chelsea Sunday On Tsiothohrhko:wa/January 25th, 2011 the Ahkwesahsne Mohawk School (AMS) was host to AMBE’s Family Literacy Day celebration: Reading Olympics Family Night. The Reading Olympics reinforces students’ reading and language arts skills with activities and games that are fun for students, families, and educators. The Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board of Education (AMBE) collectively proclaimed Tsiothohrhkó:wa/January 27th of every year as Family Literacy Day. Tsio...

  • Weight Loss and Health Secrets with Jason Christoff

    Feb 17, 2011

    In 2011 Get Back To The Health Basics – Proper Rest There are 5 basic pillars of health. Those 5 pillars are food quality, proper sleep, clean water, exercise and proper rest. I’ve already reviewed proper sleep, clean water and food quality. I’ve also completely two articles regarding proper exercise. If you would like e-copies of the previous articles please e-mail me personally at Jason@revolutionweightlossclinic.com Proper rest is unfortunately something North Americans need to pay more attention to. In our modern society, a pace of lifes...

  • Tips for a Good Night's Sleep

    Feb 17, 2011

    Do you want to be productive, mentally sharp, emotionally balanced, and full of energy all day long? The way you feel during your waking hours hinges on how well you sleep at night. The cure to sleep difficulties and daytime fatigue can often be found in your daily routine. Your sleep schedule, bedtime habits, and day-to-day lifestyle choices make an enormous difference in the quality of your nightly rest. The following sleep tips will help you optimize your nightly rest, minimize insomnia, and lay the foundation for all-day energy and peak...

  • Cultural Corner

    Feb 17, 2011

    Traditional teachings on the family: parenting, birth, marriage and family violence as told by Jake Thomas, noted historian, educator and cultural/traditional expert. Mr. Thomas was a condoled Cayuga Roiane (Chief) from Six Nations. We continue his series on the family with family violence. FAMILY VIOLENCE Why does family violence appear in the home of native people today? There are many reasons why family violence has surfaced among native people: 1) We have abandoned our way of belief. Children are not told about the good or the evil things,...

  • Tracking the Environment

    Feb 17, 2011

    The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Environmental Division has produced a report called Integrated Resource Management Plan. This is a report on the natural resources of Akwesasne. It is important for Akwesasronon to know and understand their territory and our natural resources. WOODLAND & TRADITIONAL PLANTS Issues and Concerns • There is a concern about the lack of woodlands and traditional plants. • People recognize the diminishing number of native species. • People recognize the need to control...

  • IT'S THE MIDDLE OF WINTER: HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR TIRES LATELY?

    Feb 17, 2011

    The snowy season may be in full swing, but we’ve still got a few months to go before the flowers start to bloom – and before driving conditions improve. In fact, the worst of old man winter usually strikes in the New Year. And, just because you’ve made it this far doesn’t mean that your tires will carry you through the rest of the winter. Winter tires improve traction on ice and snow and are essential to providing a smooth and safer ride for drivers and passengers. However, it’s important to make sure these tires are well maintained and still...

  • Aterawénhtha Ratswá'tha Akohserà:ke Nikahá:wi

    Feb 17, 2011

    1. Shaià:ta One male 2. Raksá:’a A boy 3. Aterawénhtha A snowsnake 4. Ráhawe He is holding 5. Tsieià:ta One female 6. Eksá:’a A girl 7. Ronwaterò:ron She is watching him 8. Aterawénhtha ratswá’tha He is playing snowsnake 9. Akohserà:ke nikahá:wi Winter Time 10. Iothó:re ne átste It is cold outside 11. Kanié:ien There is snow on the ground 12. Ioniehtahnó:tes The snow is deep 13. Wa’thatiniehtohtáhrho They did shovel snow 14. Wahonthahón:ni They made a path 15. Teiowí:sonte There is ic...

  • Salmon River Central Elementary Honor Roll

    Feb 17, 2011

    Principal’s List Grade 4 Chamberlain, Chelsie Colette, Madison Jock, Cameron Reardon, Darren Seward, Gina Honor Roll Grade 4 Adams, Brandon Bilow, Tyler Burdash, Gregory Herne, Shaylin Jacobs, Seanna Mitchell, Natasha Phelix, Morgan St.Ann-Spinner,Dillon Terrance, Trent Dunn, Jasmine King, liokonhahes Martin, Brooke Romeo, Carli Thompson, Krysten Thompson, Rory Benedict, Arielle Cartier, Cameron Ghostlaw, Ashely Jacobs, Kode Laughing, David Mitchell, Emma Slyman, Jayden Taylor, Mackenzie Thompson, Alex Thompson, Ainslee Grade 5 Principal’s Lis...

  • Tsi Snaihne School Students of the Month

    Feb 17, 2011

    On Friday, February 11th, the Tsi Snaihne students of the month for January enjoyed a pizza party with the principal in the library. Attached is a photo of the award winners....

  • 1910 Baseball Team

    Feb 17, 2011

    11 Baseball Team Top row left to right: Joe Tarbell, Louie Chubb, Alex Solomon (manager), Andrew Lazore, Mitchell LaFrance Middle Row L-R: Loren Cook, Louie Tarbell, Andrew Cook Bottom Row: Maday Jackson, Frank Terrance, Abe Lazore, Donald Solomon 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 same building as CKON Stop letting your photos gather dust in the basement and bring them i...

  • How Atiron, the Raccoon, Ate the Crabs

    Feb 17, 2011

    As MY GRANDFATHER USED TO SAY, “MY NEPHEW, IT never pays to rejoice over the downfall of an enemy, lest he arise and devour you.” Of course you can’t understand that, so I’ll just tell you not to dance too quick when you think a raccoon’s dead. Well, Joeagah was a raccoon. Nothing much to that, only this—Joeagah was a wise raccoon, and he knew it. Joeagah came down from his tree one morning to get a drink of nice brook water. What should he see but a crab. Nothing much to that, my nephew, only this—the crab bit Joeagah on his lower lip. Well, t...

  • Who, What, Where and How Much "The Best Product to Buy"

    Feb 17, 2011

    Starting with issue number 7, week of February 14th, the Indian Time newspaper will bring to you the “Consumer Reports”. We will give the ratings of the items one purchases throughout the year. From the SUV to popcorn. When purchasing major items or even small items sometimes you just don’t know what the best product is. Hopefully our report will help you to make the best buy. Spring is just around the corner-you can feel in the air. With spring comes what everyone knows as “Spring Cleaning”. As your user friendly community newspaper...

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