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Articles from the November 21, 2018 edition


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  • Montana Senator Pushes Bill to Address Missing & Murdered Native Women Epidemic

    Nov 21, 2018

    (U.S. Senate) After introducing Savanna’s Act last year to help address the Missing and Murdered Native Women epidemic, U.S. Senator for Montana Jon Tester and his colleagues on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee unanimously voted to advance this critical piece of legislation, moving it one step closer to becoming law. “When it comes to ending this epidemic, Native communities have to navigate a jurisdictional maze of bureaucracy,” Tester said. “That’s why we need Savanna’s Act, to improve information sharing between law enforcement...

  • Akwesasne Celebrates Two Winners at the 23rd Annual Red Nation International Film Festival

    Nov 21, 2018

    The Red Nation International Film Festival (RNIFF) was held on Friday, November 15 at the Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts Center in Beverly Hills, California. The RNIFF is a film festival is a showcasing new work by American Indian & Indigenous international independent filmmakers. The Festival comprises competitive sections for American Indian and Indigenous (international) dramatic and documentary films, both feature-length films and short films, group of out-of-competition sections and student...

  • From "Reportable Spills" to "Indigenous Engagement" - Enbridge Facts

    Nov 21, 2018

    Enbridge Inc., a North American energy delivery leader, was established in 1949. Enbridge transports, distributes and generates energy, with diversified assets that include a balance between crude oil and natural gas, as well as an expanding renewables business. Enbridge has an enterprise value of C$166 billion and includes C$27 billion in secured projects and another C$48 billion in potential projects. According to Enbridge - initiatives that will support economic growth, job creation, increased tax revenue and community vitality across North...

  • Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Contributes $24,300 to Akwesasne Food Pantry

    Nov 21, 2018

    AKWESASNE. On Kentenhkó:wa/November 10, 2018 at the Monthly Tribal Meeting; the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) provided the Akwesasne Food Pantry with a $19,300 donation to help support its operation for six months. Combined with a $5,000 donation from the SRMT Community Partnership Fund in September 2018, it amounts to a $24,300 contribution to the Food Pantry in recent months to help families in need of emergency food. "The Akwesasne Food Pantry appreciates the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe's gene...

  • CBSA Tánon MCA Wahati'horókshi Watatshén:nare Ne Tsi Kaná:taien Tsi Ionthonwaientáhkhwa Tsi Kiontaweia'táhkhwa

    Nov 21, 2018

    Tsi Kaná:taien tsi ionthonwaientáhkhwa tsi kiontaweia'táhkhwa kiokierenhtáhkwen ionkwèn:rare ne Koráhne wahatihiatonhserohá:ren ne Kanien'kéha Owen:na Kahiá:ton Ne Ronwaia'tanentaktónhne, Kentenhkó:wa 9, 2018 ne Koráhne Tsi Karistatákie Kaia'takehnháhtshera Raotinèn:ra (CBSA) wahati'horókshi áhsen nikawén:nake ne Koráhne Tsi Ionthonwaientáhkhwa (POE). Kí:ken kahson'karóhare, ó:nen Kanien'kéha iahatí:iehste ne Kiohrhén:sa tánon O'serón:ni wahatihson'karohá:ren tewateróhon ne raononkwe'ta'shón:'a...

  • JACQUELINE L. MITCHELL

    Nov 21, 2018

    AKWESASNE – Jacqueline Louise Mitchell, 57, of 141 Snye Road, Snye, passed away early Sunday morning, November 18, 2018 at Ottawa General Hospital. Jackie was born March 30, 1961 in Malone, the daughter of the late Michael F. and Marie (Mitchell) Smith. She was a 1979 graduate of St. Agnes High School in Rochester. She continued her education at St. Lawrence College in Cornwall, where she graduated from the Registered Nursing Program. She was a registered nurse working at the Akwesasne Home f... Full story

  • MCA Open Houses 2018

    Nov 21, 2018

    The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is excited to host another year of Open Houses! The community is invited to attend and learn more about the different departments and programs throughout MCA – join us for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Kana:takon School Tuesday, November 27 5-7 PM Ahkwesahsne Mohawk School Wednesday, November 28 5-7 PM Tsi Snaihne School Thursday, November 29 5-7 PM For more information please contact Executive Services at 613-575-2250....

  • CBSA and MCA Unveil Trilingual Signage at the Cornwall Port of Entry

    Nov 21, 2018

    On Friday, November 9, 2018 the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) unveiled trilingual signage at the Cornwall port of entry (POE). This signage, that now has Mohawk in addition to English and French, was developed in partnership with members of the Akwesasne community and is found above each primary inspection lane indicating whether a lane is open or not. According to the CBSA news release, the trilingual signage is intended to make the POE more respectful of members of the Mohawk community...

