A Voice from the Eastern Door

Articles from the July 21, 2016 edition


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  • MOHAWK COUNCIL OF AKWESASNE DOES NOT RECOGNIZE NEWLY FORMED "MIKINAK TRIBE"

    Jul 21, 2016

    The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne has been informed that a newly formed group named the “Mikinak Tribe,” is fighting for the recognition of their members as Status Indians. This self-identified group, which is based out of Beauharnois, Quebec, seems to have ulterior motives that are money driven, and the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne does not recognize or support this group as a First Nations Community. During a radio interview on July 8, 2016 with the K103 Partyline Talkshow, Guillaume Carle, who identifies himself as the National Grand Chief and...

  • 14th Annual Ironworkers Festival

    Andy Gardner|Jul 21, 2016

    Several hundred people showed up on July 16 to celebrate the Ironworkers Festival, an annual tradition which completed a 14th year. Several dozen union ironworkers from around the U.S. and Canada showed up at the event at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort to compete for the Ultimate Ironworker title, which this year went to Al Stanley of Ironworkers Local 12, Albany. Mike Swamp, retired business manager for Akwesasne-based Ironworkers Local 440, won Ultimate Retiree. Participants competed in...

  • 14th Annual Ironworkers Festival - Part 2

    Jul 21, 2016

    Here are additional pictures....

  • Akwesasne Family Wellness Hosts Cultural Education Workshops

    Rachelle Garrow Hayes|Jul 21, 2016

    The Akwesasne Family Wellness Program, in conjunction with the Native North American Traveling College(NNATC), held the first workshop, Social Song Education, as part of a Cultural Education series at the Seven Dancers Coalition building on 352 State Rt. 37 on July 13. The series will take place each Wednesday from 6:00pm-8:00 pm for the rest of July. The next workshops are July 20 -Social Dance Education and July 27 –Ceremonies. Shate Fox, Donovan Thompson and Haneh Brant from the NNATC T...

  • Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Donates $100k to Akwesasne Freedom School

    Jul 21, 2016

    Akwesasne, NY - On Ohiarihkó:wa/July 8, 2016, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council presented the Tribe's annual contribution in the amount of $100,000 to the Akwesasne Freedom School. The amount is dispersed in two payments of $50,000 during the year to support the school's Mohawk language immersion instruction. "The preservation and strengthening of the Mohawk language, culture and traditions are important to our community because of the values it provides and instills in our youth who are...

  • ABGC Teens Kaeliana Smoke & Brooklynn Benedict Participate in BGCA Great Thinking in Washington DC

    Jul 21, 2016

    On July 12, 2016, Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club (ABGC) Teens Kaeliana Smoke & Brooklyn Benedict traveled to Washington DC to participate in Boys & Girls Club of America's Great Think. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services hosted over 100 experts from government agencies, corporate entities, leading researchers and NGO's to address the unique challenges faced by youth in Indian Country. Participants were tasked with identifying collaborative solutions to drive change in Native communities...

  • MARIE MITCHELL SMITH

    Jul 21, 2016

    AKWESASNE- Marie (Mitchell) Smith, 75, a longtime resident of Rochester, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Tsiionkwanonhso:te. Marie was born July 24, 1940 in Akwesasne, QC, daughter of the late Jake and Josephine White Mitchell. She attended schools in Snye, St. Regis, and nursing school in Rochester, NY. She married Michael F. Smith, Sr., on September 7, 1964 at the St. Regis Catholic Church. Michael predeceased her on January 31, 2016. Marie was a LPN at Monroe Community Hospital in...

  • Music, Music, Music

    Jul 21, 2016

    Isolation of seniors is a negative contributor to a poor quality of life. The frail older population will state that ‘they do not want to be a burden or bother anyone’ and therefore, do not reach out to family members or friends for help. When their motivation to attend community events and social activities with family and friends is affected by lack of transportation, economics or their physical conditions then the individual’s health can start to decline. In long-term care, the resident may be placed for some of the reasons mentioned. The i...

