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Articles from the March 31, 2022 edition

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Tribal Referendum Seeks Membership Approval on Cannabis Negotiations

AKWESASNE – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe announced it is seeking permission from tribal members to begin negotiations with New York State on an agreement to allow tribally licensed businesses to...

 

Families and friends gather to collect maple sap

"Early in the spring, when the snow is still on the ground and the sun is struggling to shine, people from Akwesasne gather and a speaker is selected...

 

SRMT Karihwinekénhtha Teká:ta'n tánon Tóhsa Iaontahsón:terake Wahonwatihró:ri Í:iah Tehotihatonhserá:ien Kaien'kwáksen Ronahtenkia'tánion

Ne Roia'tatokénhti Ré:sis Kanien'kehá:ka Onkwehón:we nahè:'a wahatirihwínekenhte 'teká:ta'n tánon tóhsa iaontahsón:terake' ne ià:ia'k kaien...

 

Indigenous- inspired landscape project continues at OPG's Saunders Visitor Centre

Guests dropping by OPG's Saunders Hydro Dam Visitor Centre in Cornwall will soon enjoy serene views thanks to an Indigenous-inspired landscaping...

 

Mitchell Shonkwaiataroroks Gray, with roots in Akwesasne, places in World Hoop Dancing Competition

Mitchell Shonkwaiataroroks Gray competed in the youth division at the 32nd Annual World Championship Hoop Dancing Contest at the Heard Museum,...

 

Off-Road Vehicles Prohibited from the Kana:takon Recreation Field

As spring approaches, the ground begins to thaw due to the warming temperatures causing soil and landscaping to become unpredictable and delicate. Off-road vehicles such as ATVs and dirt bikes are...

 

Spring into Action to Protect Your Home from Mold

After a long winter, the coming of spring can be a time of new growth, not just for you, but for mold too. Here in St. Lawrence County, months of heavy snowstorms followed by rapid thawing can lead to...

 

Niawenkowa from Ms. Stella Ieronhioronkwas Thompson! 

Stella and her family would like to thank everyone who bid on a prize from our online auction to support her attendance at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City this summer!  We are so...

 

Echoes of a Proud Nation Powwow Returns

The organizers of The Echoes of a Proud Nation Pow Wow have announced the powwow will take place this summer for the first time since 2019. The...

 

SRMT Non-Member Fishing Permit Reminder

AKWESASNE – With the arrival of spring earlier this week, many fishermen are anxious to unwrap their boats and put them in the water to begin fishing. Before doing so however, the Saint Regis...

 

St. Lawrence Seaway Begins Navigation Season

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS) joined with its binational partner, the Canadian St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC),...

 

THE MESSAGE OF THE KAYANEREKOWA

Some people interpret the Great Law as authorizing the spread of Peace through aggressive actions and war. Others point to the Tree of Peace as the symbol of the Confederacy, and to the fact that the...

 

Kakwitehnéhstsi Nikahá:wi Karihwanóntha tánon Tekarihwa'serákwen

53. Oh nikatsi'ten'tsherò:ten wahshè:ken sakón:newe ? What type of birds have you seen come back? 54. Wa'khé:ken káhrhonk sakón:newe I saw some...

 

Fundraiser for Theresa Gardner

The former IGA was bustling on Friday, March 25 with people buying raffle tickets, meat pies, lemon pies, joker board tickets, 50/50 tickets and food...

 

National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Sunday, March 29, was National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Locally, the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum joined the National Day to honor local...

 

Gail Cooke Retires from MIHC

The Board of Directors and staff are honored to wish Gail Cooke the best in her retirement, after over 34 years of dedicated service as of Friday,...

 

ONTARIO LIFTS MASK MANDATES IN MOST PUBLIC SPACES, SCHOOLS

The Ontario government has lifted the mask mandate for schools, retail settings, and most other indoor public spaces, as of March 21st. The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) will be extending their...

 

Tobacco Burning to be Held on April 4th

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s (MCA) Wholistic Health & Wellness Program is informing the community that there will be a tobacco burning taking place in the Akwesasne Ambulance Parking area, located...

 

Tribal Households Needed for "Slow No Wake" Signage

AKWESASNE – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Compliance Department is seeking tribal households located along Akwesasne’s waterways who are interested in placing a “Slow No Wake” sign on...

 

50% of U.S. Lakes and Rivers Are Too Polluted for Swimming, Fishing, Drinking

By Olivia Rosane. Fifty years ago, the U.S. passed the Clean Water Act with the goal of ensuring “fishable, swimmable” water across the U.S. by 1983. Now, a new report from the Environmental...

 

Alice Hyde closes maternity ward, ceases obstetrical care

MALONE — The University of Vermont Health Network on Tuesday, March 29 announced they will stop performing non-emergency births and obstetrical care at Alice Hyde Medical Center. “This is a...

 

SRMT COVID-19 Response Team & MCA Community Health Program make changes to reporting

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Community Health Program reported six (6) positive PCR and fifteen (15) positive rapid cases of COVID-19 in the northern portion of the community on March 22,...

 

St. Lawrence County Suicide Leads to Arrest in Pakistan

The State Police announced that an investigation into the suicide of a St. Lawrence County teenager has resulted in the arrest of two subjects by the Federal Investigative Agency of Pakistan. On...

 

First Nations, Canada Wide, United States COVID-19 Update

First Nations Epidemiological summary of COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities as reported to Indigenous Services Canada from March 20 to March 26, 2022. Atlantic – 602 Cases Quebec – 262...

 

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