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Articles from the August 29, 2019 edition


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  • Seven from Akwesasne charged with fraud, money laundering stemming from allegedly illegal tobacco operation

    Aug 29, 2019

    Seven people from Akwesasne and one from Rochester have been charged with fraud and money laundering charges for allegedly smuggling American tobacco into Canada and dodging taxes in both countries. Akwesasne residents swept up in the case are Crymson Aldrich, Crystal King, Anthony Laughing Jr., Lawrence Mitchell, Curtis Thompson, Jonathan M. Thompson and Joseph N. Thompson. Bernard Perkins of Rochester is also a defendant. They are all charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The...

  • Archery Added to Akwesasne Freedom School Survival Race Stumps Teams

    Mahlon Smoke|Aug 29, 2019

    By Mahlon Smoke Akwesasne Freedom School. Early morning on August 24th came 9 teams all ready for a day of testing their strength, their durability and their survival skills. Organized by the staff and parents of the Akwesasne Freedom School to bring the community together as well as get people in touch with skills that they may have forgotten. This year introduced a new obstacle to the race, that being archery. After doing the .5-mile swim, 6 miles of canoeing, 10-mile biking, 1-mile backpackin...

  • CANADA-WIDE WARRANT ISSUED IN KANATAKON HOMICIDE

    Aug 29, 2019

    (August 28, 2019) The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service has issued a Canada-wide warrant for the arrest of homicide suspect Victor J. Lazore, 33, Akwesasne, in connection with the death of 58-year-old Jeffery Allen Lazore-Arquette, Akwesasne on Sunday, August 11, 2019. On Sunday, August 11, 2019, at 9:39 AM, the Akwesasne Central Dispatch received a phone call requesting an ambulance to attend the residence of Jeffery Allen Lazore- Arquette in Kana:takon (St. Regis, QC). The Akwesasne Mohawk...

  • Akwesasne Community Wide Smudge Comes to Fruition

    Aug 29, 2019

    In the way most great ideas happen, it started a year ago when two friends were talking about how to make their community brighter, safer, more peaceful. A good place to be. One was inspired by a video she saw of a group of women riding around their community performing a community wide smudge. Chrissy Jacobs mentioned to her friend Teiosha Kentishon, "We should do it. But it's such a big deal. How much medicine would be needed? How long would it take? Are people going to be mad? When I shared...

  • Annual Akwesasne Freedom School Quilt Auction

    Jaclyn Hall|Aug 29, 2019

    By: Jaclyn Hall Closing off the Akwesasne Freedom School's 40th Anniversary events, was the Annual Quilt Auction. The Quilt Auction took place on Sunday, from 2pm onwards. With community members and guests from out of town attending the event, there was no shortage of bidding wars on the beautiful quilts donated for this year's annual event. Sheree Bonaparte, was the auctioneer for this year's Quilt Auction. With the help of the parents of AFS students, by either donating quilts or assisting...

  • EVAN R. ADAMS

    Aug 29, 2019

    AKWESASNE – Evan Robert Adams, "Kanerahtonke", 32, of 2083 River Road, Sugar Bush Island, tragically passed away Saturday afternoon, August 17, 2019 at Cornwall Community Hospital. Evan was born June 2, 1987 in Cornwall, Ontario the son of Eva (Lazore) and Vaughn Adams. He attended Salmon River Central School and later achieved his GED before graduating from St. Lawrence College. Evan worked for a time as a construction laborer with Mohawk Council of Akwesasne and helped his grandfather as the c... Full story

  • In Memory

    Aug 29, 2019

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    Aug 29, 2019

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  • AKWESASNE ACCEPTS NEW FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION LAW

    Aug 29, 2019

    (August 24, 2019) On Saturday, August 24, 2019, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne held a Special General Meeting in order for its membership to vote on the following question: Do you approve the Akwesasne Financial Administration Law? Following the secret ballot voting period, the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Leona Benedict confirmed the following results: 79 Yes Votes 2 No Votes Immediately following the CEO’s announcement, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne passed a resolution accepting the results and formally enacting the Akwesasne Financial A...

