A Voice from the Eastern Door

Articles from the July 6, 2023 edition


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  • Body Found In St. Lawrence River

    Jul 6, 2023

    The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service is investigating the discovery of a deceased person in the St. Lawrence River on Monday, July 3, 2023, at approximately 2 p.m. The body was recovered in the vicinity of Ross Island, Akwesasne. Ross Island is approximately 20 miles from Akwesasne, located south of Cooper's Marsh. Police are awaiting confirmation from the coroner's office regarding the identity of the individual. According to AMPS, the results from the Ontario's coroner's office is expected to...

  • Carey Terrance, First Akwesasronon Drafted Into The NHL Heads to Prospect Camp

    Jul 6, 2023

    The wait is over for Carey Terrance – the 18-year-old Akwesasronon will officially begin his NHL journey at the Ducks development camp. Terrance was drafted #59 overall (Round 2) to the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday, June 29th. The Ducks announced the roster and dates for the club's annual Prospect Development Camp at Great Park Ice & FivePoint Arena in Irvine, Calif. The Prospect Camp will be held from Monday, July 3 through Friday, July 7. Anaheim's Development Camp features 2023 second overall se...

  • Sun Shines On Akwesasne Art Market – Beaded Cradleboard Takes Best in Show

    Jul 6, 2023

    AKWESASNE - The 2023 Art Market and Juried Show, presented by Akwesasne Travel, brought more than 1300 community members and visitors to Generations Park on Sunday, July 2 for a vibrant showcase of the arts. Heat and humidity did not dampen spirits, as attendees eagerly experienced phenomenal art works, live performances, and demonstrations throughout the day. "Thankfully, the weather cooperated, and we had a great turnout. It was an amazing day," said Penny Peters, Akwesasne Travel manager....

  • More Details Revealed By County Officials At Press Conference For 'Trip Around The County'

    Jul 6, 2023

    By Isaac White. Thursday June 29th saw a coordinated series of raids to close unlicensed cannabis dispensaries across St. Lawrence County. Seven search warrants were executed synchronously throughout the area that day. A press conference held June 30th at the St. Lawrence County board room opened by St. Lawrence County Sheriff Brooks J. Bigwarfe offered more details about the multi-headed effort. The St. Lawrence County Drug Task Force spearheaded the joint operation, receiving assistance from...

  • Tribal Procedures Act Working Group Established

    Jul 6, 2023

    AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council is pleased to announce that four (4) tribal members have been named to the newly formed Tribal Procedures Act Working Group: Ruth Bell, Melissa Ward, Amber McDonald, and Emily Lauzon. The four (4) individuals have successfully expressed their interest to review the Procedures Act (TCR 2013-32) that provides guidelines and outlines processes for the governance of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. “The Tribal Council convenes annual priority planning sessions and has continuously identified the nee...

  • Niawen

    Jul 6, 2023

    Niawen The family of the late Catherine Edwards would like to thank all of Akwesasronon for their expressions of sympathy, kind words, big hugs and even funny stories. We’d also like to acknowledge the following local businesses: Crazy Daisy Floral Studio, Cheyy’s Place-Cousin Jonathan for all his help; The Brass Horse – Mitchell and partners for being just absolutely kind and thoughtful. The friends, neighbors and cousins who sent food and monetary donations, we’ll never forget that! Much love to the wonderful nurses & Doctors at Malone...

  • REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: AMPS STRATEGIC PLAN

    Jul 6, 2023

    The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Department of Public Safety invites proposals from qualified and experienced consultants to develop a comprehensive strategic plan for the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service (AMPS). The purpose of this strategic plan is to outline the vision, mission, goals, and objectives of AMPS, and provide a roadmap for its operations and initiatives over the next five (5) years. Deadline to submit: July 14, 2023 at 12 p.m. Proposals can be delivered in-person at the AMPS Station in Kana:takon or via email to l...

