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Articles from the April 13, 2023 edition


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  • Haudenosaunee Nationals Gear Up for San Diego

    Apr 13, 2023

    The Haudenosaunee Nationals recently announced the 23 men who will represent the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and compete at the World Lacrosse Men's Championship in San Diego, California this June. The Nationals are one of five teams which make up Pool A for the World Championship, joined by the United States, Canada, Australia, and England. They will face each team during pool play, with the first contest being against England on Friday, June 23 at 4:00 p.m. PT. The international competition...

  • OHL Announces 2022-23 Red Tilson Trophy Nominees

    Apr 13, 2023

    Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League announced the 20 nominees for the Red Tilson Trophy submitted by OHL member teams as their Most Outstanding Player during the 2022-23 regular season. The Red Tilson Trophy is voted on by the sports writers and broadcasters of the Ontario Hockey League. The Red Tilson Trophy is the most prestigious individual award presented by the Ontario Hockey League. First presented in 1945, the trophy is named in honor of Albert "Red" Tilson, who was killed in a...

  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Visits Akwesasne, Discusses Master Plan on Aging

    Apr 13, 2023

    By Isaac White. On Thursday, April 6, New York junior senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D) made an historic visit to Akwesasne, marking a significant event in the community's history. Senator Gillibrand visited the Senior Center and the Akwesasne Boys and Girls Club, speaking at both venues and focusing on her Master Plan on Aging, which aims to improve the well-being and care of senior citizens across New York and nationally. The event at the Senior Center began with opening remarks from Chief...

  • NYS Issues Ninety-Nine Provisional Cannabis Licenses

    Apr 13, 2023

    New York State – Office of Cannabis Management issued four more businesses in the North Country a provisional license to sell recreational marijuana. All four potential business owners are “justice-involved”, meaning they or a family member was convicted of a marijuana-related offense in the past. According to the state Office of Cannabis Management, the four licensees are: DLM Retail, LLC- Owned by Darian L Maslin, Gerald L Stone, Dale T White, and Rowen M White in the North Country Region of New York State. For (21) years Darian L Masli...

  • Easter Fest A Success at Generations Park

    Apr 13, 2023

    By Isaac White. On Thursday, April 6th, Generations Park in Akwesasne hosted the delightful Easter Fest, an all-inclusive event designed to bring joy and entertainment to all demographics in the community. Despite the cloudy and dark weather, the spirits of those at the park remained bright and cheerful. The event was organized by the Iakwa'shatste Youth Fitness group, which hosted a range of engaging activities catering to all age groups, including a community walk, elders' Easter egg hunts, an...

  • Grand jury indicts single suspect in Gouverneur, Rossie stabbing murders

    Andy Gardner|Apr 13, 2023

    By Andy Gardner. CANTON – An indictment against Adam W. Smith handed up by a grand jury on Thursday sheds a little more light on the circumstances behind the murders of Ronald E. “Huck” Durham and William M. Freeman. Smith, 46, Lake Placid, is charged in a single indictment with 13 felony counts stemming from both killings, including two counts of first-degree murder. For the Feb. 11 murder of Durham, the indictment charges Smith with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter, first-degree robbery and first...

  • RICHARD D. COOK

    Apr 13, 2023

    AKWESASNE – Richard D. "Rick" Cook, 65, of 121 McGee Road, unexpectedly journeyed back to the Spirit World on Tuesday morning, April 4, 2023 at Massena Hospital. Rick was born on May 27, 1957 in Syracuse, the son of the late Vernon Nelson "Tony" Cook and Mamie LaFrance. He attended school in Syracuse and at Salmon River Central School. He entered the United States Navy after leaving school, proudly serving his country and serving on the USS Turner Joy. He first married Linda Montour, they w... Full story

  • Tota News

    Apr 13, 2023

    TSI TETEWATATKENS St. Regis Mohawk Senior Center 518-358-2963 Email address: srmseniorsclub@gmail.com Please note: Anyone wishing to attend the congregate meal must call the Office for the Aging by 9:30am to reserve a meal. MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL Club dues for 2023 You can mail your membership fee of $5.00 American to: SRM Senior Citizens Club PO Box # 1106 Hogansburg, NY 13655 BIRTHDAYS: April 13th-William Loran April 14th-Pat Tarbell, Janice M. Brown, & Ann Marie Laughing April 17th-John Oakes April 18th-Giselle Cook & Erica Barnes April... Full story

