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Articles from the September 11, 2008 edition

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Water problem at St. Regis Mohawk School causes closure of wing

One week prior to the students’ return to school, staff discovered that a moisture problem in the basement of the St. Regis Mohawk School was causing a high-level of humidity in the oldest wing....

 

Man was shot before house set on fire

A 44-year-old Akwesasne man believed to have died in a “suspicious” house fire last week actually died of a gunshot wound, authorities said. Thomas Hathaway of 30 Helena Road, Akwesasne (Frogtown...

 

8th Annual Akwesasne International Powwow

Hundreds of Natives from First Nations across the continent met at Akwesasne this past weekend for what has become the community’s largest cultural...

 

Jeffery L. Conners

Mr. Jeffery L. “Spooner” Conners, age 49, of 42 Laffin Road, Racquette Point, Akwesasne, died Tuesday afternoon (September 9, 2008) at...

 

Thomas L. Hathaway, Sr.

Thomas L. Hathaway, Sr. (KA’NON’TO), age 44, of 306 N. Helena Road, Akwesasne, NY died Wednesday morning Sept. 3, 2008 at his home as a result of...

 

St-Jean Yvan (Rarihwiisaks)

St-Jean Yvan (Rarihwiisaks) of Bourget, Ont. suddenly on September 3rd, 2008 at age 55. Beloved partner and soulmate of Margaret Wertwyn. Son of the...

 

In Memoriam Donna Catherine Tarbell Van Every

In Memoriam Donna Catherine Tarbell Van Every You were the light of our lives. You were our princess and Ma was the queen. Even though you lived far...

 

Palin Shows Animosity to Mother Earth

When Skennenrahowi walked among the Iroquois 850 years ago he sought not only to bring an end to war through the creation of the Great Law of Peace but also created a society in which women were...

 

Notes from Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board of Education Transportation Director

She:kon and welcome back as we prepare for the 2008-2009 School Year. Please make note of these tips and be prepared to refer to them if you have any questions. 1) Know your child’s bus number and...

 

A Tribute to Ironworkers

They always were our heroes. From the smallest of hands to the largest of hands, each having their own great strength. All were gifted to embrace you ever so gently. Everyone expressed their sincere k...

 

Tribe’s performance award from Department of Health and Human Services results in funding increase

Akwesasne Territory. The Indian Health Service (IHS) recently announced the results of the 2008 Government Performance and Results (GPRA) Challenge for performance and improvement. The St. Regis Mohaw...

 

Alice Hyde Medical Center to host health fair

Malone-Alice Hyde Medical Center (AHMC) is hosting a Health Fair at the Franklin County Fairgrounds on September 13th from 10a.m. to 2p.m. The Health Fair will offer a wide variety of valuable health...

 

Niawen Kowa

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my family, friends and supporters who graciously helped me succeed in my bid for the Sub-Chief position of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. I am very...

 

Monthly tribal meeting rescheduled

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s monthly tribal meeting originally scheduled for Saturday September 6th, has been postponed to Saturday, September 13th, due to the death of Mildred Bero, a respected...

 

O.P.P. seizes fine cut tobacco

(South Glengarry, Ontario - September 5th,  2008) – An Ontario Provincial Police Tobacco Stop on Highway 401 eastbound in South Glengarry, Ontario on September 5th, 2008 has resulted in the RCMP...

 

Van collides with police cruiser during tobacco-related chase

(Akwesasne, Ontario - September 8th , 2008) – On Sept. 4, 2008 at 8:32 p.m., an officer from the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service followed a 1999 Dodge Caravan that was speeding on Island Road in...

 

Vandals strike water tower

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Water Department is seeking information on the graffiti spray painted on the community water tower this past weekend. The...

 

Kahnawake residents found with contraband tobacco

(South Glengarry, Ontario - September 5th,  2008) – Two Kahnawake, Quebec residents are facing charges under the Excise Act 2001 for possession of unstamped tobacco following the stop of two vehic...

 

Notice to the Community

This is to inform the community that the following persons have applied for Akwesasne Membership and/or Residency Permits. Lindley Cook, age 19, daughter of April Thomas Cook, Akwesasne and Andrew...

 

What did you do this summer?

Students in Akwesasne went back to school last week and Indian Time didn’t want to waste any time getting back in touch with the children. We...

 

Sisters in Spirit

Akwesasne has joined forces in bringing awareness to violence against men, women and children. On October 4th, 2008 at 6pm we join Aboriginal communities all across Canada and we invite the Community...

 

Documentary on Ahkwesahsne Freedom School airing this week on APTN

Kanien’kehá:ka - Living the Language, a two-part documentary series about what it takes to save a language in the Mohawk community of Akwesasne,...

 

How to Have A Social Dance

Reprinted from Rotinonhshon:ni Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Social Dances 1. You need a speaker to do the Opening Thanksgiving Address, or Ohen:ton karihwatehko...

 

Rope, nets, and toys made from plants

Native people have always had a vast knowledge of cordage. The basics for making cordage and rope have not changed for thousands of years. Cordage is...

 

We love Visitors!

Indian Time is lucky to receive many visitors every week. Whether it’s a parent bringing in a new baby for a photograph or an elder who wants us to...

 

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