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Articles from the June 1, 2023 edition


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  • Section 10 post season: Salmon River takes girls lax/baseball, Massena takes boys lax/baseball crowns

    Andy Gardner|Jun 1, 2023

    By Andy Gardner. Thursday, May 25, Section 10 Class B baseball championship, Salmon River 12 Ogdensburg 0 – The Salmon River Shamrocks claimed their second consecutive Section 10 Class B championship title with an impressive 12-0 victory against Ogdensburg at St. Lawrence University's Tom Fay Field. The Shamrocks displayed their prowess not only in offense but also in the exceptional performance of pitcher Caiden Cartier, who pitched a one-hitter over four innings to secure the win. Cartier b...

  • Route 37 Lined with Community Members for Memorial Day Parade 2023

    Kaniehtonkie|Jun 1, 2023

    By Kaniehtonkie. Route 37 was lined with community members, neighbors and friends from the North Country to honor those who have died in service of the U. S. Local businesses, service programs, and families presented beautifully decorated floats to make May 29, 2023 a day of remembrance. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States. Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War (which ended in 1865) and a desire to...

  • Route 37 Lined with Community Members for Memorial Day Parade 2023 - Part 2

    Jun 1, 2023

    Here are additional pictures....

  • Route 37 Lined with Community Members for Memorial Day Parade 2023 - Part 3

    Jun 1, 2023

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  • Akwesasne Travel Presents 2nd Annual Art Market & Juried Show

    Jun 1, 2023

    AKWESASNE – Akwesasne Travel is pleased to announce the 2023 Akwesasne Art Market & Juried Show will take place Sunday, July 2 at Generations Park. The event celebrates the outstanding creative talent that exists within our special community and showcases Akwesasne as a vibrant destination for the arts. The market will buzz all day long with live music by the River Mohawks, Jake Adams & Crosswinds, and special performances by Bear Fox, Feryn King, and Karionhianonha Francis. The lineup of d...

  • Tamarack Race Weekend – Kids Marathon

    Jun 1, 2023

    Hundreds of young runners hit the pavement for a 2-kilometre run on Saturday, kicking off the 2023 edition of Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. The Tamarack Ottawa Race is organized yearly by Run Ottawa. It's one of the biggest racing weekends in Canada and yearly attracts close to 47,000 participants across its various events; The Ottawa Marathon, Ottawa Half Marathon, Ottawa 10K, Ottawa 5K, Ottawa 2K, and Ottawa Kids Marathon. The Ottawa Race Weekend draws nearly 30,000 runners, taking them throug...

  • $12 Million Funding Boost for Akwesasne Mohawk Police to Enhance Community Safety

    Jun 1, 2023

    By Isaac White The Honorable Marco Mendicino, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety, together with the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service and Grand Chief Abram Benedict, held a press conference on May 25th. During this meeting, Minister Mendicino unveiled a sizeable funding package of over $12 million. The aim of this funding is to augment community safety in Akwesasne and more effectively combat community and organized crime. Public Safety Canada is renewing funding of $10.4 million to the A...

  • River Institute Hosts 29th Annual General Meeting

    Jun 1, 2023

    The River Institute recently held its 29th Annual General Meeting and is pleased to announce the Board of Directors for 2023-2024: Debora Daigle (Chair), Mike Pescod (Vice Chair), Jackie Baird (Treasurer), Scott Lecky (Secretary), Abraham Francis, Jean Marc Gladu, Clement Gwanyama, Channelle Martel, Mireille Lemire, Scott Gagnon, Sylviane Duval, Kayla Sunday, Andrew Guindon, Jennifer Haley, Dean Hollingsworth. "I am pleased to continue for another year as Chair of the Board of the St Lawrence...

  • MCA May Monthly Meeting

    Jun 1, 2023

    The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne convened its general meeting at the St. Regis Rec Center on May 25th. Grand Chief Abram Benedict opened the meeting by reviewing the meeting’s procedures and rules. Hydro Quebec was the first item on the agenda. Representatives of the company presented their plan to rectify the recurring power outage problem that frequently plagues Akwesasne. During the presentation, they elaborated on their efforts to address the ongoing electricity issues impacting both Akwesasne and the electric grid serving the territory. O...

