A Voice from the Eastern Door

Articles from the March 10, 2016 edition


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  • A Conversation With The Revenant Star Grace Dove

    Blake Lazore|Mar 10, 2016

    Movies and television can have a major impact on our lives. Maybe it's as large as acting being your occupation or as small as your lunchtime discussion with friends and co-workers over what they thought of the latest episode of your favorite series. Whether it be going to the theatre to watch a new release so you can escape reality for several hours or re-watching your favorite movie for the tenth time while bringing back those memories from when you first saw it. They can make us laugh and...

  • Hogansburg Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department Annual Dinner and Awards

    Kaniehtonkie|Mar 10, 2016

    The HAVFD held their annual dinner and awards ceremony on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Brass Horse Grill. The evening started with cocktails at 5 followed by a prime rib dinner catered by ESP Catering. The event was attended by about 150 people, including family members and members of surrounding fire departments, including Bombay, Malone and Moira. The HAVFD has several mutual aid agreements with surrounding communities to take a teamwork approach to fire fighting, fire safety and rescue....

  • Hogansburg Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department Annual Dinner and Awards - Part 2

    Mar 10, 2016

    Here are additional pictures....

  • Fabulous Weekend with NHL Alumni and Akwesasne Stars Hockey

    Sesi King|Mar 10, 2016

    The Akwesasne community was treated to the NHL Native Alumni Team and the Akwesasne Stars on March 5, 2016. Spectators of all ages came out on this mild March day to share the event at the A'nowarako:wa Arena. The organizations that sponsored the game were Tehotiiennawakon Department and Mohawk Council of Ahkwesahsne. Traveling on the bridge was a clear indicator that the arena on the island would be packed with many hockey enthusiasts. A long lineup of cars was waiting to get to the arena to...

  • Fabulous Weekend with NHL Alumni and Akwesasne Stars Hockey - Part 2

    Mar 10, 2016

    Here are additional pictures....

  • Shamrock Figure Skaters Rock Through the Decades

    Rachelle Garrow Hayes|Mar 10, 2016

    What do you get when you put together 40 skaters; dedicated teachers and parents; four months of rehearsals and a variety of music? A mix that lifted your spirits out of the winter blues, brightened your day and gave you lasting esthetic enjoyment! The Shamrock Figure Skating Club presented "Rockin Through the Decades" on Saturday, February 27 at the Tom Cavanaugh Arena. The audience enjoyed songs from the 1930's through the 2000's as skaters, ranging in age from 4 to 17, performed to some...

  • Shamrock Figure Skaters Rock Through the Decades - Part 2

    Mar 10, 2016

    Here are additional pictures....

  • Shamrock Figure Skaters Rock Through the Decades - Part 3

    Mar 10, 2016

    Here are additional pictures....

  • Niawen

    Mar 10, 2016

    The Akwesasne Learn to Skate Club, with the help of our community, hosted a raffle at the Turtle arena that benefited the local H.A.V.F.D. Fire Station # 2. The prize was an autographed hockey stick signed by the NHL Alumni. Recently Fire Station # 2 was vandalized and the Akwesasne Learn to Skate Club, with the help of our sponsors Mohawk Vision and Rookez-Edge Source for Sports, wanted to give back to the local Fire Station # 2 for all they do for the community of Akwesasne. We raised $205.00...

  • Thank You

    Mar 10, 2016

    Thank you to my Learn To Skate Instructor Donna. From Carter....

  • Niawen:kowa, from the Family of Elaine Castor

    Mar 10, 2016

    Elaine Castor, and my two sons, Peter and Kevin wish to extend a heartfelt Niawen:kowa (thank you) to all who organized and worked at the Mohawk Auction and Fish Dinner on Friday, March 4, 2016. I, and my family recognize all the hard work and commitment to carry out such a generous act of kindness. I would like to send a special thanks to the staff of Rocket Ronnie’s; Ronnie and Kim and all staff, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police; Matt Rourke and Willie Ransom and all officers and staff, Lynn Thompson, Jon Lazore, Cheyenne Lazore, and m...

  • Niawen Kowa ACSA

    Mar 10, 2016

    Niawen Kowa ACSA on behalf of the parents of the Akwesasne Minor Hockey Association! As the end of the season draws near, the Akwesasne Minor Hockey Association (AMHA) would like to acknowledge their sponsors, for without them the children would not be able to enjoy the great sport of hockey within Akwesasne. Hockey is an expensive sport, and this year AMHA has worked in partnership with the Akwesasne Convenience Store Association (ACSA) to help families in need offset their registration fees....

  • NIAWEN

    Mar 10, 2016

    Did you know that National Proofreading Day is observed each year on March 8th?! National Proofreading Day promotes mistake-free writing. Make all your writings and documents have a positive and professional impression by proofreading them carefully. Here at Indian Time, we have the best proofreader in the world! Happy National Proofreading Day and Niawenkowa to Emily Tarbell for all your hard work making the paper mistake-free. The Timekeepers...

