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    May 30, 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


    May 30, 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


    May 30, 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

  • Finance Officer

    May 30, 2024

    Native North American Travelling College (NNATC) has been a center of Cultural Education and community events since 1974. Our main service is to promote educate and preserve the culture and language of the Akwesasro:nen people by traveling to local and regional schools, colleges, community organization to provide cultural training, awareness of historic and contemporary issues of our people. The college also demonstrates songs, dances and provides storytelling and workshops such as beading, basketmaking and traditional clothing. Finance... Full story

  • Part Time Office Manager

    May 30, 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

  • Legal Notice

    May 30, 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....

  • Public Notice of Land Dispute

    May 30, 2024

    White vs. White...

  • Duran Flint Jacobs Skaroniate Legacy Grant

    May 30, 2024

    Announcing the Duran Clint Jacobs Skaroniate Legacy Grant for 2024. This grant was created to celebrate Duran Jacobs’ life by assisting fellow artists and musicians. The award of $1,000 is for a Native Mohawk senior student from Salmon River Central High School or Massena Central High School. The student must have shown an interest in music and/or art, as in playing an instrument, DJ’ing, mixing & producing, singing, writing songs, poetry or any creative writing, painting, graphics, or digital art. Interested students should write an essay abo...


    May 30, 2024

    For Immediate Release: Onerahtohko:wa/May 23, 2024 The Chief Electoral Officer Theresa Thompson has released the following OFFICIAL List of Candidates for the upcoming Mohawk Council of Akwesasne General Election. Nominations were held on Saturday, May 18, 2024. The list has now been verified and nominees have formally accepted their nomination. The MCA General Election will be held on June 29, 2024. Advanced polls will be held by appointment only on June 12 and June 19th. For those who require...

  • Call Out for Three Community Trustees

    May 30, 2024

    Applications will be taken from interested Members seeking an appointment as a Community Trustee under the Mohawks of Akwesasne Community Settlement Trust (“the Trust”) Seeking: three (3) Community Trustees Term: four (4) year term Honorarium: honorarium provided as per Schedule “C” of the Trust Eligibility List: an eligibility list may be established for appointment of replacement Community Trustees Eligibility Criteria for Community Trustee: • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age. • Be a member enrolled on the Akwesasne Membership...

  • Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Housing Sector ELDERS HOME REPAIR PROGRAM

    May 30, 2024

    Description of Program: The Elders Home Repair Program will be made available to community members who are 60 years of age or older who require non-emergency home repairs, such as replacement of windows, doors, repair siding, or insulation additions, and who are of low income. The MCA Housing Sector will administer this project similarly to the Elders Emergency Fund, with the maximum amount available being $7,500 per civic address. Criteria: ® Applicant must be head of household ® Must b...


    May 30, 2024

    ALL CURRENT COVID-19 AND COLD/FLU RESTRICTIONS APPLY WHICH INCLUDE: SOCIAL DISTANCING AND OPTIONAL WEARING MASKS. THURSDAY MAY 30, 2024 12:10PM Offered for: AJ Adams Birthday Memorial Anniversary by Veronica Adams FRIDAY MAY 31, 2024 12:10 PM Offered for: Louie and Christie Laffin by the family SATURDAY JUNE 1, 2024 4:00 PM Offered for: Angus Sr. and Danny Joe Adams by Veronica Adams SUNDAY JUNE 2 2024 10:00 AM FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI Offered for: Ben Kelly from the funeral collection, WEDNESDAY JUNE 5, 2024 10:00 AM IAHKIHIHSOTHA ELDER’S L...

  • Controversy Over Recent Press Releases

    May 30, 2024

    Indian Time Newspaper has received press releases in direct reference to the ongoing land claims since the inception of Indian Time Newspaper in 1983. Most recently, the events which occurred on Barnhardt Island resulted in several press releases. It’s true this paper has not published every press release we’ve received. If a press release wasn’t published, it’s not for the lack of ‘free press,’ or suppression of voices - it was for a lack of authority, opinions versus concrete facts, and misrepresentation of Akwesasne in its entirety. T...

  • Ocean Wise Sets New Standard with B.C. Salmon Assessment Methodology

    May 30, 2024

    Ocean Wise is pleased to announce new recommendations for British Columbian wild-caught salmon under its sustainable seafood label. The 14 new recommendations are the result of a unique assessment process combining the best of scientific data and real-world knowledge. Nearly 90% of Canadians eat seafood on a regular basis, with Salmon being one of the most popular choices. Given its popularity, it's not surprising that the decline of salmon fisheries in Canada is a pressing issue. The decimation of the East Coast’s once flourishing Atlantic S...

  • Oswegatchie-Mohawks and the Relocation to Kansas

    Doug George-Kanentiio|May 30, 2024

    By Doug George-Kanentiio. Akwesasne has a long history of inclusion from the relocation of the Massachusetts born Tarbell brothers in the 1750's to the current population which includes Natives from many nations: Navajo, Onondaga, Anishinaabe, and many others. The area has long sustained a Native presence for many thousands of years. The Mohawks took advantage of the natural beauty and its wealth of natural resources from the vast forests of pine, oak and maple to the best fishing grounds in the northeast part of the continent. Given its...

