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Articles from the April 19, 2018 edition


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  • "MIKINAK TRIBE" NOT AFFILIATED WITH AKWESASNE

    Apr 19, 2018

    (April 16, 2018) The “Mikinak Tribe” is a self-identified group that the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) does not recognize or support as a First Nation Community. In July 2016, the MCA put out a release that noted the disapproval. That sentiment still stands today. Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada noted in a June 2016 APTN interview “while these cards convey membership to an organization, they do not convey Indian Status.” During a radio interview in July 2016 with the K103 Partyline Talkshow, Guillaume Carle, who identif...

  • Akwesasne Honors Humboldt Broncos

    Derrick Lafrance|Apr 19, 2018

    Last week's horrific bus crash in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, which claimed the lives of 16 players and a trainer, sent the country in mourning. All across Canada memorials were held such as hockey sticks placed outside doors, NHL teams donned the Broncos jerseys in games and held various tributes and GoFundMe sites have raised millions. Akwesasne Schools and organizations did their part with youth wearing their favorite hockey jerseys last Monday. Funerals for the fallen Saskatchewan players were...

  • Akwesasne Honors Humboldt Broncos - Part 2

    Apr 19, 2018

    Here are additional pictures....

  • Keynote Speech by Micha Menczer at BC's Special Commemoration of the Shoah

    Apr 19, 2018

    On the 12th of every April marks "Yom HaShoah", also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, an occasion to commemorate the 6 million Jews who were killed in one of the worst genocide in history. This year's Yom HaShoah is also an occasion to note that that millions of Americans, and many Canadians, have never heard of the Holocaust. A new study from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, also known as the Claims Conference, shows a shockingly low level of Holocaust awareness...

  • Earth Day 2018 – Ending Plastic Pollution

    Apr 19, 2018

    Plastic pollution is one of the most important environmental problems that we face today. It impacts the environment and our health and wellbeing. We have all contributed to this problem – mostly unknowingly – and we must work to reduce and ultimately to End Plastic Pollution. Earth Day Network is committed to proactively be part of the solution and has created this Plastic Pollution Primer and Action Toolkit to support anyone who wants to contribute too. Our experience of almost 50 years has ta...

  • MCA HOSTS HONOURABLE CAROLYN BENNETT, MINISTER OF CROWN-INDIGENOUS RELATIONS AND NORTHERN AFFAIRS

    Apr 19, 2018

    On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne welcomed the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, to the community of Akwesasne. In February 2018, the Prime Minister announced the launch of a national engagement with First Nations, Inuit and Metis people that will assist in the development of a Recognition and Implementation of Rights Framework. Minister Bennett, who is leading this engagement, will meet with various Indigenous...

  • MOSES BRIAN BRADLEY

    Apr 19, 2018

    Moses Brian Bradley of Cornwall, age 67, passed away with family by his side, at his residence on Sunday, April 15, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy Ann (George) Deady. Dear father of Michael, Sean, Joel Bradley and step-father of Anita and Dwayne Deady. Proud grandfather of ten grandchildren. Dear brother of John Bradley (Daphne) of Kingston. Brian was deeply loved and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. A Memorial Service will be held at LAHAIE & SULLIVAN CORNWALL FUNERAL...

  • DAVID V. HOPPS

    Apr 19, 2018

    HOGANSBURG - David V. Hopps, 88, of 26 Andrew Johnson Road, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the Massena Memorial Hospital. David was born on June 22, 1929 in Massena, son of the late Vernon David and Elizabeth LaFrance Hopps. He attended schools in Akwesasne and proudly served in the US Army, 11th Airborne, Ft. Campbell, KY from 1950-1952 until he was honorably discharged. On June 25, 1955, he married Nancy Arquette at the St. Regis Catholic Church. Nancy predeceased him...

  • CHARLOTTE FRANCIS (LAZORE)

    Apr 19, 2018

    ST. REGIS, QC - Charlotte Francis, 93, of 78 Akwesasne Street, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the Tsiionkwanonhso:te Nursing Home on Cornwall Island. Charlotte was born on November 2, 1926 on Yellow Island, QC, daughter of the late Peter and Susan Arquette Lazore. She attended schools in Akwesasne, and married John Francis. She was a member of the St. Regis Catholic Church, the Singer and Dance, and Mohawk Choir. Charlotte was a homemaker, having also worked at a shoe fa...

  • C. COLTON HART

    Apr 19, 2018

    Ft. COVINGTON - C. Colton Hart, 23, of 2085 State Route 37, unexpectedly passed away on April 15, 2018. Colton was born on October 14, 1994 in Massena, son of Charles Lazore and Renee Hart. Colton was as member of the St. Regis Catholic Church. He had a huge passion for hockey, and loved to play it any chance he had. He is survived by his parents, Charles Lazore and Renee Hart; and his two sisters, Quintana and Aliana Hart; and his niece, Cali Thompson. Colton was predeceased by his brother,...

  • The Girl Power After School Club at Tsi Snaihne School wants to thank the Community Involvement Fund

    Apr 19, 2018

    The Girl Power After School Club at Tsi Snaihne School wants to thank the Community Involvement Fund for sponsoring their activities this year. The Girl Power Club will end their activities by going on a field trip to the Creation Workshop in Cornwall to create glass pendants. The Girl Power Club promotes the healthy development of a positive self-identity and encourages and fosters self-efficacy, self-expression, authenticity in relating to themselves and others through group building...

