Articles from the June 10, 2010 edition

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 By Shannon Burns    News    June 10, 2010

Oakes pleads to manslaughter in Hathaway murder

St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police and the Franklin County District Attorney announced this week that Richard “Dickie” Oakes, 39 of Akwesasne, Quebec...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    June 10, 2010

SRMT Election: Hart in, Ransom out

More than a thousand tribal members headed to the polls Saturday to take part in one of the most talked about elections at the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe...

 

Swamp admits to role in robbery-turned-murder

Staff An Akwesasne man jailed for his role in a 2008 murder entered a guilty plea Tuesday in federal court to charges of conspiracy to commit robbery and aiding and abetting the possession of a...

 
 By Mary La France    News    June 10, 2010

What does the Gulf Coast oil spill mean for Akwesasne?

Since April 20, 2010, when an explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 and injured 17, engineers have estimated that anywhere from 83.3 million to 181.7 million...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    June 10, 2010

Anti-Oxy group marches for awareness

The “Eagle Watch” anti-oxy group, part of the recently formed Oxycontin Community Task Force, organized a last minute march along Route 37...

 

John Glen Wheelock

AKWESASNE – Mr. John Glen Wheelock, age 48, of 111 Racquette Point Road, unexpectedly passed away Thursday evening, June 3, 2010 at the Highland...

 

In Memory Mom & Aunt Dorothy

In Memory Mom & Aunt Dorothy You were always there for us. Your smile, your gentle touch, your good heart, your patience and your love. Missed and...

 

Only the Best

Only the Best A heart of gold stopped beating, Two shining eyes at rest. God broke our hearts to prove, He only takes the best. God knows you had to...

 

Niawen

The Akwesasne Lacrosse Hall of Fame (ALHF) Board Members in partnership with the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino held their fundraising Golf Tournament this past Saturday at Potsdam Town and Country Club....

 

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor; Submitted to Standard-Freeholder   I take this opportunity to respond to the letter in the Wednesday June 2nd 2010 edition of the Standard Freeholder by John E. Milnes of South...

 

2010 Pyke Family Scholarship Award Winners

2010 Pyke Family Scholarship Award Winners are: Sterling Back of Massena Central, Lilyann Laffin of Salmon River, Toni Garrow of Salmon River, Krista Lee Oakes of Salmon River, and Savannah Thompson...

 

Salmon River and St. Regis Mohawk School compete in Class Olympics

Students from the St. Regis Mohawk School were transported to the Salmon River Central School Wednesday to compete with their fellow classmates...

 
 By Mary La France    News    June 10, 2010

Akwesasne woman receives Sundance Institute’s Ford Foundation Fellowship

The Sundance Institute recently announced its four aspiring filmmakers who were selected for the two-stage 2010 Sundance Institute-Ford Foundation Fellowship program. This year, all four recipients...

 

MCA wants substantive talks with CBSA to begin

Submitted by MCA When Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) closed the crossing through Cornwall Island on May 31, 2009, the Mohawks and the CBSA agreed to form a Task Force on how to find long term...

 
 By Mary La France    News    June 10, 2010

AMPS relay for Special Olympics

On June 2, the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service (AMPS) participated in the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run, a community and province-wide event...

 
 By Mary La France    News    June 10, 2010

Akwesasne holds benefit for CHEO

Akwesasne community members banded together June 5 at the Hogansburg Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department (HAVFD) station on Kawehnoke (Cornwall...

 

SUNY Potsdam recognizes CSTEP and TOC graduates at reception

The SUNY Potsdam Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) and the Teacher Opportunity Corps (TOC) recently honored more than 50...

 

 Coyote sightings

Cornwall, Ont. – The Cornwall Community Police Service would like to advise the citizens of Cornwall regarding recent sightings of coyotes within the city limits.  The service is concerned about...

 

ABGC set sails for Cosmic Adventure

Saturday, June 5th, the Akwesasne Boys and Girls Club set sails for Cosmic Adventure in Ottawa Ontario. The lucky children were chosen from the 6-9...

 

The Eagle pays up

Submitted by Delinda Comings Many people in the community were wondering why a huge sign was hung on the fence at the residence of the Comins’ in...

 

Seaway Corporation co-sponsors emergency response exercise

The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation’s annual emergency response exercise was held at the Seaway Administration Building, Massena, NY, with a tabletop scenario and boom deployment exerc...

 

It’s Turtle Time; Read This & Make it Snappy

Department of Environment It is now the season that turtles are laying their eggs. Turtles will come out of their wet areas and will seek places to la...

 

What to do about black ants invading your garden or house

A community member asked about this problem and the answers were pretty simple, before resorting to a commercial sprayer. I thought I’d pass this information along to the community who might have...

 

Message to graduating students and their families

The Wholistic Health and Wellness Program would like to congratulate all graduating students from high school and college. We know that it’s a time to cerebrate your achievements. We wish you ALL A...

 

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