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  • OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER Notice of Nomination

    May 17, 2012

    April 16, 2012 Notice is hereby given that nominations of the eligible Mohawk members of Akwesasne will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012, beginning at 9 o’clock a.m. until 1 o’clock p.m. for the purpose of nominating candidates for the positions of Grand Chief and District Chiefs for the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, for the next ensuing term. There are four District Chiefs for each of the three districts and one position for Grand Chief available. The nominations will be held at the following locations: Tri District Elders Lodge in Kaw...

  • Pregnancy Groups are beginning soon! Are you Pregnant? Want information about pregnancy, and related topics but don’t know where to go, or what to ask your provider about your pregnancy?

    May 17, 2012

    You may even feel alone, prenatal groups are a great place to go to learn about things that can affect a woman in her child bearing years, and what better way to learn, then with other pregnant women! Groups will be held at the Kanonhkwat’sheri:io Health Facility in the village of St. Regis with Joyce Leaf, Lactation Educator on EVERY WEDNESDAY in the MONTH of MAY until May 30th FROM 5 to 8 PM. YOU CAN REACH JOYCE @575-2341 Ext# 3234 or leave message. Be the first person to call to receive a gift incentive!...

  • RAISED BED GARDENING

    May 17, 2012

    SAT. MAY 19th – KAWEHNOKE FIRE STATION All workshops will be held from 10:00AM -12:00PM The greatest advantage of raised bed gardening is that it requires much less bending for planting and weeding. It’s a wonderful way to have a small garden! Dress for the weather For More information call: Adrian McDonald – 613-932-2923 Sweets – 613-575-2341 ext. 3242 Presented by Community Health Program of Mohawk Council of Akwesasne...

  • Salmon River Elementary and St. Regis Mohawk School Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration

    May 17, 2012

    Registration for students entering Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten in September 2012 will be held on Wednesday, May 16 from 2-6 pm, and on Thursday, May 17 from 1-3 pm in the Board of Education Room in the Campus Elementary School for Salmon River Elementary School. At the St. Regis Mohawk School, registration will be held on Wednesday, May 23 from 9 am — 3pm, and on Thursday, May 24 from 9 am-3pm and from 4-6 pm in the Multipurpose Room. Children entering Pre-K must be 4 years of age by December 1, 2012. Children entering Kindergarten must b...

  • OFFICE OF THE CHIEF REFERENDUM OFFICER

    May 17, 2012

    The Voters Lists for the Kawehno:ke Easterbrook Settlement Referendum will be posted at the following locations: Kanatakon(St. Regis): Kanonhkwa’tsheri:io’s Main Reception area Monday to Friday 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m. Tsi Snaihne(Snye): Iohahiio’s Main Reception Area Monday to Friday 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Kawehno:ke(Cornwall Island): CIA Building #3 Office of Vital Statistics Main Reception Area Monday to Friday from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Southern Portion: Akwesasne Library’s Main Reception Area: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday and Friday from 9:00a.m...

  • OPG SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT PROCEEDS

    May 17, 2012

    FOCUS MEETINGS There will be 3 Focus Meetings held in the Month of May 2012 to further discuss ideas for the use of the OPG Settlement Agreement proceeds. At previous meetings held in March 2012 ideas included: -Finishing the Kawehnoke Waterline -Swimming Pools and Recreation facilities in each District -Walking path on Kawehnoke -Educational studies for students -Survival Training -Economic Development -Tourism and other recommendations. On the following dates meetings will be held to gather more ideas from the community. Information gathered...

  • OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER AHKWESAHSNE MOHAWK BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTION

    May 17, 2012

    May 1, 2012 The Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board of Education has requested that an Election be held for the Following seats. District of Kanatakon: One Three (3) Year Term District of Kawehno:ke: One Three (3) Year Term District of Tsi Snaihne: One One (1) Year Term Nominations will be held from the hours of 9:00 am to 4 pm on Saturday June 2, 2012 at the following locations: District of Kanatakon: St. Regis Recreation Center District of Kawehno:ke: Tri District Elders Lodge District of Tsi Snaihne: Snye HomeMakers Club Pursuant with section 6 of the...

