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Articles from the November 9, 2023 edition


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  • Mill Valley Film Festival 2023's Announces Audience Award Winner Film Frybread Face and Me

    Nov 9, 2023

    Frybread Face and Me follows two adolescent Navajo cousins from different worlds as they bond during a summer on their grandmother's Arizona ranch, learning more about their family's past and about themselves. Produced by Chad Burris and executive produced by Taika Waititi, the film stars Kier Tallman, Charley Hogan, Martin Sensmeier, Kahara Hodges and Sarah Natani. A preteen sent to live on his grandma's homestead on the Navajo Nation has his life changed with the help of his remarkable...

  • Air Canada Dreams Take Flight with Kahnawake's and Akwesasne Public Service Teams

    Nov 9, 2023

    For the first time since the pandemic, Air Canada's Dreams Take Flight (DTF) is turning wishes into reality for so many special needs children by providing a unique one-day trip to Disney World Orlando, FL. More than 160 children with several from Kahnawà:ke and Akwesasne are participating in the journey. Ken Bourque told KTV's Joe Delaronde, "Dreams Take Flight is an organization made up of retired Air Canada and active Air Canada employees. We all volunteer our time to take children on a...

  • Landmark Native Rights Case Puts Kahnawake Man in Spotlight

    Nov 9, 2023

    By Isaac White. In a landmark legal decision, a Quebec Superior Court judge has halted criminal proceedings against two members of the Mohawk community, asserting the strength and enduring relevance of historic agreements in the face of modern law. The case, involving Derek White and Hunter Montour of Kahnawà:ke, pivoted on the interpretation of the Covenant Chain – centuries-old accords with the British that recognized Indigenous trading rights. The ruling, encompassing a detailed 400-page ju...

  • U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development RA Alicka Ampry-Samuel Visits SRMT

    Nov 9, 2023

    Akwesasne – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator Alicka Ampry-Samuel traveled to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in Akwesasne to meet with Tribal leaders and visit the Akwesasne Housing Authority in late October. She was joined on the visit by ONAP Eastern Woodlands Administrator Neil Whitegull, of the Chicago Regional Office. The visit included a tour of housing authority homes, a solar panel farm, and the site of future homes. HUD provides funding to f...

  • 'Our Children Came Home with Moccasins'

    Nov 9, 2023

    By Charles Fox. Special to ICT. WARNING: This story contains disturbing details about residential and boarding schools. If you are feeling triggered, here is a resource list for trauma responses from the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition in the U.S. In Canada, the National Indian Residential School Crisis Hotline can be reached at 1-866-925-4419. LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION, S.D. – The moccasins sat for decades in the corner of a glass-enclosed bookcase in Pennsylvania, nestled on a shelf with a Davy Crockett trading c...

  • Alden R. Ward

    Nov 9, 2023

    STAR LAKE – Alden R. Ward, 77, of Lake Road, unexpectedly passed away Friday, November 3, 2023 at his home. Alden was born on May 28, 1946 in Massena, the son of the late Reuben and Elizabeth (Debo) Ward and attended schools in Massena. He worked in the construction business throughout his life and also worked for a time with a blacktop sealing company. He enjoyed going to garage sales, watching classic television shows and spending time with his nieces. Alden is survived by his siblings, E... Full story

  • Catherine Nadine Nicole Martin

    Nov 9, 2023

    Akwesasne: Catherine Nadine Nicole Martin, born November 8, 1990, devoted mother, daughter, sister, and aunt of Akwesasne, passed away unexpectedly on October 29th, 2023, at the age of 32. The eldest daughter of Theresa Connors is survived by her four children Sadie Martin, Ronin Miller, Tucker Monroe, and Aliliana Gollinger. She is also survived by her parents, Theresa Connors and James Martin; her sisters, Jessica Connors and her partner, Austin Davenport, Tiffany Connors and her partner,... Full story

