A Voice from the Eastern Door

Articles from the April 28, 2016 edition


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  • Cornwall & Akwesasne Officials Move Forward on Port Divestiture

    Apr 28, 2016

    The City of Cornwall and Mohawk Council of Akwesasne have approved a plan to take joint ownership of the Port of Cornwall. A bilateral committee made up of staff and elected officials from the City and MCA has been negotiating with Transport Canada on the divestiture of the area that is known as the Port of Cornwall and the surrounding lands. These negotiations have been completed and co-ownership of the Port has been approved by the elected officials of both communities. This transfer is...

  • Indians Defeat Kahnawake in Home Opener

    Apr 28, 2016

    Photos by Joe Francis The Jr. B Indians overcame the Kahnawake Hunters on Saturday night in the home opener, 11-10. Derek Lister notched three goals and two assists, Russ Oakes got two goals and four assists and Skye Sunday scored three goals. Brock Daze, Sam Fontaine and Kyle Lewis picked up one goal and one assist each, Skkylar Thomas had five assists, Tyler Brown had two, and Myles Jacobs, Keegan Thomas and Norm King all picked up one assist. The Indians almost blew a 10-4 lead in the third...

  • Restoring Hope for Onkwehonwe Begins with Attawapiskat

    Kanienthonkie|Apr 28, 2016

    A meeting was held on Wednesday, April 20, at Generations Park to discuss meaningful short-term and long-term ways to provide support to the community of Attawapiskat. Attawapiskat is an isolated, "fly-in" predominately Cree community in northern Ontario with no road access until December or January. Attawapiskat is part of the Mushkegowuk Council and includes First Nations of Kashechewan, Fort Albany, Moose Cree, Taykwa Tagamou, Chapleau and Missanabie. Many Akwesasne families have already step...

  • Woman Found Unresponsive in St. Regis

    Apr 28, 2016

    The Akwesasne Mohawk Police were called around 7:30 pm, Monday April 25 after a female was found unresponsive in a home located in the village of St. Regis, Akwesasne, Quebec. Officers responded and located a female unresponsive in the bedroom of the residence. The female was transported by ambulance to Ormstown Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. Police have identified the female as Tammy Patricia Oakes, 40, of Akwesasne. Investigators were called to the scene. Police will not know the cause of death until a post mortem examination is...

  • Entewatatha:wi Partners With Iohahi:io Business and Human Resources Students

    Karonhiaton|Apr 28, 2016

    "Vote for Self-Governance, Invest in your future", "Our future generations depend on you!" and "Your Vote Matters," were just a few of the attention-grabbing phrases that graced the covers of pamphlets, posters and newsletters created by Iohahi:io Business and Human Resources Students. On Thursday, April 21 the Iohahi:io Business and Human Resources students shared their finalized marketing projects with the Entewatatha:wi Advisory Committee. This event marked the successful partnership between...

  • Niawen

    Apr 28, 2016

    On behalf of the Akwesasne hockey players representing Team Eastern Door & North attending the National Aboriginal Championship this May 1st-7th in Mississauga, Ontario: Bailey Thomas, Amber Thomas, Iakonhnhiio Cook, KC Herne, Tanner Tarbell, Jarrad Jackson and Kobe Skidders. We’d like to thank St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Environment Department, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Partnership Fund, MCA Community Donation, American Legion, CKON 97.3, Mohawk International Racing, Thomas Marina, Joe & Bulla Herne, Bounce & Bounce Inflatables, A’n...

  • Niawenhko:wa

    Apr 28, 2016

    Niawenhko:wa to our MNCC Faithkeepers for joining forces with us to put on a delicious All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast this past Sunday, April 24, 2016. Families came together to enjoy a delicious breakfast together and bought tickets for a chance to win one of the 23 prizes donated by parents. Each prize had a theme with multiple items such as beach, Crayola, BBQ, Gardening, Picnic, Sewing, Fishing and even a bike! On behalf of the Akwesasne Freedom School Parents...

  • NYS DEC DENIES WATER QUALITY CERTIFICATE REQUIRED FOR CONSTITUTION PIPELINE

    Apr 28, 2016

    On Friday, April 22, 2016, officials from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced the denial of the Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the proposed Constitution Pipeline. Although DEC has granted certificates for other projects, the application by Constitution for these certificates fails to meet New York State’s water quality standards. The full decision is outlined in a letter by John Ferguson, Chief Permit Administrator with DEC’s Division of Environmental Permits and Pollution Pre...

