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Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Announces COVID-19 Household Disaster Relief Program

AKWESASNE. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has received funding from the U.S. Treasury Department under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to assist with expenditures for COVI...

 
 By Mahlon Smoke    News    June 18, 2020

Akwesasne Roadside Cleanup 2020

By Mahlon Smoke As Covid-19 continues to be cause for caution for anyone who ventures outside for essential items and travel only, the Akwesasne...

 

U.S. Supreme Court landmark case: gay, transgender workers are covered by civil rights law

On Monday, June 15, 2020, in a landmark case, the Supreme Court ruled LGBTQ workers are protected from job discrimination. The decision said Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which makes it...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    June 18, 2020

Route 56 Drive-In celebrating 65th year of summer movies under the stars

By Andy Gardner MASSENA. The Route 56 Auto Drive-In, 9783 State Route 56, will celebrate their 65th anniversary this year. JS Cinemas owner Jeff...

 

The St. Regis Point Restoration Project

For generations families and children of our community have been making memories down at the St. Regis Point. It has become a monument in our stories...

 

Families and Indigenous chiefs press for answers in New Brunswick police shootings of Chantel Moore and Rodney Levi

The deaths of Chantel Moore and Rodney Levi, killed eight days apart in the province, have exposed an ugly truth, their families say: that Indigenous people in Canada get a different standard of...

 

KENNETH R. ARQUETTE

With the love and support of his family at his side, Kenneth R. Arquette, 65, a longtime resident of State Route 37, peacefully went back to the Creat... Full story

 

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe 2020 Caucus Nomination List

On June 13, 2020, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe held their annual caucus under COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. The SRMT’s Election Board held its Tribal Caucus for the Special Election on Saturday,...

 

ADVISEMENT ON UNRESTRICTED USE OF FIREWORKS

The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service is advising the community that excessive lighting of fireworks has been creating undue stress on community members. Fireworks create a severe noise disturbance that...

 

New Arrival

Name: Ryett Robert Mitchell DOB: April 23, 2020 Weight: 9 lbs. 5 oz. Length: 19 3/4 in. Proud parents: Erin Jacobs and Tye Mitchell Siblings: Lexi...

 

U.S. District Judge orders Trump Administration distribute COVID-19 Relief Funds

On Monday, June 15, 2020, a U.S. District federal judge ordered Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to finally distribute $679 million in emergency COVID-19 relief funds to Native American tribes. The j...

 

CLARKSON UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES ENDOWED GEORGE FLOYD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

In solidarity with the nation's colleges and universities coming together to bring our support for the Black community, Clarkson University has...

 

CHAMBER FAULTS EXTENSION OF CLOSURE OF BORDER TO NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL

The North Country Chamber of Commerce is criticizing the announcement today that Canada and the U.S. have agreed to extend existing restrictions on border crossings to July 21, limiting cross border...

 

NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER WELCOMES PHASE THREE OF REOPENING

The North Country Chamber of Commerce is welcoming the green light from New York State to begin Phase Three of the reopening process in the North Country region as of Friday, June 12. “The ability...

 

IROQUOIS CONTROL DAM GATES RAISED

Cornwall – Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is advising users of the St. Lawrence River that the navigational gates at the Iroquois control dam have b...

 

NYS Governor Cuomo signs police reform legislation

On Monday, June 15 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed policing reform legislation requiring state and local law enforcement officers to report within six hours when they discharge their weapon...

 

AKWESASNE'S LACROSSE LEGENDS

The first installment of videos of Akwesasne’s Lacrosse legends will be on the Canadian Lacrosse Association website on June 25, 2020. The first installment of these video’s include Akwesasne...

 

National Elder Fraud Hotline

Recently, a National Elder Fraud Hotline, which will provide services to seniors who may be victims of financial fraud. The Hotline will be staffed by experienced case managers who can provide...

 

SOME SOCIAL DANCES

Standing Quiver or Stomp Dance Watahtshero:ton The standing quiver or stomp dance is usually the first of any social dance in most communities throughout the Six Nations. It is a dance that gets ever...

 

Oh Niiawèn:'en Ne Ohrió:ken Tsi Rothahonniánion - 3

1. Kón:nehre akontkáhtho ónhka entkarihwaié:rite - They wanted to see who would be right 2. Ohkwá:ri káton athéhsa nikaia'tò:ten Aró:sen -...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    June 18, 2020

NYSPHSAA releases guidelines for athletes' summer voluntary workouts; COVID task force looking at impact on fall sports

By Andy Gardner The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on fall high school sports is still largely an unknown. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association is working on giving coaches...

 

State Investigating Hospital With Coronavirus Policy That Profiled Pregnant Native American Mothers and Separated Them From Newborns

By Bryant Furlow, New Mexico In Depth June 14. This story was first published in ProPublica New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced on Twitter Saturday that state officials would investigate...

 

Trump Opens Marine Sanctuary to Commercial Fishing

Reprinted with permission by Ecowatch Friday, June 5, 2020. In a move that environmentalists warned could further imperil hundreds of endangered species and a protected habitat for the sake of...

 

Trans Mountain Pipeline Spills up to 50,000 Gallons of Oil on Indigenous Land in BC

Reprinted with permission from Ecowatch Canada’s Trans Mountain pipeline spilled as many as 190,000 liters (approximately 50,193 gallons) of crude oil in Abbotsford, British Columbia (BC) Saturday,...

 

Canada Wide COVID-19 Update

Total COVID-19 cases in Canada: 99,331 diagnoses and 8,186 deaths (as of June 16, 10:30 a.m. ET) Alberta - 7,453 cases, including 151 deaths (6,862 resolved) British Columbia - 2,745 cases, 168...

 

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