  • ATFE Hosts Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

    Karonhiaton|Mar 10, 2016

    Each year the Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment (ATFE) hosts a tree pruning workshop to teach community members how to care for their fruit trees. On Saturday, March 5, this workshop was held behind the Akwesasne Library and Museum at an orchard that was originally planted by the late Solomon Cook. Craig Arquette led the workshop and gave a complete description of all the steps involved in pruning fruit trees. Pruning usually takes place in late winter or early spring, while the tree is...

  • NHL Alumni Reggie Leach Visits Akwesasne Schools

    Karonhiaton|Mar 10, 2016

    On Friday, March 4, 2016 Reggie "The Riverton Rifle" Leach visited all the schools in Akwesasne prior to playing in the Native NHL Alumni game scheduled for Saturday afternoon. Reggie Leach is a former Philadelphia Flyers NHL Alumni and the current author of the book, "The Riverton Rifle," which is his personal story. At each school he relayed many good messages to the students. The Rifle (Reggie) made a visit to the students in grades 4, 5, and 6 at Kanatakon School. During his talk he shared...

  • News from Tsi Snaihne School

    Mar 10, 2016

    Submitted by Lynda Brown...

  • Tsi Snaihne School Students' Work to be in United Counties Science Fair

    Mar 10, 2016

    Submitted by Lynda Brown...

  • MCA Monthly Meeting

    Mar 10, 2016

    MCA held their monthly meeting on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at the Akwesasne Mohawk School. The meeting started promptly at 6:30pm and closed at approximately at 9:45. The General Meeting included two presentations; Statistics Canada (participating in the national Canadian Census) and Dr. Rose Alma McDonald (Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Strategic Plan) and updates on the Akwesasne Mohawk Ambulance, Akwesasne Tekaia’toretha:ke Kaianerenhsera (Akwesasne Court Law) Results, Cornwall/Akwesasne Port Divestiture, Kawehnoke Postal Code, Kawehnoke Electri...

  • AFN National Chief: Action on Climate Change Needs Full Involvement of First Nations

    Mar 10, 2016

    March 4, 2016 (Ottawa, ON 3/4/16): Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said the commitments made to First Nations at the First Ministers Meeting on Climate Change must be seen as an urgent priority and acted upon with First Nations involved as full partners. The outcome document of the First Ministers Meeting, released on March 2, 2016, is called the Vancouver Declaration on Clean Growth and Climate Change. “First Nations told First Ministers that we are essential partners in acting on climate change and must be i...

  • AFN National Chief Outlines Priorities "Closing the Gap: A New Era for First Nations in Canada"

    Mar 10, 2016

    (Ottawa, ON 3/7/2016) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today for immediate action to close the gap in the quality of life between First Nations people and Canada, in a pre-budget address to the Economic Club. “The Gap in the quality of life between First Nations and Canada is intolerable and it cannot go on,” said National Chief Bellegarde. “There is an immediate need to invest in the youngest, fastest growing population in Canada - First Nations peoples - and an historic opportunity to begin a new era of reconc...

  • Kids Yoga Classes in Tsi Snaihne

    Karonhiaton|Mar 10, 2016

    The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Community Health Program is currently hosting Kids Yoga Classes at Tsi Snaihne School. This yoga class is intended for kids ages 5-9. Sheryl Thompson and Sarah Peters are Certified Rainbow Kids Yoga Teachers. As instructors they hope to provide a yoga experience that is playful, creative and focused on bringing the group of kids together. This class also focuses on the development of breathing, relaxation and concentration skills. The instructors focus on...

  • Crafting Weekend at the Snye Recreation

    Karonhiaton|Mar 10, 2016

    A crafting weekend was held on Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6. Beaders, jewelry makers, scrap bookers, card makers, quilters, moccasin makers and artists of different medias joined together to work on their projects at the Snye Recreation. This event was free of charge and participants were provided with a complimentary lunch and snack each day. Crafters had the opportunity to reserve a table so that they could sell their crafts, work on projects or sell their excess crafting supplies...

  • MARCH 25 IS NEW YORK VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES

    Mar 10, 2016

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is reminding New Yorkers that they must register to vote by March 25 in order to cast ballots in the upcoming presidential primaries on April 19. To register to vote, a New Yorker must: • Be a United States citizen. • Be 18 years old by December 31 of the year in which you submit the form (note: you must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote). • Live at your present address at least 30 days before an election. • Not be in prison or on parole for a felony convicti...

  • Spring is in the Air

    Mar 10, 2016

    By Jennifer Herne, LVT It's beginning to warm up and you can smell the spring in the air lately...I don't mean flowers, I mean skunk! It's the time of year when your dog wants to start running around chasing skunks. I have tried many over the counter remedies and have yet to find one that works. I came across this recipe on the internet and wanted to share it with you. The ingredients make sense, from a chemistry standpoint. Here it goes and if you try it and it works send me a message at...

  • They are Teaching the Children

    Mar 10, 2016

    Mohawk Lesson...

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