A Voice from the Eastern Door

Articles from the May 16, 2024 edition


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  • KANIEN'KEHA TEACHER

    May 16, 2024

    Position Summary: Under the supervision of the School Principal, the Kanien’keha Teacher is responsible to teach and educate students according to the educational needs, abilities and attainment potential of individual students entrusted to his/her care by the School Principal. The Kanien’keha Teacher will provide instruction/support to all students under his/her charge following the prescribed Kanien’keha curriculum guidelines: maintain lesson plans and long range Kanien’keha instructional plans; develop and implement a sound timetable of dail... Full story

  • KANIEN'KEHA EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT

    May 16, 2024

    Position Summary: Under the direction of the Classroom Teacher, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring a safe environment for all students. The Educational Assistant will assist the classroom teacher with academic and social support for all students. Qualifications: ➢ 2 year Post Secondary Diploma in a related field; ➢ 1 year experience working with children; OR ➢ Secondary School Diploma; ➢ 2-3 years’ experience working with children. ➢ Has Kanien’keha language Key Competencies: The successful candidate will demonstrate the AMBE key valu... Full story

  • OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AIDE

    May 16, 2024

    Position Summary: The Occupational Therapy Aide provides one-on-one and/or small group therapy to identified students, following the plan designed by the Occupational Therapist, using their unique expertise to help students with or without challenges and to assist the student to perform important learning and development activities within their natural environment. Qualifications: ➢ 2 Year College Diploma or Post-Secondary Degree ➢ 3 years’ experience in a school environment OR ➢ High School Diploma or Equivalent; ➢ 5 years’ experience... Full story

  • Public Notice:

    May 16, 2024

    Public Notice: The following individuals are being considered for residency permits under the SRMT Residency Ordinance. Please email residency.board@srmt-nsn.gov or call Cathy Mitchell at 518-358-2272 by May 24, 2024 if you have any objections or concerns. • Malinda Oakes...

  • Legal Notice

    May 16, 2024

    Legal Notice is hereby given to all potential creditors who may have an interest in the Estate of Ronald C. White. All creditors represent their interest to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court by June 11, 2024. Any creditors shall contact the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court at 518-358-6300....

  • Kawehnoke Power Generation - not for profit

    May 16, 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....

  • TOTA NEWS

    May 16, 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 20th-Van Martin May 21st-Emmy Mitchell May 22nd-Sheryl Thomas & Lynn Jacobs Activities: Fri. May 17th – Pool Tournament @ 10:30; Mon. May 20th – Exercise... Full story

  • Snye Chiefs Co-Ed Division

    May 16, 2024

    Snye Chiefs Co-Ed Division Back Row, L-R: Leonard Lazore, Scott Peters, Coach Joe Lazore, Owen Peters & Ronald Adams Front Row L-R: Leonee Mitchell, Sherry Lazore, Maggie King, Anna Thompson & April Lazore. Year unknown...

  • Air Products Establishes $50,000 Community Fund in Massena

    May 16, 2024

    May 13th, 2024, Massena, NY – Air Products, in partnership with the Northern New York Community Foundation, announced today a $50,000 grant from the Air Products Foundation to support the establishment of the Air Products Greater Massena Community Fund. Grants of up to $7,500 per applicant are open to qualified and approved 501(c)(3) organizations and local governing bodies for programs, projects, and initiatives that improve the quality of life for residents in the Greater Massena community and St. Regis Mohawk Reservation. Focus will be on s...

  • HAUDENOSAUNEE SINGERS AND DANCERS

    May 16, 2024

    The Haudenosaunee Singers & Dancers from Onondaga perform Haudenosaunee social dances as practiced in their small traditional community near Syracuse. Elegant and knowledgeable, leader Sherri Waterman-Hopper has traveled internationally as an artist and cultural speaker. The Dancers feature a core group of seasoned singer/musicians and talented and dedicated young adults. Pride in the culture and adherence to the traditions are the hallmarks of this disciplined troupe. Hopper is also a respected designer and seamstress who incorporates her...

