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  • Akwesasne man charged with possessing $100,000 worth of cocaine on Amtrak train in Illinois

    Oct 10, 2019

    An Akwesasne man was arrested in Illinois after reportedly being found possessing $100,000 worth of cocaine on an Amtrak train. Darien P.J. Sharrow, 19, was arrested in Galesburg, Ill. on Thursday, Oct. 3 on drug possession and trafficking charges for allegedly possessing about 1,078 grams of cocaine, according to the Peoria Journal Star. The Illinois newspaper reported the arrest was made by the Knox County Sheriff’s Department, as they generally handle busts on passenger trains. His bail amount was not reported. “In the past, bail amount has...

  • An Akwesasne woman has broken the all-time scoring record for the North Country Community College Saints women's soccer team

    Andy Gardner|Oct 10, 2019

    By Andy Gardner Nidia Dearmayero, a sophomore striker from Akwesasne, scored both goals for the Saints in a 2-1 victory over Columbia-Greene Community College on Saturday, Sept. 28, making her the school's all-time leading scorer. Her 47 career goals surpassed the previous record of 45, which was set last year by Alicia Cook. The two were teammates last season "and pushed each other to always be the best," a statement from NCCC said. "Playing with Alicia last year and watching her break the...

  • Skylar B. Crouse, facing 25 years in prison, tells judge he lives in Nedrow

    Oct 10, 2019

    New York State Police records show Skylar B. Crouse, 30, initially listed an address in Akwesasne. Crouse appeared in court on Monday, October 7 wearing a mask and told Warren County Judge John Hall he lived in Nedrow, a hamlet bordering the Onondaga Nation. NYS police records show he was using a driver's license issued in Canada. Crouse allegedly rammed into a full-size pickup truck from the rear with such force the truck flipped end over end immediately killing Joseph D. Turcotte, 38, of...

  • Red Sky – opens up a world of sustainable possibilities

    Kaniehtonkie|Oct 10, 2019

    By Kaniehtonkie Akwesasne. Four young entrepreneurial men came together to use their own personal gifts in the most effective way: creating Red Sky Energy Consultants. Red Sky Consultants (RSC) looks forward into the future as we, across all generations, face Climate Change. RSC combine the resources of an electrician, a carpenter, an energy consultant and a forestry management consultant to offer free consultations, energy audits, solar installation, efficiency upgrades, minor construction,...

  • COMMUNITY UPDATE REGARDING THE FEDERAL INDIAN DAY SCHOOL CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT

    Oct 10, 2019

    (October 4, 2019) The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne invites all community members who were former students at any of the former Federal Indian Day Schools to attend a community update on Monday, October 28 at the St. Regis Recreation Center at 5p.m. Updates about the Federal Indian Day School Class Action Settlement and the claims process will be given from Gowling WLG, the class counsel for the settlement. Information regarding the settlement and the draft claim form can be found at the claim website www.indiandayschools.com under the...

  • Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club Awarded $960,000

    Oct 10, 2019

    AKWESASNE — The Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club announced it has been awarded $960,000 over five years from SAMHSA under the Strategic Prevention Framework - Partnerships for Success funding opportunity, to serve the youth at the Club. The grant award provided through SAMHSA will assist the Club to improving and sustaining substance abuse prevention priorities among its youth service population. To achieve this, the Club will work with local partners to integrate its ongoing work with evidence-based prevention programming, network and champion a c...

  • Unified Command responding to vessel grounding in the St. Lawrence Seaway

    Oct 10, 2019

    (October 8, 2019) OGDENSBURG, N.Y. – The Unified Command continues to respond to a vessel grounding approximately 14 miles north of Ogdensburg, New York near Galop Island. The motor vessel Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin, a 740-foot vessel, reported they ran aground Sunday evening while transiting downbound the St. Lawrence River en route to Quebec City. The vessel is loaded with iron ore and ships fuel. The vessel is taking on water at a slow rate, but installed pumps are keeping up with the water ingress. No fuel or cargo tanks have been breached a...

  • TAUNY Seeks Proposals for Website Redesign

    Oct 10, 2019

    TAUNY is currently seeking proposals for redesigning the TAUNY website, tauny.org. Interested web designers and developers can read the request for proposals on tauny.org and submit a proposal to rachel@tauny.org through October 31, 2019. The TAUNY Center is located at 53 Main Street, Downtown Canton, NY. TAUNY is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people understand and appreciate the folk traditions and local culture of everyday life--present and past--in the North Country. To do so, TAUNY seeks to research and preserve a record...