  • THANK YOU

    Nov 21, 2018

    The Family of Wallace Jacobs Sr and the Akwesasne Epilepsy Support Group would like to send out a huge Thank You to the following for making their fundraiser at the Wally Jacobs Memorial Shuffleboard Tournament a great success: To all the players, to all who donated or bought tickets, and to all who helped in one way or another. Thank you to the American Legion Post 1479, Sons of the American Legion Post 1479, Akwesasne Community Partnership Fund, Indian Time, CKON Radio, UPS Store, the Brass Horse, AK Gas-Rosalie Jacobs, Babes Cosmetics,...

  • Centennial Choir of Cornwall Together at Christmas

    Nov 21, 2018

    The Centennial Choir of Cornwall invites you to their Christmas Concert, “Together at Christmas” at Aultsville Theatre on Friday, December 14, at 7:30 pm. The music ensures to please and delight! Tickets are available at The Lottery Kiosk, 2nd floor of Cornwall Square, Home Hardware, Pitt and 13th in Cornwall and from choir members, or call Marianne at 613-528-1414. Adults $20. Children 12 and under $10....

  • Reen Cook Receives Public Service Award from the Northern Tier Providers

    Nov 21, 2018

    Northern Tier Providers Coalition presented Reen Cook with a Public Service Award for her unwavering commitment and promotion of Akwesasne and the North Country. Cook accepted her award at the NTPC Annual Conference on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Cook often goes above and beyond her professional passion as radio personality at CKON Radio. Ms. Cook offered her thanks, "I'm so grateful for the recognition, especially when it comes to the company I keep in receiving the award. Both Mel Back and Co...

  • Dundee Onhwéntsia

    Nov 21, 2018

    Iehiá:tons: Karihwénhawe Dundee Onhwéntsia, skenen'shón:'a tsi ronákion, é:so iohserá:ke nikarì:wes ontóhetste ne enska tenwen'niáwe wísk niwáhsen niiohserá:ke ieiokontáhkwen tekarihotáhrho. Kanien'kehá:ka ne ne Ahkwesáhshne ronate'shén:naien aonsahatirihwakwaríhshi kí:ken wahón:nise tsi náhe tewaterien'tawenrié:'on. Nà:kon nonkwá:ti ne Ahkwesáhshne ionkwahóntsiaien tsi nón:we Kentsia'kowáhne tánon ne Tsi Kaniatarowanén:ne kaniataratákie ia'tenkiáterike. Ratiienté:ri ne Kanien'kehá:ka T...

  • Massena Central High School First Marking Period Honor Roll

    Nov 21, 2018

    High Honor Roll Grade 9 Sophia Bolster, Mara Brown, Sophia Brown, Cooper Cecot, Aiden Coleman, Logan Dobbins, Brendan Finnegan, Luke Greco, Faith Halladay, Anna Harvey, Sofia Kaye, Aiden Kepper, Yanik LeBlanc, Colby Loran, Kaile Paige, Amanda Polarolo, Leigha Premo, Rachel Proper, Madisin-Mei Pryce, Jaelynn Richards, Harley Robillard-Ramatici, Elizabeth Rogers, Emma Rupert, Alexa Seeber, Auna Shadle, Jenna Stiles, Emma Thompson and Madeline Tusa. Grade 10 Brienne Basford, Carly Beckstead, Abigail Benham, Jade Blanchard, Michael Bolia Jr.,...

  • How the Rabbit's Lip Was Split

    Nov 21, 2018

    NON-GWAT-GWA, the Fox, knew where all the world’s mysteries were hidden, for Fox was clever. When Ra-wen-io, the Masterful One, was roaming the earth making it beautiful, Fox came to the house of the Tear-up-everything Monster and made a bargain with him. “I want to make mischief today,” said Fox. “Well, here are two bags of flint,” said Tear-up-everything Monster, whose Indian name was Ta-wis-ka-roo. “What will you take for them?” inquired Fox. “Nothing at all,” answered Ta-wis-ka-roo. “You only have to roam around with the flint and make tro...

  • Dundee Onhwéntsia

    Nov 21, 2018

    1. Onhwéntsia - Lands 2. Skenen’shón:’a - Gradually 3. Tsi ronákion - Lost 4. É:so iohserá:ke nikarì:wes - Over a long period of time 5. Ontóhetste - After 6. Ne enska tenwen’niáwe wísk niwáhsen - 150 7. Niiohserá:ke - Years 8. Ieiokontáhkwen - Continuous 9. Tekarihotáhrho - Protest 10. Kanien’kehá:ka ne Ahkwesáhshne - Mohawks of Ahkwesáhshne 11. Ronate’shén:naien - They have a chance 12. Aonsahatirihwakwaríhshi - They ought to make it right 13. Kí:ken wahón:nise tsi náhe - This historic 14....

  • Jessica Hurlbut Runs 110 Miles for Children in Foster Care

    Mahlon Smoke|Nov 21, 2018

    By Mahlon Smoke November 16, 2018 – Along Route 37 in Akwesasne, a woman named Jessica Hurlbut was seen running against freezing wind and snow, all in the name of the 110,000 children in foster care who are waiting to be adopted. After Jessica and her husband adopted two children from foster care, she learned more about the foster care system and became shocked with how long many children wait for their forever home, some even aging out of foster care and never finding a permanent family. B...

