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Articles from the August 4, 2011 edition


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  • Tarbell Management Group Second Wireless Tower Completed

    Aug 4, 2011

    In-Touch Towers (Akwesasne) –a related company of Tarbell Management Group has completed construction of its second communication tower on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation. Located south east of the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino; the tower was constructed to better serve the community with the growing and expanding need for improved cellular coverage and wireless technology and will allow wireless carriers and providers a space to lease. In-Touch Towers has recently signed agreements with Verizon Wireless and AT&T on the east tower and is e...

  • Iroquois Passport returned to Mohawk Nation

    Kyrie Ransom|Aug 4, 2011

    The Iroquois/Haudenosaunee Passport that had been seized at the Cornwall Port of Entry on June 18, 2011 was returned to the Mohawk Nation Council of Chiefs last Thursday morning. This occurred after the Mohawk Nation had sent a letter requesting the return of the document, along with any others that might have also been seized at the Port. The CBSA Aboriginal Liaison James D. Marchand had been sent a letter from Mohawk Nation Council of Chiefs dated July 7, 2011; a letter that once again claims...

  • Coast Guard, St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation respond to grounded vessel

    Aug 4, 2011

    St. Lawrence Seaway, N.Y. – Personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard and the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation responded to the grounding of the 670-foot motor vessel Federal St. Laurent, which ran aground near Massena, N.Y., along the St. Lawrence Seaway, at about 8 p.m. EST Monday. No pollution or injuries were reported, and it has been determined to be safe for maritime traffic to pass the location where the vessel grounded. After the Coast Guard was notified, investigators from Coast G...

  • Blackfire visits Akwesasne

    Kyrie Ransom|Aug 4, 2011

    Blackfire, a traditional Native American Punk Rock and “Alter-native” music group stopped in Akwesasne this week as they make their way from New Mexico to Waswanipi in Northern Quebec for a concert on August 6. The group planned the impromptu stop in Akwesasne a few days before reaching this area and set up meetings at the Akwesasne Museum and Cultural Center and the Akwesasne Freedom School to learn about Akwesasne history and culture. A concert was set up in front of Native Creations Gift Sho...

  • Niawen

    Aug 4, 2011

    Niawenkowa The family of the late Andrew L. (Andy) Bero extends its gratitude and appreciation to all who attended his wake and funeral and helped us through this difficult time. You may have brought food, gave monetary donations, offered your prayers, given your condolences, offered words of encouragement, or sat quietly, thank you so much. To those who organized prayers and sang memorial and traditional songs, cut the grass, arranged for garbage pick-up, or provided bridge passes for Andy’s co-workers, your thoughtful deeds are greatly a...

  • Niawen

    Aug 4, 2011

    Niawenko:wa The Oakes family would like to say Niawenko:wa to all who helped and comforted our family throughout this hard time , the passing of George Oakes. Niawenko:wa for all the food and monetary donations. Niawenko:wa for the time spent with the family. For all the hugs and smiles when we needed them most. Most of all, Niawenko:wa for being there ....our family, our friends, and neighbors. The family of William George Oakes...

  • Letter to the editor

    Aug 4, 2011

    Letter to the Editor, Greetings to my community of Akwesasne, the Akwesasne Cultural Gathering for the Deaf is being held at the Kanatakon Recreation Center on September 8-10, 2011. Our Hostess and Host for this event will be Tina Francis-Terrance and Teddy Francis Jr. This gathering is a biennial occurrence for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and First Nation Indians, who are deaf, deaf-blind (or low vision), hard of hearing or late deafened. The Gatherings, which take place in the United States or Canada, allow time for our community...

  • The Power of Heroes

    Doug George Kanentiio|Aug 4, 2011

    On July 19, I gave a lecture at the Kanatakon Recreational Centre regarding the events that caused the War of 1812, the War of the Rivers. That conflict had a profound effect on Akwesasne since it affirmed the international border now dissecting our community, provoked conflict among the Mohawk people and provided New York State with an opportunity to remove additional territory from the original reservation while establishing the “trustee” system as a colonial administration despite vigorous internal opposition. I traced the origins of the...

