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  • Navajo Nation Other Tribes Close to Arizona Water Rights Settlement

    Isaac White|May 23, 2024

    By Isaac White The Navajo Nation, along with the Hopi and San Juan Southern Paiute tribes, is advancing a comprehensive water rights settlement to address decades of inadequate water access in the expansive and arid regions of the Colorado River basin. This ambitious proposal, introduced to the Navajo Nation Council, marks the beginning of a complex approval process that spans tribal, state, and federal levels, aiming ultimately for Congressional endorsement. The urgency of this settlement arises from ongoing climate change and intense water...

  • Perth Tourism Hosts Perth Night Market

    May 23, 2024

    Perth Tourism is currently seeking applications from artists, artisans, crafters, bakers, food vendors, and others with unique goods and offerings to be part of the Perth Night Market. The event is taking place on Saturday, September 14, 2024, from 5-10 p.m. In addition to the vendors, a number of local businesses will extend their hours into the late evening, and some will be offering sidewalk sales as well. There will also be various forms of entertainment throughout the evening. For more information, visit perth.ca/nightmarket. Please note...

  • MCA Employment Opportunities

    May 23, 2024

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  • Update on Indian Time Newspaper

    May 23, 2024

    Indian Time Newspaper will continue to serve the community of Akwesasne and surrounding areas by featuring three online-only issues and one print issue each month. The next printed issue of Indian Time Newspaper will be distributed and on stands June 6, 2024. As they continue to work out changes, Indian Time sincerely appreciates your support. At this phase of restructuring, Indian Time is actively recruiting a bookkeeper/manager and candidates for an Indian Time Board of Directors. If you, or someone you know is interested, please email...

  • Barnhardt Island - Recent Events

    May 23, 2024

    Indian Time Newspaper will release an in-depth story later this evening on the recent events on Barnhart Island. As the story develops, it appears there are two groups trying to project their message and meaning behind each action they have chosen to make. Interviews are being conducted at the moment. All parties involved, including representatives from the two groups and the New York State police have been contacted. They have been or will be interviewed shortly. This story will be posted as “Breaking News” later this eveni...

  • Ogdensburg Man Charged with Murder

    May 23, 2024

    RENSSELAER FALLS - An Ogdensburg resident faces charges of second-degree murder in connection with the death of a man discovered dead in a Rensselaer Falls residence last week. John Free, 50, is charged with second-degree murder, accused of fatally striking John M. Barr, 58, in the head with blunt objects at Barr's residence, according to St. Lawrence County District Attorney Gary Pasqua. Free is detained at the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility in Canton without bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May...

  • Eight Accused of Trespassing, "Intentionally Damaging" Property on Barnhart Island

    May 23, 2024

    BARNHART ISLAND – Eight Akwesasne community members have been arrested by state police for trespassing and “intentionally damaging” unspecified property. On Tuesday, May 21 around 7 p.m., state police say they responded to Barnhart Island after receiving a criminal mischief complaint. Troopers, identifying the eight as members of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, say the group trespassed and “intentionally damaged” New York Power Authority property. In response to a reporter’s question about the nature of the alleged property damage, State Polic...

  • Barnhart Arrests Highlight Discontent Over Theft of Land

    May 23, 2024

    On the evening of May 21, 2024, New York State Police arrested multiple Kanien’ké:haka on Barnhart Island. This incident spotlighted the deep-seated conflict over the proposed settlement of a long-standing land claim – a focal issue that has sparked considerable controversy among the Akwesasne Mohawks. List of Arrests and Charges • Kimberly A. Terrance, 41, Hogansburg, NY: Trespass, Conspiracy 5th Degree. • Marina Johnson-Zafiris, 25, Hogansburg, NY: Trespass, Conspiracy 5th Degree. • Isaac N. White, 42, Hogansburg, NY: Trespass, Conspiracy...

  • Parents Reach Out to Help Find Missing Son

    May 23, 2024

    Scottie Navan Hill, age 14 has been missing since Thursday, May 9, 2024. He was last seen in the village of St. Regis. Ryan is 5' 8" and has wavy brown hair and brown eyes. His parents, Corrine and Ryan Hill are pleading to the community of Akwesasne to help find Scottie. His parents want Scottie to know he can return home, and they want to know that he is safe. His father Ryan said, "If you see Scottie or if any of his friends see or talk to him, please let him know we are missing him and we...

  • Mohawk Nation Council of Condoled Rotiianeh:shon Respond to SRMT News Release and Action Taken on Barnhart Island

    May 23, 2024

    Indian Time Newspaper received the following press release on Sunday, May 25, 2024. AKWESASNE – Onerahtohkó:wa/May 24, 2024. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, and Mohawk Nation Council are not a unilateral governing body of the Mohawk Nation Council and People of the Longhouse. The recent News Release issued on May 22, 2024, was written and published without the full knowledge or consent of the Mohawk Nation Council of Condoled Chiefs and Clan Mothers. Their Statement is misleading and falsely represents th...

  • Part Time Office Manager

    May 23, 2024

    Indian Time is looking for a part time 25 hrs. Office Manager to manage the daily operations of the local newspaper. Job roles will include the following: The Office Manager maintains the daily operations of non-profit newspaper through processing invoices, expenses and payroll using QuickBooks. Maintaining record keeping and retention of documents according to GAAP practices. Record keeping for grants and contracts of the organization, while researching new opportunities that align with the organizations future goals. Maintaining employee... Full story

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