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  • 2nd Annual Summer Concert Series

    Aug 1, 2019

    Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm Generations Park August 8 – Kati & The Biscuits August 15 – The River Mohawk Band August 22 – Crosswinds August 29 – The Tribalmen...

  • Draft Meeting for Medical Marijuana Ordinance raises Questions and Concerns

    Aug 1, 2019

    By Mahlon Smoke Ionkwakiohkwaró:ron – There has been strong interest in creating shops in Akwesasne for Medical Marijuana. Through the collective efforts of Dale White and attorney Erik Giles, they drafted together a 60-page document that will go over the plans for how community members will go about getting a license to sell marijuana. While under Federal law, Marijuana is illegal, they will not prosecute states that have made it legal. Thus the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has decided to work on bringing this new business to the people. White ha...

  • NYS Governor Signs Legislation Decriminalizing Marijuana Use

    Aug 1, 2019

    July 29, 2019. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation (S.6579A/A.8420) further decriminalizing marijuana use in New York State. New York’s existing marijuana laws disproportionately affect African American and Latino communities, and this legislation will address those racial and ethnic disparities by reducing the penalty for unlawful possession of marijuana to a violation punishable by a fine, and by creating a process for individuals who have been convicted for possessing small amounts of marijuana to have their records expunged. The G...

  • Meetings take place to 'keep lines of communication open' between Kanehsatake and Oka

    Aug 1, 2019

    On Friday, July 26, 2019 Kanehsatake Grand Chief Serge Simon, Oka’s Mayor Pascal Quevillon, Quebec Indigenous Affairs Minister Sylvie D’Amours and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller met in Montreal to diffuse a potentially explosive situation. The Kanehsatake Grand Chief and Oka’s mayor did not meet face to face. The recent conflict began when news broke of local developer Gregoire Gollin’s intention to donate the 60 hectares known as ‘The Pines’ to the Kanesatake Mohawk Council. Many in the comm...

  • AFWP Plaque Unveiling to Honour the Missing & Murdered People of Akwesasne

    Aug 1, 2019

    The Akwesasne Family Wellness Program would like to invite the community to the unveiling of their plaques that will honour the missing and murdered people of Akwesasne in our three districts. DATES: • Monday, August 26 – Kawehno:ke – A’nowara’kowa Arena (11 AM - 1 PM) • Tuesday, August 27 – Tsi Snaihne – Tsi Snaihne Recreation Center (11 AM - 1 PM) • Wednesday, August 28 – Kana:takon – St. Regis Recreation Center (11 AM - 1 PM) These events are free and no RSVP is required. If you have any questions, please contact the AFWP at 613-937-4322....

  • Buck 99

    Aug 1, 2019

    Do you have any old photos that you'd like to share with our readers in Blast from the Past? Bring them in! Our offices are located on Hilltop Drive in the Communications Building. Stop letting your photos gather dust in the basement and bring them in for us! All photos are returned to their owner....

  • Police Blotter

    Aug 1, 2019

    St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police: On July 12, Samantha J. Thompson, 36, of Hogansburg was charged with failure to produce driver’s license. Ticket is returnable to Tribal Court on Aug. 13. On July 12, Austin C. Oakes, 19, of Akwesasne, Ontario was charged with speeding (50-35 mph zone). Ticket is returnable to Tribal Court on Aug. 5. On July 15, Thomas G. Terrance, 30, of Hogansburg was charged with speeding (55-35 mph zone). Ticket is returnable to Tribal Court on Aug. 5. On July 17, Tracy L. Gray, 47, of Hogansburg was charged with speeding (...

  • Kinship Awareness Month Family Fun Day

    Aug 1, 2019

    August is Kinship Awareness Month! Help us celebrate with a Family Fun Day filled with fun activities such as a photo booth, family obstacle course, music, food and prizes! When: Thursday, August 15 - 5 PM - 7 PM Where: St. Regis Recreation Center This community event is proudly sponsored by Akwesasne Child & Family Services in collaboration with Iakwa’shatste Youth Fitness, the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service, the MCA Community Health Program and the St. Regis Recreation. For more information, please contact Wanda, Angela or Alicia at 6...

