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  • The Treaty of Canandaigua, 1794

    Dec 16, 2022

    Continued from last week Article 2: The United States acknowledges the lands reserved to the Oneida, Onondaga and Cayuga Nations, in their respective treaties with the State of New York and called their reservations to be their property and the United States will never claim the same nor disturb them, either of the Six Nations, nor their Indian friends, residing thereon, and united with them in the free use and enjoyment thereof; but the said reservations shall remain theirs, until they choose to sell the same to the people of the United States...

  • Young Canadians want pesticides out of their food – and the NatureCOP now underway in Montreal can make it happen

    Dec 16, 2022

    Montreal – Last week, Friends of the Earth (FOE) issued a Call to Action to Canada’s negotiators at NatureCOP happening now in Montreal. FOE Canada is calling on our representatives to work to meet the expectations of young Canadians to reduce pesticides in food and agree to phasedown Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHP), mainly used in the global south. A new survey of young Canadians shows they have significant concerns for how our food is produced in agriculture, and overwhelmingly support a food supply that is healthy, produced without pes...

  • Rotón:ni Nikahá:wi Aó:wen Wa'katekhwahrá:ne

    Dec 16, 2022

    1. Rotón:ni nikahá:wi aó:wen wa'katekhwahrá:ne I am going to a Christmas party 2. Kakia'tahserón:nis I am getting dressed up 3. Kakia'karóntha I am putting a blouse 4. Kate'whahsóntha I am putting on a skirt 5. Kakia'tawì:tha I am putting on a shirt/ dress 6. Tekatháhsteren'ks I am putting on pants 7. Kate'wahsaróntha I am putting on earrings 8. Kaníhkia'ks I am putting on a necklace 9. Kanihsnonhsawì:tha I am putting on a ring 10. Tekatenentsháhnha'ks I am putting on a watch 11. Katsherón:niks...

  • VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

    Dec 16, 2022

    Salmon River Central School District is currently accepting applications for the following position for the 2022-2023 school year: • Art Teacher • Driver Education Teacher • Math Teacher • Music 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 River Central School 637 County Route...

  • STUDENT SUCCESS OFFICER

    Dec 16, 2022

    Term Position Salary: SP07 $54,712.15-$56,900.64 Position Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Post-Secondary Manager / Academic Manager, the Student Success Officer develops, coordinates and implements initiatives and provides support and resources to help post-secondary students achieve their academic goals. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Psychology or in a related field, together with two (2) years’ work related experience; OR Post-Secondary Diploma in Social Service Worker, Administration or in a related field tog...

  • VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

    Dec 16, 2022

    St. Regis Falls Central School District (EO/AAE) is accepting applications for the following position: Full Time 10-Month School Bus Driver ($20.16 / Hr., 6.5 Hrs. / day) Application deadline: December 16, 2022. Applications are available at http://www.stregiscsd.org/district/employment-opportunities or by calling (518) 856-9421 Ext 1007. Completed applications can be emailed to bsusice@stregiscsd.org or mailed to: St. Regis Falls Central School Att: Britany Susice, Administrative Assistant PO Box 309, 92 North Main Street, St. Regis Falls, NY...

  • Kana:takon Students Hold Christmas Craft Fair

    Dec 16, 2022

    Grade 5 & 6 students hold a craft fair to raise money for their year-end graduation trip. 1992 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

    Dec 16, 2022

    DRIVING WHILE PROHIBITED Cornwall, ON – Lorel Thompson, 41, of Akwesasne was arrested on December 9th, 2022, and charged with two counts of driving while prohibited. It is alleged that on December 9th, 2022, the woman attended the Port of Entry and was taken into custody by the Border Services Officer for driving while prohibited. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. Investigation revealed the woman was bound by a driving prohibition with the relevant conditions to not operate a motor vehicle and to complete a remedial course b...

  • Rachel Evangelisto, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe - 2023 Miss America Candidate

    Dec 16, 2022

    Rachel Evangelisto, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will compete with 50 candidates for $500,000 dollars in scholarships in the 2023 Miss American Contest. Evangelisto School attends University of Minnesota & Mitchell Hamline School of Law with a major in Political Science, BA & Native American Law, JD. Her scholastic honors include Native Justice Fellowship, 2019 MPLS Pre-Law Scholar, 2018 American Indian Advisory Spring Scholar, Dakota Language Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society, Student Dean's...

  • CPH's Cottage Street to Become 1-Way

    Dec 16, 2022

    POTSDAM – The Regional Care Pavilion construction project at Canton-Potsdam Hospital (CPH) is steadily moving along. The next phase will take effect on Monday, December 12, 2022, when the CPH-owned portion of Cottage Street will become one-way. The one-way traffic will help in preventing congestion along this section of Cottage Street, and provide uninhibited emergency vehicle access to the Emergency Ambulance entrance. Patients and visitors coming to the Hospital on or after December 12 for n...

  • First Nations, Canada Wide, United States COVID-19 Update

    Dec 16, 2022

    First Nations On First Nations Reserves, Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is aware of as of Dec. 8, 2022. The following cumulative reported numbers Confirmed Positive COVID-19: 123,001 Hospitalizations: 3,588 Recovered Cases: 121,921 Deaths: 772 Canada Wide The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of December 14, 2022. Canada: confirmed cases in Canada. British Columbia: 390,626 total cases, 539cases last 7 days (with 4,175 deaths) Alberta: 620,236 total cases, 1,163 cases last 7 days (with 5,262 deaths) Saskatchewan:...