  • ASEVC Open Aged Coed Volleyball Tournament

    Jun 1, 2023

    Sat. June 10, 2023, 8 am - 7 pm Kana:takon School, Kana:takon, Quebec, Canada, H0M 1A0 Twelve Indigenous/2 nonnatives on a team entry Per team $500.00 Canadian + $4,500.00 in monetary give away + On floor: Male maximum 3, Female minimum 3 Hosted by AYA & Akwesasne Soaring Eagles, proceeds will benefit the ASEVC banquet on June 30th. Enter your 6x6 Coed Team Volleyball Today Call to enter today, Kahnastatsi 613-575-1594, FB Nancy Jacobs & [email protected] ‘Great Athletes must be ready not only to take Opportunities but also to make o...

  • Spring Girls Volleyball - Spike Babes

    Jun 1, 2023

    Hosted by Akwesasne Soaring Eagles Club AMS school on Kawehnoke on Wednesday Dates & Times: June 7, 14 & 21 / Participants: Ages: 5-8, Spike Babes 6:00 - 6:45 Ages: 9-13, Spike Smash 7:00 - 7:45 Ages: 14-19 Competitive 8:00 - 9:00 Costs: $10.00 Per participant 7 Sessions at AMS Registration: Bailey Thomas at [email protected] 1-315-600-6400 Gym Monitor: Amber Lee Johnson Instructors: Ava Adams, Kevlyn Papineau, Kaia Papineau Sponsored by Indigenous Sport & Wellness of Ontario - Women & Girls only ‘Great Athletes must be ready not only t...

  • Hosted by Akwesasne Soaring Eagles Club

    Jun 1, 2023

    AMS school on Kawehnoke on Tuesday & Kana:takon school on Thursday Dates & Times: AMS:June 6, 13 & 20 / Kana:takon: Thursday, May 25 / June 1, 8 & 15 / Participants: Ages: 5-8, Spike Babes 6:00 - 6:45 Ages: 9-13, Spike Smash 7:00 - 7:45 Ages: 14-19 Competitive 8:00 - 9:00 Costs: $10.00 Per participant 7 Sessions at AMS & Kana:takon Coaches Training May 12-14 at Kana:takon School (13-over) Registration: Bailey Thomas [email protected] 1-315-600-6400 Gym Monitor: Amber Lee AMS & Sako Swamp Kana:takon Instructors: Marcus, Waylon,...

  • Highlights from the May 24 Board of UCDSB Trustees Meeting

    Jun 1, 2023

    May 26, 2023 – Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. Some of the items discussed in the public session are as follows. 2023-2024 Budget Approved Executive Superintendent of Business Services Jeremy Hobbs presented to Trustees the proposed budget for the 2023-2024 school year. This comes after regular budget-related reports over the last several months. Hobbs noted that the total proposed budget sits at $424.2 million. This proposed budget is compliant with the Ministry of Education r...

  • Foothills Art Society Plans an Exciting Summer and Fall

    Jun 1, 2023

    Moving into an airy, spacious, and well-lit building, the Foothills Art Society (FAS) is taking on new projects and their calendar is full of exciting upcoming exhibits, shows and classes. The FAS is a not-for-profit organization committed to 'Enriching Lives Through Art in Our Community.' Believing 'art enhances the physical, economic, and cultural foundations of all communities.' When a visitor walks into their new space, their saying of, "We believe Art brings people together and creates a...

  • Tota News

    Jun 1, 2023

    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 9:30am to reserve a meal. MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL Club dues for 2023 You can mail your membership fee of $5.00 American to: SRM Senior Citizens Club PO Box # 1106 Hogansburg, NY 13655 No further information available at this time. LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES: IAKHIHSOHTHA LODGE HOME FOR THE ELDERLY 613-575-2507 TSIIONKWANONHSO:TE 613-932-1409 TRI-DISTRICT... Full story

  • Hybrid Annual General Meeting for SDC

    Jun 1, 2023

    The Social Development Council of Cornwall (SDC) and Area’s Board of Directors invites you to their 2022-2023 Annual General Meeting and reveal of their new Strategic Plan. The meeting will be held on June 15, 2023, form 10:00am to 11:00 am at the Cornwall Public Library or virtually on Zoom. Please register at: https://forms.gle/Lq2TTDCQsQaLjuo8A...

  • Legal Notice

    Jun 1, 2023

    Letters of Testamentary for the Estate of Ramona M. Hudson, of Akwesasne, New York, have been requested by Bennett A. White. Notice is hereby given to anyone objecting to the appointment of Bennett A. White or contesting the validity of the will. All potential creditors who may have an interest in the aforementioned estate or those wanting to object to the appointment of Bennett A. White must notify the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court at (518) 358-6300 by not later than June 8, 2023....