  • Police Blotter

    Aug 4, 2011

    WARRANT – Jordan Ernest Benedict, 25 of Akwesasne was arrested on the 31st of July, 2011 under the strength of three outstanding Committal Warrants. It is alleged that on the 26th of November 2010 the warrant was sought. He was located by members of the Akwesasne Mohawk Police and turned over to the Cornwall Community Police Service. He was held in custody until court the following day. FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY – Massena Village police ticketed Takarakoten Burns of Akwesasne with following too closely following a traffic stop at 1 p.m. Tue...

  • Tribe Partners with County for Household Hazardous Waste Collection

    Aug 4, 2011

    Akwesasne Territory – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has a long-standing working relationship with St. Lawrence County’s solid waste department. It began in 1998 with their input on the design of the tribe’s transfer station. Once it opened, recyclables were taken to the Massena transfer station until two years ago when the tribe switched to single stream. As a result of this partnership, Akwesasne community members will be permitted to participate in St. Lawrence County’s Residential Household Hazardous Waste and Pharmaceutic...

  • Emergency Measures in Akwesasne

    Kyrie Ransom|Aug 4, 2011

    From individual crisis to community-wide issues the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Emergency Measures Officer is available to help on a wide-range of issues. “Emergency management developed from the Healthy and Safety Act,” explained Emergency Measures Officer Regina Jacobs. “Even if an emergency is on a small scale one-family basis the community turns out to help and hold benefits for them. On a larger scale if another community is going through an emergency people here are quick to donate goods and the next thing you know a truck is leaving load...

  • Men’s Council in Northern Kanienke - Ultramar Project

    Charles Kader|Aug 4, 2011

    Near St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, members of the Kanienkehaka Kaianerehkowa Kanonhsesne - People of the Way of the Longhouse clan representative Men’s Council and other Akwesasronon visited northern Kanienke territory during the week of July 25-29 in response to requests for assistance by the Confederation of Aboriginal People of Canada and united farmers organized against a natural gas pipeline project. Guy Frigon, a Grand Chief of the Confederation of Aboriginal People, representing non-status O...

  • The loudest

    Aug 4, 2011

    Last week I shared things I heard Big Brother say. I would have loved to include Little Brother, but he’s not so good at talking yet. Instead of riddling an entire page full typos and misspelled words on purpose in an attempt to give the actual sound of his words I thought I’d just write down how he communicates in one word demands and other ways. Every single day no matter the weather Little Brother wants to be outside playing cars, especially with his brother’s cars because they are the best. First he grabs my hand and gestures with his s...

  • Kontiwennenhawi – Akwesasne Women’s Singers

    Aug 4, 2011

    The term ‘Artist’ is very broad and covers a range of skills from painters and sculptors to actors, musicians and singers. Although they sing, Kontiwennenhawi – Akwesasne Women’s Singers don’t like to refer to themselves as artists. The members don’t get paid for their time spent and what they accomplish together as a group is so much more than just the music they produce. Kontiwennenhawi can often be found helping with different community events and volunteering to organize other events like the Sing that travels to different communities...

  • Wanted: Live, hidden turtles sought by MCA Environment Department

    Aug 4, 2011

    My name is Cindy Lazore, and this is the fourth summer I’ve had the pleasure of working for the Environment Department at MCA. This summer I am working along side the St.Lawerence River Institute to do studies on the Bildsfell area. The Bildsfell area is the marshy region located east of Snye and Sugarbush and west of Dundee. We are currently doing a study on the turtle populations in the Bildsfell area. We travel to the area by boat and start our study by observing turtles basking though b...

  • Ke’rhotsherákwas I am picking string beans

    Aug 4, 2011

    1. Wa’ke’rhotsheraiéntho I planted string beans this spring 2. Wa’kathehtahserón:ni I prepared the soil 3. Wa’khahahserón:ni I did prepare the rows 4. Wa’ke’rhotsheraiéntho ne 3 niioháhake I planted 3 rows of string beans 5. Wa’kenà:kwate I did dig holes for the seeds 6. O’kén:ra take’rhó:roke ne ká:nen I covered the seed with dirt 7. Wa’khehnekanontónnion I watered them 8. Wa’kahniohkón:ten ne osahè:ta ká:nen The bean seeds sprouted 9. Tsiahiá:ksera só:k ná:’a wa’otiké:tohte One week later...

