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Articles from the August 27, 2020 edition

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Infection rates at least 3.5 times higher for Native Americans; young especially at risk

By Jourdan Bennett-Begaye. Reprinted with permission from Indian Country Media. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that American Indians and Alaska Natives have a COVID-19 infection...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    August 27, 2020

Brothers accused of possessing 471 pounds of pot in Mayfield

By Andy Gardner Two brothers from Akwesasne are accused of having over 400 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle. State police say they charged Tevin...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    August 27, 2020

MCSD superintendent discusses procedure for if a student develops COVID-19 symptoms in school

By Andy Gardner MASSENA. The Massena Central School District superintendent outlined what would happen if a student starts to show symptoms of COVID-19 while in school during the upcoming school...

 

MCA Expands Travel Radius to 160 KM / 100 Miles

On August 24, 2020, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne amended the Akwesasne Emergency Curfew Law to expand the travel radius from 80 km/50 miles to 160...

 

Tribe Provides Financial Help to Local Businesses

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Office of Economic Development is continuing to reach out and assist Akwesasne businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. With federal...

 

RITA BENEDICT

Rita Benedict, age 63, of Akwesasne passed peacefully on Sunday Augsut 23,2020 at the Ottawa General Hospital. Rita fought bravely after a kidney... Full story

 
 By Mahlon Smoke    News    August 27, 2020

Student teacher shares her worries and hopes for upcoming school year

By Mahlon Smoke Covid-19 has made a lot of things uncertain as students and teachers prepare for the upcoming school year. As many Elementary, Middle and High schools prepare to protect the students...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    August 27, 2020

Fishing League Worldwide still interested in bringing large tournament to the area

By Andy Gardner Fishing League Worldwide remains interested in Massena as a venue for their major tournaments next year, despite the town canceling two big FLW tourneys that were to have happened...

 
 By Mahlon Smoke    News    August 27, 2020

Housing Authority Repairs ABGC Parking Lot

By Mahlon Smoke During the summer, the Akwesasne Boys and Girls Club has been providing a great service for the community children all in quarantine. Offering food pickups, online activities, and...

 

Pine Whisperers

Submitted by Paul Hetzler, ISA Certified Arborist The term psithurism (sith-er-izm) doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but it’s not meant to. The word, from the Greek psithuros (whisper), indica...

 

ANCIENT CLAN SYSTEM

The clans are taken from the animal, bird or fish life. The clans are inherited from the mothers. This type of transmission of the clans is called a matrilineal system. Spiritual, social, economic,...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    August 27, 2020

Massena school board votes on appointments, resignations, retirements

By Andy Gardner MASSENA. The Board of Education made appointments and approved resignations and retirements. The board appointed Evelyn Fiske as interim junior high principal, effective Aug. 18 as...

 

Onkwehshòn:'a – Tó: nithó:ion - 2

28. Ì:'i - Me 29. Teteniiáhsen - Me and you 30. Tehnón:kwe - Men – 2 (or man & woman) 31. Ronnón:kwe - Men – 3 or more (or 3+ men &...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    August 27, 2020

Massena school board draws no comments during hearing on pandemic-related student conduct code proposal

By Andy Gardner The Board of Education held a public hearing on proposed pandemic-related changes to the student conduct code for the 2020-21 school year. The hearing drew no comments from the...

 
 By Andy Gardner    News    August 27, 2020

Massena school district wants to find new police agency to provide in-school officer

By Andy Gardner MASSENA. Massena Central’s Board of Education wants to find a new way to put an armed police officer in school after the village decided to not renew a contract to provide the...

 

Mohawk Council host 'Info Meeting' on AMPS - AMPC Facebook Page

Mohawk Council held an online meeting on Thursday, August 20 in an attempt to address and answer concerns and issues directly related the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service and the Akwesasne Police...

 

SLC Public Health Inspects Gyms and Fitness Centers for Reopening

CANTON. Governor Cuomo has allowed gyms and fitness centers to open under Phase 4 guidance starting August 24, 2020. The guidance applies to fitness activities and facilities, including, but not...

 

The Navajo Nation Opposed His Execution. The U.S. Plans to Do It Anyway

This article was originally published Sept. 17, 2019. It is republished in partnership with The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system. Sign up for...

 

Photo submitted by Scott Hubert. Taken July 16, 1930

Photo submitted by Scott Hubert. Taken July 16, 1930 in the village of St. Regis. Can you identify these 2 girls and the woman who may be their...

 

First Nations and Canada Wide COVID -19 Update

Epidemiological summary of COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities as reported by Government of Canada on August 16 to August 22, 2020 at 10:40a.m. ET. Quebec – 0 Cases Ontario – 0 Cases Saska...

 

Franklin County Daily COVID-19 Statistics

Daily Statistics – Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1 Current Active Covid-19 52 Tested Positive Test Results 16,397 Diagnostic Negatives 3,392 Antibody Negatives 103 Probable Positive Cases 155 Total...

 

St. Lawrence County COVID-19 Update

Wednesday, August 26, 2020: 1 (one) new case of COVID-19 was reported to the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department today, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to-date to 265...

 

Police Blotter

SAINT REGIS MOHAWK TRIBE POLICE BLOTTER – AUGUST 20, 2020: • On 08-15-2020 Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police ticketed Hilary J. Lafrance, 58, of Akwesasne, Quebec for speed in zone 58-35 mph zone....

 

REGISTERED NURSE

SALARY LEVEL: RN01 $70,364.81-$97,222.87 SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the DOC, the Registered Nurse (RN) is accountable to provide professional nursing care to residents and supervise car...

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

SALARY LEVEL: CL12 ST2 $34,598.37 SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Program Support Officer the incumbent is responsible for ensuring a professional reception area and...

 

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