  • Clarkson University to Host Green Construction Expo

    Jul 21, 2016

    Clarkson University will host a Green Construction Expo on Wednesday, August 31, from noon to 7 p.m. at Cheel Arena in Potsdam, N.Y. The event is free and open to the public. Vendors from across the North Country and beyond will showcase their green building and landscaping products and services and offer DIY demonstrations for guests interested in learning more about how to upgrade their homes and gardens in sustainable ways. The day will end with a keynote address (speaker yet to be announced) at 6 p.m. and breakout sessions led by industry...

  • Niawen

    Jul 21, 2016

    NIAWEN The annual American Legion Post 1479 golf tournament was held on Saturday, July 9, and was a great success - good food, fun, and friendly competition on the golf course. Once again we would like to thank all those involved in the planning of this event. Due to an oversight, Matt Thompson was not recognized as a key member of the planning committee, not only for this tournament, but for many Legion events. GREAT JOB TO ALL INVOLVED!...

  • Indigenous Creations of the Natural World Exhibit

    Jul 21, 2016

    Akwesasne Exhibit at the St. Lawrence Power Development Visitor Centre 2500B Second St. West, Cornwall Open now until September 23, 2016 Hosted by the Native North American Travelling College and Ontario Power Generation...

  • Bee Swarm Removal at Tsionkwanati:io

    Rachelle Garrow Hayes|Jul 21, 2016

    Tsionkwanati:io is on its way to being "bee free." That is, an old abandoned house on the property will be bee free. The Akwesasne Cultural Restoration Program (ACR) and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe's Environment Division was all a "buzz" about the bees, and last Thursday was the start of bee moving day! A small, old abandoned house had over the past several years, became the home for a bee colony that became so large, that concerns started to arise. Tsionkwanati:io, which means "you all have a...

  • Tribal Police Attend White House Police Briefing

    Jul 21, 2016

    On July 15th, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Lieutenant Ted Cook, Chief of Police Matt Rourke and Lieutenant Decota Thompson attended The White House "Advancing 21st Century Policing Briefing." The briefing was hosted by the Task Force on 21st Century Policing created by U.S. President Barack Obama in December 2015. They were joined by Penobscot Nation Police Chief Robert Bryant and other law enforcement from across the country to hear task force recommendations for helping to keep police...

  • Mohawk New York State Supreme Court Justice Visits Akwesasne

    Jul 21, 2016

    On Ohiarihkó:wa/July 14, 2016, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council welcomed New York State Supreme Court Justice Mark Montour to Akwesasne. Justice Montour is a tribally enrolled member and the son of Roy and Wilma Montour. He is the first Native American to serve on the New York State Supreme Court and currently presides over the Eighth Judicial District, providing a voice for Native peoples across Western New York. Justice Montour was visiting the Akwesasne community and stopped by the...

  • Big Horses, Big Jumps, Big Dreams

    Jul 21, 2016

    Submitted by Pat Banker, Cornell Cooperative Extension Program Educator More than 40 4-H horse club youth from Franklin, Clinton, Essex and St. Lawrence County were invited to the 37th annual Lake Placid Horse Show Youth Program Day. 4H'ers ranging in age from 5-17 were treated to behind-the-scenes tours and hands-on activities while enjoying a day of watching some of the world's best hunter and jumper riders. Several Olympic medalists come to the show annually. Dr. Lowe, equine veterinarian...

  • The Dog Days of Summer

    Jul 21, 2016

    By Jennifer Herne, LVT What exactly does that mean? In the summer, Sirius, the "dog star," rises and sets with the sun. During late July, Sirius is in conjunction with the sun, and the ancients believed that its heat added to the heat of the sun, creating a stretch of hot and sultry weather. They named this period of time, from 20 days before the conjunction to 20 days after, "dog days" after the dog star. We are in the dog days of summer from early July to early September, and yes it is very...