  • TAUNY "Warmth, Remembrance, and Art: 200 Years of Quilts and Comforters in Northern New York" Exhibit

    Karonhiaton|Apr 28, 2016

    Whether you are looking for something to do on a rainy spring day, or you have an interest in quilting, the Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY) in downtown Canton, NY is the place to visit. TAUNY is currently hosting an exhibit called "Warmth, Remembrance, and Art: 200 Years of Quilts and Comforters in Northern New York." The exhibit is set to run April through October 2016. TAUNY is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A chalkboard sign...

  • "Indigenous Creations of the Natural World" Exhibit Opens at the St. Lawrence Power Development Visitors Center

    Karonhiaton|Apr 28, 2016

    On April 22, 2016, at the St. Lawrence Power Development Visitors Center, an exhibit unveiling took place. This exhibit was created through a partnership between the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and the Native North American Traveling College (NNATC). The exhibit "Indigenous Creations of the Natural World" showcases artifacts from the Native North American Travelling College as well as archaeological findings from Drouler's Archaeological Site and the University of Montreal. Amanda Tarbell, NN...

  • Walgreens Settles With NYS for Overcharging and Misleading Consumers

    Apr 28, 2016

    Walgreen Co. Will Pay $500,000 In Penalties, Fees, And Costs And Will Reform Its Advertising Practices In New York NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that his office has obtained a settlement with the national drugstore chain Walgreen, Co. and its subsidiary Duane Reade (collectively, “Walgreens”) for overcharging New York consumers and using misleading advertisements. Walgreens has also agreed to reform its advertising practices. Walgreens will pay $500,000 in penalties, fees, and costs and will reform its adver...

  • Parents Cry "Foul" on Fairfoull's Paragon Lacrosse Winter League

    Apr 28, 2016
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    Mr. Chad Fairfoull, Founder and Operator of Paragon Lacrosse 514 of Montreal, Canada is the center of controversy over registration fees paid for a Winter Lacrosse League. According to sources, parents paid up to $850.00 per child to play in an indoor lacrosse league promising regularly scheduled practices and tournaments in the US and what they received was cancellation after cancellation. But no refunds. Parents from Akwesasne, Montreal and Kahnawake have been trying to contact Mr. Fairfoull, who is the Technical Director for the Cornwall...

  • Community Member Files SRMT Ethics Complaint Against Three Chiefs

    Apr 28, 2016

    On April 13, 2016, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Ethics officer received a formal complaint against three chiefs, Chief Ron Lafrance, Chief Beverly Cook and Chief Eric Thompson. According to records filed by Ruth Bell, the above named are called to task on “Oath of Office, Actual or Apparent Impropriety, Misappropriation or misuse of Tribal funds and Committing perjury or a fraud.” In her submission she states, “It is my belief that the 3 elected Chiefs have failed to be accountable to the Tribal membership as stated in the Oath of Office...

  • ATFE Hosts Annual Seed and Tree Giveaway

    Derrick Lafrance|Apr 28, 2016

    The annual event was as big as ever over the weekend. The Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment held their giveaway at the St. Regis Mohawk Seniors Center and the Generations Park pavilion. The event was to get underway at 9:00 am, but people were lined up well before the trucks even arrived with the trees and seeds. To go along with the seeds, the inside of the Seniors Center was filled with booths on how to grow and maintain the seeds that were picked up. Special guest presenter Richard...

  • Donkeys Invade SRCS Gymnasium

    Rachelle Garrow Hayes|Apr 28, 2016

    With their fearsome nicknames, unpredictable style of play and two pairs of custom-fit, rubber soled shoes, the athletes known as the Green Mountain Donkeys thundered onto the court at Salmon River High School gym on Wednesday, April 20. It didn't take long to realize that these athletes were no ordinary group of players. They play for carrots, have hairy eyes, they are not potty trained, and are very stubborn. These athletes are a bunch of donkeys that arrived to play a quirky twist on...

  • Donkeys Invade SRCS Gymnasium - Part 2

    Apr 28, 2016

    Here are additional pictures....