  • CLANOLOGY

    May 16, 2024

    History of the Clans Many thousands of years ago the population of the humans on the earth was very small. As years passed it increased considerably. Along with this increase many problems began to occur. Many new villages were created, and families grew further apart. There was a time when first cousins were considered like brother and sister, but now first cousins had become like strangers. The respect and love family members had for one another diminished, causing social problems in all the villages. With the larger population the number of...

  • Wahonten'nikonhró:ri

    May 16, 2024

    1. Ki:ken onkiahiakseró:kten teioweienhnhara'ón:ne It was a busy weekend 2. É:so wahonten'nikonhró:ri There were many celebrations 3. Akhwátsire wa'thatí:ta'ne wa'onkenatahré:nahse My family stopped to visit me 4. Kanisténhsera akawenhnísera Mother's Day 5. Wa'akwakia'tarò:roke We gathered 6. Wa'kiathinonhwará:ton ne ka'nisténhsera We greeted the mothers 7. Karíhton wa'onkhikhónnion ne ohrhon'kè:ne The police cooked for us 8. Karíhton ò:ni wa'onkhikhwahéhrhahse The police serve us 9. Sahat...

  • Ornamental and Edible Gardens and Containers

    May 16, 2024

    by Melinda Myers Boost the flavor and beauty of your landscape by adding a few ornamental edible plants to your garden beds and containers. Look for opportunities to substitute ornamental vegetables, fruit, herbs, and edible flowers for ornamental but nonedible plants. A hanging basket of semi-determinate tomatoes like Lizzano and Torenzo or Pot-a-Peno peppers can dress up a deck or porch and keep the harvest within reach. Peppers like Quickfire and Cayenetta hot peppers, and sweet ones like...

  • Sweetheart Scams in our Community

    May 16, 2024

    According to Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Adult Protection Services, there has been a noticeable increase in sweetheart scams in our community within the last few months. The scammers are targeting Elders and vulnerable adults who are lonely and want to connect with someone special. The main site that has been noted in our community is the Facebook dating app but there are other apps being used including Instagram. How it works is: a scammed person places a profile with a picture on the dating app and soon there is a promising match. Good l...

  • South Dakota Governor Noem Not Welcome on Two More Tribal Territories

    May 16, 2024

    By Isaac White. Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota finds herself increasingly alienated from the communities she governs, as nearly 20% of the state's territory, controlled by Native American tribes, has now banned her. These bans are in response to a series of controversial remarks and actions over recent months, including her claims about tribal leaders' connections with drug cartels and a history of contentious statements concerning Native American communities. The Yankton Sioux Tribe and the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate have joined the...

  • Indigenous Singer from Saskatchewan Crowned $1M winner of 'Canada's Got Talent'

    May 16, 2024

    Rebecca Strong was crowned Citytv's 'Canada's Got Talent' winner last night and is now $1 million richer. The Indigenous singer from Prince Albert, Sask., claimed the reality competition's first million-dollar prize in a two-hour finale featuring eight finalists. Billed as the biggest cash prize in Canadian television history, viewers across Canada voted to determine the winner Citytv's parent company, Rogers, The finalists were vetted down from over 100 musical, dance, comedy, and novelty...

  • Parks Canada Thousand Islands National Park – Akwesasronon Passes

    May 16, 2024

    Parks Canada has created passes for community members to use at the Thousand islands National Park which includes free parking, free boat launch and free camping on select islands. For more information on the islands with free camping check out this website: https://parks.canada.ca/pn-np/on/1000/visit/cartes-maps If you need additional information, please feel free to contact: melanie.alguire@akwesasne.ca...

  • After Lāhainā, Indigenous Peoples Call for Independence

    May 16, 2024

    By Anita Hofschneider On the evening of August 8, hours after a wildfire ravaged West Maui, Maui County’s top emergency management official, Herman Andaya, texted his secretary to ask about the status of other fires across the island. “Still burning,” she replied. “Wow … Lol,” Andaya texted back. The messages were released in mid-April as part of a new state report analyzing the government’s response to the fire that ripped through Lāhainā killing more than 100 people, making it the deadliest wildfire in modern U.S. history. Documents, text mes...

