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  • AKWESASNE CULTURAL CENTER RECEIVES CITIZENS' INSTITUTE ON RURAL DESIGN™ AWARD

    Apr 7, 2016

    Akwesasne Territory - The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ (CIRD) announced this week that the Akwesasne Cultural Center, in partnership with the Akwesasne Cultural Tourism Working Group, and The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA), was selected to host a rural design technical workshop for the 2016-2017 program year. The workshop will bring together local community leaders, non-profit organizations, community groups, businesses and individual community members with a team of rural planning and creative lac...

  • Swarm Acquires Jerome Thompson from Bandits

    Apr 7, 2016

    (March 29, 2016) The Buffalo Bandits and Georgia Swarm announced a trade with the Swarm acquiring forward Jerome Thompson from the Bandits in exchange for a sixth-round selection in the 2016 NLL Draft. Thompson will now be reunited with his younger brothers, Lyle and Miles Thompson on the Swarm's roster. Thompson also played with Swarm forwards Johnny Powless and Randy Staats during junior ball with the Six Nations Arrows. In addition, the Thompson Brothers all played together with Powless and...

  • Governor Cuomo Signs 12 Week Paid Family Leave Policy and $15 Minimum Wage Plan into Law

    Apr 7, 2016

    (April 4, 2015) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation on Monday enacting a statewide $15 minimum wage plan and a 12-week paid family leave policy. The legislation was passed as part of the 2016-17 state budget, and marks a major accomplishment in the Governor's efforts to restore economic justice and fairness to working families in New York State. "By moving to a $15 statewide minimum wage and enacting the strongest paid family leave policy in the nation, New York is showing the way...

  • Onondaga Nation Case Study Assesses United States' Failure to Protect the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

    Apr 7, 2016

    March 31, 2016 - Syracuse, NY– The International Law Association’s Committee on the Implementation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has accepted a Case Study on the lack of justice in the United States for the Onondaga Nation’s Land Rights to be included in a forthcoming report. On April 15, 2016 it will be two years since the Onondaga Nation petitioned the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to consider the lack of justice provided by U.S. federal courts for their Land Rights Action. The petition is currently under preliminary consi...

  • Sharing Through the Generations Premieres at Tsi Snaihne Recreation Center

    Kanienthonkie|Apr 7, 2016

    On Thursday, March 31, 2016, the film "Sharing Through the Generations" premiered at the Tsi Snaihne Recreation Center. This film is the culminating product when governments, politicians and artists join forces. Unlikely as the three may sound together, the culminating work produced by this partnership will grace the Tsi Snaihne Recreation center for generations. In June 2000, Mohawk Council entered into a Protocol Agreement with the Government of Quebec. This Protocol identified Cultural...

  • TRIBAL COUNCIL WILL NOT ALLOW COUNTY BED TAX IN AKWESASNE

    Apr 7, 2016

    “Franklin County will refrain from attempting to collect the county ‘bed tax’ from two establishments affiliated with the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Territory,” the Malone Telegram reported on Sunday. County Treasurer Bryon Varin’s comments came in the wake of a public statement by the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council declaring that lodging establishments within the Territory of Akwesasne are not subject to county collection efforts. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council has made it abundantly clear to Franklin County officials that we will not all...

  • MARGARET M. JACOBS

    Apr 7, 2016

    AKWESASNE – Margaret M. Jacobs, 81, of 1348 State Route 37, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Adirondack Medical Center, Saranac Lake, NY, where she had been admitted March 27, 2016. Margaret was born August 17, 1934 in Syracuse, daughter of the late Phillip H. and Sarah M. Tarbell. She graduated from Bombay High School, as well as Mater Dei and North Country Community College. She married Richard Allen Jacobs on October 25, 1952 at the St. Regis Catholic Church, with Rev. Michael J...

