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Articles from the February 26, 2009 edition

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Tribal police and Feds conduct early morning raid

On Thursday, Feb. 19 at approximately 6:30 AM, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police conducted a search warrant in collaboration with Drug Enforcement Agency agents at the home of Michael Cook, 62 Cook...

 

Canadians to President Obama: Stop cigarette smuggling trade

U.S. President Obama made his first visit to Canada last week and greeting him at Ottawa’s Parliament Hill was a 21-meter long banner that read “Please STOP cigarette smuggling for the U.S. to...

 

More arrests made in Square-Sunday drug ring

Federal agents released the names of three more individuals accused of being part of an alleged drug ring they closed in on earlier this month. Slobodan Pavicevic, 29, Mersim Kolenovic, 29, and Kim...

 

Fire destroys four apartments at Iroquois Village

Four families have found themselves homeless after a fire that allegedly started at a cooking stove errupted Sunday night. The fire reignited after...

 

Tsi Snaihne School Students of the Month

On Feb. 10 Tsi Snaihne School held a pizza party to honor January’s hard workers. The students of the month for January were invited to the library...

 

In Memory of Mrs. Isabelle Oakes “GRAMMA BELL”

There are so many times throughout the year I catch myself remembering your words of wisdom. And say “ grandma use to say...” I miss so many...

 

In Memory

Happy Birthday to Cody Sunday on February 25th. I miss you so much. Love, Mom. Happy Birthday to my son, Cody Jo, on February 25th. I will never forget you. Love, Bub. Happy Birthday to my bro, Cody...

 

MCA and SRMT restoring Black Ash site

Fraxinus nigro-Black Ash Restoration Site at Skakarati Housing Development; Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Department of the Environment (MCA) in Cooperation with St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Forestry...

 

Aboriginal leaders gather in Alberta for conference on economy

The Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA) of Canada is holding its 9th National Conference February 24 - 26, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Calgary, Alberta. A record 950 Aboriginal...

 
 By Nate Robson    News    February 26, 2009

Judge rules against Cayugas

By Nate Robson / The Citizen Reprinted with permission The Cayuga Indian Nation of New York will not be allowed to continue selling untaxed cigarettes to non-Indians, at least until an appeals court...

 

Atsiaktonkie releases solo album after parting with December Wind

Massena NY (February 18, 2009)— Hailing from the Akwesasne (Mohawk) Territory, Singer-Songwriter- Atsiaktonkie (ah-jeeak-doon-gee-ay) releases his...

 

Somebody loves you

In response to Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli, the children in Mrs. Cutler’s and Mrs. Hetu’s classes wrote about someone that...

 

Poetry

Written By: Kimberley Lazore(Niece) I had a feeling that you were in trouble You were calling out my name You’re the one that I’m talking about here I know it’s been rough and tough out there...

 

January Awards at Ahkwesahsne Mohawk School AMS

After the long month of January it was nice to gather all the students for the monthly awards presentation.  Awards were presented to the Student...

 

It’s a Girl!

Name: Nakiyah Drea Griffin Born: Friday, February 6, 2009 Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. Length: 19.5 inches Parents: Samantha Thompson and Kevin Griffin...

 

AMBE Secondary Students’ January 2009 Honor Roll and Principals’ List

GVIS Honor Roll (Minimum grade pointaverage of 80) Julia Benedict Laryssa Cole Taheelah Prairie-Point Charlotte Swamp GVIS Principal’s List (Grade Point Average: 75 to 79) Katelyn Benedict Austyn...

 

Seniors get new truck for plowing

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Senior’s Club and the Akwesasne Housing Authority pitched in to purchase a 2009 Silverado truck last week. The shiny...

 

Iakhihsohtha residents participate in mini-Olympics

The residents of the Iakhihsohtha Home for the Elderly had a number of new games and activities to participate in last week as the staff organized a...

 

Things you may or may not want to know about insects

The Department of Health and Human Services have standards that regulate how many insect parts food can contain. Yes, that is correct. These standards...

 

Mohawk artist wins top honors at Massena art exhibition

Submitted by the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Mohawk artist Charlotte King took a first place prize in the Massena Artist Association’s 2009 annual...

 

Snye students “Jump Rope for Heart”

On Friday, February 13th, Tsi Snaihne School staff and students participated in the Jump Rope for Heart campaign to raise money for the Heart &...

 

AMS rewards caring kids

The Caught You Caring program at Ahkwesahsne Mohawk School is an ongoing activity that looks to recognize students who are performing random acts of k...

 

AMS students have fun with annual Skeleton Race

Every year Mr. Claude Chevrier at the Ahkwesahsne Mohawk School organizes the Skeleton Race to give students something to cheer about and have fun...

 

Iontoriahnerónhkhwa Owennashón:’a - 1

1. Katá:wens I am swimming 2. Katkétskwas I am getting up 3. Katkonhsóhares I am washing my face 4. Katsheronniánions I am getting dressed 5....

 

The Iroquois Constitution THE GREAT BINDING LAW, GAYANASHAGOWA

Continued from last week 16. If the conditions which shall arise at any future time call for an addition to or change of this law, the case shall be carefully considered and if a new beam seems...

 

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