A Voice from the Eastern Door

Articles from the May 15, 2014 edition


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  • Walkers/ Bicyclists Required by CBSA to Report when Entering Cornwall from Kawehno:ke

    May 15, 2014

    TERRITORY OF AKWESASNE – The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne wishes to share information with the community from the Canada Border Services Agency. According to CBSA, the new Canada Customs compound on Cornwall's south shore is considered a "Mixed Traffic Corridor" and all traffic – cars, pedestrians, bicyclists– must report to the CBSA office or inspection booths immediately east of the walkway when arriving in the city of Cornwall. This applies to those arriving from the U.S. as well as those...

  • SRC Boys Lacrosse Post 5 Wins in One Week

    Rachelle Garrow Hayes|May 15, 2014

    The early spring wet weather backed up many NAC contests to the point that last week the Salmon River boys lacrosse team played five games in six days with Saturday's game being the third in three days. It didn't seem to faze the team as they held onto their undefeated season and improved their league record 10-0 and 11-0 overall. SRC- 16, SLC- 3 On Monday the Shamrocks went on the road to St. Lawrence Central where the Larries got off to a promising start as they jumped out to an early 2-0 lead...

  • TRIBAL POLICE CREDIT K9 UNIT FOR MARIJUANA ARREST

    May 15, 2014

    Akwesasne, NY -- On Saturday May 10, 2014, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police arrested Reymond Loraespinosa, 25, of Bronx, NY and charged him with Criminal Possession of Marijuana First Degree, a Class C Felony. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop on State Route 37. The Tribal Police's K9, Beny Ward, was utilized and led to a positive K9 alert. K9 Beny Ward located 65.9 lbs of marijuana in the trunk of the vehicle and subsequently ended with the arrest of Mr. Loraespinosa. Mr. Loraespinosa...

  • SRCS has "A Night to Remember" at 2014 Junior Prom

    Rachelle Garrow Hayes|May 15, 2014

    Salmon River High School students and their prom guests made their grand entrance last Saturday night into the high school cafeteria that was transformed into an elegant ballroom. The theme was "A Night to Remember" with a black and white color scheme. Every table was covered with a pure white tablecloth; a black candelabra centerpiece graced the center of each table. The chairs were wrapped in a white cover accented with a black bow. Clusters of black balloons with a white paisley like design a...

  • SRCS has "A Night to Remember" at 2014 Junior Prom - Part 2

    May 15, 2014

    Here are additional pictures....

  • Tea Party for Moms at AMS Head Start

    May 15, 2014

    The Head Start children celebrated Mother's Day with a special tea party. The children handed out the hats they made, sang songs and everyone saw the portraits created for their mom. They enjoyed having their moms in their decorated classroom, shared tea and snacks and visited. Three lucky moms won a beautiful geranium as a door prize. Great job teacher Leona Thomas and helpers....

  • Graveside Services

    May 15, 2014

    Graveside Services for Solomon Cook, PhD., age 94, will be held Friday, May 23, 2014, 2:00 PM at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Akwesasne. Dr. Cook died April 1, 2014 at Cornwall Community Hospital. Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena....

  • Graveside Services

    May 15, 2014

    Graveside services for Jacob L. Stehlin, 22, will be held Friday, May 23, 2014, 3:00 PM at Mohawk Assembly of God Cemetery, Akwesasne. Jacob died February 19, 2014 at his home. Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena....

  • HAVFD Training

    May 15, 2014

    On Monday May 12, the Hogansburg-Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department held a training exercise at the Generations Park playground. The playground was set up as an obstacle course, and even had firefighters sliding down one of the large slides with full gear and SCBA (air packs) on. All firefighters were blindfolded and had the SCBA on to simulate having to escape from a zero visibility environment. Thanks to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for allowing use of the park, and to Bombay EMS for...

  • Niawen

    May 15, 2014

    The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Office for the Aging would like to send a big Niawenko:wa to the Hogansburg-Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department, for their support and volunteerism during our Mother's Day meal. Because of them, the meal was not only a success, but was enjoyed by all those special women in our lives....

  • Niawen

    May 15, 2014

    Niawen...

  • Letter to the Editor

    May 15, 2014

    Sekon sewakwekon Akwesas:ronon, As a Mother, Grandmother and Community Leader, I remind our people of the importance of sharing in the responsibility we all have to support our students, and on May 20, 2014, to vote for the Salmon River Central School Board of Education. We have three excellent candidates who are giving their time, commitment and experience to bring much needed representation of our Mohawk students to the Board: Sheila Marshall, Jason McDonald, and Michael Conners, Jr. I’m asking for you to take one hour to support our s...

  • Tsi Snaihne School April Awards Ceremony

    May 15, 2014

    Submitted by D'Arcy O'Connell Tsi Snaihne School held its monthly awards ceremony on Thursday, May 8th. Awards were presented for the April students of the month, character club and physical education. Students who met their reading goal for April also had a chance to dig through the treasure box for a gift....

