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Articles from the September 21, 2023 edition


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  • Salmon River Celebrates First Game on New Artificial Turf Field

    Andy Gardner|Sep 21, 2023

    By Andy Gardner. FORT COVINGTON – Salmon River High School marked the opening of a brand-new turf field with a ribbon cutting and a varsity girls soccer game against Lisbon. The new installation is set up for multiple sports. It's striped for soccer, lacrosse, and Salmon's budding football program. Superintendent of Schools Stanley Harper said the new field is "a long time coming." After a public awareness and input campaign, district voters "unanimously" approved the measure, which for years h...

  • Volcano May Contain Huge Lithium Deposit and Potential Conflict with Natives

    Sep 21, 2023

    NEVADA – The name McDermitt Caldera might not ring a bell for many. This extinct volcano last showed signs of life around 16 million years ago. However, for those in pursuit of lithium, it's akin to striking gold in this century. In 2020, a revelation took the scientific community by storm. Researchers revealed that this caldera may hold the world's most abundant lithium reserves, encapsulated within a unique clay known as illite. The plot thickened recently. As of August, findings pointed o...

  • Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Welcomes Era of Respect with New York State

    Sep 21, 2023

    AKWESASNE -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council is continuing their efforts to foster better relationships with external governments and agencies, including with New York State Governor Kathy Hochul's Administration. On Friday, Seskehkó:wa/September 15, 2023, they had the opportunity to host NYS Deputy Secretary for First Nations Dr. Elizabeth Rule (Chickasaw) and voice the need to reinvigorate their government-to-government relationship with the State. Appointed in June 2023 to the newly...

  • Akwesasne Freedom School Survival Race – 2023

    Sep 21, 2023

    Early morning clouds broke away to clear skies for the Akwesasne Freedom School Survival Race (AFSSR)on Saturday. For survival race participants – it was the perfect weather, cool and calm. Ever since 2010, AFS parents, volunteers and supporters have hosted the survival race. And each year, the race becomes a bit more organized, a bit more challenging, and whole lot of fun to watch. This year's race started with runners covering a 6.2-mile course, swimmers taking a short jog to swim a curving .7...

  • Akwesasne Freedom School Survival Race – 2023 - Part 2

    Sep 21, 2023

    Here are additional pictures....

  • Adopt, Don't Shop: Akwesasne Animal Society's Pet Adoption Day at Generations Park

    Sep 21, 2023

    On a sunlit Saturday, the Akwesasne Animal Society hosted a memorable pet adoption day at Generations Park. Set against the backdrop of the park's lacrosse box, the atmosphere was vibrant and full of hope for many four-legged friends seeking their forever homes. Generations Park was bustling with excitement as families, couples, and individuals came forth to meet and potentially adopt a range of pets. From playful puppies and kittens to mature dogs and cats, there was an abundance of furry...

  • La Vie Community Day at Akwesasne Skatepark Hopes to Grow

    Sep 21, 2023

    La Vie Skateboards held a Community Skate Day on Saturday, September 16t. La Vie Skateboards, located in Alexandria, ON likes to say La Vie is “the life of skateboarding and everything that goes with it.” La Vie Skateboards “was created to always spread the joy and love of all skateboarding, to help recognize people that have put their heart and soul into this industry, and to acknowledge the hardships that exist while giving back.” LA Vie, along with MCA, and the Akwesasne Skatepark located...

  • Three-Year Old Acts Bravely – Dennis Bero Jr.

    Sep 21, 2023

    When you first meet Dennis Bero Jr., he is a normal, rambunctious three year old: excited to play with his bat and ball and slightly shy and bashful when approached. But recently, this little man stepped up in a big way. Falan Bero, who is the mother of Dennis, had been feeling unwell, but didn't think there was any cause for concern. Her husband, Dennis Bero Sr., was at work in his position as a dispatcher for the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service (AMPS), and she had her two children at home with...

  • Niawen

    Sep 21, 2023

    She:kon sewakwekon! Niawen akwekon sewatakari:te! Akwekon ne Akwesasne Rontatewieni:io TsiIonteweionstakwa kawatsireson’a teietsinonweratens! Niawen ko:wa tsi nikon ketkon tisewatkawas ne askwaiatakeha. On behalf of the Akwesasne Freedom School students, staff and families thank you very much for making our 2023 annual dinner and quilt auction a huge success! A total of 41 quilts, all donated to the Akwesasne Freedom School by parents, families and friends from near and far! Niawen ko:wa/big thank to all who continue to support our school to t...

