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Articles from the April 8, 2021 edition

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DOI Secretary Haaland Creates New Missing & Murdered Unit

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, April 1, 2021 Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the formation of a new Missing & Murdered Unit (MMU) within the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice...

 

Lampsons Falls

Lampsons Falls is a 1.4 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Russell, New York that features a waterfall and is good for all...

 

New Yorkers 16 Years of Age Eligible for Vaccine

By Kaniehtonkie On Tuesday, NYS Gov Cuomo announced COVID vaccinations are available for New York resident who are 16 years-of-age and older. “Now that all New Yorkers are eligible to receive the va...

 

A message from Mary Francis, Akwesasne Community Elder

My name is Mary Francis. I'm 93 years old and I got my shot. I think that is the greatest thing the community did for everyone. Don't be afraid....

 
 By Mahlon Smoke    News    April 8, 2021

Kahwatsiraien:ton During the Pandemic

By Mahlon Smoke Since its formation, Kahwatsiraien:ton was designed to show full support to the community through love, knowledge, and language through educational classes, ceremonies, and food distri...

 

Clarkson University Shares Plans for Fall 2021

Clarkson University is moving forward with plans to fully resume all regular campus operations in Potsdam, Schenectady and Beacon, NY for the Fall 2021 semester. Classes in Potsdam for the Fall 2021...

 

The 'slow-motion genocide' of the Chinook Indian Nation

By Anna V. Smith Before the pandemic, the cedar plankhouse called Cathlapotle would have been full of stories and fire. Every winter, the Chinook Indian Nation and neighboring tribes hold their...

 

April 2021 Tribal Monthly Meeting Registration Now Open

AKWESASNE – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council announced that registration is now open for the April 2021 Tribal Monthly Meeting. The brief registration process enables the Tribal Clerk to...

 

First Nations Land Defenders Take Direct Action Against Trans Mountain Pipeline

By Brett Wilkins A pair of Indigenous land defenders locked themselves to equipment at a fossil fuel pumping station in British Columbia on Saturday, vowing to continue resisting a government-owned...

 

NATIVE AMERICAN CODE OF ETHICS

Author Unknown Reprint from Indian Time Vol. 26 #44 Submitted by Tom Porter Rise with our Elder Brother, the Sun. Pray often. The Creator will listen if you only speak. Be tolerant of those who are...

 

BC's Largest Indigenous-Owned Green Energy Project Completed

PRINCE GEORGE, BC, April 7, 2021 /CNW/ - Saulteau First Nations (SFN) and Natural Forces are pleased to announce the completion and commissioning of a new 15MW wind project located south of Chetwynd,...

 

Gwich'in Grand Chief Ken Kyikavichik Reclaims his Traditional Last Name

On Friday, March 26th at the Gwich'in Special Assembly in Inuvik, Gwich'in Tribal Council (GTC) Grand Chief Ken Smith announced that he has completed...

 

Chamber Points to Business Grant Programs and ORDA Funding in Agreed Budget

April 6, 2021. While noting that it is still analyzing the final State budget bills now undergoing approval, the North Country Chamber of Commerce is pleased to see two items it has been supporting...

 

Temporary closure of the Canadian Museum of History & Canadian War Museum

Gatineau, Quebec, April 1, 2021 – Due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions, the Canadian Museum of History will be closed to visitors and all other groups as of 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, and the C...

 

What Indigenous food sovereignty means during COVID-19

By Kalle Benallie. Reprinted with permission from Indian Country Today. Food sovereignty has been important to tribal communities like the Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College on the Fort Berthold...

 

NYS Gov. Announces Partnership Between Empire State Trails and Boilermaker Race

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a partnership between the Empire State Trail and the nationally-known Boilermaker race to create the “Empire State Trail Challenge” - a four-month virtual race...

 

USDA Announces Funding Available to Organizations to Assist Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2021— The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced the availability of $2 million to establish partnerships with organizations to provide...

 

When Trees Go over the Hill

Paul Hetzler Senescence is the decline in vigor that happens to all creatures great and diminutive as they approach their species’ life-expectancy limit. Individual genetics matter, too, as does...

 

Natural Law versus the Tribe and MCA

By Doug George-Kanentiio Akwesasronon are aware of the strict limitations as to the powers and authority of the St. Regis Tribal Council and the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne. As entities created by...

 

The Story of Enough: Giving Up (new) Clothes for One Year

By Sarah Peck Living in a world of scarcity means that we’re constantly searching for the next thing to fill us up, the next destination or achievement to make us whole. Our world is filled with mes...

 

Spring Chickens

By Mary LaFrance Easter weekend is a test of my self-control every time I go to Tractor Supply or Runnings for chicken supplies. This is because the...

 

Province-Wide Emergency Brake in Effect

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Department of Health (DOH) reminds the community of Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s ordered 4-week province-wide “Emergency Brake”, the highest level of...

 

Tribal Caucus Announced

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Election Board will be holding the annual Tribal Caucus on Saturday, Onerahtohkó:wa | May 1, 2021. There are three (3) positions open: one (1) Tribal Chief, one (1)...

 

MCA REPORTS FOUR NEW POSITIVE CASES OF COVID-19

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Community Health Program reports four (4) new active cases of COVID-19 in the northern portion of the community as of April 6, 2021. The four new positive...

 

Tribe's EOC Reports 2 New COVID-19 Cases: 18 Quarantined

AKWESASNE – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is reporting two (2) new cases of COVID-19 – making eight (8) total...

 

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