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Articles from the July 15, 2021 edition

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Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Swearing In

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne held their official swearing in on Friday, July 9th under COVID-19 restrictions in the open air A'nowara'ko:wa Arena...

 

Tribe Readies to Issue First Cannabis Cultivation Licenses

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is continuing to make positive strides in establishing a legal cannabis industry under the Tribe’s jurisdiction. The Tribe’s Compliance Department announ...

 

SRMT 'New Business' at July's Monthly Meeting

By Kaniehtonkie. On Saturday, July 10th, community members met in-person or virtually for the SRMT monthly meeting. To meet safe COVID guidelines, the meeting was held at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino....

 

NNATC Says Farewell to Long Time Employee

The Native North American Travelling College staff and board members bid farewell to longtime employee Manager JoAnn Swamp. Swamp has been with the...

 

A quest for Alaska oil sparks a fight over tribal sovereignty

By Max Graham. Every spring, the shallow ponds and spruce forests of the Yukon Flats, in Interior Alaska, stir with the flapping of scoters and scaups, the laugh-like yelps of white-fronted geese and...

 

Niawen

NIAWENKOWA The Chiefs, Clanmothers and Faithkeepers would like to send our greetings, Thank you and gratitude to everyone that helped in cleaning the graveyard site on Kawehnoke. It takes everyone...

 
 By Mahlon Smoke    News    July 15, 2021

Akwesasne Farmer's Market is Open for the Summer Season

By Mahlon Smoke Once again, the Akwesasne Farmer's Market is open for the summer. While still keeping with current COVID restrictions, this year's Far...

 
 By Kaniehtonkie    News    July 15, 2021

Election Firsts for MCK and AFN

By Kaniehtonkie This past week saw tremendous strides being made on the national and local level for women in politics. Two women were elected as a...

 

Memorial Tree Planted for Former Kana:takon District Chief

District Chief Daryl Lazare was recently memorialized with a tree planting by Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Grand Chief and district chiefs. With...

 

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Increases Minimum Wage to $15.02

AKWESASNE – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council is pleased to announce that it has increased the tribal minimum wage for all tribal government employees. The new tribal minimum wage of $15.02...

 

Paradigm shift: Tribe is now an owner of the power grid

By Mark Trahant. Reprinted with permission from Indian County Today. A news release includes some almost hidden news. The lede: “Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest electric...

 

The Mohawk People Have Spoken

By Doug George-Kanentiio. On July 1 the Akwesasne community demonstrated in the most powerful way its desire to address the terrible effects residential schools have had on the people and to support...

 

Dear Editorial Staff

Dear Editorial Staff, This is a subject that is highly repugnant to most people in the world; so much so, that most of us want to block it from our consciousness. Yet, we as citizens of the world can...

 

THE IROQUOIS CONSTITUTION THE GREAT BINDING LAW GAYANASHAGOWA

Continued from last week Religious Ceremonies Protected 100. It shall be the duty of the Lords of each brotherhood to confer at the approach of the time of the Midwinter Thanksgiving and to notify...

 

AKWESASRONON FOR THE FUTURE OF OHNEHKANOS

The MCA Environment Program would like to invite any interested community members to a virtual event: Akwesasronon for the Future of Ohnehkanos! Join us on Friday, July 23 for a series of free...

 

Tsi Na'tekakhánion ne Kà:sere - 2

26. Teiehi'karotahrhókstha Gear shift 27. Ohì:kara Stick 28. Katshe'taié:nas Cup holder 29. Ietshe'totáhkhwa Cup holder 30. Ka'serehtanóhstha...

 

ONTARIO MOVING TO STEP THREE OF 'ROADMAP TO REOPEN'

Due to improvements in key public health areas and health systems, and increased province-wide vaccination rates, Ontario will move to Step Three of its “Roadmap to Reopen” on Friday, July 16,...

 
 By Kaniehtonkie    News    July 15, 2021

Penelakut Tribe announce 160 graves found at former residential school

By Kaniehtonkie. The Penelakut Tribe announced on July 8th that more than 160 unmarked graves and undocumented graves were found at site of former res...

 

Summer Harvest and Care of Raspberries

by Melinda Myers Easy care raspberries are high in fiber and Vitamin C, making them a healthy snack as well as delicious in jams, jellies, and desserts. Enjoy the best flavor and reduce pest problems...

 

COMMUNITY CALL OUT FOR MOHAWK COUNCIL HOUSING AUTHORITY

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is seeking three community members to sit on the Mohawk Council Housing Authority. These individuals will represent the community’s perspective and interests on the...

 

Don't Lose Sight of Healthy Eyes

POTSDAM, NY – Many of us are fully aware that exercise is a good way to keep our bodies healthy. But how many of us take steps to keep our eyes healthy? July is Healthy Vision Month, and...

 

Beat the Heat

• Slow down on strenuous activity and exercise, especially during the sun’s peak hours – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Exercise should be done in the early morning between 4-7 a.m. • Eat less protein...

 

Size Surprises

As a tall person, I’m a bit size-conscious, ducking to get through doorways, wondering when I’ll find another decent shoe in a sixteen – stuff like that. One thing which came as a surprise is...

 

Spruce Blues and Wet-Weather Woes

Paul Hetzler When I’m asked to diagnose tree problems, folks naturally want the remedy. Sometimes the only solution is tree removal; other times it’s a cable brace, pest management, corrective...

 

The U.S. stole generations of Indigenous children to open the West

By Nick Estes. Nearly 200 Native children lie buried at the entrance of the Carlisle Barracks in the “Indian Cemetery” - the first thing you see when entering one of the United States’ oldest...

 

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