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Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Report Two New COVID-19 Cases Today

AKWESASNE. July 27, 2020.The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and Mohawk Council of Akwesasne are confirming two (2) new positive cases of COVID-19 in the Akwesasne community. The two cases are being...

 

Franklin County COVID-19 Update

The Franklin County, NY map dated July 28, 2020, at 12:00 PM reflects the number of individuals who have been diagnosed COVDI-19 positive and...

 

Viral Accusations Awaken Akwesasne

An informal meeting between community members and a representative from the Akwesasne Mohawk Police, an AMPS police commissioner and an MCA chief resulted in positive, clear action to address an...

 

First Cold Case Task Force Office for Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaskan Natives Established

BLOOMINGTON, MINN. On Monday, July 27 the U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt and Indian Affairs Tara Katuk Sweeney established the first of seven offices dedicated to solving cold...

 
 By Mahlon Smoke    News    July 30, 2020

Akwesasne Museum Cultural Center Re-Opens August 3rd

By Mahlon Smoke Since March of this year the Akwesasne Cultural Center has been closed to the public. Many exhibits untouched, yet taken care of by th...

 

MCA SENDS NOTICE TO RCMP AND SURETE DU QUEBEC

In response to community complaints over several concerning instances of outside agencies policing in Akwesasne, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne submitted notice in writing to both the Royal Canadian...

 

ANNA MARY DYER

On July 23, 2020 Anna passed into the spirit world after a brief illness. Anna was born on July 25, 1927 at Hotel Dieu in Cornwall, Ontario. Anna... Full story

 

STEVEN B. COOK, "SATAWENOTEN"

Steven B. Cook, "Satawenoten" a resident of 329 State Route 37, Akwesasne, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, after a brief illness. He was in... Full story

 

MARC CLAIR SAKARONHIOKAWE MCDONALD

Marc Clair Sakaronhiokawe McDonald, Snipe clan, born August 17, 1946 of Banning, California, passed away unexpectedly in the early morning of June... Full story

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    July 30, 2020

Public Health doc: Masks can prevent rollback of economic reopening

By Andy Gardner St. Lawrence County’s Board of Health president discussed what he calls his “Reopening Rollback Prevention Program” during the St. Lawrence County legislature’s Monday, July...

 

CLARKSON STUDY FINDS NATURAL CAFFEINE OFFERS LONGER LASTING IMPROVEMENT ON COGNITION AND MOODS

A team of Clarkson University researchers recently published an article in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Nutrients that shows natural caffeine...

 
 By Mahlon Smoke    News    July 30, 2020

Akwesasne Boys and Girls Club Offer Virtual Summer Program

By Mahlon Smoke The Akwesasne Boys and Girls Club (ABGC) offers an after-school program that gives kids a place to learn, to play, provides meals for children and provides activities for children...

 

Ivanka Trump headlines MMIW office opening

By Vincent Shilling. Reprinted with permission from Indian Country Today Ivanka Trump and Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt on Monday attended the opening of a Bloomington, Minnesota, office d...

 

Wahoniarésha'ne Ne A'nó:wara Tánon Wa'kató:ken'ne Tsi Kanontarákon Ne A'nó:wara – Part 4

91. Tahatakia'tatihéntho - He pulled himself 92. É:ren'k na'tethokierà:ton tsi wa'tharahsarónnion - His body is facing in different positions and...

 

THE LONGHOUSE

Longhouses are long and narrow bark covered houses that the Rotinonshonni (People of the Longhouse), also known as the Iroquois, lived in until the...

 

FDA Reiterates Warning About Dangerous Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers Containing Methanol, Takes Additional Action to Address Concerning Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to warn consumers and health care professionals not to use certain alcohol-based hand sanitizers due to the dangerous presence of methanol, or wood...

 

The Children's Bible In a Nutshell

Submitted by Phyllis Point A child was asked to write a book report on the entire bible… In the beginning, which occurred near the start, there was nothing but God, darkness and some gas. The Bible...

 

Saint Regis Parish Reports Father Pastores' vehicle stolen

Returning from a graveside funeral ceremony on Saturday, July 25 Father Jerome Pastores parked his vehicle outside of the rectory and began unloading his ‘mass kit’ which includes sacred and conse...

 

Confederacy Takes in Many Nations: We Are Many Peoples

By Doug George-Kanentiio “I think no institutional achievement of mankind exceeds it (the Confederacy) in either wisdom or intelligence” John Collier, US Commissioner of Indian Affairs 1933-1945...

 

Tree Protection

Submitted by Paul Hetzler, ISA Certified Arborist As someone whose job it is to help preserve trees, I find it ironic that in nearly every case I am saving them from us. We injure their root systems,...

 
 By Kaneihtonkie    News    July 30, 2020

Iroquois Nationals, years later, still fighting for inclusion

By Kaniehtonkie Once again, the Iroquois Nationals find themselves in a fight not of their own making. This time they are fighting to be included in...

 

Peoples' Fire meet with AMPS and MCA at Kanonhkwat'sheri:io

On Tuesday, July 28, 2020 members of the People's Fire met with a representative of the Akwesasne Mohawk Police and the Akwesasne Mohawk Police...

 

New Book Focuses on Early History of Akwesasne

Akwesasne Mohawk Territory: A new book has been released about the history of Akwesasne, the Mohawk community on the US/Canada border near Cornwall,...

 

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

• Jillian Benedict of Akwesasne attended the University at Albany and made the Dean’s list for the Fall 2019 semester • Tatum Lafrance of Akwesasne attended SUNY Canton, Dean’s list for the...

 

St. Lawrence County COVID-19 Update

Wednesday, July 29, 2020:    No new cases of COVID-19 were reported to the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department today. Therefore the total number of confirmed positive cases to-date to...

 

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