  • Arctic Inspiration Prize Awards Over $3.2 Million to 10 Teams Across Canada's North

    May 16, 2024

    WHITEHORSE, YT – Innovative teams from across Canada's North were awarded a share of over $3.2 million for their groundbreaking by the North and for the North projects. The prizes were awarded during a celebration held tonight in Whitehorse in partnership with the Arctic Indigenous Investment Conference. Arctic Inspiration Prize (CNW Group/Arctic Inspiration Prize) "For twelve years now, the Arctic Inspiration Prize has been celebrating excellence of and for the North. Once again this year, I am astounded by the incredible innovation and p...

  • Report: Trump Promised to Reverse Biden Environmental Rules in Exchange for $1B Reelection Pledge From Top Oil Executives

    May 16, 2024

    By: Cristen Hemingway Jaynes. Ecowatch. According to a new report by The Washington Post, last month at his private Mar-a-Lago club Donald Trump bluntly proposed a “deal” to more than 20 oil executives from some of the largest oil companies in the United States, suggesting they donate $1 billion to his presidential re-election campaign. In exchange, Trump promised that once he was back in office, he would immediately reverse dozens of environmental regulations implemented during President Joe Biden’s presidency and prevent the passage of any n...

  • Highlights from the May 8 UCDSB of Trustees Meeting

    May 16, 2024

    Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Key items discussed in the public session are as follows. Director’s Work Plan Update – Student Culture: School Climate Surveys Results from the Spring UCDSB Amplify Survey and outcomes from the in-person student voice sessions were presented by Executive Superintendent of Student Achievement and Innovation Eric Hardie and Superintendent of Schools Marsha McNair. The Amplify Survey is a twice-annual school climate survey and is used to support data dr...

  • June 2 – Cornwall Armed Forces Day Set

    May 16, 2024

    As June 2nd draws closer, the Cornwall Armed Forces Day is shaping up with a featured lacrosse game at the A'nowara'ko:wa Arena in the morning and an afternoon at Cornwall's Lamoureux Park filled with armed forces assets, military personnel, and entertainment. In what hopes to be a yearly game, Jim Barnes, lacrosse coach met with interested members of members of the Royal Canadian Air Force – the instructors and cadets of the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Control Operations (CFSACO) in C...

  • New York Legislature Expands the Food Donation and Food Scraps Recycling Program

    May 16, 2024

    ALBANY, NY – On Tuesday, the New York State legislature passed legislation to expand the state’s food donation and food scraps recycling program (S5331A Harckham/A5906A Shimsky). This bill will gradually scale down the annual average tonnage of food scrap generators that are required to join the program and expand coverage to food scrap generators within 50-miles of a food waste recycling center. Earthjustice calculates that, when fully implemented, this legislation will ensure that 99% of large food scrap generators outside of New York Cit...

  • Ontario Refurbishing Hydroelectric Station in Cornwall

    May 16, 2024

    CORNWALL – On Friday, March 10, 2024, Ontario Minister of Energy Todd Smith announced a $600-million infrastructure refurbishing program for the R.H. Saunders Generating Station in Cornwall. R.H. Saunders is the second-largest hydroelectric station in the province. This infrastructure program would invest more than $600 million to secure 1,045 megawatts (MW) of clean electricity, equivalent to powering over one million homes, helping to meet increasing demand from electrification and fueling the...

  • RRCA Welcomes New General Manager

    May 16, 2024

    The Raisin Region Conservation Authority’s (RRCA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Alison McDonald is set to become the conservation authority’s new General Manager on June 3, 2024, following the upcoming retirement of the current RRCA General Manager, Richard Pilon. McDonald presently serves as the Managing Director of Approvals at the RRCA’s neighboring conservation authority, South Nation Conservation (SNC). “Alison McDonald’s extensive experience in leading high performing teams, managing complex regulatory programs, and foste...

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