  • St. Regis Mission News

    Jun 1, 2023

    ALL CURRENT COVID-19 AND COLD/FLU RESTRICTIONS APPLY WHICH INCLUDE: SOCIAL DISTANCING AND OPTIONAL WEARING MASKS. THURSDAY JUNE 1, 2023 12:10 PM Offered for: Ida Thomas Memorial Anniversary by Ronald Thomas FRIDAY JUNE 2, 2023 12:10 PM Offered for: Sarah Mitchell from the funeral collection SATURDAY JUNE 3, 2023 4:00 PM OUTDOOR MASS ST. KATERI CEMETERY Offered for: Florence Benedict Memorial Birthday Mass by Becky and Daniel SUNDAY JUNE 4, 2023 10:00 AM FEAST OF THE HOLY TRINITY Offered for: The Cook Family (Jake, Fran, Woodrow, Jake Jr. and...

  • Legal Notice

    Jun 1, 2023

    Letters of Testamentary for the Estate of Benjamin J. Kelly, of Akwesasne, NY, have been requested by Bruce Kelly. Notice is hereby given to anyone objecting to the appointment of Bruce Kelly. All potential creditors who may have an interest in the aforementioned estate or those wanting to object to the validity of the will must notify the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court at (518) 358-6300 by no later than June 24, 2023....

  • MCK Opposes Quebec's Proposed Legislation on Indigenous Languages

    Jun 1, 2023

    KAHNAWÀ:KE - The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community of its opposition to the Government of Quebec’s intent to propose a bill that protects Indigenous Languages and the ingenuine consultation process being employed to collect feedback from Indigenous communities throughout the province. “It is not the role of Quebec’s government to create or pass legislation in regard to Indigenous languages,” said Ietsénhaienhs Jessica Lazare, lead on the Heritage Portfolio. “Our position is that if Quebec wants to make efforts...

  • NYS Dept Consumer Protection Reminds Constituents About Importance of Water Safety

    Jun 1, 2023

    The New York Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection is reminding New Yorkers of the importance of water safety. Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer when many families head to swimming pools, beaches, and lakes to enjoy the warmer weather. It is critical to follow proper safety protocol near any body of water to prevent accidents. Safety tips for ALL bodies of water: Adult Supervision: This is the number one way to prevent drowning. Never leave a child unattended in or near water, and always designate a Water W...

  • SRMT is Notifying Community Members of Elders Benefit Phone Scam

    Jun 1, 2023

    AKWESASNE – After receiving several phone calls, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) is notifying tribal members of a recent phone scam concerning the SRMT Elders Benefit Fund. Various community members have called the SRMT Compliance office that they are receiving upsetting phone calls from outside the Akwesasne community stating that the Elders Benefit Fund is ending. Tribal Council as well as the Compliance team want to re-assure tribal members who qualify for the Elders Benefit Fund that the program will not be ending. “It is extremely dis...

  • AFTER SCHOOL/LUNCH MONITOR

    Jun 1, 2023

    Salary: AMBE Salary Grid Position Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Student Services Facilitator and in direct supervision of the School Principal, the After School / Lunch Monitor will provide students with a structured program that includes academic enrichment, physical fitness activities and a healthy snack. The incumbent is also responsible for providing assistance to students during the lunch program and to supervise students to ensure a positive and safe environment. The incumbent will also be assigned tutoring tasks as...

  • Receptionist/Office Clerk

    Jun 1, 2023

    The Receptionist/Office Clerk is under the direct supervision and direction of the Office Manager. This position hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. As our Receptionist, you will be the first point of contact for our company. Greeting visitors and guests with a welcoming, positive attitude is of the utmost importance. The Receptionist’s primary office responsibility is offering administrative support across the organization. You will coordinate front-desk activities, distribute correspondence, and redirect phone calls. Effective t...

  • Basic Call to Consciousness

    Jun 1, 2023

    Continued from last week “Righteousness” refers to something akin to the ideology of the people using their purest and most unselfish minds. It occurs when the people put their minds and emotions in harmony with the flow of the universe and the intentions of the Good Mind or the Great Creature. The principles of Righteousness demand that all thoughts of prejudice, privilege or superiority be swept away and that recognition be given to the reality that the creation is intended for the benefit of all equally – even the birds and animals, the t...

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