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Articles from the May 9, 2024 edition


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  • Grand Chief Abram Benedict Will Not Seek Reelection

    May 9, 2024

    Grand Chief Benedict announced on a Facebook post on May 6, 2024, he will not be running for grand chief of Mohawk Council of Akwesasne. After nine fulfilling years, Benedict will retire from politics. From Benedicts Facebook post, "After much reflection and consideration, I announced on Thursday May 2, 2024, that I made the decision to not seek re-election for the position of Grand Chief of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne. Serving as your Grand Chief for the past nine years has been one of the...

  • Akwesasne Powwow Continues Discussions with Community Members & City of Cornwall

    Kaniehtonkie|May 9, 2024

    By Kaniehtonkie. In mid-April the Akwesasne Powwow Committee (APC) and respected leaders made an explosive announcement of temporarily moving the 2024 powwow to Cornwall. This announcement was received with plenty of comments from community members on Facebook, with some encouraging to 'boycott' the events. Indian Time spoke to the APC members about the concerns many Akwesasronon have about their decision to move the powwow – albeit temporarily – to Cornwall. The APC stated the decision to move...

  • MCA Announces Hiring of New Executive Director

    May 9, 2024

    The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) is proud to announce the appointment of Mose A. Herne, Akwesasronon, as the new Executive Director, effective May 6, 2024. Mose's community roots and leadership background made him the ideal choice after a rigorous selection process that began in November 2023. The Executive Director oversees the daily operations of the organization, offering strategic guidance to staff, enhancing community and external relationships, aiding in governance implementation,...

  • Celebrating National Nurses Week 2024

    May 9, 2024

    From May 6-12, 2024, MCA and the community of Akwesasne 'honor the incredible dedication, compassion, and expertise of nurses' locally and worldwide. "The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne would like to express gratitude for the invaluable contributions of our nurses, whose cultural insights and unwavering commitment enhance healthcare for all. Thank you for your tireless efforts and selfless care!" Also celebrating this week is Indigenous Nurses Day on May 6, and International Nurses Day on May 12)....

  • SRMT Monthly Meeting Recap

    May 9, 2024

    By Isaac White. Chief Michael Conners chaired the May 2024 Tribal Meeting, guiding the agenda through several important community updates and discussions. The meeting commenced with a review of previous action items from the April monthly meeting. The meeting agenda packet included: Tribal Council provided updates to the community via written reports. Each council member outlined their activities, contributing to the community’s governance and development. The meeting included a summary of Tribal Council Resolutions (TCRs) for April 2024, a...

  • Denise Marie (Oakes) Porter

    May 9, 2024

    Service for Denise Marie (Oakes) Porter Notice of graveside service for Denise Marie (Oakes) Porter who passed away unexpectedly on March 2, 2024, at her residence. Denise was the daughter of the late Samuel and Audrey (Sawatis) Oakes. Please join the family for a graveside service with internment at the Kateri Tekakwitha Cemetery of Akwesasne on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 2:00p.m. Father Jerome Pastores of the St. Regis Catholic Church will be officiating.... Full story

  • Phoebe H. Curran

    May 9, 2024

    Massena: The family of Phoebe H. Curran, age 87, of Roosevelt Road, are saddened to report the passing of their mother early Wednesday morning, May 1, 2024, at St. Josephs Nursing Home in Ogdensburg, NY. Calling hours for Phoebe will be held on Tuesday May 7, 2024, at Phillips Memorial Home located at 64 Andrews Street in Massena from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Sacred Heart with burial to follow in Carville... Full story

  • 'Rocks down Raiders in softball, SR girls take two close wins in lax

    May 9, 2024

    By Andy Gardner. Friday, May 3, boys lacrosse, Massena 13 Ogdensburg 7: The Raiders secured a 9-6 lead at halftime and showcased an impenetrable defense in the second half, with goaltender Owen Converse making 10 saves and allowing only one goal. Drew Smutz, with three goals and three assists, Myles Cook, with three goals, and Duffa Thompson, with one goal and three assists, led the Raiders’ offensive charge. Dom Murtaugh’s two goals were crucial, especially his second, which came just 12 seconds after Theodore Hewko narrowed the gap to 11-7 wi...