  • Tota News

    Nov 9, 2023

    TSI TETEWATATKENS St. Regis Mohawk Senior Center 518-358-2963 Email address: [email protected] Please note: Anyone wishing to attend the congregate meal must call the Office for the Aging by 9:30am to reserve a meal. MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL Club dues for 2023 You can mail your membership fee of $10.00 American to: SRM Senior Citizens Club PO Box # 1106 Hogansburg, NY 13655 Birthdays: Nov. 1st- Jean Laffin & Alice Jacobs Nov. 2nd-Dolores Thompson, Michael Garrow & Linda Jordan Nov. 5th-Lena Lamb & Susan Caldwell Nov. 6th-Bonnie Frary Nov.... Full story

  • St. Regis Mission News

    Nov 9, 2023

    ALL CURRENT COVID-19 AND COLD/FLU RESTRICTIONS APPLY WHICH INCLUDE: SOCIAL DISTANCING AND OPTIONAL WEARING MASKS. THURSDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2023 10:00 AM TSIIONKW- ANONHTSO:TE Offered for: Marita Skidders by the St. Regis Mission Family THURSDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2023 12:10 PM Offered for: Phil Tarbell by the St. Regis Mission Family FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2023 12:10 PM Offered for: Mike Caldwell Jr. by Debra Caldwell SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2023 4:00 PM Offered for: Betty Kelly from the funeral collection SUNDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2023 10:00 AM Offered for:...

  • Community Announcement

    Nov 9, 2023

    The Altar and Rosary Society of the St. Regis Church is having a Craft Fair Thanksgiving Weekend, November 25th and 26th. Tables are $20.00 each. Please call Judy at 613-575-2736 to reserve one....

  • Indian Time Newspaper Reporter/Photographer

    Nov 9, 2023

    RESPONSIBLE TO: Editor JOB DUTIES: 1. Photograph and report on community events and conduct interviews for Indian Time Newspaper. 2. Meet deadlines for Editor and Layout Artist. 3. Produce news articles and related materials using computer programs such as Word and email for submission and Editor’s approval. 4. Develop ideas for news stories and must be available for scheduled and unscheduled community events and activities. Willingness to keep a flexible schedule. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Must enjoy meeting people and talking with people. 2. P...

  • Tsiionkwanonhso:te Confirmed to be in COVID-19 Outbreak Status

    Nov 9, 2023

    November, 6,2023 – The Tsiionkwanonhso:te Long-Term Care (LTC) facility has been notified that they have entered COVID-19 Outbreak Status as of Monday, November 6, 2023. There are currently no restrictions on visitation. However, masks are mandatory at all times when visiting loved ones, and there is no mingling or visiting others throughout the facility. If you are not feeling well, we strongly advise you stay home. The health and safety of our residents and staff remain our top priority during this time. The LTC appreciates your kindness, u...

  • FDA Recalls WanaBana Puree Pouches

    Nov 9, 2023

    WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches are sold nationally and are available through multiple retailers including Sam’s Club, Amazon, and Dollar Tree. WanaBana has agreed to voluntarily recall all WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches regardless of expiration. The FDA is advising parents and caregivers not to buy or feed WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches to children because the product may contain elevated lead levels. Parents and caregivers of toddlers and young children who may have consumed WanaBana apple cinnamon f...

  • Issue 41#47 will be out on newsstands Wednesday, November 22nd instead of Thursday

    Nov 9, 2023

    Issue 41#47 will be out on newsstands Wednesday, November 22nd instead of Thursday, November 23rd in observance of U.S. Thanksgiving. Please submit any submissions or ads no later than Monday, November 20th at noon. No exceptions. Thank you....

  • Veterans Day Remembrance

    Nov 9, 2023

    Veterans Day Remembrance In loving Memory of our brother, Clifford Tarbell. Your memory burns bright among family and friends....

  • Legal Notice

    Nov 9, 2023

    A petition to be named Executor in the Estate of Donald Gabriel, late of Akwesasne, NY has been filed by Josephine Gabriel in the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court. Notice is hereby given to all heirs and beneficiaries who may wish to object to the validity of Donald Gabriel’s will or the appointment of Josephine Gabriel as Executor. Objections must be filed with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court by November 20, 2023. Notice is also hereby given to all potential creditors who may have an interest in said estate to present their interest. Any c...