  • Walk Strong

    Aug 1, 2019

    Join the Community Health program each week for FREE community-based fitness sessions from July through September! When: Tuesdays & Thursdays - 10 AM - 10:45 AM Where: Tri-District Elders - Kawehno:ke For more information, please contact Rachel George at 613-575-2341 ext. 3241 or at rachel.george@akwesasne.ca....

  • NNATC Cultural Educator

    Aug 1, 2019

    The Native North American Travelling College is looking for a Cultural Educator. The Educator will gather information on culture for the purpose of presenting to school age children and other grades within the Education System. The Cultural Educator should know the songs and dances and be able to develop cultural materials as needed. The Cultural Educator will report directly to the Manager. The Educator will also have other tasks as may be assigned from time to time to help in other areas to support the NNATC Team. Some tasks may include...

  • GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN

    Aug 1, 2019

    SALARY LEVEL: SP06 ST2 $52,239.82 SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of the Information Systems Supervisor, the incumbent is responsible for serving as the principal advisor on implementation and expansion of GIS-based data and GIS-based applications. QUALIFICATIONS: • University or College Degree in Geology, Environmental, Surveying or Land Based Field Position with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience OR • Completion of High School and completion of specific courses or training that directly enhances skills with a minim...

  • CLERK/RECEPTIONIST

    Aug 1, 2019

    SALARY LEVEL: CL14 ST2 $30,840.37 SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the incumbent is responsible for all clerical duties related to the Community Support Program. QUALIFICATIONS: • Minimal Grade 12 Diploma; • Minimum two (2) years of office experience OR • Completed a two (2) year course of Office Procedures or Secretarial practices OR • Two (2) years’ work experience performing general office functions. All interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and copies of all relevant certifica...

  • CULTURAL ADDICTIONS SPECIALIST/CASE MANAGER

    Aug 1, 2019

    SALARY LEVEL: HS05 ST2 $45,789.74 SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of the Case Management Unit Coordinator, the incumbent is responsible for conducting client intake to service provision monitoring for the program through a cultural lens. Services will be performed utilizing culturally specific modes of healing as well as standard intake processes for addiction. QUALIFICATIONS: • University Degree or College Diploma in Social Work and experience in a social services or related program; • Expertise in traditional cultural mod...

  • TAUNY Presents Barn Quilt Party in Massena August 10

    Aug 1, 2019

    TAUNY invites the community to a Barn Quilt Party in Massena, NY on Saturday, August 10, from 1-4pm at the Nicandri Nature Center, to celebrate the growing barn quilt movement in St. Lawrence County. The Barn Quilt Party will have something for everyone, from barn quilt enthusiasts to those who have never heard of a barn quilt and want to learn more, to anyone looking for a festive afternoon of arts, music, food, and family-friendly activities. More information is available at tauny.org....

  • QUEBEC PROBATION SUPERVISING OFFICER

    Aug 1, 2019

    SALARY LEVEL: SP09 ST2 $45,710.29 SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the general supervision of the Director, the incumbent is to assist with the community supervision of Native offenders and is responsible for providing professional probationary case work and enforcement services for adults from Akwesasne as well as Aboriginal offenders residing outside the territory of Akwesasne. QUALIFICATIONS: • Post-Secondary Diploma in the field of Criminal Justice, Law and Security Administration, Social Work or related field. All interested a...

  • ONKWEHONWEHNEHA PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (OPDO)

    Aug 1, 2019

    Salary Level: SP09 ST 2 $45,710.29 SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary responsibility of the OPDO will be to work on the release, planning, reintegration and coordinating of S.84 releases under the Correctional Service Canada (CSC) Release Act, and shall work to develop and utilize an Akwesasne Community Review Panel (ACRP) in collaboration with CSC standards. QUALIFICATIONS: • Two (2) years College or University education in Social Work, Law, Corrections, Mental Health, Certificate in Aboriginal Studies and/or Paralegal/Legal A...