  • Massena Town Council votes to sell MMH, but sale has to pass referendum

    Aug 29, 2019

    By Andy Gardner MASSENA -- The Town Council on Monday night voted to sell Massena Memorial Hospital to St. Lawrence Health System, but it will have to pass a voter referendum in November. The vote will be open to registered voters who reside in the Town of Massena. Although he ultimately voted in favor of the resolution, Councilor Tom Miller said he doesn’t think it should be subject to voter approval. “We’ve all done our homework. We know where we are ... what if that doesn’t pass, what do we do next? What do we do with the Department of Heal...

  • OPG Butterfly & Herb Garden Celebrates Completion of Phase 1

    Jaclyn Hall|Aug 29, 2019

    By: Jaclyn Hall The OPG Visitor Center celebrated the opening of their Butterfly and Herb Garden, on Thursday August 22nd, with the successful completion of phase one. The Butterfly and Herb Garden is the beginning of a long term and sustainable landscape plan for the Saunders Hydro Dam Visitor Center. The project was executed through a joint venture between Iroquois Consulting Group, an Akwesasne based business and M. Sullivan & Son Limited. "When we got the contract, we reached out to...

  • THE GREAT LAW

    Aug 29, 2019

    THE PEOPLE 96TH WAMPUM Whenever a very important matter or an emergency is presented to the Council of the League and the matter affects the entire Hotinonshonni, the Sachems of the League must submit the matter to the decision of their people and the decision of the people shall affect the decision of the Council of the League. This decision shall be a confirmation of the voice of the people. 97TH WAMPUM The men of every clan of the Hotinonshonni shall have a continuous Council Fire burning for...

  • Wentón:nis Ne Tewatsirókwas

    Aug 29, 2019

    1. Tsi ia'tewatshéntho - At sunset 2. Ken'niiaká:'a tewatshirókwas - A small firefly 3. Wa'akennákerate - It was born 4. Wa'tewatenerahontshá:kwarihte - It did open up its wings 5. Tánon wa'tká:ten - And it did fly 6. Tsi niió:re taio'kara'onhákie tsi tkaronhiá:te - As far as it is dark in the sky 7. Wentón:nis ne tewatsirókwas - The firefly is lonely 8. Tánon wa'tewani'tonhkwarikhón:ne - And it flashed its light 9. Iakoia'tíhsaks ne onákia'ke tewatsiraríkhons - It is looking for another firefly...

  • Autism Awareness Corner

    Aug 29, 2019

    I am pleased to announce there will be Non-Verbal #1, Non-Verbal #2 and Behavior Modification training as well. This will be announced in our corner in the next month. Stay tuned. My team and I will be doing fundraiser(s) in the next few months. I have an Autism Quilt to raffle, Indian Taco Sales, Silent Auctions, and much more. These fundraisers will allow my team and I to go to British Columbia and visit the Pacific Autism Family Center. Here is quick overview taken from their PAFN homepage: “The Pacific Autism Family Network (PAFN) is a c...

  • 1st Annual Akwesasne Freedom School Benefit Bike Run

    Jaclyn Hall|Aug 29, 2019

    By: Jaclyn Hall Bikers from all over, took part in the 1st Annual Akwesasne Freedom School Benefit Bike Run, on Saturday August 24th. Registration for the Bike Run began at 9 a.m., and was open until 11 am, giving everyone plenty of time to register and buy in for the Poker Run portion of the Bike Run. Proceeds raised from the registration was donated back to the Akwesasne Freedom School. At a cost of $20 a rider, and $10 a passenger, the Redrum Chapter in Akwesasne was able to raise $1000 for...

  • Akwesasne Freedom School Indigenous Gala

    Jaclyn Hall|Aug 29, 2019

    By: Jaclyn Hall The Akwesasne Freedom School celebrated their 40th Anniversary in a big way. The Indigenous Gala, which was one of the first big events of the weekend, saw performers such as Murray Porter and Kontiwennahawi. The Indigenous Gala took place Friday, August 23rd, beginning at 5:00 pm. Everyone who was fortunate enough to attend the gala was served delicious traditional Indigenous food by Alumni of the Akwesasne Freedom School. Keynote speakers, such as Loran Thompson, took the...