  • Franklin County COVID Statistics

    Dec 16, 2022

    Statistics for Wednesday, December 14, 2022 Total Active Cases: 65 At home tests reported: 0 PCRS reported: 5 Statistics for Tuesday, December 13, 2022 Total Active Cases: 0 At home tests reported: 28 PCRS reported: 4 Statistics for Monday, December 12, 2022 Total Active Cases: 23 At home tests reported: 0 PCRS reported: 7 Statistics for Sunday, December 11, 2022 Total Active Cases: 25 At home tests reported: 0 PCRS reported: 0...

  • Healthy Ways to Cope with Holiday Stress

    Dec 16, 2022

    Always seek professional help if you need it. Acknowledge your feelings, whether you are feeling ok or not ok. Reach out/connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling. Be realistic, not every holiday is the same. It is alright to change how you want to celebrate. Set aside differences. Try to accept family members and friends as they are. Stick to your budget. Don’t try to buy peoples’ happiness! Try homemade gifts, start a family gift exchange, donate in someone else’s name to a charity! Plan...

  • Interactive Online Learning and Socialization Available for Older New Yorkers This Winter

    Dec 16, 2022

    NYSOFA’s partnership with GetSetUp includes free access to thousands of peer-based online classes, making it easy for New Yorkers 60+ to stay active and social this holiday and winter Free online classes are available to any older adult in New York through the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) – a simple way to connect with others right from home throughout the holiday season and winter. NYSOFA and the Association on Aging in New York (AgingNY) have partnered with GetSetUp to offer interactive online programming for older New Yor...

  • FCPHS COVID-19 Public Health Response Update

    Dec 16, 2022

    COVID-19 is still present in our community, Franklin County Public Health Services (FCPHS) urges all residents to stay up to date on current guidance and procedures. Please be aware: Starting December 15, 2022, the Public Health Department will no longer be providing COVID-19 updates of cases and the map. Further questions can be directed to FCPHS at 518-481-1710. If you would like to view updates for Franklin County COVID-19 information, please visit the below websites. • For community level, number of hospitalizations over the last 7 days a...

  • Les Lobaugh: The Navajo Lawyer Who Helped Save Our Environment

    Dec 16, 2022

    By Doug George-Kanentiio. Les Lobaugh is, according to Mary Louise Uhlig of the Environmental Protection Agency, the most “influential, important and anonymous Native lawyer in America”. At the event to mark National American Indian Heritage Month at the EPA held in Washington, DC on November 4 Lobaugh was the featured speaker. His presentation followed a performance by Joanne Shenandoah whose music celebrated the the great influence Native people have had on environmental issues. Ms. Uhlig told the assembly of EPA workers that Mr. Lobaugh dra...

  • MCA – WHW' Elder Enrichment Program

    Dec 16, 2022

    The MCA Wholistic Health & Wellness Program (WHW) held a natural wreath-making workshop at Kanonhkwa'tsheri:io Health Facility. This class was a part of WHW's Elder Enrichment Program, which is designed to support the well-being of seniors in our community. Caryn Miller lead the creative and cheerful workshop. Our elders enjoyed the activity and walked away with beautiful, festive creations. If you have any questions about the Elder Enrichment Program or future workshops, please contact WHW at...

  • CONSUMER ALERT: NYS Div. of Consumer Protection Alerts

    Dec 16, 2022

    The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) today released tips to inform and empower New York consumers purchasing gift cards and gift certificates this holiday season. Any gift cards or gift certificates purchased in New York State on or after December 10, 2022, will remain valid for a minimum of nine years from the date of purchase. And, when the remaining value of a gift card or gift certificate is less than five dollars, the recipient can opt to receive cash for the balance. All fees are prohibited under the new law, which...

  • Step Into Nature at RRCA's Three Conservation Areas

    Dec 16, 2022

    Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA)'s three Conservation Areas continue to provide opportunities to connect with nature year-round. Gray's Creek, Charlottenburgh Park and Cooper Marsh offer a combined 25 km of nature trails available at no cost. "There is plenty to see and do this time of year, including bird watching and enjoying the festive hints of red winterberry holly and green conifers speckled throughout the Conservation Areas," says Lisa Van De Ligt, RRCA Team Lead,...

  • Season's Greetings from the Indian Time Newspaper

    Dec 16, 2022

    Season's Greetings from the Indian Time Newspaper...

  • MCA Employment Opportunities

    Dec 16, 2022

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  • SRMT Employment Opportunities

    Dec 16, 2022

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  • 2023 Annual Tribal Budget Receives No Comments

    Dec 16, 2022

    AKWESASNE – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is notifying members that no comments or concerns were received during the 15-day comment period on the Draft 2023 Annual Tribal Budget. In accordance with the Tribal Procedures Act adopted by tribal referendum on Ohiarí:ha/June 1, 2013; tribal members had until December 15th to submit comments following the draft budget’s presentation on November 30th. The Kentenhkó:wa/November 30th meeting was required by the Tribal Procedures Act to ensure that financial transparency and accountability is provi...

  • Lead and Holiday Toys

    Dec 16, 2022

    Many children get toys and toy jewelry as gifts during the holiday season. Some toys, especially imported toys, antique toys, and toy jewelry may contain lead. Although lead is invisible to the naked eye and has no smell, lead can seriously harm a child’s health and future well-being. Even low levels of lead exposure can cause brain damage, slowed growth, development, learning and behavioral problems. Unfortunately, the effects of lead poisoning are often irreversible. Young children tend to put their hands, toys, or other objects - which m...

  • The "Triple Threat" Comes to St. Lawrence County

    Dec 16, 2022

    The “Triple Threat” Comes to St. Lawrence County: How You Can Protect Your Family This Holiday Season Canton, NY – North Country residents - both young and old and everyone in between - have been hit hard with potentially deadly respiratory illnesses this fall and winter. As we receive rising reports of those illnesses, the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department wants to remind our community members of the ways we can reduce the spread of these illnesses. After the long and arduous years of the COVID-19 pandemic, our community is now f...

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