  • RAYMOND LANSING SLOWMAN

    Apr 7, 2016

    Hogansburg-Mr. Raymond Lansing Slowman, 54, passed on to the Spirit World surrounded by his friends and loved ones. Arrangements are entrusted to Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop. Raymond was born in Sweetwater, AZ on October 30, 1961 to the late Sam L. Slowman and Nusbah (Mary) Blackgoat. He graduated high school and later earned a bachelor's degree. He worked for many years as a journeyman pipefitter for Highlanders out of Pennsylvania. He is survived by his companion of 25 years, Robin...

  • To: Community of Akwesasne

    Apr 7, 2016

    For the last seven plus years I have had the privilege to be the Chief Judge of the SRMT Court. During this time I have witnessed the growth of the Court and have seen many people assist in that growth. If you are unaware, in order to hold the position of Chief Judge for the SRMT Court a person has to go through the normal SRMT political process of caucus and election, but any person hoping to become Chief Judge of the SRMT Court must also be 25 years of age, and be an attorney with 5 years of experience. I bring these matters to everyone’s a...

  • MCA Community Health Hosts Women's Health Expo

    Karonhiaton|Apr 7, 2016

    On Thursday, March 31, 2016, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Community Health Program hosted a Women's Health Expo at the St. Regis Recreation. The Expo took place from 11am to 3pm and the first 100 people through the door received a free healthy lunch catered by Big Russ's. Many information booths and different vendors catering to women's wellness were set up at the event. 2012 was the last time the Community Health Program hosted the Women's Health Expo in Akwesasne. At the 2012 event about...

  • Reader Photo

    Apr 7, 2016

    The picture was taken a couple of weeks ago by Andrew Lazore. He is a carpenter working on the Tappan Zee Bridge, a bridge in downstate New York that crosses the Hudson River at one of its widest points....

  • Tsi Snaihne School Hosts March Madness

    Apr 7, 2016

    Submitted by Lynda Brown For the month of March, 84% of students completed the Read and Respond homework required of them. Currently 75% of students at Tsi Snaihne School are reading at or above grade level. To celebrate the students' effort, a March Madness Activity was held in the gym on March 30th. The students who completed the Read and Respond for the month were divided into teams and enjoyed a variety of fun activities. The students played team Tic Tac Toe, Keep the Balloon Up, Hula Hoop...

  • Groups Rally to Save NYS from FERC

    Apr 7, 2016

    (April 5, 2016) Groups from across New York State – and beyond – rallied at the State Capitol against the bias of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for fracked gas infrastructure projects. They asked Governor Cuomo to use the State's authority under the Clean Water Act to stand up to FERC by denying the 401 water quality certificate for the Constitution Pipeline. The rally was organized by Stop the Pipeline (STP), and garnered the support of sixty participating organizations. The...

  • CBP Appoints New Tribal Liaison at Massena Port of Entry

    Apr 7, 2016

    (March 30, 2016) MASSENA, N.Y. – Yesterday, CBP's Buffalo Field Office appointed Supervisory CBP Officer Tracy Casey as the new Tribal Liaison Officer for the Massena Port of Entry. Tracy began her career with the U.S. Customs Service in 2002 as an Inspector in Massena, NY. In 2003, she became a Customs and Border Protection Officer within the newly formed Department of Homeland Security. Tracy was promoted to her current position as Supervisory CBP Officer in 2008 and performs numerous d...

  • New York State Ag & Markets Offer Online Training for Farmers' Market Vendors

    Apr 7, 2016

    By Vanetta Conn, CHES, Family, Health & Well-Being Educator & CCE Communications Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension Franklin County Looking for a sign that spring is in the air? Each spring, in preparation for the coming summer’s Farmers’ Markets, NYS Ag & Markets offers training for vendors, farmers, their employees, and market managers in how to accept and prompt sales through the use of Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) coupons, distributed to families with young children through WIC and seniors through the Office for the Aging...

  • IT'S A GIRL!

    Apr 7, 2016

    Name: Denise Tianna Smoke Born: Feb. 11, 2016 Weight: 9lbs. 13 oz. Length: 20 inches Parents: Gregory Smoke Jr. & Claudine Pierre Paternal Grandparents: Gregory Smoke Sr. & Barbara Smoke...

  • We Love Visitors!