  • Medicine Walks With Eddie Gray

    Aug 1, 2019

    The MCA Traditional Medicine Program would like to invite the community to weekly medicine walks with Eddie Gray! When: Fridays - July 12 - August 23 - 10 AM - 12 PM Where: Eddie’s Residence - 575 Cook Road, Akwesasne Walks will be held rain or shine; teachings will be held under the arbor on the property during any inclement weather. Please dress accordingly! For more information, please contact Traditional Medicine at 613-575-2341 ext. 3100....

  • HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER

    Aug 1, 2019

    SALARY LEVEL: MG01 $78,482.35 SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of the Director of Finance & Administration, the Human Resource Manager will lead the HR team to build an engaged, committed and productive MCA workforce. You will deliver strategic, support and administrative HR services throughout the organization. The Human Resource Manager is responsible for labour relations management, recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits administration, performance management, policy development and interpretation, HRIS...

  • VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

    Aug 1, 2019

    Salmon River Central School District is currently accepting applications for the following position: **Licensed Occupational Therapist (per diem) Application can be found at https://www.srk12.org/employment/. Queries and applications should be directed to: Angela Robert, Assistant Superintendent Salmon River Central School Fort Covington, New York 12937...

  • DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

    Aug 1, 2019

    SALARY LEVEL: EX04 $102,020.05 SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is a Community Government, elected by the eligible voters of the Mohawk Community of Akwesasne. Under the supervision of the MCA Executive Director, the Director of Finance and Administration is accountable for the leadership, management and delivery of MCA financial and administrative services, which are comprised of the following programs: Finance, Human Resources, Information Services, Communication, Operational Support and Planning and Analysis....

  • Tota News

    Aug 1, 2019

    TSI TETEWATATKENS St. Regis Mohawk Senior Center 518-358-2963 Birthdays: Aug. 1st-Cecil Garrow Aug. 2nd-Margaret Ravier, Donna Mae Dumville & Beverly Cook Aug. 3rd-Iris Herne & Ronald Garrow Aug. 4th-Nancy Reville & Iona Castagnier Aug. 5th-Linda Montour & Val Garrow Aug. 6th-Benjamin Tarbell & Donna Delormier Aug. 7th-Gerlad Ghostlaw Aug. 8th-Alice Jock Aug. 9th-Carol Ann Thompson & Ruthie Peters Aug. 10th-Krystal Hallman, Patricia Rubado, Debbie Cook-Jacobs, Carol Francis & Elaine Durant Aug. 11th-Sylvia Beeson & Shirley Brown Events: Aug.... Full story

  • Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Community Surplus Property Give Away

    Aug 1, 2019

    Community members are invited to the former Mohawk Bingo Palace located near State Route 37 and Frogtown Road for a disbursement of used office furniture: desks, chairs, fans, lamps, small refrigerators, microwaves, tables, bookcases, file cabinets and other miscellaneous office items from the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Community Building. Items will be offered to community members on a first-come, first served basis on Thursday, August 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. No items will be held and must be picked up that day or they will be o...

  • MCA Offices Closed for Staff Activity Day and Civic Holiday

    Aug 1, 2019

    The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne would like to inform the community that their offices will be closed on Friday, August 2, 2019 for a staff activity day and on Monday, August 5, 2019 in observance of the civic holiday. Essential services and 24-hour care facilities will remain operational. Offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, August 6....

  • Important Dates for the Tetewatska:hon Green Food Bag Program

    Aug 1, 2019

    The DEADLINE to order a Green Food Bag for the month of AUGUST is Friday, AUGUST 9th, 2019 by 3:00 pm. All you need to do is stop in at the Community Health Office at Kanonhkwa’tsheri:io and pay $10.00 to place your order. It’s that simple! Please contact Carlee Oakes at 613-575-2341 ext. 3220 with any questions....

  • Akwesasne Death Benefits

    Aug 1, 2019

    New registrations will be taken Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019 12-6 Snye Homemakers Registration Cost $150/person $50 for Registration Fee $100 advance payments (20 deaths) All new registered members will go into effect Sept. 1, 2019....

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