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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor and the Community of Akwesasne: Although I rarely submit letters to the Editor and formalize my frustrations in this way, I feel absolutely compelled to speak out against the extremely...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Community of Akwesasne, As you know, the Tribal Council consisting of Mark Garrow, Monica Jacobs and Randy Hart did not sign the amended Ethics Ordinance. In fact, this is the Tribal Council who...

 

Letter to the Editor

On Memorial Day I got a call from Cecilia Francis to meet with her at work, for which I had to be in at noon anyway. When I got to work Jerry Cook handed me a letter and said, “You like handing out...

 

High School Students Art Work Featured in Exhibit

The Eleventh Annual Robideau/Lamitie-King Juried Art Exhibit was held at forArtSake in Malone from May 1st-17th. The exhibit featured art work from...

 

Niawen

AKWESASNE SENIOR GAMES 2012 Submitted by Rosemary Bonaparte The Akwesasne Senior Games of 2012 were a success. The goal of the senior games is to give the elders in our community a chance to get...

 

Niawen

Niawenh Jr. B Indians Supporters & Fans! The Jr. B Indians would like to extend their appreciation to all their fans and supporters who either donated, or bid on the items at the silent auction, May...

 

Niawen

Nia:wen ko:wa The National Aboriginal Council of Midwives would like to send a BIG thank you (Nia:wen ko:wa!) to the people of Akwesasne for welcoming us to your territory April 30th-May 3rd 2012 to...

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

 AKWESASNE ELECTION APPEAL BOARD

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne has announced that the following individuals have been appointed to serve on the Akwesasne Appeal Board, as well as alternate persons to sit in their place in the...

 

Attention Golfers!

The Salmon River All Night Grad Party Committee would like to invite you to attend the 11th Annual SRC All Night Grad Party Golf Tournament to be held at Highland Greens Golf Course, State Route 11B,...

 
 By Kenneth Deer    Opinion    May 31, 2012

The Role of Indigenous Men in Ending Violence Against Women

One of the agenda items at the just concluded UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues was “Combating violence against Indigenous Women and Girls.” The title was a bit counter-productive, using a...

 
 By Ian Oakes    News    May 31, 2012

Program Spotlight: Intensive Preventative Program

This weeks program spotlight focuses on the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribes Intensive Preventative Program or IPP. IPP focuses on providing supports for at-risk youth and their families who have been...

 

BEAR’S DEN RE-BRANDING

May 25, 2012 Akwesasne, NY – Tarbell Management Group LLC; TMG is pleased to announce the re-branding of their Convenience Stores and Fuel Stations within Akwesasne.  As of June 1st, 2012 all of...

 

EMS Week

Emergency Medical Services week is an international event that takes place every year around the third week in May. It is held to promote EMS...

 

Bus Driver Appreciation

Thursday, May 17th was Bus Driver Appreciation Day at Tsi Snaihne School. Before the students boarded the bus for their afternoon ride home, all the...

 

Vermont Woman Wins New Car at Akwesasne Mohawk Casino

Akwesasne Mohawk Casino – Darlene Williams from Franklin, VT was the lucky recipient of a 2012 Mustang GT Coupe at the Memorial Day Mustang...

 

Notice to the Community

This is to inform the community that the following persons have applied for Akwesasne Membership under the Akwesasne Membership Code. Zaagaate Jock, age 17 and Enigoonse Jock age 16, children of Joy...

 
 By Teresa David    Opinion    May 31, 2012

Good Things Begin With That First Step!

For the month of May, Adam White has been volunteering at Tsiionkwanonhso:te (Long Term Care Facility) on Kawehnoke. His role as student volunteer...

 

Ants…Have You Seen Any Ants??

In the last couple of days I have heard many complaints about ants invading the homes. So I thought I’d report on some of the natural solutions to help with the ant problem. 1. If you have spotted...

 

Snapping Turtles

The snapping turtles are up on the roads and lawns laying eggs. Tell the people to be aware of the turtles and to watch the children and small pets...

 

Police Blotter

FRAUD ALERT Cornwall, ON- The Cornwall Community Police Service has received reports of several attempts of identification fraud. It is reported that residences are receiving a telephone call from a m...

 
 By Ian Oakes    Health    May 31, 2012

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons – More Insidious Than You May Have Thought

I will admit, the title made me laugh a little. I thought the title was funny because who is really thinking about Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons,...

 

News from around the Nations

Oregon Bans Native American Mascots On May 17, 2012 the Oregon Board of Education voted on a ban that specifically prohibits the use of names, symbols or images that refer to Native tribes, customs...

 

THE MOHAWK NATION AS AN

Usually it’s not good to look back in the past, but in this case I felt it would be necessary to shed some light on past events that people forget...

 
 By Darcy O Connel    News    May 31, 2012

Kawenni:io’s Iakwata:ti’ - We Speak Good Words

The annual primary public speaking competition was held on Friday, May 25th. Courageous students in grade one and two fearlessly stood up in front of...

 

Readers Photos

Nothing like a good ole glass of lemonade on a hot day. This photo was taken on Monday, May 28th in Kanatakon....

 

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