    Apr 7, 2016

    Indian Time is lucky to receive many visitors every week. Whether it's a parent bringing in a new baby for a photograph or an elder who wants us to look at photos with him, our doors are always open and we love our visitors. We love them so much we want to share them with you. "We Love Visitors" series is simply a way to share members of the community with you. So, don't be scared to come and visit us (we'll only photograph those willing) but if you have something special you want to show us, te...

  • Parade of Nations Announces its First Volume of an Encyclopaedia

    Apr 7, 2016

    (April 2, 2016) For fundraising purposes, Marie Morrell, the volunteer Executive Director of Parade of Nations for the Developmentally Challenged (PoNDC), has compiled the first volume of an encyclopaedia - Volume 1 - The Search Begins, to be released on the 31st of July 2016. The name of the reference set is AKCOUNTIES. It chronicles the heritage of our cultural diversity and the multicultural make up of Akwesasne, Cornwall and the United Counties (SD&G). It includes a bit of the history of all the communities in our area, examining where our...

  • EUROPEAN DREAM VACATION WINNER FROM MILTON, VT

    Apr 7, 2016

    (AKWESASNE, NY) – On Saturday March 26, 2016, the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort (AMCR) concluded its European Dream Vacation promotion. Kim Hoose from Milton, VT was the lucky winner to take home $10,000 cash. The European Dream Vacation promotion ran from March 1-26, guests received entries for every 25 points earned. Kim was very excited to win and expressed how much he loves Mohawk Casino stating "You guys are the friendliest place ever. I have never had a bad time here and refuse to go a...

  • Eating Healthy in 5 Easy Steps

    Apr 7, 2016

    By Tyler Touchette The fitness industry loves to complicate everything. There are thousands of diet books and methods to losing weight. The truth is we as people never needed any of these books or ‘self proclaimed gurus’ in the past - so why do we need them now? We don’t! What do we need? We need to look in the past and pay attention to what real human beings have done to be and look healthy. It’s not about having 6 pack abs or giant arms. It’s about feeling good and living healthy. Looking good and having toned muscles should only be a by-p...

  • FDA Being Sued Over Approval of Genetically Engineered Salmon

    Apr 7, 2016

    Nearly a dozen fishing and environmental groups have filed suit against the Food and Drug Administration in an effort to block its recent approval of genetically modified salmon. The plaintiffs, represented by the Center for Food Safety and Earthjustice, argue that by green-lighting the first-ever genetically altered animal slated for human consumption, the FDA violated the law and ignored potential risks to wild salmon populations, the environment and fishing communities. One of the major risks here, is the escape of these fish into the wild,...

  • The Thunder Boy

    Apr 7, 2016

    Submitted by NNATC This legend happened long ago on an island in the St. Lawrence River. The island is called by the Akwesasne Mohawks, Tekatarenre, and lies opposite the point where the St. Regis River meets the St. Lawrence River at Akwesasne. Long ago, a man, his wife, and his daughter lived alone on this island. They had a garden where they raised corn, beans, and squashes. One day, as the three were working in their garden, the sky became very dark. Glancing up at the dark clouds, the...

  • Tim Horton's East Grand Opening

    Apr 7, 2016

    Tarbell Management Group is pleased to announce to grand opening of Tim Horton's, which is located in Bear's Den East on Route 37, Akwesasne. On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, Mark Laquador, Vice President for Tarbell Management Group was there to greet customers and to give a hand to employees. A full line of hot and cold drinks are available at Tim Horton's East as well as donuts, muffins and cookies....

  • Mohawk Council of Akwesasne March General Meeting

    Apr 7, 2016

    The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne held their monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 in the village of Kanatakon at the Kononhkwa’tsheri:io Atrium. Canada Census gave their third presentation to the community, Council stated the ongoing online survey is being completed by the community for input on whether to take part on Statistics Canada’s Census or not. If approved by the community, canvassers will begin visiting homes in late April and the survey would be expected to be completed by the end of May 2016. For more information, please att...

  • The Pueblo People Visited Us

    Apr 7, 2016

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