  • Tota News

    May 9, 2024

    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 9:30 am to reserve a meal. MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL - Club dues for 2024: You can mail your membership fee of $10.00 American to: SRM Senior Citizens Club PO Box # 1106 Hogansburg, NY 13655 BIRTHDAYS: May 11th-Kenneth Thompson May 12th-Leonard Barnes, Melly Glass, Leona LaFrance May 14th-Louann Paquin May 15th-Harris Cole, Sylvia McDonald, & Chrysetta... Full story

  • St. Regis Mission News

    May 9, 2024

    ALL CURRENT COVID-19 AND COLD/FLU RESTRICTIONS APPLY WHICH INCLUDE: SOCIAL DISTANCING AND OPTIONAL WEARING MASKS. THURSDAY MAY 9, 2024 10:00 AM TSIIONKW- ANONHTSO:TE Offered for: Marion “Marita” Francis by the St. Regis Mission family THURSDAY MAY 9, 2024 12:10 PM Offered for: Wayne McDonald 2-Year memorial anniversary by the St. Regis Mission Family FRIDAY MAY 10, 2024 12:10 PM Offered for: Wayne Delormier from the funeral collection SATURDAY MAY 11, 2024 4:00 PM Offered for: Charlotte Mitchell 50-Year Memorial Anniversary by Charlotte Laz...

  • Kawehnoke Power Generation - not for profit

    May 9, 2024

    End of Public Meeting Setup Series Until May 31, 2024, Comments on KPG setup will be accepted on line at: Kawehnoke.energies@gmail.com Afterwards Report to the Community to follow....

  • Classifieds

    May 9, 2024

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  • VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

    May 9, 2024

    Salmon River Central School District is currently accepting applications for the following positions for the 2023-24 School Year: Art Teacher Driver Education Teacher Elementary Teacher Home & Careers/Middle Level CTE Teacher Occupational Therapist Reading Teacher Special Education Teachers Technology Teacher Application Deadline: Until Filled Full job descriptions and applications can be found at www.srk12.org/employment/. Submit a completed application to: Angela Robert Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Salmon River...

  • CAA Management is constantly on the lookout for more talented individuals to our team

    May 9, 2024

    Enjoy a flexible work environment that is the perfect blend of work and fun! With flexible working hours to paid vacation time, You will be empowered to achieve work-life balance in all that you do. Apply online at caamgmt.com/find-a-job/ For more information, please email Jobs@caamgmt.com...

  • World's Greatest Athlete Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

    May 9, 2024

    President Biden named nineteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Friday, May 3, 2024. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation's highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the prosperity, values, or security of the United States, world peace, or other significant societal, public or private endeavors. President Biden stated, "There is nothing beyond our capacity when we act together. These nineteen Americans built teams,...

  • Govt of Canada & Govt of Manitoba Announce Partnership to Develop a National Red Dress Alert

    May 9, 2024

    The hours immediately after someone goes missing are the most critical period to finding them. That is why after calls from Indigenous grassroots service providers and organizers on the front lines of the crisis, the governments of Canada and Manitoba announced that they will partner to launch a Red Dress Alert pilot, to be developed together with Indigenous partners. The alert system, supported by funding in Canada’s Budget 2024 and Manitoba’s Budget 2024, will provide notification when an Indigenous woman, girl, Two-Spirit, or gender-diverse...

  • National Council for Reconciliation Act becomes law, a positive step toward fulfilling Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

    May 9, 2024

    UNCEDED ALGONQUIN TRADITIONAL TERRITORY, Bill C-29, which provides for the establishment of the National Council for Reconciliation (the Council), received Royal Assent and officially became Canadian law. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which heard testimony and took direction from Survivors to draft the Calls to Action, envisioned an Indigenous-led, independent, and permanent Council to ensure long-term progress on reconciliation in Canada. Call to Action 53 called on the federal government to enact legislation to establish the...

  • Great Skate Sport Shop Barn Ball Division 1st place winners

    May 9, 2024

    Great Skate Sport Shop Barn Ball Division 1st place winners. Back row L-R: Perry Francis, Vince Aaron & Dave Thomas. Front row L-R: Eileen Thomas, Karen Francis and Geraldine Jacobs. Year Unknown Do you have any old photos that you'd like to share with our readers in Blast from the Past? Bring them in! Our offices are located on Hilltop Drive in the Communications Building. Stop letting your photos gather dust in the basement and bring them in for us! All photos are returned to their...

  • Tewa'a:raton ( The Creator's Game) Lacrosse

    May 9, 2024

    The Great Game Continued from last week. By happy inspiration, one bird thought of the water drum that is used in social and ceremonial gatherings. Perhaps a piece of the drums leather could be taken from the drumhead, cut and shaped and attached to legs of one of the small creatures. It was sone and thus originated the bat. The ball was now tossed into the air, the bat was told to catch it. With his skill in dodging and circling he kept the ball constantly in motion, never allowing it to hit the ground. Through his impressive performance he...