  • The family of Jane Tarbell would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation

    Apr 19, 2018

    The family of Jane Tarbell would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation and thank our family, friends and community for their care and support through this difficult time. We would like to thank all the people that helped with the generous food donations, beverages, paper supplies and chairs. Also, thank you to all the wonderful ladies that helped in the kitchen during the time of services. We appreciate your thoughtfulness more than we can ever express in words. We also appreciate the beautiful flower arrangements th...

  • People Must Be Free to Talk to Their Lawyer – The US Government Determined to Destroy Lawyer-Client Privilege by Raiding Trump's Lawyer's Office

    Apr 19, 2018

    We are living in a time in history where no one is safe from the over-powering presence of Big Government; In England the absolute power of the King of England was broken at a place called Runnymede on June 15, 1215. Previously the King and the Aristocracy had absolute power over individuals in society. People did not have any rights, except those given by the Sovereign Rulers. This power was absolute. The Magna Charta is called the Great Charter, and is the foundation of all English Constitutional Liberty. For the first time the King’s p...

  • Correction

    Apr 19, 2018

    Indian Time apologizes for mistakenly identifying Stormy Casey in an article about the Snye School Talent Show....

  • Life and Times of Venita Loran

    Sesi King|Apr 19, 2018

    Venita "Shaiawennatonti" Loran was born March 4, 1931. Her father was Monroe Williams and her mother was Mary Oakes. Venita's siblings are Gloria Crouse, Velma Jocko, Dwayne Williams, Gloria Halbritter, and Rudy Williams. Venita's sister Velma named Sunrise Acres, because the sun rose so vividly where she lived. Venita's husband was Daniel Loran; the eldest of his family and now deceased since 1982. He was a Superintendent for the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Water Works. Together they had three child...

  • IT'S A BOY

    Apr 19, 2018

    Name: Benjamin Riley Square Born: April 15, 2018 @ 10:13pm Weight: 7 lbs. 11oz. Length: 19 1/2" Parents: Sabrina Westurn and Blake Square Maternal Grandparents: Sam and Nichole Westurn Paternal Grandparents: Shailei Square, David and Sheila Square Great Grandmothers: Lynda Burns, Susan Westurn and Katherine White...

  • MCA Welcomes New HR Manager

    Apr 19, 2018

    (April 16, 2018) The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Human Resources Manager. Anthony Tillman, an Akwesasne Mohawk, is the successful candidate who joined the MCA team and will lead our employee workforce. He started on April 16, 2018. The HR manager position carries a heavy responsibility to assist MCA through an evolutionary period of change and workplace revitalization. It will be Mr. Tillman's responsibility to ensure the workforce receives the...

  • PICEI Power Wheels Derby Sign-ups Open

    Apr 19, 2018

    PICEI 3rd Annual “Power Wheels Derby,” a truly “Family Fun Day” has its sign-up forms on our website under “Events” at www.picei.org. Please sign up early to be eligible for the sponsorships, for they are limited. As well as to be able to be among those who get in line to pick out the gift they want, as all are different, at the event on August 11th, 2018. All “Power Wheels Derby” participants receive free refreshments as well. Location: PICEI “TEWATENNIHAH” ANNEX OFFICE or at GENERATIONS PARK, TBA soon. For more information, call 8...

  • SRCS March Students of the Month

    Apr 19, 2018

    Students at the Salmon River Middle School participate in the Student of the Month Program. The program is based on the featured character trait from the book of the month. The books for each month are chosen based on content that addresses human feelings and encourages the human universal values of empathy and caring. The student of the month demonstrates exemplary character through his/her compassion, honesty, acceptance, responsibility, respect, optimism, and loyalty by helping to create a...

  • Forestry Resources Program Announces 2018 Spring Chipping Project

    Apr 19, 2018

    (Onerahtókha/April 17, 2018) AKWESASNE, NY – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Environment Division, Forestry Resources Program will begin its seasonal program to assist the community with their spring cleanup. The chipping project will begin taking sign-ups on Monday, April 23,2018 at their office located at 449 Frogtown Road, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Actual work will begin in late May or early June when weather and ground conditions permit. Chipping is the removal of dead and down trees, limbs and branches. This eliminates the need to burn and pr...

  • Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

    Apr 19, 2018

    Do you have a child under 5 years of age? Do you live in the Northern portion of Akwesasne? GET FREE CHILDREN’S BOOKS EVERY MONTH! Information needed includes child’s name, birthday, address, male or female, parent/guardians name, email and phone number. If interested, email the information to debbie.terrance@ambe or fax: 613-933-9262 or mail to 169 International Road, Akwesasne, ON K6H 0G5....

  • Joint statement of the HCCC and the SNEC

    Apr 19, 2018

    (April 13, 2018) The Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council (the “HCCC”) and the Six Nations Elected Council (“SNEC”) are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement on various issues affecting the community. Representatives attended a mediation before the Honourable Frank Iacobucci, a retired Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, on March 22, 2018. SNEC and HCCC are pleased to announce that they have since finalized a Joint Agreement Between HCCC and SNEC for Future Relationship. The Joint Agreement arises from the shared...

  • Reader Comic 1

    Apr 19, 2018

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    Apr 19, 2018

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  • Defeat of the French Record Belt

    Apr 19, 2018

    Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This is an Onondaga belt and was made as a record. A French priest who was stationed at Onondaga told a French boy captive of the Onondagas that a French army was to invade the Iroquois Country, starting with the Onondagas. He, the priest, was secretly storing gun power and other military supplies in a small house in back of the mission, supplies that he received from time to time from French traders who visited Onondaga. The boy who ha...

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