  • THANK YOU

    Oct 10, 2019

    The family of Abraham Lazore would like to thank everyone and anybody who helped the family out at the time of need and thank you for all your prayers and special words they all said to the family. A big thank you to all the pall bearers of Abraham, BJ Thompson, Seth (Cookie) Lazore, Alexander Delormier, Trevor Jocko, Brandon Lazore & Devin Lazore. Thank You...

  • Niawen

    Oct 10, 2019

    Sending a huge thank you to all who were there and helped us through a difficult time. -the family of Lester Cook...

  • Niawen:kowa

    Oct 10, 2019

    The Kawehnoke Recreation Committee (KRC) extends their gratitude and appreciation to the Akwesasne Mohawk Community Settlement Trust for their financial support to the revitalization and modernization of the KRC kitchen. Approved funding allowed the committee to meet the goal of designing a more modern and functional kitchen, while meeting the fundamental and paramount goal of health and safety in food preparation, cleanliness and serving. KRC serves as a venue to a number of agencies,...

  • ACFS Hosts Dinner and a Movie

    Derrick Lafrance|Oct 10, 2019

    By Derrick Lafrance It was billed as Dinner and a Movie but with the Halloween holiday around the corner local kids got a chance to work on their Jack-O-Lantern carving skills. Akwesasne Child and Family Services presented Dinner and a Movie Friday, October 4th with Guardians of the Galaxy at the St. Regis Recreation Center. During the screening a pumpkin carving and decorating table was set up and the kids had at it. They were each given a pumpkin and decorating items like googly eyes and...

  • Crazy Horse Family Elder and Author to Visit Akwesasne Cultural Center

    Oct 10, 2019

    Crazy Horse family elder Floyd Clown Sr. will join author William Matson to discuss and sign their book “Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy” based on the family’s oral history, October 15th at the Akwesasne Cultural Center located at 321 State Route 37, from 5 to 7 PM in Hogansburg. This will be their landmark 274th appearance as they travel across the United States and Europe. The Crazy Horse family’s oral history had not been told outside the family for over a century because the government had been hunting family members since...

  • Animal Wellness Clinic

    Oct 10, 2019

    MCA’s Akwesasne Justice Department has partnered with the Toronto Humane Society & Grand River Veterinary to offer an animal wellness clinic with low cost spay/neutering of dogs and cats. The wellness clinic appointments will be in the evening of October 23 with a cost of $25 per pet, which will include the veterinary checkup for overall wellness, vaccines, and microchip. Low cost spay/neuter for dogs will be held October 22-24 in the mornings - all appointments must be pre-paid and cost $160 per dog, which includes the surgery, vaccines, a...

  • Community Health - Total Workout

    Oct 10, 2019

    The Community Health Program would like to inform the community of a 12-week fitness session starting in October! When: Tuesdays & Thursdays Time: 6 PM - 7 PM Where: A’nowara’ko:wa Arena Fitness Room For more information, please contact Community Health at 613-575-2341 ext. 3220....

  • 11th Annual 5k Run/Walk in Support of Cancer Victims

    Mahlon Smoke|Oct 10, 2019

    By Mahlon Smoke Generations Park – George Adams, the founder of the Akwesasne Cancer Support Group left this world last year. Adams, along with others who have family or who were suffering through cancer themselves, came together and formed the Akwesasne Cancer Support Group (ACSG). Dedicated to helping cancer victims and their families especially. One year after his passing, the Akwesasne Cancer Support Group continued the annual ACSG 5k Run/Walk in his memory. While the morning was brisk, s...

  • ABEA 2019 Winners

    Oct 10, 2019

    The Akwesasne Chamber of Commerce ABEA Award ceremony was held this past Friday, October 4, 2019 at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino and Resort. This year a number of artists were asked to create award plaques using their own style and reflecting our heritage. Local artists include: Arts & Business created by Shirelle Jacobs, Business Recognition created by Tania Clute - Two House Design-Crafters, Community Choice created by Ian Clute - Two House Design-Crafters, Customer Service created by Carrie...