  • Benefit Prom for Niko Jacques

    May 17, 2012

    Son of Doogie LaFrance-Sunday & Ryan Jacques Saturday June 2,2012 Brass Horse Pizzeria and Lounge 9:00-1:00 $25.00 ticket can be purchased at Brass Horse or Doogie LaFrance-Sunday 518-521-7275. Prizes, Raffles, souvenirs and 50/50 Prom King and Queen will be selected. All proceeds will help fund Nikos Journey to the Foeldi Clinic in Hinterzarten Germany. Niko was born with two extremely rare diseases- congenital lymphedema and megaprepuce. Niawen kowa for your support!...

  • Benefit Run/Walkathon

    May 17, 2012

    The Akwesasne Youth Group attending The Gathering of Condolence, Strength & Peace SUNDAY, MAY 20th 9am-3pm Tewathahita Walking Trail-Generations Park Pavilion Grand prize for the one who gets the most pledges For information: 518-358- 9052...

  • Akwesasne Attack-Girls Picture Schedule

    May 17, 2012

    Saturday, May 19th @ Man Jacobs Memorial Field -Jacobs Manufacturing Frogtown Rd. Girls gr. 1-2 - 10am Girls gr. 3-4 - 11am Girls gr. 5-6 - 12pm (Noon) Girls gr. 7-9 - 1pm *Rain date TBD...

  • BENEFIT ALL YOU CAN EAT SPAGHETTI DINNER

    May 17, 2012

    Spaghetti with meatballs Salad Bar, Italian Bread Dessert Adults: $7.50 Seniors: $7:00 Children 12 & Under $4.00 Under 5 free Benefit Westville Auxiliary...

  • Service Canada Representatives

    May 17, 2012

    (Akwesasne, May, 2012) If you have questions about: • Old Age Security (OAS) Pension, • Canada Pension, • Social Insurance, • Employment Insurance, • Birth Registration and Birth Certificate applications • Services for Children &Youth and other government Programs, Service Canada Representatives are available on the second Tuesday of each month at the Cornwall Island Administration Building #3 (CIA#3) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to answer your questions. Please go directly to the CIA#3 for services. They are also available on the fourth Tues...

  • REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) AS TO THE AVAILABILITY OF OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE ON THE SAINT REGIS MOHAWK RESERVATION

    May 17, 2012

    The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) is requesting information on available office space to be possibly leased. The SRMT may use the information, should it require additional office space for the programs under the Tribal Government. Responses must include information on items below and include a name and contact information 1. Indicate if space meets all state and local building codes, 2. Number of parking spaces available to accommodate employees and visitors 3. Geographic location(s) of building(s) (must be within Saint Regis Mohawk...

  • HEALTHY BABIES HEALTHY CHILDREN PROGRAM PRESENTS: Baby or Toddler Ribbon Shirt Making Class

    May 17, 2012

    Onerahtohkowa/May 31, 2012 Tsi Snaihne Recreation Time: 9-2:30pm Call 613-575-2341 ext. 3235 This class is for families with children 0-6 years old. You will be sewing either a ribbon dress or shirt. Please call to register with Sarah. We will only be taking the first 10 people who register. A light lunch will be provided. You will need to bring: Sewing Machine Scissors Pins 1 Yard of cotton calico fabric Matching ribbons and thread...

  • Immunization Awareness Week

    May 17, 2012

    In recognition of Immunization Awareness Week, the MCA Community Health Program is having an Immunization Blitz. There will be 4 Grand Prizes for each age group of 0-3 yrs, 4-8 yrs, 9-13 yrs & 14-17 yrs. Your child can be entered into the drawing for a bike, by bringing in the child’s updated immunization record to the Community Health office Monday- Friday 8am-4pm from April 16 until the drawing takes place on May 31st, 2012. You can also fax the records to (613) 575-1152, being sure to include contact information (in the event that you are a...

  • SALMON RIVER REGISTRATION

    May 17, 2012

    The deadline for registering new students for the 2012-2013 school year under the Salmon River Central School District Transfer Policy is Friday, June 1, 2012. Please submit appropriate paperwork, including a copy of the student’s Birth Certificate and current Immunization Record to the Office of Instruction, or call 358-6689 for further information....