  • Akwesasne Mohawk Board of Education Hosts Second Annual Cultural Celebration

    May 30, 2024

    Children from the Akwesasne Child Care to AMBE school grade 3 participated in a full day of a Cultural Celebration on Thursday, May 23. Students, their families and staff were treated to a hoop performance by Kana:takon school students, led by Feryn King), the AMS school song, the Ratirennenhawi Men's singers and singers/performers from Indigenous Experiences. Throughout the day Akwesasne Veterans, the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service and the Akwesasne Mohawk Ambulance (AMA) were honored. The...

  • Akwesasne Mohawk Board of Education Hosts Second Annual Cultural Celebration - Part 2

    May 30, 2024

    Here are additional pictures....

  • Young Akwesasronon Take Part in 50th Anniversary Tamarack Ottawa Kids Marathon

    May 30, 2024

    The Tamarack Ottawa Kids Marathon celebrated its 50th Anniversary on May 24, 2024. Children ran a distiace of 1.2 kilomters from Ottawa City Hall to 110 Laurier Ave West. Chidlren from ages 5 to 12 participated with over 350 running. As the Tamarach Ottawa Marathon celebrated its 50th year, the Iakwa'shatste Fitness Progrma celebrated its 5th year running the Kids Running Program!! This year's Marathon team consisted of Program Coordinator Tyren Boots of Spirit North, AMS Physical Education...

  • Clanology

    May 30, 2024

    Ronikonhrowa:nen told the people that when one of the parties addresses the other they will call each other cousins. If someone dies from the Wolf, Turtle, the Hawk, or the Beaver Clan, it is said that all the people on that side of the house will be in grief or mourning. It will then be the responsibility of the people on the other side of the house to aid those who are in grief. The people who did not lose anyone on their side of the house are called Roti’nikonkate (they whose minds are strong). The people who are from the clans of the R...


    May 30, 2024

    TSI TETEWATATKENS St. Regis Mohawk Senior Center 518-358-2963 Email address: [email protected] 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 No further information at this time. LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES: IAKHIHSOHTHA LODGE, HOME FOR THE ELDERLY 613-575-2507 TSIIONKWANONHSO:TE 613-932-1409 TRI-DISTRICT...

  • AFNQL Condemns the RCMP's Cultural Appropriation with New "Ribbon Skirt"

    May 30, 2024

    WENDAKE, QC - The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) strongly condemns the recent announcement by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to include a "ribbon skirt" in its official uniform as part of its reconciliation, equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives. RCMP Commissioner Mike Duheme announced this initiative via social media, stating that the "ribbon skirt," along with the eagle feather and Métis sash, reflects the values of reconciliation and respect for cultural diversity. However, this initiative has sparked a...

  • Nahè:'a Tsi Niwenhniserò:tens

    May 30, 2024

    1. Nahè:'a tsi niwenhniserò:tens Recent Weather 2. Enníska tsi náhe wa'kiaonhwentsíshonhkwe Last February there was an earthquake 3. Sewenhníta tsi náhe wa'tewaterahkwá:seren Last month, we had an eclipse 4. Sewennì:ta tsi náhe iothó:rehkwe Last month it was very cold 5. Ki:ken wenhni'tarakie on'tariha'tánion This month it was very hot 6. Tsiahià:ksera tsi náhe wa'onon'ón:ti ne Ahkwesáhshne Last week, it did hail in Ahkwesáhshne 7. Ón:wa wa'okennoréhseron Now, it is very rainy 8. Kaniatar...

  • SLC Arts Announces 2024 Grant Recipients

    May 30, 2024

    The New York State Council on the Arts’ Statewide Community Regrants Program supports arts programming on a local level. SLC Arts administers this regrant program in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties, as well as Akwesasne. This year, $160,000 will be distributed to local artists, nonprofit organizations, governmental or Tribal entities. The 2025 Regrant Cycle will open in mid-to-late July this year. At this time, SLC Arts is pleased to announce its 2024 recipients: 2024 INDIVIDUAL ARTIST GRANT 1) Anne Huntress, Lyons Falls. Fence A...

  • Blackhawks Facing Lawsuit From Former Native Employee

    May 30, 2024

    By Isaac White Nina Sanders, an Apsáalooke curator and advocate, has filed a lawsuit against the Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Team, Inc., the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation, and their CEO, Daniel Wirtz. Filed on May 14, 2024, in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, the lawsuit alleges a series of broken promises related to employment and initiatives intended to honor Native American culture and heritage. This case emerges amid heightened scrutiny of how sports organizations use Native American names and imagery, placing the Blackhawks...

  • Grand Opening of Edith Mae Café is a Grande Success

    Isaac White|May 30, 2024

    By Isaac White On a slightly cloudy day filled with the rich aroma of gourmet coffee, Akwesasne gathered to celebrate a significant local milestone-the grand opening of Edith Mae Cafe. Nestled on St. Regis Road, this much-anticipated event marked the culmination of six months of soft operations transitioning into full steam ahead. Owned and operated by James Tarbell, a local entrepreneur committed to offering the highest quality coffee around, Edith Mae Cafe has quickly become a beacon for...

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