  • SRC Middle School October Students of the Month

    Nov 21, 2018

    Submitted by Tammy Russell Students at the Salmon River Middle School have been participating in the Student of the Month Program. The program is based on the featured character trait from the book of the month. The books of the month are chosen based on content that addresses human feelings and encourages the human universal values of empathy and caring. The character trait identified for October was compassion. Javan Cook from the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Alcoholism/Chemical Dependency...

  • Happy Biology

    Nov 21, 2018

    Submitted by Paul Hetzler, Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County Happiness may be elusive, but it sure has spawned a lot of aphorisms. Folk-wisdom indicates one can be happy as a pig in poop—or in mud, which makes me wonder if those two hogs are equally content, and if they had other options. It also suggests you can be pleased as a pig in a peach orchard, which would make sense unless harvest season was over. Additionally, one might feel happy as a pup with two tails, a monkey with a...

  • White Pine Healing Lodge receives a visit by Anne Minh-Thu Quach, Member of Parliament for Salaberry - Suroit

    Nov 21, 2018

    Submitted by Nelson David White (November 19, 2018) On Thursday, November 15, 2018, Anne Minh-Thu Quach, Member of Parliament for Salaberry - Suroit, visited the White Pine Healing Lodge on Cornwall Island, Ontario, and was hosted by Nelson David White, Steering Committee Chairperson and Joanna Jesmer, Program Developer. The meeting proved to be very positive. It was discussed and strongly agreed on the importance of opening an adult treatment center in Eastern Ontario. The facility would not on...

  • ATTENTION ALL QUILTERS

    Nov 21, 2018

    The Tri-District Elders are putting a call out to you if you are interested in displaying and/or selling your quilts. The Tri-District Elders will be hosting a Quilt Show on Saturday, March 23, 2019. This event will be held at the Kawehnoke Recreation Center and the Tri-District Elders Center on Kawehnoke. Please call us at 613-938-0477 to register your quilts for the show. More information to follow....

  • 5th Annual Wally Jacobs Memorial Shuffleboard Tournament/Turkey Shoot

    Nov 21, 2018

    Akwesasne-On Saturday, November 17, 2018 the Family of Wallace Jacobs Sr. held the Wally Jacobs Memorial Shuffleboard Tournament for the 5th Year! It was a great day of fun, laughter and tears as many shared stories and remembered Wally and how he would love playing a good game of shuffleboard. This year there were a total of 20 players consisting of 10 teams that played a full day and into the evening of exciting double elimination games. The family would like to send out their sincere...

  • World Diabetes Day 2018

    Jaclyn Hall|Nov 21, 2018

    By: Jaclyn Hall MCA's Community Health Program partnered with the Smart Akwesasne Team to host A World Diabetes Day event in Akwesasne. The event was held at the St. Regis Recreation on Wednesday, November 14th. Beginning at 3p.m., community members were invited test drive and learn more about electric cars. At 5 p.m., local organizations and businesses set up shop inside the recreation promoting a healthy lifestyle. Participants were encouraged to visit each booth, giving them a chance to win...

  • Keystone XL pipeline permit rescinded

    Nov 21, 2018

    Bemidji, MN – On Thursday, November 8, 2018, United States District Judge Brian Morris, issued a landmark ruling in favor of the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) and the North Coast Rivers Alliance (NCRA), and other groups in the litigation to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline. Judge Morris’s 54-page Order overturns the Trump Administration’s approval of the KXL Pipeline and issues an injunction stopping all construction of the tar sands project. Judge Morris ruled that President Trump violated federal environmental laws when his Admin...

  • Indigenous women kept from seeing their newborn babies until agreeing to sterilization, says lawyer

    Nov 21, 2018

    According to CBC, a senator called for a nationwide review of the forced sterilization of Indigenous women, a lawyer representing a proposed class action detailed the women’s accounts of being sterilized without proper and informed consent. “In the throes of labor ... they would be approached, harassed, coerced into signing these consent forms,” said Alisa Lombard, an associate with Maurice Law, the first Indigenous-owned national law firm in Canada. The women would be told that they could not leave until their tubes were tied, cut or caute...

  • Mohawk Council of Akwesasne November General Meeting

    Nov 21, 2018

    By Kaniehtonkie Grand Chief promptly opened the General Meeting at 10am at the Kawehno:ke Recreation Center. After a Call To Order, Council Attendance and Moment of Silence, the Council Agenda was accepted by Council members. Follow Up 1. Has Sugarbush been added to the territory through the ATR Process? In short, update: “Canada and the MCA will continue to review the chain of title to Sugarbush Island and will take appropriate action, if and when it is required, to confirm the Reserve status of Sugarbush and eliminate any doubts.… Until there...

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