  • Legal Notice

    Jul 6, 2023

    Letters of Testamentary for the Estate of Peter Phillips of Akwesasne, N.Y. have been requested by Richard Phillips. Notice is hereby given to anyone objecting to the appointment of Richard Phillips. All potential creditors who may have an interest in the aforementioned estate or those wanting to object to the validity of the will must notify the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court at (518) 358-6300 by no later than August 3, 2023....

  • PUBLIC NOTICE OF LAND DISPUTE

    Jul 6, 2023

    Any person having any interest whatsoever or information pertaining to this matter shall have thirty (30) business days from the date of publication of this Notice to file opposing or related claims or to provide relevant information to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Court. Information and related claims should be filed no later than July 25, 2023. Claimant: Dana Louis Francis 96 Racquette Point Road Akwesasne, NY 13655 Respondent: Steven A. Jacobs 166 St. Regis Rd. Akwesasne, NY 13655 Property in Dispute: Lot #315-C Case Number: 23-LND-00002...

  • SLH Sponsors Red Cross Blood Drive in Gouverneur

    Jul 6, 2023

    GOUVERNEUR, NY – St. Lawrence Health is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, July 13, 2023 at the Gouverneur Community Center, 4673 State Highway 58. Hours are 11:30am – 4:30pm. Donors must be healthy, at least 16 years of age, and weigh at least 110 lbs. Please consider a Double Red donation if you are O Neg, O Pos, A Neg, or B Neg. Donors can pre-register using RapidPass (www.redcrossblood.org/rapidpass). Pre-registration can only be completed the day of the drive prior to arrival. Registration can be made online at www...

  • Legal Notice

    Jul 6, 2023

    A petition to be named Executor in the Estate of Walter A. Benedict, late of Akwesasne, NY has been filed by Aimee Benedict in the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court. Notice is hereby given to all heirs and beneficiaries who may wish to object to the validity of Walter A. Benedict’s will or the appointment of Aimee Benedict as Executor. Objections must be filed with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court by July 13, 2023. Notice is also hereby given to all potential creditors who may have an interest in said estate to present their interest. Any c...

  • AFN National Chief Archibald Ousted

    Jul 6, 2023

    A decision to remove RoseAnne Archibald from her role as national chief was supported by members of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), following a third-party probe into her leadership style. The motion to depose Archibald was passed, with 71 percent of the AFN members voting in favor. Of all the votes cast, 163 supported the removal, 62 were against it, and six were abstentions. This indicated that more than 70 percent of the majority favored her immediate removal from office. This decision was prompted by the completion of an independent...

  • Residential School Documents Advisory Committee confirms membership at inaugural meeting

    Jul 6, 2023

    Following the Residential School Documents Advisory Committee’s inaugural meeting, Cadmus Delorme, former Chief of Cowessess First Nation and Chairperson of the Residential School Documents Advisory Committee; Stephanie Scott, Executive Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR); and the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown−Indigenous Relations, announced the membership of the Committee and provided an update on the exercise to identify documents related to residential schools. Six committee members were ide...

  • Tota News

    Jul 6, 2023

    TSI TETEWATATKENS St. Regis Mohawk Senior Center 518-358-2963 Email address: [email protected] Please note: Anyone wishing to attend the congregate meal must call the Office for the Aging by 9:30am to reserve a meal. MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL Club dues for 2023 You can mail your membership fee of $5.00 American to: SRM Senior Citizens Club PO Box # 1106 Hogansburg, NY 13655 Legal Aid: Call for an appointment. Events: No further information at this time LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES: IAKHIHSOHTHA LODGE HOME FOR THE ELDERLY 613-575-2507... Full story

  • St. Regis Mission News

    Jul 6, 2023

    ALL CURRENT COVID-19 AND COLD/FLU RESTRICTIONS APPLY WHICH INCLUDE: SOCIAL DISTANCING AND OPTIONAL WEARING MASKS. THURSDAY JULY 6, 2023 12:10 PM Offered for: Louie Laffin by Delinda Comins FRIDAY JULY 7, 2023 12:10 PM Offered for: Evan Adams by Miia Oakes SATURDAY JULY 8, 2023 4:00 PM Offered for: Richard and Catherine Cook Memorial Birthday by Elizabeth Tarbell SUNDAY JULY 9, 2023 10:00 AM Offered for: Mitchell Sunday by the St. Regis Mission family WEDNESDAY JULY 12, 2023 6:00 PM Offered for: Michael Lazore Memorial Birthday by the Lazore...