  • Salmon River Elementary School 3rd Quarter Honors

    May 9, 2024

    Honor Roll Grade 3 Amelia Pierce Aubrey Moore Jacob Taylor Winter David- Harris Isobella Washburn Zoe Lamay Honor Roll Grade 4 Presley Gray Macee Mitchell Noley Phillips Sibell Dunn Camille Jacobs Mylee Mitchell Nicole Heath Olivia McElwain Jr. Honor Roll Grade 5 Alaina Fleury Alexis Oakes Nataliya Mitchell Ashton Oakes Emery Cook Trenton Lamb Aubree Dustin Aubree Oakes Maggie Deon Malani Mitchell - Rockhill High Honor Roll Grade 3 Harper Durant Teharonhiawakon Nolan Bryant Emma Brockway Mia Wylie High Honor Roll Grade 4 Noah Chapman Sonja...

  • Outstanding Attendance for April

    May 9, 2024

    Pre-K Mrs. Durant- Nova Bero-Boyea, Patrick Jacobs, Jemniah Lord, Grant Thompson Mrs. Lazare- Billy Barnes Jr., Leah Bero-Boyea, Jordan Boots, Mathias Buckshot, Amryn Diabo, Dewey Garrow III, Teiakonatakeh Larney Kindergarten Mrs. Beck- Lainee Back, Dayson Chubb, Challen Cole, Joryn Jacobs, Druvi Johnson, Gavin Raspitha, Morello Sunday, Josie Sunday-Oakes, Allie Thomas, Vayla Thompson Mrs. Jock- Phoebe Boots, Heaven Gorrow, Naylee Hill, Jayce Montour, Aubree Oakes, Mavis Oakes Ms. Homer- Journey Cerrone Mrs. Bradley- Reezyn Diabo, Ivory...

  •  St. Regis Mohawk School Honor Roll Third Quarter of 2023-2024

    May 9, 2024

    Grade 5 Principal’s List (95-100) Audrielle Hopps Nirvana Johnson Salara Lewis Grade 5 High Honor Roll (90-94) Claire Adams Porter Aldrich Marley Bigtree Snow Boots Emilie Comins Ross David Jayva Francis Lanah Francis Vivian Gabriel Hudson Jacobs Kaleb Martin Kendall Peters Atavia Ransom Journey Sawatis John Sawatis Addison Thompson Kenley Thompson Grade 5 Honor Roll (85-89) Kalan Cree Korahl Cree Kaya Curleyhead Ayden David Rakenhiio Garrow Bentley French Declan Jacobs Drayden Legue-Square Bruno Light Shauntae Payne Ariyah Point Hendrix R...

  • Navajo Transitional Energy Company Selected by US Department of Energy to Receive $2.6M in Grant Funding for Home Solar Installations on the Navajo Nation

    May 9, 2024

    FARMINGTON, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As announced yesterday by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations, Navajo Transitional Energy Company (NTEC) is proud to announce that we have been chosen by the DOE for up to $2.6 million in funding to install solar power on Navajo homes not connected to the electric grid. NTEC’s Navajo Sun Power! Home Solar Installation program was selected as one of 19 community-led clean energy projects across 12 states and 13 tribal nations and communities to receive funding to d...

  • Prom in North Dakota Plagued by Racism

    May 9, 2024

    By Isaac White. North Dakota - Flasher Public School (FPS) issued a public apology following a disturbing incident at the school’s prom on April 20th, where a group of white students mocked traditional Native American powwow dances. The event, which was caught on video by Ronnie Carry Moccasin’s 16-year-old son, displayed students singing and dancing in ways commonly seen at powwows—ceremonies that celebrate Native American culture. Carry Moccasin, whose family is part of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, expressed his dismay over the incid...

  • Local Environmental Field Technician to Attend World Water Forum

    May 9, 2024

    Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Environmental Field Technician, Tekaherha Logan Lazore, has been honored with the prestigious role of delegate, representing Akwesasne at the upcoming 6th General Assembly of the World Youth Parliament for Water. This gathering, set to take place in Bali from May 15 to 25, 2024, coinciding with the 10th World Water Forum, presents a remarkable opportunity for her to delve into global and Southeast Asian water challenges. This assembly serves as a platform for...

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