  • Lloyd M. Elm, recognized educator and advocate passes

    Oct 10, 2019

    Lloyd M. Elm, Onondaga, passed on October 3, 2019, he was 84 years old. Being ‘tracked’ at an early age in the Syracuse public school system, he went on to be schoolteacher, principal, college professor and a nationally recognized advocate for better education for Native American youngsters. Mr. Elm was a resident of West Falls, NY and born on October11, 1934. Elm’s parents pulled him from the public-school system and enrolled him in the Haskell Indian Institute in Kansas falling in the top 10%. Later, at the College of Emporia in Kansas he di...

  • MOHAWK COUNCIL OF AKWESASNE AND INTERNATIONAL JOINT COMMISSION DISCUSS WATER QUALITY CONCERNS

    Oct 10, 2019

    (October 9, 2019) The International Joint Commission (IJC) and the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) met on October 8th on Kawehno:ke (Cornwall Island) to discuss issues of mutual concern, including the Grasse River Remediation project; other issues related to the progress of governments in meeting the objectives of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement; as well as a joint MCA – IJC board project to develop a common approach to frame fish consumption advisories that consider benefits and i...

  • "THE MESSAGE OF KARIWIIO"

    Oct 10, 2019

    Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College One day that spring when his daughter’s husband was planting in their garden and she was sitting on the porch, getting food ready for lunch, she heard her father, Skanientariio, move from his bed. She turned to look at the door and found her father standing at the door way and then he collapsed. She was so frightened that she yelled to her husband, “Go and tell my uncle Cornplanter that his brother looks like he has passed away.” So her husba...

  • Kwáh Í:ken Tsi Teioweienhnhará:'on Kí:ken Takwa'áhson - 2

    Oct 10, 2019

    10. "Maa! Maa!" wá:ton ne kaia'tákeras - "Maa! Maa!" said the goat 29. "Íhsehre ken onenià:ke taekiani'tsionhkwahkwà:na?" - "Do you want to go jump on the rocks?" 30. Í:iah tha'teiorihwa'serakwén:ni ne takwa'áhson - The spider didn't answer 31. Teiotateweienhnharáton - She was very busy 32. Wata'arón:ni - She is making her web 33. "Oink! Oink!" iohshé:nen ne kwés kwes. - "Oink! Oink!" grunted the pig 34. "Íhsehre ken onawatstà:ke aekia'te'seréhshon?" - "Do you want to roll in the mud?" 35. Í:ia...

  • Kawehnoke Volleyball Playoff Championship, 1999

    Oct 10, 2019

    Front L-R: Russell Morris, Kaylan Delormier, Sophia Thompson & Ellen Lazore. Back L-R: Jr. Delormier, Sean Thompson, Carrie Ann Delormier, Louis David & Precious Boots. 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 photos gather dust in the basement and bring them in for us! All photos are returned to their owner....

  • Police Blotter

    Oct 10, 2019

    St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police: On Sept. 27, Amber J. Cayea, 20, of Winthrop was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and obstructed view. Tickets are returnable to Bombay Town Court on Oct. 22. On Sept. 30, Carson J. Thomas, 21, of Constable was charged with speeding (50-35 mph zone). Ticket is returnable to Tribal Court on Oct. 21. On Oct. 1, Herman J. Santos, 25, of Plattsburgh was charged with fourth degree possession of a controlled substance, a felony. He was arraigned in Bombay Town Court and remanded to the...

  • Walk Away the Stigma – Suicide Prevention Month Walk

    Jaclyn Hall|Oct 10, 2019

    By: Jaclyn Hall Ending off the month of September, also known a Suicide Prevention Month, the Akwesasne Suicide Prevention Committee hosted their Annual Walk Away the Stigma event. The event took place on September 30th at Generations Park. Beginning at 5:30pm, several local organizations set up booths packed with information and resources available to the community inside the Travis Solomon Lacrosse Box. "It's important to have these events, to help educate the community. Events like this make...

  • PHARMACY ASSISTANT NEEDED

    Oct 10, 2019

    Proxim R. Yacoub, G. Kedice and R Mina PHARMACY 31 Hilltop Drive, Akwesasne, QC H0M1A0 Job Title: Pharmacy Assistant Post Date: Open until filled Position Type: Regular (Part or Full Time) JOB DESCRIPTION: • Offering an exemplary customer service. • Greet customers, collect personal data and prepare the prescriptions. • Supplies control and management. • Maintain files and computer records. • Prepare blister packages. QUALIFICATIONS: Required • Clear criminal record (Canada and USA) is an asset. • Excellent communication and customer service sk...

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