  • Kawehnoke Power Generation

    Jul 6, 2023

    Formation Meeting Announcement The Not for Profit Kawehnoke Power Generation will be holding a formation meeting @ the Arena Turtle Room on Sat. July 8, 2023 @ 11 am. For more information contact: [email protected] or Akwesasne Facebook discussions on Akwesasne making their own power from the river....

  • Legal Notice

    Jul 6, 2023

    Administration on the Estate of Alexander Peter Terrance, late of Akwesasne, N.Y. has been granted to Beth Terrance by the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court. Notice is hereby given to all potential creditors to said estate who may have an interest in said estate to present their interest to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Court by July 20, 2023. Any creditors shall contact Tribal Court Clerk at 518-358-6300....

  • Franklin County Public Health Rabies Vaccination Clinic

    Jul 6, 2023

    Fort Covington Fire Department – 2454 Chateaugay Street. Wednesday, July 5, 2023 Time: 6pm to 7:30pm Appointment Required – register at https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID It is important to make sure all domesticated dogs, cats and ferrets are immunized against Rabies. Pregnant dogs and cats can be vaccinated. Animals must have a collar and leash. Cats must be in an animal carrier. All animals must be under the control of an adult. Every dog, cat (even indoor pets) & ferret 3 months of age or older is req...

  • Supply Teacher

    Jul 6, 2023

    July 10- August 25, 2023 Monday - Friday / 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Location: Iohahi:io Prerequisites for Course 1. Submit a criminal reference check (CPIC) 2. Access to laptop 3. Akwesasne Membership 4. Available from 9:00 am-3:00 pm Mon - Fri A stipend may be provided to qualifying candidates What Topics are Covered? What Will Participants Learn? • Key programs taught at AMBE • Fundamentals of child development • Competency based learning What’s Included? • Instruction by a highly experienced facilitator • Small, interactive classes • Books and sup...

  • Bus Driver Training

    Jul 6, 2023

    Bus Driver Training...

  • ABGC is seeking energetic and creative individual to work in a fast paced after school youth program.

    Jul 6, 2023

    ABGC Resource Development Specialist: 6-month term, Contractual 21st Century Assistant Director: Full-Time Permanent...

  • CAA Management is currently looking for reliable, hard-working talent for the following positions...

    Jul 6, 2023

    For more information please contact Human Resource Dept. by phone 518.358.6072x140 or by email [email protected] Or Apply online at caamgmt.com/find-a-job/...

  • American Indian College Fund Statement On Supreme Court Striking Down Affirmative Action

    Jul 6, 2023

    Concerns for Student Access to Higher Education and Implications for American Indian and Alaska Native Students The American Indian College Fund is disheartened and concerned that the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College will impinge on the equitable access to an affordable higher education for American Indian and Alaska Natives and other diverse student groups. We refuse to let this decision reverse decades of progress in educational achievement which has benefitted t...

  • AMBE ELECTION FOR DISTRICT OF KANA:TAKON

    Jul 6, 2023

    The Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board of Education has requested that an election be held for the following seats: District of Kana:takon – Two 3-year terms Nominations will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2023 from the hours of 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the following locations: District of Kana:takon – Kana:takon School An election, if needed, will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2023 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the following location: District of Kana:takon – Kana:takon School Advance polls will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 by appointment only. Voters Li...

  • SRMT Summer Intern Spotlight – Sophia Mitchell, Cultural Center Intern

    Jul 6, 2023

    By Ronni Sunday, Communications Summer Intern. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is proud to provide employment opportunities for high school and college students through the Department of Education's Summer Youth and Career Internship Employment Program. To help report on this initiative, we are proud to share the following summer student spotlight, which reports on internships in areas specific to the student's chosen career path. AKWESASNE – Sophia "Sophie" Mitchell (she/her), 19, attends S...

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