  • AMBE Recycling Poster Contest Winners

    May 15, 2014

    This past year, the Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board of Education (AMBE) partnered with MCA's Department of Environment and Department of Technical Services to promote recycling through a recycling poster contest. There were many creative entries from students within the three district schools. The winners were selected and presented with family packages for the Galaxy Cinemas Cornwall. The movie packages were sponsored by the Department of Technical Services of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne. A...

  • Mohawk Education Committee Hosts "Meet the Candidates" for SRCS School Board

    May 15, 2014

    Akwesasne, NY -- The Salmon River Central School's Board of Education has three vacant seats for the next term. Seven candidates are running for the Board, three of these candidates are members of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. Running for different reasons, but for the same outcome, representation of the students of Salmon River Central School and their best interests. At a "Meet the Candidates" event, hosted by the Mohawk Education Committee on Monday, May 12, 2014, a community member present...

  • Older Americans Month Celebration at AMCR

    Samantha McMillon Wilkinson|May 15, 2014

    On Friday, the Association of Senior Citizens of Franklin County held a celebration for National Older Americans Month, which is May. The doors of the Winter Ballroom at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort opened at 10am and the celebration included a hat contest, a Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle. Over 200 seniors took part in the celebration including members of the St. Regis Mohawk Seniors Club and guest speakers included Sub-Chief Michael Conners Jr. and Sub-Chief Shelley Jacobs. A...

  • SRMS Celebrates Spirit Week

    Samantha McMillon Wilkinson|May 15, 2014

    Last week the St. Regis Mohawk School celebrated Spirit Week. Each day students wore something or did something to showcase their school spirit. Monday was jersey day where kids donned their favorite sports jersey. Tuesday was crazy hair day, Wednesday was purple day and Thursday was pajama day. Friday capped the week's activities off with a trip to Salmon River where they held their Class Olympics....

  • Reader Photos

    May 15, 2014

    Members of the EDN 16U volleyball team had just finished working on separating all the trees at the tree giveaway at the Seniors Center on April 26th. Photo by Tatum Lafrance....

  • BEWARE OF LYME DISEASE

    May 15, 2014

    What is Lyme Disease? •Lyme disease is an illness caused by the bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi •It may be spread through the bite of certain types of ticks. •Lyme disease in humans can have serious symptoms but can be effectively treated. How can I get Lyme Disease? •Ticks live in and around wooded areas. •Ticks get infected when they feed on mice, squirrels, birds and other small animals that can carry the bacterium. •Ticks then spread the bacterium to humans. •Tick bites are usually painless and most people do not know they have been bit...

  • Andrea Dugan, Master Dog Trainer

    May 15, 2014

    Submitted by Kaly White Andrea Dugan is my favorite dog trainer; I brought my three dogs to her classes in Massena and achieved wonderful results. She has been around dogs most of her life. Her introduction to dog training started in the early 1980's when she joined a Schutzhund group in Albany, NY. However, none of the training methods that she looked at took into account the dog's emotional state and she believes if a dog is not emotionally balanced, his learning ability and his performance...

  • Reader Submission

    May 15, 2014

    Reader Submission...

  • St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Blotter

    May 15, 2014

    Driving while intoxicated: Danielle E. George, 28, of Hogansburg, additionally charged with operating a motor vehicle with blood alcohol level of .08 percent. She is to appear in Bombay Town Court on May 27. Federal arrest warrants: Abraham T. Gray, 28, of Hogansburg and Thomas J. Lazore, 46, of Akwesasne, N.Y. were arrested on warrants from the United States Court for the Northern District of New York. Each was turned over to federal authorities. State arrest warrants: Eugene L. Burk, 37, of Hogansburg was arrested on a warrant out of Franklin...

  • Frenchie's Ford Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Mustang

    Samantha McMillon Wilkinson|May 15, 2014

    On Saturday, Frenchie's Ford in Massena held a celebration to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Mustang. They invited people to "Get your pony out of the barn!" and Mustangs old and new filled the lot for a car show. There were also several great Mustang memorabilia prizes given away, refreshments, test drives and Ray The Wolfman Knight from 95.3 the Wolf, and Sandy Cook from WMSA were broadcasting live. About 100 Mustangs came throughout the celebration according to General Manager Scott...

  • Land of the Haudenosaunee

    May 15, 2014

    The Haudenosaunee still occupy some of their original territory and these lands have never been taken from us, nor held in trust by the United States. These lands remain free and are the independent territory of the Haudenosaunee. The lands we still occupy are often called reservations, because they are present portions of the original territory that were "reserved" for the exclusive use of our Nations. Today, there are seventeen Haudenosaunee communities. The Haudenosaunee reside on the...

  • Mohawk Lesson

    May 15, 2014

    Mohawk Lesson...

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