  • ABGC sends students to National Intertribal Youth Summit

    Ryan King, ABGC|Aug 4, 2011

    The Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club (ABGC) is proud to announce that several youth from the club were selected to attend the National Intertribal Youth Summit held in Sante Fe, New Mexico last week. The summit was attended by hundreds of Native American youth from across the United States. The ABGC group was selected to participate through a national nomination process. The four club members that attended were Cody Jock, Tyler Laffin, Sarah Tarbell, and Sidney Thompson. The conference provided them with the opportunity to engage with other Native...

  • The Fish

    Neil Patterson|Aug 4, 2011

    WRONG ANSWER The ease at which introduced species adapted to conditions in the New World would impress the settlers. Their answer to the decline in fish populations was obvious: stock new fish and that would supplement catches. Pacific salmon and Steelhead trout were brought in from the West, while hardy Brown Trout were imported to New York from Germany. In most inland lakes and rivers, these fish have successfully established natural breeding populations. However in many waters, fish populations depend solely on annual hatchery stockings....

  • Congratulations on 50th Anniversary – Norman and Nancy King

    Sesi King|Aug 4, 2011

    Our latest visit was with Norman and Nancy King, as they will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on August 5, 1961. The wedding took place at the St. Regis Catholic Church with Father Arsenault presiding over their wedding mass. Norman’s best man was his brother, the late Abe King and Nancy’s maid of honor was Clara King. Remembering that day wasn’t that long ago it seems, because time has passed so quickly. Their wedding took place on a very hot day in Kanatakon and continued on th...

  • Haudenosaunee News

    Aug 4, 2011

    • The Youth and Elders Gathering hosted by the Onondaga Nation from July 23rd to July 31st was a great success. Over 200 people attended from such nations as the Lakota, Guatemala Indians, California Indians, Navajo, Hopi, Menominees and Haudenosaunee. Each day started with a tobacco burning at 6:00am. The Onondaga women cooked three meals a day for the participants. Lodging was camp out style. Towards the end of the week some elders went to a local motel. The youth participating in the gathering also camped out and ate their meals with the e...

  • News from around the Nations

    Aug 4, 2011

    British Columbia, Canada The Supreme Court of Canada unanimously decided that if the tobacco industry is forced to pay damages to the BC government for tobacco-related health care costs, the federal government will not be required to reimburse the tobacco industry for those damages. The BC government has filed a lawsuit against the tobacco industry for billions of dollars in compensation for health care costs attributed to smoking. The tobacco industry countered by naming the federal government as a “third party defendant,” meaning the federal...

  • Reader Submission

    Renee Roundpoint Adams|Aug 4, 2011

    Pictured is Dalton Roundpoint son of Renee Roundpoint-Adams. Dalton is 15-years-old and will be attending Salmon River Central High School in the fall as a 10th grader. In his spare time Dalton enjoys to play lacrosse, and when not found on a lacrosse field he is probably out fishing with Jeremy Jacobs, his guide. Dalton learned to fish from his father and older brother and has been fishing for three-years, becoming more competitive in the sport within the past year. This picture was taken...

  • Blast from the Past

    Aug 4, 2011

    All on furlough at the same time, April 12, 1955 L-R: Angus Brown, Shirley Jock Mainville and Mitchell Curleyhead. Thank you to Phyllis Point for sharing this photo with our readers....

  • Consumer Corner

    Aug 4, 2011

    She:kon. Hello, I hope you are having a good week. I also hope you are a reader of Consumer Corner. Over the past seven (7) months Consumer has covered many different items to help with our buying power. We all want to save money and find that great bargain. This week we’re going to learn some tips about saving money on groceries. You as a Mom are bombarded with information from the school, your doctors/nurses, your medical clinics, and the television about healthy eating, what to buy and what to serve your family. Here are some ideas on how t...

  • We Love Visitors!

    Aug 4, 2011

    Indian Time loves having visitors and this week’s visitors were L-R: Grace Compeau, age 7, Hayden Compeau, age 5, Halle Lazore, age 7, and Kahontiio Lazore, age 5 and Jeremy Johnson, age 9. We hope that you are all enjoying your summer and visit here to Akwesasne. Nia:wen for stopping in and come back any time and see us....

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