  • St. Regis Mission News

    Apr 13, 2023

    ST. REGIS MISSION MASS INTENTIONS APRIL 12-19, 2023 ALL CURRENT COVID-19 MANDATORY RESTRICTIONS APPLY WHICH INCLUDE: SOCIAL DISTANCING AND OPTIONAL WEARING MASKS. THURSDAY APRIL 13, 2023 10:00 AM TSIIONKWANONHTSO:TE Offered for: Charlotte Francis 5-Year Memorial Anniversary by the St. Regis Mission Family THURSDAY APRIL 13, 2023 12:10 PM Offered for: Margie Thompson, 4-Year Memorial Anniversary by the St. Regis Mission Family FRIDAY APRIL 14, 2023 12:10 PM Offered for: Colton Hart 5-Year Memorial Anniversary by the St. Regis Mission Family...

  • Legal Notice

    Apr 13, 2023

    Letters of Administration on the Estate of Marion Lazore, late of Akwesasne, NY have been granted to Kimberly Terrance by the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court. Notice is hereby given to all potential creditors to said estate who may have an interest in said estate to present their interest to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Court by April 23, 2023. Any creditors shall contact the Tribal Court Clerk at 518-358-6300....

  • Legal Notice

    Apr 13, 2023

    Legal Notice is hereby given to all potential creditors who may have an interest in the Estate of Carol A. Smoke. All creditors must represent their interest to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court by April 20, 2023. Any creditors shall contact the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court at 518-358-6300....

  • Salmon River Elementary Students of the Month

    Apr 13, 2023

    Salmon River Elementary Students of the Month...

  • Akwesasne Mohawks Attend the National Gathering on Unmarked Burials Held in Toronto

    Doug George-Kanentiio|Apr 13, 2023

    By Doug George-Kanentiio. A seven-member team of Akwesasronon attended the fourth National Gathering on Unmarked Burials in Toronto March 27-29 in Toronto. The event was coordinated by Kim Murray of Kanesatake, Canada’s Independent Special Interlocutor for Missing Children and Unmarked Graves and Burial Sites associated with residential schools. Over 500 people travelled to the city from across the country to give testimony, exchange ideas and develop a collective movement to locate the residential school graves, identify the buried children an...

  • CHARLES J. KADER

    Apr 13, 2023

    AKWESASNE- Charles J. Kader, But known to the world as Chaz, passed away on March 23rd 2023 at Samaritan hospital in Watertown, NY after a brief illness. Charles was born October 19th, 1969, to the late Annabelle Evans Kader of Erie and the late Charles E Kader of St. James City FL. He was preceded in his death by his wife Jennifer in November of 2022. He is survived by his brother Andy, 48 of Kahnawake Kanienkehaka Territory; his two nieces, Orenda, 22 and Kahiona ,20; and a nephew Tiohren, 16... Full story

  • Amazon Studios and IllumiNative Collaborate on Episodical Directors Program

    Apr 13, 2023

    Amazon Studios and the Indigenous-led racial justice group IllumiNative unveiled their collaboration to initiate the inaugural IllumiNative Episodical Directors Program. This year-long initiative aims to offer resources and practical experience to up-and-coming and mid-level Indigenous film and television directors. Participants will have the opportunity to shadow directors during the second season of Outer Range, a series featuring an Indigenous character as part of its core ensemble. The first group of directors participating in the program i...

  • Legal Notice

    Apr 13, 2023

    Carrie Hill has requested letters of Administration on the Estate of Curtis J. Mitchell of Akwesasne, NY. Notice is hereby given to all potential creditors to said estate who may have an interest in said estate to present their interest to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court by April 22, 2023. Any creditors to said estate shall contact the tribal Court Clerk at 518-358-6300....