  • CBC ShortDoc Features Roxann Whitebean

    Apr 28, 2016

    Thunder Blanket is a 5-part series that explores a young Aboriginal woman’s battle against breast cancer and the complexity of being a traditionalist searching for a cure in a modern world. Roxann Karonhiarokwas Whitebean, a young Mohawk mother and independent filmmaker, finds her career grinding to a halt when she is diagnosed with breast cancer a mere three days after shooting her first short film. With the help and support of her family, she struggles to cope with the shock of the diagnosis, the continued demands of raising a household of f...

  • 4-H Mentees Make Gooey Slime!

    Apr 28, 2016

    By Connie Gerow, 4-H Mentoring Site Coordinator "Oh, this is gooey", "that's why it's called slime" were a few of the statements that were said by the 4-H Mentoring Youth at Salmon River and the St. Regis Mohawk School when they mixed a couple of ingredients together to create, in reality, a flexible polymer. As an introduction to the project, the youth were informed that today they were going to become "chemists." And, like any chemistry experiments we were going to have a hypothesis (a guess)...

  • St. Regis Mohawk School Honor Roll 3rd Marking Period

    Apr 28, 2016

    Grade 4 Honor Roll (85-89) Karennahawi Barnes Ava Bradley Jaden Cook-Delormier Kenadie Garrow Cruz Gibson Bleyton Hopps-Thompson Ariyah LaFrance Ryder Sunday Koral Tarbell-Mitchell Kanienkwinehtha Terrance High Honor Roll 90-94 Brandon Barnes Aiyanna Bearshield Ansley Hill Rayne Jacobs Lucas Jock Jianna Lazore Kaylynn Leaf Allora Oakes Michael Smoke Kaia Swamp Isaac White Principal’s List (95+) Cecelia Cree Rhianne Rushing Grade 5 Honor Roll (85-89) Quincy Angus Kaysen Arquette Nya Barnes Ava Bero Kobryn Burns Kylee David Nevaeh Diabo Neely H...

  • North Bay Questions

    Apr 28, 2016

    Mohawk Lesson...

  • SEED CEREMONY/KANEN'SHON:A

    Apr 28, 2016

    As Mother Earth awakens the people prepare to plant the seeds given to us by the Creator. The Faithkeepers will call a meeting to set the ceremony. The Chiefs and Clan Mothers are invited to come as well as all the other Faithkeepers. A man will open the proceedings with Ohenton Karihwatehkwen after which all the Faithkeepers will gather to one side and set the date of the Seed Ceremony. A male Faithkeeper will be chosen to enlighten the Chiefs and Clan Mothers of the date chosen. The Chiefs and Clan Mothers will deliberate as to wether this...

  • THE NEW NOTES

    Apr 28, 2016

    Last June, United States Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced plans for a currency redesign. Last week, he revealed the plans and in an open letter from Lew dated April 20, 2016, he stated, "When I announced last June that a newly redesigned $10 note would feature a woman, I hoped to encourage a national conversation about women in our democracy. The response has been powerful. You and your fellow citizens from across the country have made your voices heard through town hall discussions...

  • EMS Profiles

    Apr 28, 2016

    By Wabigonikwe Tenasco Cook In Part Two, of sharing profiles of the Akwesasne Ambulance employees for National EMS week on May 15 to 21, 2016, here are three more dedicated and local Akwesasronon who serve you well. During EMS Week we'd like to invite the community to say "Thank You" to all these great providers who take care of us in our times of need. Name: Clint Cole What provider level are you? "EMT-Basic." How long have you been at this level? "6 Years." How did you choose this career? "I...

  • Massena Drug Free Coalition Hosts Narcan Training

    Andy Gardner|Apr 28, 2016

    MASSENA -- About 75 people turned out on Sunday to become certified in administering Narcan (naloxone), a drug used to bring people back from opiate and opioid overdoses. The Massena Drug Free Community Coalition sponsored the event at the Massena Community Center. Dr. Sally White of the St. Lawrence Addiction Treatment Center walked the audience through spotting the signs of an overdose, as well as how to figure out who might be at risk of overdosing. At the end of the training, all participant...

  • Reader Comic

    Apr 28, 2016

    Reader Comic...

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