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  • Vatican's Statement on the Doctrine of Discovery

    Apr 6, 2023

    Joint Statement of the Dicasteries for Culture and Education and for Promoting Integral Human Development on the "Doctrine of Discovery", 30.03.2023 1. In fidelity to the mandate received from Christ, the Catholic Church strives to promote universal fraternity and respect for the dignity of every human being. 2. For this reason, in the course of history the Popes have condemned acts of violence, oppression, social injustice and slavery, including those committed against indigenous peoples. There...

  • RRCA and SNC Offering 10,000 Free Trees to Residents This Spring

    Apr 6, 2023

    The Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) and South Nation Conservation (SNC) are once again partnering with local municipalities to distribute over 10,000 free tree seedlings to residents in their watershed jurisdictions in Eastern Ontario. "This year marks RRCA's 24th annual Tree Giveaway, and our fourth year joining SNC in this shared effort to enhance the region's tree canopy," says Lisa Van De Ligt, RRCA Communications and Stewardship Team Lead. "We always look forward to partnering...

  • Entertainment Binge

    Apr 6, 2023

    By Isaac White. In this week’s installment I’ll be delving into a British series that I think deserves some attention. As I had done in last week’s binge, I wanted to talk about an older film that happened to be very near its opening credits so I decided to watch it for a while. Then I watched it all the way through. Red Dawn and I mean the old-school 80s version, not the trash remake, is a great action movie, perfectly encapsulating the 80s as I remember them when I was a small child. Well, I don’t think I was ever truly small, but I digress....

  • Cornwall Hospital Awarded for Championing Organ and Tissue Donation

    Apr 6, 2023

    Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) has been recognized by Ontario Health (Trillium Gift of Life Network [TGLN]) for its outstanding contributions to organ and tissue donation in Ontario in 2021/22. CCH was presented with the Provincial Conversation Rate Award for reaching a conversion rate of 100 percent, which exceeds the target of 63 percent set by Ontario Health (TGLN). The conversion rate is the percentage of potential organ donors (patients who pass away in a hospital setting and are deemed medically suitable for donation) who went on to...

  • Glens Falls is choosing a new school mascot. How they did it without community strife

    Apr 6, 2023

    By David Sommerstein. NCPR News Director. The Glens Falls city school district is in the final round of choosing a new mascot, dropping the Glens Falls ‘Indians’. The student committee is expected to present the top choice by students and the community for the new mascot to the school board on Monday. The top four choices are Knights, Hawks, Black Bears, and Wolves. Late last year, the state education department ordered the last 50-60 schools in New York that use Native American-themed mascots to change. Saranac Lake, Massena, and many other No...

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    Apr 6, 2023

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  • Search Takes on Different Approach for Missing Akwesasronon

    Kaniehtonkie|Apr 6, 2023

    By Kaniehtonkie. The search for Casey Oakes, who was reported missing on March 30, 2023, has taken on a different approach. The HAVFD, SQ divers and SQ Air Support concluded their search yesterday, April 4th. Today is the last day coordinated agencies will conduct the joint search for Oakes – the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service (AMPS), OPP and RCMP marine units will continue to search waterways starting at noon. After today, only the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service will resume the search with their regular marine patrols, which consists of a th...

  • AMPS Release Identities of Deceased Bodies Found in Akwesasne Territory

    Kaniehtonkie|Apr 6, 2023

    By Kaniehtonkie. The Akwesasne Mohawk Police released the names of eight bodies found in the Akwesasne Territory on March 30 and March 31, 2023. As of April 6, 2023, Casey Oakes is still missing. The circumstances surrounding the deaths continue to be investigated. According to AMPS, 'An essential part of this investigation is determining whether or not this travel was facilitated by an individual or individuals. This investigation is still in its early stages, and investigators are still trying...

  • Akwesasne Mohawk Police Investigating After Police Officer Discharged Firearm at Suspect Vehicle

    Apr 6, 2023

    Two Akwesasne Mohawk Police officers have been placed on administrative leave while police investigate the circumstances of an incident in the village of Kana:takon. Preliminary information suggests the following: • On April 7, 2023, at approximately 8:50 p.m., Akwesasne Mohawk Police patrol officers observed a person wanted by police on an arrest warrant for outstanding charges of Assault and Aggravated Assault. • The suspect vehicle was observed to be parked at a private residence on Akwesasne Street, St. Regis, Quebec. • Police condu...

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