  • SILENT AUCTION

    May 17, 2012

    For Akwesasne Jr. B Indians Lacrosse Team MAY 24, 2012 At Kanonhkwatsheriio Contact: Jennifer David at front desk Tina Tarbell at 518-358-9113 for donations...

  • St. Regis Mission Church News

    May 17, 2012

    ST. REGIS CATHOLIC CEMETERY ORGANIZATION Cemeteries-Kateri, St. Joseph and All Souls New Members-2012 Junior Ransom-358-9843-President Richard Phillips-358-4315-Vice President Barbara Lazore-358-9224-Treasurer Sidney Armstrong-358-2561-Caretaker Please contact one of these members if you need to inquire about the plots in one of the cemeteries. 1st COMMUNION REMINDERS May 19, 2012-Practice at St. Regis Church for Penance at 10:00am. Don’t forget to go to mass Saturday at 4pm and Sunday at 10am. The month of May is the Virgin Mother Mary’s Mon...

  • Benefit Brunch

    May 17, 2012

    TsiSnaihne Homemakers Brunch on Sunday, June 3rd, 2012 Benefit: to raise $$ for the 3 elder women who will be attending the Canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha in Rome in October 2012! Brunch will include: bacon, eggs, sausage, cornbread, etc. $10/pp...

  • Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Office of the Council Chiefs

    May 17, 2012

    Tsi Snaihne Wednesday, the 23rd @ the Recreation Center @ 6pm. Kawehno:ke Wednesday, the 23rd @AMS Multi-purpose room @6pm. There will be no general meeting this month. Council encourages community members to attend the meetings to receive updates of information. If you have any questions regarding these meetings, please do not hesitate to call the Mohawk Government office at (613) 575-2348....

  • Kateri Conference Benefits

    May 17, 2012

    They welcome donated items. & “REMEMBERING YOUR LOVED ONE” form is available in this paper and at various stores in Akwesasne. The new deadline for the first group is Monday, May 21 and they will be in the paper for the Memorial Day edition on May 24. There will be a second group of Remembering Your Loved One, the deadline is Friday June 22 and they will be in the June 28 edition of Indian Time. The committee thanks you in advance for your donation for Remembering Your Loved One....

  • Tribe offering Spring Cleanup again

    May 17, 2012

    The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Environment Division advise the community that the Tribe is conducting a Spring Cleanup this year. The Spring Cleanup is from Onerahtohko:wa/May 21 to Ohiarihko:wa/July 13, 2012. An informational brochure detailing the route schedule and the types of materials it is collecting will be available at the Tribal Community Building, Environment Office and at any of the store locations in Akwesasne where Blue Bags are sold. The reservation is divided into 5 collection areas with specific dates when materials will be...

  • 19th Annual Spring Motorcycle Ride

    May 17, 2012

    Sunday, May 20th to Benefit the North Country Animal Shelter, Bare Hill Rd. Malone NY Sign up time at 9 am at the John E Harvey Gasoline Alley Inc. Departure is 10:00 am. Free coffee & donuts starting at sign up until departure. Donation $10.00 per person, raffle tickets available all day till drawing time. Route through Malone, Burke, Constable, Fort Covington, Bombay and then to Massena. Rest stop in Massena. Continuing through Winthrop, Stockholm and then to Lawrenceville where a meal will be served at the Lawrenceville Fire Department. The...

  • Massena Laxmen Start Strong on Senior Day

    Rachelle Garrow Hayes|May 17, 2012

    After a week of rain soaked fields and cold temperatures, the sun came out for the Massena boy’s lacrosse seniors as they and their parents were celebrated. Three seniors played their last NAC regular season game in front of their home based fans. Ryan Chauvin, Luke Bender and Zach Hopps will be heading off to college in the fall and are wished all the best. The Ogdensburg Blue Devils were in town to play ball. The Raiders came out fast and furious and scored four goals in the first quarter a...

  • Akwesasne Attack-Girls Picture Schedule

    May 17, 2012

    Saturday, May 19th @ Man Jacobs Memorial Field -Jacobs Manufacturing Frogtown Rd. Girls gr. 1-2 - 10am Girls gr. 3-4 - 11am Girls gr. 5-6 - 12pm (Noon) Girls gr. 7-9 - 1pm *Rain date TBD...

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