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 By Kaniehtonkie    News    August 12, 2021

Akwesasne Freedom School welcomes students for the 2021-2022 school year

by Kanietonkie The Akwesasne Freedom School (AFS) held their 'welcoming ceremony' on Monday, August 9 at 9am. Parents, grandparents returning...

 

No Appeals Received by SRMT Election Board

The contentious special election comes to close with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe announcement, "No appeals were submitted for the 2021 Special...

 

RRCA Installing 15 Turtle Basking Platforms at Cooper Marsh Conservation Area

Turtles at Cooper Marsh Conservation Area were quick to clamber atop new basking platforms being installed by Raisin Region Conservation Authority...

 

Meet Kathy Hochul, New York's next Governor

By Karen Dewitt. Reprinted with permission from NCPR. New York's Lieutenant Governor, Kathy Hochul, had been taking steps to prepare for taking over...

 

JORDAN E. REESE "Aténha"

AKWESASNE – Jordan E. Reese "Aténha", 15, of Helena Road, sadly and unexpectedly passed away late Saturday evening, August 7, 2021 in the... Full story

 

IN MEMORY - Angus (A.J.) Adams

A mother holds her children's hands for a little while, but their hearts forever. It broke my heart to lose you, you did not go alone, for part of me...

 

Tips for Drying Flowers

By Melinda Myers Enjoy and share the beauty of your flower garden all year long. Pick and dry a few flowers to use in flower arrangements, craft...

 

Why Wear Orange

By Doug George-Kanentiio People ask why the residential school survivors, their respective families and supporters wear orange. Mohawk Nation faith...

 

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor About a year ago I helped a fellow native to get a dog like mine. Whenever he would see me at a store he would go to my truck and play with my dog and tell me how much he wanted...

 

MCA & SRMT UNITE TO SHARE URGENCY OF VACCINATION AMID RISKS OF DELTA VARIANT

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne and Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe are jointly urging the community to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.  New surges of cases worldwide caused by the highly contagious...

 

Mask Mandate Within MCA Jurisdiction Still in Effect

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Department of Health (DOH) is reminding the community that the mask mandate is still in effect within the MCA jurisdiction. The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne follows...

 

SRMT EOC Reports 4 New COVID-19 Cases, 11 Total Active

08. 11. 21. AKWESASNE – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center and Health Services is reporting four (4) new case of COVID-19 in the southern portion of Akwesasne. One (1)...

 

DIHE TO BEGIN WATER AND SEWER WORK IN KANATAKON PHASE 1 - HILLTOP DRIVE

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Department of Infrastructure, Housing & Environment (DIHE) will commence works to address deficiencies in the sanitary sewer, storm sewer and ditches, and watermain,...

 

Sipekne'katik Lines Cut - Boats set adrift over night

Sipekne’katik, FN. Notification of food social ceremonial (FSC) fishery boats being set adrift came in the early morning hours of Aug. 5th to Sipekne’katik community members, Chief and council....

 

Community Health Program Provides Update on School-Required Vaccines

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Community Health Program offers vaccinations in accordance with the Publicly Funded Immunization Schedule for Ontario. Publicly funded vaccines are provided to...

 

Statement by Minister Bennett, Vandal and Miller on World's Indigenous Peoples Day

Ottawa, ON. The Honorable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; the Honorable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs; the Honorable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services...

 

TRADITIONAL NATIVE CORN & FOOD

Continued from last week Reprinted from Kakhwakon Cookbook Recipes, sponsored by Mohawk Indian Housing Corporation GREEN CORN During the last days of August, the corn will reach milk state. “Green...

 

A routine trip to Syracuse turns out to be potentially dangerous

by Kanietonkie An Akwesasronon traveled to Syracuse with her daughter and two granddaughters. Nothing unusual about that. What happened next was very unusual and potentially life altering for everyone...

 

Government of Canada enhances support to Indigenous communities to respond to and heal from the ongoing impacts of residential schools

OTTAWA. The Government of Canada is taking further action to enhance support for Indigenous Peoples and communities as they continue to respond to and heal from the intergenerational trauma of residen...

 

Painting Our Way Out of a Corner

It’s normal to tune out all the Chicken Littles (such as yours truly) who run around squawking about this or that invasive forest pest or disease that pose a threat to trees. I mean, how many times...

 

What New York State Legislators Got Done On Climate This Year

By Lissa Harris. Climate activists were hoping for more out of New York State legislators this year. In 2019, New York enacted the sweeping Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, a landmark...

 

Great Lakes Local Action Fund Supports Great River Rapport Community Action Initiatives

CORNWALL, August 5, 2021 The Great Lakes Local Action Fund (GLLAF) recently announced a $50,000 grant to support the River Institute’s Great River Rapport - Community Action Initiatives. The Great...

 

The new Indigenous TV series coming your way

By Jason Asenap 'Reservation Dogs' is the latest product of an exciting new era of Native self-representation. Seminole/Muscogee Creek filmmaker -...

 

Kiawentiio Tarbell Cast as Katara in Netflix's "Avatar: The Last Airbender" Live Action Series

Netflix's 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' live action series will begin production in November of this year all the way into May of 2022 under the show...

 

Local takes on Renegade Bass Tour

The St. Lawrence River – long known for its amazing fishing was the spotlight this past weekend for the Renegade Bass Tour. This marks the third...

 

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