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Articles from the March 12, 2009 edition

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 By Shannon Burns    News    March 12, 2009

Cigarette prices jump nearly $6 per carton

Cigarette smokers visiting any Akwesasne convenience store Wednesday to fill up on their tobacco goods were taken aback at an unexpected jump in prices. Based on off-reservation taxation action, the...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    March 12, 2009

Men’s Council reaffirms Mohawk ownership of Fort Covington land

Representatives from the Men’s Council of the Longhouse in Hogansburg hung signs and flags in the town of Fort Covington Tuesday afternoon, peaceful...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    March 12, 2009

Mohawk language lab opens at Cornwall high school

Students at General Vanier Intermediate School now have access to an interactive computer program that will help to teach the Mohawk language through...

 

St. Regis Mohawk School forms Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

Parents and staff of the St. Regis Mohawk School created a parent-teacher organization on January 21, 2009. The eager group of parents and teachers...

 

Joanne M. Tarbell

Mrs. Joanne M. Tarbell, age 53, of 1082 State Route 37, Hogansburg, died Sunday morning (March 8, 2009) at her home. She was born December 2, 1955 in...

 

Christine Thompson Kanotawaks

Christine C. “Kanotawaks” Thompson, age 94, of 1441 Island Road, Akwesasne, died at her residence on Monday, March 9, 2009. Beloved wife of...

 

Niawen ko:wa

Niawen ko:wa Madisen Mitchell and her family would like to send a big Thank you out to everyone in the community who helped her successfully raise...

 

World Parliament a Unique Opportunity for the Mohawk Nation

For the past 10 years I have been involved with the World Parliament of Religions, first as a presenter at its conference in Cape Town, South Africa in 1999 and then as an organizer in Barcelona...

 

Rites of Passage

This past weekend approximately 35 youth and mentors involved in the Rites of Passage ceremony met a friendly giant, Joe Longshore, who hails from...

 

Haudenosaunee Confederacy signs contract to produce new ID card and Passport

The Chiefs, Clanmothers, Faithkeepers, and people of the Mohawk Nation extend greetings and offer thanksgiving. The Mohawk Nation Council of Chiefs is pleased to announce that after two years of hard...

 

Volunteers give ECDP students a social

On Feb. 27th, SRMT’s ECDP went to the Akwesasne Group Home to have a social put on by Shawn Chubb and Paul Thomas. Theresa Bear Fox and her son...

 

Ish Kabbible visits Tsi Snaihne School

On Tuesday, March 10th, Bob Shelley, a.k.a. Ish Kabbible, performed his magic for Tsi Snaihne School early years students, as well as for students...

 
 By Pat Hendrick    News    March 12, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI appoints St. Regis native Sr. Kateri Mitchell named a pontifical consultor

By Pat Hendrick, staff writer North Country Catholic St. Regis - Sister Kateri Mitchell is one of a kind in a couple of ways. Pope Benedict XVI has...

 

Beginning with Books exposes community’s youngest children to reading time

The Beginning with Books Program, sponsored by the St. Regis Mohawk School, has been held weekly at the Akwesasne Library. The Beginning With Books...

 

Mohawk author documents life of Kateri Tekahkwi:tha

A 17th century woman, known throughout the world as the “Lily of the Mohawks,” is the subject of a new biography written by one of her countrymen....

 
 By Jake Swamp    Opinion    March 12, 2009

Failed Vacation

While visiting one of my 8 brothers a few nights ago, I heard a story. He shared with me a part of his life that I couldn’t stop thinking about. Each of you reading this might be able to relate to...

 

The Iroquois Constitution THE GREAT BINDING LAW, GAYANASHAGOWA

Continued from last week 28. When a candidate Lord is to be installed he shall furnish four strings of shells (or wampum) one span in length bound together at one end. Such will constitute the...

 

Grade 8 at Salmon River Central in 1975

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...

 

Students honor Dr. Seuss’ birthday and nationwide celebration

Elementary students at Salmon River Central and the St. Regis Mohawk School participated in a national celebration of reading to honor the birthday...

 

Book: Such a Pretty Girl

The book this week is a young adult book with a very mature theme. It is about a girls struggle to overcome her fear of a man she is supposed to love unconditionally. But circumstances find her...

 

Pyke Phish Farm

Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne PO Box 1645 Cornwall, Ont K6H 5V6 (613) 551-1971 March 11, 2009 Pyke Phish Farm is a non profit business that has been involved in fish farming activities on a volunteer...

 

CRISPY TENDER FRIED PERCH

serves 4 Ingredients 1 lb. perch fillet 1 cup flour 1 cup cornmeal 16 ounces light beer 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon pepper 2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning 1 cup oil Directions 1....

 

Senior Moments

I had a dilemma when I had a cut on the top of my thumb.  It just wouldn’t heal and really hurt.  I finally came up with the bright idea of using crazy glue on it.  That would hold it...

 
 By Sesi King    Sports    March 12, 2009

Hockey Season ends for Shamrocks

The SRC Shamrocks won’t be going to Utica this year after all. The team fell to the visiting Burke Catholic Eagles 4-0 in front of a packed arena...

 

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