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Articles from the June 2, 2016 edition


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  • Akwesasne Honors Our Own: WWII and Korean War Codetalkers

    Karonhiaton|Jun 2, 2016

    "I would like to say they are here today; we may not be able to see them, but they are right here in the front row," stated Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Communications Director Brendan White, as he opened the Congressional Medal Ceremony honoring Akwesasne Mohawk Code Talkers. A crowd of more than 600 people attended the ceremony at the Travis Solomon Memorial Lacrosse Box in Generations Park on May 28, 2016. The hot and muggy weather did not discourage people as they witnessed a very important and...

  • Akwesasne Honors Our Own: WWII and Korean War Codetalkers - Part 2

    Jun 2, 2016

    Here are additional pictures....

  • Akwesasne Honors Our Own: WWII and Korean War Codetalkers - Part 3

    Jun 2, 2016

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  • Akwesasne Honors Our Own: WWII and Korean War Codetalkers - Part 4

    Jun 2, 2016

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  • SRMS Elementary Principal to be Transferred to High School

    Jun 2, 2016

    A forum was held on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the St. Regis Mohawk School to discuss the transfer of St. Regis Mohawk School Principal Sharlee Thomas to the Salmon River High School scheduled to be effective on July 1, 2016. This transfer comes amid several controversial decisions made by Superintendent Stanley Harper and the SRC School Board, claimed many who attended the forum. Principal Thomas is certified by the State of New York, Department of Education as a teacher in elementary education. She is also certified as a School Administrator...

  • Coast Guard Can Board Any Vessel Without Probable Cause

    Jun 2, 2016

    During National Safe Boating Week 2016, which was last week, the Great Lakes Coast Guard highlighted key safety tips for the 2016 boating season, focusing on one each day through media releases. They promoted things like life jackets, boat responsibility, the importance of emergency distress equipment and more. One release talked about what to expect during a Coast Guard boarding. “The Coast Guard is reminding all Great Lakes boaters they are subject to Coast Guard boardings and should understand the process so they will be prepared if they a...

  • AKWESASNE HOSTS MEETING WITH LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF ONTARIO

    Jun 2, 2016

    On Tuesday, May 31, 2016, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) welcomed the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Ont. to Akwesasne. Council invited Her Honour to the territory so that she could learn more about the community, as this was her first visit to Akwesasne. Grand Chief, Council and the MCA Environment staff welcomed the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell as she entered Kawehno:ke (Cornwall Island). After arriving at the Tri-District Elders Lodge, an Edge...

  • CODY T. CUROTTE

    Jun 2, 2016

    AKWESASNE – Mr. Cody T. "Tiohatehkwen" Curotte, 37, of 198 McGee Road, passed away Thursday afternoon, May 26, 2016 at Massena Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. Cody was born April 26, 1979 in Saskatchewan, Canada, the son of Roy O. Curotte and the late Belva Montour Curotte. Cody was an ironworker with Local 711 in Montreal until becoming disabled due to failing health. He enjoyed fishing and when he was younger playing hockey and lacrosse. He was as a member of the Mohawk Warrior S...

  • KELDON P. HERNE

    Jun 2, 2016

    MOIRA/AKWESASNE – Mr. Keldon P. Herne, 32, tragically passed away early Friday morning, May 27, 2016 from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident in Melbourne, Florida, where he had been living for the past several years. Keldon was born January 16, 1984 in Massena, the son of Belson and Theresia DuCote Herne. He graduated from Salmon River Central School in 2002 followed by graduating from Clinton Community College. In September 2013, he married Jamie Ward Palmeri in Lake George, New Y...

  • Correction

    Jun 2, 2016

    Indian Time misidentified this Salmon River athlete in last week's issue. We apologize for the mistake....

  • Niawen

    Jun 2, 2016

    We give thanks to all our family and friends for insuring that our Rakeni had a beautiful party for his award ceremony, for which he received his silver congressional medal. A special thanks to his granddaughters Teresa and Tracy Oakes. They did a great job on organizing this event. From the tent rental, biscuits, catfish, salads, cakes, tears and beers. “Your not only our Rakeni, you’re our hero.” Too many to mention. Niawen Kowa! Dora and Debbie Oakes...

  • Niawen

    Jun 2, 2016

    The family of Anne Phillips would like to say Niawen:kowa/Thank you to all who expressed acts of kindness and condolences at a time when it was deeply appreciated. A special thank you goes to the H.A.V.F.D. for your prayers at the wake, all the beautiful flowers sent, monetary and food donations from family, friends and neighbors, to the ladies who said the Mohawk prayers during the wake and the 9 days following, to the Snye Homemakers for letting us use the building for the wake, to the Snye Recreation for letting us use the building for the...

