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Articles from the June 4, 2009 edition

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 By Shannon Burns    News    June 4, 2009

Guards abandon Customs on Cornwall Island amid gun debate

Canadian border guards abandoned the Canada Border Services Agency Port of Entry on Kawehno:ke (Cornwall Island) Sunday night just before midnight...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    June 4, 2009

Support continues for protestors despite ripple effect

Despite the toll that a partial border closure has taken on Akwesasne and its community members, support is still strong for the protestors and their...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    June 4, 2009

Mythbusters

Since the start of the gun issue at the border on Kawehno:ke, there have been many news articles and reports with incorrect or inaccurate information. We hope to clear some of it up here: RUMOR: The b...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    June 4, 2009

What the gun issue is about, in brief

Mohawks have three main issues with the arming of Canada Customs border guards: 1. Akwesasne was not consulted in any way regarding the arming although the port of entry is on Akwesasne land 2. Akwesa...

 

The Struggle to Prevent Arming of CBSA Guards Timeline

Prepared by Shannon Burns with assistance from the MCA Communication Office...

 

HELP US HONOR OUR VETERANS

American Legion Post 1479 invites the community to join us in honoring these brave veterans who served honorably until the draft system ended. PLEASE REVIEW THIS LIST FOR ACCURACY AND CONTACT ALMA...

 

In Remembrance of Julius M. Cook

In Remembrance of Julius M. Cook May 16, 1927-June 9, 1999 Solid as stone feather and bone Hands that made the silver shine Turtle Clan strong with a...

 

In Loving Memory of Kyleigh “Cookies” McDonald

In Loving Memory of Kyleigh “Cookies” McDonald 1 year anniversary 06-07-08 - 06-07-09 A million words would not bring you back, we know because...

 

In Memory Bill & Freda Cook

In Memory Bill & Freda Cook Married June 4, 1949 60 years ago today they vowed to be together “till death do they part”. We miss you dearly with...

 

Niawehhko:wa

Niawehhko:wa On Saturday, May 23, 2009 as part of fundraising efforts the Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club held a donation drive at the four corners in Hogansburg. With the assistance of the St. Regis...

 

Madisen Mitchell and her family would like to send a big thank you to the St. Regis Mohawk Headstart students, staff and parents for their donation from the penny drive

Madisen Mitchell and her family would like to send a big thank you to the St. Regis Mohawk Headstart students, staff and parents for their donation...

 

Niawen Kowa

Niawen Kowa On behalf of the AMBE Parent Committee we would like to Thank all the students who sold tickets in our Annual AMBE School Activity Raffle...

 

Frenchie’s Select Grand Opening Giveaway Winners

Frenchie’s Select Grand Opening Giveaway Winners Hoss Fayad – Grand Prize – 42” Vizio TV Debra Guimond – Diary Queen Certificate – 8” Ice Cream Cake Melody Rogers - Diary Queen...

 

IF YOU TAKE GUNS YOU GET GUNS

IF YOU TAKE GUNS YOU GET GUNS 15 or more years ago when I and some colleagues worked the river our motto was “if you take guns you will get guns”. We never got arrested and we never got shot at....

 

Dear Editor,

Dear Editor,   She:kon. It would appear that U.S. Congressman John McHugh (R-NY), whose New York 23rd Congressional district includes the North Country, has been selected for the position of...

 

At the Akwesasne Customs Controversy Discipline Matters: So Do Media

A few weeks ago I wrote a column for IT in which I called for a national meeting of the Mohawk people to address the border issue since this is a concern for all of us whether we live in Kahnawake,...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    June 4, 2009

Meet the Candidates

This Saturday, tribal members will head to the polls to elect a new tribal chief and possibly a new sub-chief at the annual tribal general election....

 

Trivia FUNdraiser held for Andria Cooke

Eighteen teams participated in a trivia FUNdraiser Saturday evening to benefit Andria Cooke, who needs treatment for cancer in New York City. The...

 

AMBE receives federal funding for Student Success Program

Onerahtohko:wa/May 28, 2009 - Akwesasne - The Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board of Education (AMBE) has received a federal grant from the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) under the new...

 

Emerald ash borer kills 40 million ash trees in Great Lakes area

Now in Eastern Ontario By L.M. Worrall, Cornwall ON Paul Bolan calls the emerald ash borer, “The worst insect to hit Canada in centuries.” Emerald ash borer (EAB) was first discovered in Windsor...

 

Tribe cancels fireworks

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has cancelled this year’s Fourth of July fireworks and has decided that meeting financial needs is more important and that meeting these needs could be better met if spend...

 

Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board of Education

The adjusted bus list for the Ahkwesahsne Mohawk board of Education is as follows: Tsi Sniahne School Michelle Adams will do East end of Snye to Tsi Snaihne School- Starts at Sugarbush at 7:25 Alvena...

 

AMBE to Continue to Administer EQAO Testing this Week

The Grade 3 AMBE students will be completing their EQAO provincial assessments on Thursday and Friday, June 4 – 5. Although there has been some disruption to the testing schedule due to the bridge...

 

MCA Update

June 3, 2009—6pm In an ongoing effort to keep the community of Akwesasne and supporters in informed of developments, the Mohawk Council will continue provided updates throughout the day. The...

 

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