  • The Salmon River Central School District's transfer policy deadline is June 1, 2023

    Apr 13, 2023

    Attention to any students who plan to transfer to Salmon River: The Salmon River Central School District’s transfer policy deadline is June 1, 2023. This policy applies to all students who wish to transfer into the Salmon River Central School District (including the St. Regis Mohawk School) for the 2023-2024 school year who are changing school districts but not residency. Electronic registration is available on our school website, www.srk12.org under “District Services” by creating a Clevr account. Paper packets can be obtained at the main...

  • Legal Notice

    Apr 13, 2023

    Letters of administration on the Estate of Ronald A. Thompson, late of Akwesasne, NY have been granted to Deborah Thompson by the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court. Notice is hereby given to all potential creditors to said estate who may have an interest in said estate to present their interest to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Court by April 22, 2023. Any creditors shall contact the Tribal Court Clerk at 518-358-6300....

  • Legal Notice

    Apr 13, 2023

    Letters of testamentary for the Estate of Isabel Mary Garrow and Estate of Leonard Carlton Garrow, of Akwesasne, NY, have been requested by Daniel J. Garrow and Carol E. Garrow. Notice is hereby given to anyone objecting to the appointment of Daniel J. Garrow and Carol E. Garrow. All potential creditors who may have an interest in the aforementioned estate or those wanting to object to the validity of the will must notify the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court at (518) 358-6300 no later than April 22, 2023....

  • VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

    Apr 13, 2023

    Salmon River Central School District, is currently accepting applications for the 2023-24 School Year for the following position: School Administrator- (Assistant Principal) 12 Month Position Applications being accepted immediately - until filled. Full job description and application can be found at www.srk12.org/employment/. Submit a completed application to: Angela Robert, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Salmon River Central School 637 County Route 1 Fort Covington, NY 12937. Phone: 518-358-6639 The Salmon River...

  • Indigenous Remains Found During Dartmouth Inventory Check

    Apr 13, 2023

    Dartmouth College announced recently that the Hood Museum of Art and the anthropology department uncovered the skeletal remains of 15 Native American persons while conducting a series of internal re-inventories. The skeletal remains were found in their respective collections. In two osteological assessments conducted by college personnel, along with a continuous external examination by forensic anthropologists and archeologists, the “skeletal remains of 15 individuals identified as Native American” were discovered, according to the sta...

  • Senator Gillabrand Stops In at the Akwesasne Boys and Girls Club

    Apr 13, 2023

    Senator Gillabrand continued her visit to Akwesasne by stopping in at the Akwesasne Boys and Girls Club on Friday, April 7, 2023. She briefly met with club members, staff and ABGC board members. She was given a warm welcome as club members offered their thanks for the one-million-dollar donation to go towards building a new club house to adequately and safely house all club members and their varied activities....

  • Design a Deer-Resistant Garden Without the Fence

    Apr 13, 2023

    by Melinda Myers Deer are common visitors to landscapes even in urban and suburban areas. Fencing is the most effective way to protect your plants but is not always practical or desirable. Your community may have restrictions on fencing, your budget may not support this option, or you prefer not to hide your plantings behind a fence. Growing a beautiful garden despite the deer is possible but takes planning, persistence, and flexibility. You must be willing to change strategies as needed to...

  • OPEN RECRUITMENT SCHOOL COUNSELOR

    Apr 13, 2023

    Position Summary: Under the supervision of the School Principal, the School Counselor is responsible to provide counseling for children in the AMBE schools from K-4 through grade 8, along with other related tasks such as attendance, etc. The School Counselor also serves and supports the emotional and developmental needs of the students’ through one-on-one and small group counseling. Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, Career Development, Education or Social Science; • 2 years counseling experience in a related field. Key Compete...

  • OPEN RECRUITMENT SPEECH SUPPORT AIDE

    Apr 13, 2023

    Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Superintendent of Student Services and the onsite supervision of the School Principal, the incumbent will provide assistance to children who would benefit from the additional services to promote development of language. Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree in Education with 3 years experience in curriculum writing and resource development or verifiable training in kanien’keha with 5 years of related work experience; • Must demonstrate experience as a member of an educational team; • Coaching...

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