  • Local Living Venture Mini-Workshops

    Jun 2, 2016

    The Local Living Venture (LLV) has announced a series of mini-presentations at their booth during the upcoming Dairy Princess Parade on the Canton Village Green, Saturday, June 4. The schedule includes: “Six Easy Changes to Restore Health” with Paula Youmell, RN at 11 :00 a.m. “Apitherapy: Bee Sting Therapy” with LLV Bee Group member Sandy vonAllmen on at 11:30 a.m. “How to Start with Bees” with LLV Bee Group member Bob Goldie at 12:30 p.m. “Healthy Hounds: Home Made Dog Food” with Caron Collins at 3:00 p.m. “St. Lawrence ReUse Center Plan...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Jun 2, 2016

    Krystal Oakes was always partying mostly on Thursdays, pool night if my team won afterwards I would get drunk. The celebration started with rum and coke or kalarato koolaid. The last time I drank I got hurt bad and spent the night at the hospital and was woken up every hour and it sucked. I had a big egg on my head the worst thing of all is I was still drunk when I woke up with the worst hangover. To top it off I wasn’t given any meds, just a big bill! I was so grateful Onen’to:kon took me right away. Thank you so much for that, you saved my...

  • I am voting for Shelley Jacobs – Tribal Sub-Chief

    Jun 2, 2016

    I would like to express my support for Ms. Shelley Jacobs, who is seeking re-election for Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Sub-Chief on Saturday, June 4, 2016. I believe in Shelley, both from a personal standpoint and a professional one. I’ve known Shelley and her family most of my life, growing up in the same neighborhood. As we became closer friends as adults, I’ve witnessed Shelley work her way through her educational and career choices, and have admired her character throughout; but it wasn’t until she became Tribal Sub-Chief six years ago that...

  • MCA May Monthly Meeting

    Jun 2, 2016

    The meeting promptly started at 6:30pm in the district of Tsi Snaihne with Grand Chief Abram Benedict chairing. After their Call to Order, Council Acceptance and a Moment of Silence for those who have passed, the Council Agenda was accepted. Rules of Order were read followed by a presentation on the Trails Initiative and their proposal to up-grade and build new trails on Thompson Island, Kawehnoke and in Tsi Snaihne. Funds for the proposed trails have not yet been secured. A community members asked if it was possible to install a splash pad...

  • Camp Overlook

    Jun 2, 2016

    Connie Gerow, 4-H Program Educator with St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Afterschool Program Mentors and Mentees at Camp Overlook the weekend of May 21 & 22....

  • AFN National Chief Calls for Canada to Implement UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

    Jun 2, 2016

    (Ottawa, ON): May 30, 2016. Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde participated in a seminar for MPs, Senators, and their staff on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration), urging all parties to work cooperatively with Indigenous peoples on measures to adopt and implement the Declaration in Canada. “You have an historic opportunity to work with us to ensure the human rights of First Nations are finally respected through concrete action all across this country,” National Chief Bel...

  • Kids For Fishing Celebrates 6th Year

    Derrick Lafrance|Jun 2, 2016

    It was an unbelievably hot summer Saturday for the annual event but the kids faced the heat and hit the water with a passion. The 2016 presentations were held at the St. Regis Recreation Centre with the visiting pros sharing their expertise with the kids on all parts of fishing. Part two was hitting the water and using that knowledge as they hit the water near the Hogansburg Dam. Organizer PJ Burns was joined by Pro Myles Tallada and both stressed education. Burns also went through the different...

  • Kanatakon School Students Hike Azure Mountain

    Karonhiaton|Jun 2, 2016

    In the early morning hours of May 25, Kanatakon School students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 boarded an Akwesasne Board of Education School Bus. Students wearing long pants and sneakers piled into the bus with their backpacks filled with water, healthy lunches and bug spray. By 9:30am, the bus was rolling down Blue Mountain Road. The wheels kicked up dust and rocks as the bus approached the trailhead of Azure Mountain. With the precise driving skills of Maggie King the bus was successfully backed into...

  • How it is possible that we ought to plant mushrooms and ginseng

    Jun 2, 2016

    Mohawk Lesson...

  • Tsi Snaihne School Showcases Students with Perfect Attendance in April

    Jun 2, 2016

    Submitted by Lynda Brown...

  • Life as a clock in its natural habitat

    Kaide Sunday|Jun 2, 2016

    Have you ever wondered what life would be like as clock? I did. Life being a clock is really easy just sitting there all day chilling. Some people think it would be boring just sitting there but you will probably meet four friends TV, microwave, fridge and computer. Being a clock may get annoying because all you hear is tick tock tick tock every day but the only way to stop the tick tock is to kill the batteries but killing the batteries is the worst thing that can happens to a clock is dead bat...

  • Interior Secretary Issues Statement on French Auction of Tribal Sacred Objects

    Jun 2, 2016

    WASHINGTON - Next week, a Paris auction house will hold a sale which includes American Indian tribal sacred objects and objects of cultural patrimony. Last December, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell met with France’s former Minister of Justice to seek cooperation in working to repatriate these sacred objects to Indian tribes in the United States. Jewell issued the following statement today: “Auctioning off tribal sacred objects is extremely troubling not only because tribal law precludes the sale of these objects by individuals, but bec...

  • Reader Comic

    Jun 2, 2016

    Reader Comic...

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