  • Tota News

    Sep 21, 2023

    TSI TETEWATATKENS St. Regis Mohawk Senior Center 518-358-2963 Email address: srmseniorsclub@gmail.com Please note: Anyone wishing to attend the congregate meal must call the Office for the Aging by 9:30 am to reserve a meal. MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL Club dues for 2023 You can mail your membership fee of $5.00 American to: SRM Senior Citizens Club PO Box # 1106 Hogansburg, NY 13655 Birthdays: Sept. 22nd- Cynthia Sawatis Sept. 24th- Charlene Sunday & Anna Sawatis Lambert Sept. 25th- Abraham Gray Sept. 26th- Robert Patterson Sept. 27th- Elizabeth... Full story

  • St. Regis Mission News

    Sep 21, 2023

    ALL CURRENT COVID-19 AND COLD/FLU RESTRICTIONS APPLY WHICH INCLUDE: SOCIAL DISTANCING AND OPTIONAL WEARING MASKS. THURSDAY- FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21-22, 2023 NO WEEKDAY MASSES THIS WEEK SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2023 4:00 PM Offered for: Larry Arquette from the Funeral Collection SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2023 10:00 AM Offered for: John Lloyd Sunday and Joe King by Bob and Felicia Sunday WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2023 NO WEEKDAY MASS THIS WEEK AN ON-LINE RESOURCE FOR VITUAL MASSES IS www.ewtn.com DIOCESAN BLUE MASS: SEPTEMBER 24 IN MORRISONVILLE Bishop Terry...

  • 2023 Akwesasne Lacrosse Hall of Fame Inductees and Recognition

    Sep 21, 2023

    Shekon Sewakwe:kon, This year Akwesasne Lacrosse Hall of Fame (ALHOF) is very pleased to announce the Teams, Players and Builders to be inducted and recognized into the 2023 Akwesasne Lacrosse Hall of Fame. This year’s Akwesasne Lacrosse Hall of Fame Induction Award Ceremony to be held after the golf tournament on Saturday September 23rd, 2023, at 5:00pm The River Course on Louisville Landing (Massena Country Club), 829 Route 131 Massena, New York. 1995 Presidents Cup Champions Akwesasne Thunder Craig Cree Adam Thompson Alex Roundpoint Eddy V...

  • Joyce's Principle Unsatisfactory to Many

    Sep 21, 2023

    The Joyce’s Principle Office exited a public hearing on Wednesday morning organized by a legislative committee examining a new bill focused on enhancing the care of Indigenous patients in Quebec’s health system. This office has added its voice to an expanding number of First Nations entities voicing concerns about how Bill 32 was crafted and its omission of any acknowledgment of systemic racism in the region. “Today, I’m more proud of Quebecers than of their government,” stated Jennifer Petiquay-Dufresne, the executive director of Joyce’s P...

  • US Army to Return Remains of Native Children

    Sep 21, 2023

    The U.S. Army is set to commence its sixth disinterment project aimed at repatriating the remains of five Indigenous children who passed away over a hundred years ago. The goal is to reunite them with their modern-day families and communities. The identified students are Edward Upright of the Spirit Lake Tribe in North Dakota; Amos LaFramboise from the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation in South Dakota; Beau Neal of the Northern Arapaho Tribe in Wyoming; Edward Spott of the Puyallup Tribe in Washington; and Launy Shorty...

  • Notification of Amphitheater Environmental Assessment Comment Period

    Sep 21, 2023

    AKWESASNE -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Environment Division is notifying community members that a 30-day Public Comment Period is being provided for the Generations Park Amphitheater Environmental Assessment. The proposed project includes construction of an amphitheater, restrooms, and parking lot adjacent to the Diabetes Centre for Excellence on Margaret Terrance Memorial Way. The submitted environmental assessment is available to view under “Publications” on the Tribe’s website at www.srmt-nsn.gov. A copy can also be requested by cont...

  • COTTAGE FOR SALE

    Sep 21, 2023

    It is 1300 square foot, three bedrooms Includes: • fully furnished cottage • lawnmower • 12/24 v fridge • 40 ft. dock • Tiki bar • Solar panels This is a leased lot with a current annual rent of $2,820.00 for the period of May 1, 2022, to April 30, 2025. The lease is for a fifteen-year term effective May 1, 2019, to April 30, 2034. Rent reviews are conducted every three years during the term of the lease. Buyer will be required to complete an Application to Lease and obtain approval to lease prioe to the purchase. The asking price is $90,000....