  • Technology, Engineering and Math Go to the Dogs

    Jul 21, 2016

    Submitted by Pat Banker, 4H Program Educator, CCE Franklin What do hammers, drills, rulers, screws, T-squares, measurements and angles have to do with a 4H dog show? Rulers are needed to measure boards, drills are used to set screws in hinges and the angle measurement of the ramp must be correct when building an A-Frame obstacle for the dog agility class that will be part of the 4H Dog Show at the Franklin County Fair this year. 4H youth, leaders and parents from the OK-9, 4H dog club have been...

  • Nickelodeon Show "PAW PATROL" Brings Adventure TO NYS FAIR

    Jul 21, 2016

    Nickelodeon’s popular kid’s adventure series, “PAW Patrol,” is coming to the 2016 Great New York State Fair to allow the show’s young fans to experience the thrill of a rescue mission, Acting Fair Director Troy Waffner announced today. The PAW Patrol Roll Patrol Road Tour will visit the Fair from Friday, September 2 to Sunday, September 4. There is no charge to take part in the tour. The fully interactive tour, inspired by PAW Patrol, features an 18-wheel semi-truck PAW Patroller that opens to reveal a life-sized PAW Patrol Headquart...

  • Dialog

    Jul 21, 2016

    Dialog...

  • Sagoianawasai - Our Grandfather

    Jul 21, 2016

    After Satkonseriio, the Good Spirit, had created the creatures of the earth, he decided to inspect his work. As he walked over the earth, he saw a stranger who was a giant with a very large ugly face. Good Spirit asked the strange being who he was. The creature answered with a roaring voice, “I am master of the earth and all things on it.” ”If you are master of the earth, then the things of this earth should obey you. Let me see you show your power. Prove to me that you are what you claim to be,” said Satkonseriio. The monster said, “What s...

  • River Institute Monitoring Bats in Eastern Ontario

    Jul 21, 2016

    Cornwall – Thanks to grants from the Community Foundation of Ottawa and the Ontario Species at Risk Stewardship Fund, the River Institute is busy this summer gathering information to help protect declining populations of bats in Eastern Ontario. The funds will help engage youth and families from SD&G and Ottawa in survey and monitoring work to evaluate artificial bat houses as a rehabilitation tool for threatened species of bats. Bats in eastern North America are undergoing a dramatic p...

  • MCA Community Health Lyme Disease Contest Questions

    Jul 21, 2016

    For the 1st contest, please read the list of questions and answers for Lyme Disease/Ticks and participate in a radio contest to be held on August 3, from 7am to 3pm. One winner to be announced. The 2nd contest will be the same list of Q&A’s on Lyme Disease/Ticks, but through our ballot box at Kanonhkwatsheri:io entrance until August 3, 2016, when the winner will be announced at 4pm. For more info call Community Health at 613-575-2341 ext. 3220 QUESTIONS FOR LYME DISEASE CONTEST 1. What is the name of the ticks that are found in Ontario and Q...

  • WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK PHOTO SUBMISSIONS

    Jul 21, 2016

    MCA Community Health Program would like to honor all our breastfeeding mothers and babies in Akwesasne during World Breastfeeding Week. Please send us your favorite breastfeeding pictures. Pictures will be featured in an article for Indian Time newspaper and the Community Health Hallway. Entries can be emailed to Amanda.garrow@akwesasne.ca or dropped off at the Community Health Office. Deadline for photo submissions is Friday, July 29, 2016 by 3PM. For more information, call the MCA Community Health Program at (613) 575-2341 ext....

  • Akwesasne Attack Grade 5/6

    Jul 21, 2016

    Submitted by Megan Conners On Saturday July 16, the boys Akwesasne Attack grade 5/6 traveled to Rochester for their tournament. The team consisted of 9 players with head coach, Cameron Conners and assistant coach, Jarrod Murray having faith in the boys to do well. They began Friday with a swim at the hotel and an early sleep. We all arrived at the Aquinas Institute at 9:15 and had the opportunity to see the Rochester Rattlers practice before we played. As we observed other team's – almost all t...

  • Reader Comic

    Jul 21, 2016

    Reader Comic...

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