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DOJ Memo on Marijuana Legalization in Indian Country Raises More Questions Than Answers

On Thursday December 11, 2014, the press was abuzz about a just released Department of Justice memorandum titled “Policy Statement Regarding Marijuana Issues in Indian Country.” Some news outlets...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    News    December 18, 2014

Akwesasne Health Studies and PCBs Meeting

There are children in the world who have never known peace, they were born into a world of war with the sound of explosive shells, RPG and IED's and...

 

MCA WILL NO LONGER PAY CBSA VEHICLE SEIZURE FINES

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is notifying the community that after January 23, 2015, community members’ fines for Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) car seizures at any CBSA port will no...

 

Cuomo Announces Fracking Will Not Move Forward in New York

(December 17, 2014) New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that the state will not lift its ban on fracking. That conclusion was delivered publicly during a year-end cabinet meeting...

 

Political MOU based on "Mutual Trust and Understanding" Signed by Quebec and MCA

Québec, December 15, 2014. – The Minister responsible for Native Affairs, Geoffrey Kelley, and the Government Whip and Member of the National...

 

First Annual Christmas Cookie Sale and Chili Cook-off

Kateri Hall was the spot for the first annual Christmas Cookie Sale and Chili Cook-off. The event was put on by the Fundraising Committee and Friends...

 

BETTY SWAMP

AKWESASNE – After a courageous battle with brain cancer, Mrs. Betty Swamp, age 83, passed away Thursday afternoon, December 11, 2014 at the St. Regi...

 

AN OPEN MESSAGE TO THE SWAMP FAMILY

It’s important to know how we, PICEI, feel about Betty; Betty crossed over on December 11, 2014. She was and always will be one of the Special Angels that walked among us as did her best friend,...

 

The First Annual Chili Challenge And St. Kateri Cookie Jar Sale Report

On December 13th it all came together in an array of homemade cookies and goodies wrapped in colorful packages, ten slow cookers of chili waiting to be tasted, and kettles in the kitchen spewing out...

 

Niawen

The family of Cory J. Cooke would like to say THANK YOU to all family, friends, and co-workers during our difficult time of sorrow and loss.  A special thank you to the Fort Covington Volunteer Fire...

 

Niawen

From the family of Dan Bero, We would like to extend our sincerest thank you to the community and surrounding areas for the ongoing support and generous donations we have received.  As a family, we...

 

A Big Thank You

We would like to give a heartfelt thanks to “MCA” for the new cellar stairs and a hand railing installed for an elder. We also want to say a big thank you for the two good workers that were sent...

 

Thumbs up to the Green Food Box Program

Beside getting a healthy food box at a great price, I was treated to delicious chili and corn bread. Niawen ladies. Keep up the great work. Deb...

 

Special Thank You

The CATS Spay/Neuter is a low-cost program that assists Akwesasne and Fort Covington communities with spaying/neutering their cats for as low as $25 for males and $45 for females. They have to have...

 

Federal Election 2015

On December 10, 2014, a Liberal dinner at the Westin Hotel was attended by several directors of the SDSG Riding Association. Loran Thompson attended...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    News    December 18, 2014

Akwesasne Basket Drive 2014

The Akwesasne Basket Drive and Mountain of Toys happens every year, and every year volunteers arrive, donations are made, businesses step forward and...

 

Akwesasne Basket Drive 2014 - Part 2

Here are additional pictures....

 

JUST THE FACTS

For the years the neighbor (my brother) has tried on numerous occasions to claim portions of my property, however unsuccessfully, but continued attempts were made that even had Council members...

 

Joseph's Fine Jewelry Holds Grand Opening

On Friday, December 12, Joseph's Fine Jewelry, located in the Akwesasne Trading Post, held its grand opening. They opened a couple of weeks before,...

 

Snye Rec Hosts Gingerbread House and Pumpkin Roll Making

On Sunday afternoon, the Snye Recreation smelled of the holidays as the committee held Gingerbread House and Pumpkin Roll Making. A couple dozen kids...

 

It's a Girl!

Name: Brenna Rose Roundpoint Born: Thursday, October 9, 2014 Weight: 8lbs. 2oz Length: 19.5 inches Parents: Carlee Oakes & Larry Roundpoint...

 

It's a Boy!

Name: Roskarawén:te Seymour Born: Seskéha 16, 2014 8:25 AM Weight: 6 lbs. 14 oz. Length: 18.5 inches Proud Parents: Teiokahráthe Herne & Jay...

 

It's a Boy!

Name: Brian Michael Skidders Born: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Parents: Cheyenne Jocko & Teiohontsiakwente Skidders Weight: 8 lbs. 15 ozs. Length:...

 

It's a Boy!

Name: Jamison Lee Cooke Born: Friday, November 21, 2014 Weight: 7lbs. 12 oz. Length: 22 in. Parents: Hunter Mae Cooke & Sage Thomas Grandparents:...

 

Mohawk Lesson

What I will use when making a basket...

 

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