  • Akwesasne Communication Society Board of Commissioners Nominees and Upcoming Election

    Sep 21, 2023

    ​The following individuals have been nominated to the Akwesasne Communication Society Board of Commissioners: Jamie Ross, Louis (Doug) Jacobs, Marjorie Skidders, David Cole and Peter Garrow. There are two three-year seats to be filled. Eligible voters must be at least 18 years of age and in possession of a Mohawk Nation Red Card, Mohawks of Akwesasne Certificate of Indian Status Card; or Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Identification Card. Please present your form of identification when you vote. Voting will take place on Thursday, September 28, 2...

  • Legal Notice

    Sep 21, 2023

    Notice is hereby given to all potential creditors who may have an interest in the Estate of Joseph C. Thompson. All creditors must represent their interest to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court by October 5, 2023. Any creditors shall contact the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court at 518-358-6300....

  • Legal Notice

    Sep 21, 2023

    Letters of Testamentary for the Estate of Dorothy Tarbell, of Akwesasne, NY, have been requested by Catherine Sam. Notice is hereby given to anyone objecting to the appointment of Catherine Sam. All potential creditors who may have an interest in the aforementioned estate or those wanting to object to the validity of the will must notify the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court at (518) 358-6300 no later than October 14, 2023....

  • Legal Notice

    Sep 21, 2023

    Letters of Testamentary for the Estate of James Joseph Mitchell, of Akwesasne, NY, have been requested by Tanya Y. Mitchell. Notice is hereby given to anyone objecting to the appointment of Tanya Y. Mitchell. All potential creditors who may have an interest in the aforementioned estate or those wanting to object to the validity of the will must notify the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court at (518) 358-6300 no later than October 7, 2023....

  • Public Hearing Notice 

    Sep 21, 2023

    The Advisory Committee and staff of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Office for the Aging invite you to attend our public hearing session. The purpose of the public hearing is to receive input from older adults, caregivers, and community members about our service plans for the upcoming 2024 program year. The Advisory Committee is a group of concerned older adults, service providers and others who meet to review the programs and services of the Office for the Aging. The public hearing is held to learn from local elders and others what current needs...

  • UNOFFICIAL CANDIDATES FOR AKWESASNE MEMBERSHIP BOARD

    Sep 21, 2023

    The Chief Electoral Officer Leona Benedict has released the following UNOFFICIAL list of nominees for the upcoming Akwesasne Membership Board election. Nominations were held on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023. Candidates have until Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023 at 12 p.m. to accept their nomination. The official list of candidates will be released once verified by the CEO. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chief Electoral Officer Leona Benedict at 613-575-2250 ext. 24...

  • Salmon River Earns NYSPHSAA Recognition for Second Year

    Sep 21, 2023

    FORT COVINGTON – Once again, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) has recognized Salmon River High School as a School of Excellence. Salmon River is just one of two high schools in all of Section 10 and is one of 219 high schools statewide to receive this prestigious award. The award recognizes students who excelled with both athletics and academics during the 2022-23 school year. For a school to achieve this honor, 75% of a school’s varsity teams must qualify and receive the Scholar-Athlete team award. To rec...

  • Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and NYS Department of Health Strengthen Relationship

    Sep 21, 2023

    AKWESASNE – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council and New York State Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald were delighted to make introductions and take part in a guided tour of the Akwesasne community on Thursday, September 14, 2023. It was the first visit to Akwesasne for Dr. McDonald, who was joined by First Nations Health and Wellness and NYS American Indian Health Program Director Michèle Hamel. Appointed as the Acting-Commissioner of the Department of Health in January 2023, Dr. James Mc...

  • VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

    Sep 21, 2023

    Salmon River Central School District is currently accepting applications for the following positions for the 2023-24 school year: -AIS ELA/Reading Teacher -Art Teacher -Driver Education Teacher -Elementary Teacher -Math Teacher -Reading Teacher -Science Teacher - Biology and General Science -Special Education Teacher -Teacher Aide -Technology Teacher Full job descriptions and applications can be found at www.srk12.org/employment/. Submit a completed application to: Angela Robert Assistant Superintendent Salmon River Central School 637 County...

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