  • Adirondack Experience Hosts Second Mohawk & Abenaki Juried Competition

    Aug 29, 2019

    The second Mohawk and Abenaki Juried Competition was held at the picturesque Adirondack Experience (formerly known as the Adirondack Museum) on Friday, August 23. Set in the early evening, Mohawk and Abenaki artists gathered with museum guests, organizers and committee members just before the announcement of winners. After weeks and sometimes months of completing a work of art, participating artists excitedly moved into the gallery to view all displayed artwork in the juried competition. Many...

  • DisAbility Awareness Day Filled with Information, Entertainment and Fun

    Jaclyn Hall|Aug 29, 2019

    By: Jaclyn Hall The former IGA building was host to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation's free community event, which took place Friday, August 23rd. The DisAbility Awareness Day event began at 9:00 a.m. and went on until 2:00 p.m., giving community members the opportunity to see the different programs and resources that are available to people with disabilities. Some of the programs set up during the event, were programs such as ACCESS-VR, BOCES, Disability Rights N.Y,...

  • Team EDN U19F Soccer Tryouts

    Aug 29, 2019

    Tryouts for the Team EDN U19F soccer team will be held on Saturday, September 14 at the A’nowara’ko:wa Arena on Kawehno:ke from 1 PM - 3 PM. There is a charge of $5/athlete — if you’ve attended the previous tryout on August 10, it is not required for you to attend this one. For more information, please contact: • Melody Horn — kahentehorn@outlook.com or 438-494-4224 • Josee Sunday — j.nora.sunday@gmail.com More info: pen-edn.com/events/event/soccer-u19f-2/?lang=en....

  • Skool-A-Palooza Overwhelming Success for First Year

    Jaclyn Hall|Aug 29, 2019

    By: Jaclyn Hall Hundreds of community members gathered at the Travis Solomon Lacrosse Box, located in Generations Park, to take part in the Akwesasne' 1st Skool-A-Palooza in Akwesasne. The back to school event took place on Thursday, August 22nd, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Skool-A-Palooza was organized by the Akwesasne Coalition for Community Empowerment and host to numerous organizations and schools who were set up and ready to answer any questions during the event. Parents and students had the...

  • Indigenous Tribes on Front Line of Amazon Rainforest Fires Vow to Resist Bolsonaro's "Destruction of Mother Nature"

    Aug 29, 2019

    Reprinted with permission by Common Dreams Indigenous tribes whose land and livelihoods are being directly harmed by the fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest vowed Tuesday to do everything in their power to resist Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's "destruction of Mother Nature" and called on the rest of the world to join them. "We're putting our bodies and our lives on the line to try to save our territories," Brazilian indigenous leader Sonia Guajajara, who was born in a village in the...

  • Heritage Week

    Aug 29, 2019

    Sr. Box Lacrosse A.M.S. Wolves win Gold. Back L-R: D. Steep Rock, D. Smoke, R. Peters, L. Tarbell, J. Thomas, G. Thompson, L. Diabo, Coach L. Garrow, T. Lyons, L. Mitchell. Front L-R: C. Francis, B. Davis, R. Thompson, A. Lazore, C. Edwards, B. Point, J. Benedict, N. Benedict, Goalie-B. Patterson. 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...

  • Police Blotter

    Aug 29, 2019

    St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police blotter: On Aug. 9, Cole S. Cree, 35, of Hogansburg was charged with second-degree assault (felony), and second-degree reckless endangerment, obstructing governmental administration and unlawful operation on public highway, all misdemeanors. He was arraigned in Bombay Town Court and remanded to the Franklin County Jail, Malone, in lieu of $10,000 bail or $20,000 bond, police said. On Aug. 9, Jamie L. Lyon, 46, of Brasher Falls was picked up on a warrant. He was arraigned in Bombay Town Court and released. On Aug....

  • HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER

    Aug 29, 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...

  • DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

    Aug 29, 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....

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