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Articles from the April 9, 2020 edition

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SRMT State of Emergency Operational Briefing

(April 6, 2020) In response to the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe continues to implement protective measures to ensure the ongoing health, safety and well-being...

 

Iakwashatste Youth Fitness Family Home Wellness Challenge Wraps Up

Akwesasne had 28 energetic and fun families participate in the Iakwashatste Youth Fitness Family Home Wellness Challenge. The Challenge wrapped up on...

 

Kahnawà:ke Develops Solid Support Structure at onset COVID-19 Pandemic

By Kaniehtonkie On April 6, 2020, the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke COVID-19 Pandemic Task Force (MCKPTF) issued a press release “reminding the general public that ALL STORES ARE CLOSED TO...

 

With skyrocketing COVID-19 cases, St. Lawrence County sheriff warns no one should travel for non-essential reasons

By Andy Gardner CANTON. On the heels of an announcement that St. Lawrence County has the fastest growth of COVID-19 cases in the entire state, the sheriff has issued an advisory that no one in the...

 

Akwesasne – staying safe, healthy and taking care of one another

Akwesasronon have a long, long tradition of taking care of one another. Here are a few photos of our front line workers. Hats off to you...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    April 9, 2020

High school seniors at Massena, Salmon River and elsewhere will be eligible for graduation without passing Regents tests

By Andy Gardner Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the New York State Education Department is making changes so high school students can earn a diploma. The news comes a day after it was announced that...

 

HOW TO SELF MONITOR FOR COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

If you have been in contact with someone who is sick or even if you feel healthy, do a personal health check several times a day and watch for symptoms. • Take temperature with a thermometer at...

 

COMMUNITY NOTICE

For Immediate Release: Onehrahtókha/April 7, 2020 MCA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COMMUNITY UPDATE April 7, 2020, 4:00pm The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Department of Health is providing the following u...

 

Correction

An article in the Thursday, April 2 edition of Indian Time titled “MCA Health: Keep following social distancing, handwashing guidance” incorrectly identified the head of the Mohawk Council of...

 

MCA Department of Health Welcomes New Doctor

(April 6, 2020) The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne's Department of Health is welcoming a new physician to the Primary Care team as part of the Wholistic...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    April 9, 2020

Citizens Advocates Offers Free Mental Health Support to First Responders

By Andy Gardner Citizen Advocates is offering free mental health services to healthcare workers and first responders coping with the stress brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. This service is avai...

 

CBP ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY CLOSURES AND NEW HOURS FOR DUNDEE CROSSING

(April 6, 2020) The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is informing the community of temporary changes in border crossing times at the Fort Covington/Dundee border crossing, as well as other locations...

 

Hoping and Coping

1. Practice your basket making skills or teach an immediate family member how to make baskets. 2. Research an age appropriate science fair project for your children and experiment with it at home....

 

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APRIL IS NATIONAL VOLUNTEER MONTH

In the United States, volunteerism is instilled at a young age. In many parts of the country, it is the cornerstone of summer vacation or woven into after school programs. Most organizations in small...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    April 9, 2020

Akwesasne's mental health and substance abuse services ready to help people through pandemic

By Andy Gardner Leaders of the mental health and substance abuse arms of St. Regis Mohawk Health Services say they aren’t seeing a big influx of people needing help during the pandemic. Whatever...

 

Covid-19 Impacting the 2020 Maple Sugaring Season

Submitted by Rich Gast, Cornell Cooperative Extension   As I start to write this, it's raining and 50°F outside. Several days of above freezing...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    April 9, 2020

Cuomo orders schools, non-essential businesses closed in NY until April 29; Ontario broadens definition of non-essential businesses

By Andy Gardner Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered all schools and non-essential businesses closed until April 29. Meanwhile, Ontario has added more businesses to their non-essential list and ordered them...

 

Ogdensburg hospital reports first coronavirus death in North Country

By Andy Gardner A St. Lawrence County resident in their 70s who tested positive for COVID-19 died Wednesday, April 8 at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center due to complications associated with the coronavi...

 

Niawenkowa to you, too!

Last week we thanked the people on the front lines who put themselves at risk to serve the public, or to provide the essentials of what we need to continue to live. This week we remember the caring...

 

Healing negativity with Traditional Medicines

The fragrance of sweetgrass is enchanting. From the earth come many gifts to help us heal and live more in tune with the natural rhythms and cycles. After cleansing with sage or cedar, sweetgrass...

 

Ohrhió:ken Oká:ra

29.Wahonnì:ron, "Wísk, teiotonhontsióhon ahsatakién:hahse tsi nahò:ten ne tsi niióhseres aó:wen" - They said, "Wísk it is necessary for you...

 

Canada Wide COVID-19 Numbers

(April 8, 2020) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that people would learn more about a national model in the coming days, but he did not provide a specific date. Trudeau said it’s not...

 
 By Jaclyn Hall    Opinion    April 9, 2020

How A Pandemic Has Changed Akwesasne

By: Jaclyn Hall As much as we hold on to tradition and the old ways, times are changing rapidly. Here in Akwesasne, it is changing so fast, we are forced to become more self-sufficient and capable,...

 

Joanne Shenandoah Releases "Shenandoah Country"

Shenandoah (Grammy Award winning artist & 15 time Native American Music Award Winner) releases her 24th recording and shows how her music crosses...

 

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