  • PUBLIC NOTICE

    Nov 9, 2023

    Akwesasne Housing Authority – Notice of compliance CFR 24.1000.30(C) - An Akwesasne Housing Authority Board Commissioner has been selected to reside in accordance with AHA’s written policies for eligibility, admission, and occupancy of families for housing assistance with IHBG, NYS and FHLBNY funds, providing that there is no conflict of interest under applicable tribal or state law....

  • Legal Notice

    Nov 9, 2023

    A petition to be named Administrator for the Estate of Richard D. Cook, late of Akwesasne, NY had been filed by Louise Jacobs in the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Court. Notice is also hereby given to all potential creditors who may have an interest in said estate to present their interest. Any creditors shall contact the Tribal Courts at (518) 358-6300 by November 24, 2023....

  • Funding to Support 25 First Nations, Inuit & Métis Nation Documentary Heritage Projects

    Nov 9, 2023

    Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023–2024 funding cycle of its Listen, Hear Our Voices initiative. In total, 25 First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation organizations will share $1.5 million to support their efforts to digitize and preserve language and culture materials and build digitization and preservation capacity to do so. The recipients were selected based on the recommendations of an Indigenous review committee, external to LAC and consisting of First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals fro...

  • VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

    Nov 9, 2023

    Salmon River Central School District is currently accepting applications for the following positions: • Art Teacher • Driver Education Teacher • Elementary Teacher • Home & Careers Teacher • CTE Teacher • Math Teacher • Reading Teacher • Science Teacher • Secondary Special Education Teacher • Technology Teacher Application Deadline: Until Filled Full job descriptions and applications can be found at www.srk12.org/employment/. Submit a completed application to: Angela Robert Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Salmon...

  • NNATC Visit Vankleek Hill School

    Nov 9, 2023

    Three members of the Native North American Travelling College (NNATC) came to Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute (VCI) on September 27 during National Truth and Reconciliation week to present Mohawk and Haudenosaunee culture and dances to Grade 9 Native Arts and Grade 11 Indigenous English students. After a short presentation on culture, the three performers began leading students and even the vice principal Kim Swerdfeger in dances. The performance, arranged by English teacher Ronald Holla,...

  • Holiday Train Coming to K-Town!

    Nov 9, 2023

    Kahnawà:ke – The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) is pleased to announce the 2023 Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) Holiday Train stop in Kahnawà:ke on Thursday, November 23. The train is scheduled to arrive at Adirondack Junction at approximately 4:45pm. The live music event is scheduled to begin at 5pm. This year's musical line-up features Virginia to Vegas and Trudy. Volunteers will be on-site to accept donations and hand out hot chocolate and snacks. All cash and food donations will...

  • Project Assistant

    Nov 9, 2023

    Department: Administration FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Emergency Hire, Mon-Fri Salary: $15.20 hourly Closing Date: Until filled. Native Preference in Hiring Background check for employment purposes Summary: The Project Assistant will assist with office duties. Assist with the Sweetflag Estate Activity Calendar including congregate monthly meal and bingo. Assist with Food Pantry preparation and distribution of food. Collect and input data into excel tracking documents. Office duties include answering phones, log mail and deliveries, filing and...

  • United States Attorney Freedman Announces First-Ever Settlement of False Claims Act Whistleblower Case Involving Grants for Restaurants and Similar Businesses Struggling During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Nov 9, 2023

    ALBANY, NEW YORK – Feast American Diners LLC and Dawood “David” Beshay, the corporate owner and managing member of multiple Denny’s restaurants throughout Arizona and New York, including locations in Syracuse, Auburn, Camillus, Cicero, and Watertown, will pay $2 million to resolve allegations that Beshay falsely certified that Feast American Diners was eligible for a Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) grant when he knew or should have known that his company owned and operated too many locations to qualify for the funding, announced United...

  • President Biden's Investing in America Agenda Supports $327 Million Investment to Fulfill Indian Water Rights Settlements

    Nov 9, 2023

    WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior announced a nearly $327 million investment through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to continue fulfilling settlements of Indian water rights claims with funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Reclamation Water Settlements Fund. The funding will support major water projects across the West to secure reliable water supplies for Tribes. “Through the President’s Investing in America agenda, the Interior Department is continuing to uphold our trust responsibilities and ens...

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