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Natives Have the Highest Rate of Death by Cops

By Doug George-Kanentiio I, along with millions of others, watched the trial of Derek Chauvin, 45, charged in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the killing of George Floyd, 46, on May 25, 2020 before numerou...

 

Niawenhkó:wa

Niawenhkó:wa The Chiefs, Clanmothers and Faithkeepers would like to send our greetings, thank you and gratitude to everyone that helped in cleaning the graveyard site on Kawehno:ke. It takes...

 

Niawenhkó:wa

Niawenhkó:wa The Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment (ATFE) would like to thank all the people responsible for making the Seed and Tree Giveaway a huge success. We would like to thank the...

 

Tribal Licensing is Tribal Sovereignty

With each passing year, fewer community members are able to recall a time when the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe faced financial hardship — a time when the Tribe struggled to fund essential services and...

 

THANK YOU

THANK YOU I am writing to thank family and friends for all the food and the many cards I along with my granddaughters received at the time of my daughter Dawn’s passing. We received so many...

 

Construction Damage: The Root of the Problem

By Paul Hetzler, ISA Certified Arborist If April showers bring May flowers, then May flowers bring backhoes. Sure, it doesn’t rhyme, but as posies push up, construction crews and equipment also...

 

Nettles: Not Just for Breakfast Any More

By Paul Hetzler One of my favorite plants is either highly versatile, or confused. On one hand, professional herbivores like deer refuse to touch it, but many people, myself included, gladly eat it...

 

Kheien' okon:'a

My dear children My daughters Kheien’ okon:’a Life’s impregnated Ready to birth into bloom Mothers always all around you No matter the thot of distance It’s all illusion So envision beauty......

 

When Trees Go over the Hill

Paul Hetzler Senescence is the decline in vigor that happens to all creatures great and diminutive as they approach their species’ life-expectancy limit. Individual genetics matter, too, as does...

 

Natural Law versus the Tribe and MCA

By Doug George-Kanentiio Akwesasronon are aware of the strict limitations as to the powers and authority of the St. Regis Tribal Council and the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne. As entities created by...

 

Tekwanonweratens!

On behalf of the Akwesasne Freedom School students, staff and families I want to send a big Niawen ko:wa to Tyson and Kelly Back of Fire Loom...

 

NIAWEN

A niawen:kowa to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for not putting up borders, for the health and wellbeing of all community members in the southern and northern districts when it came to the Covid19...

 

Thank You Letter

On Friday, March 19th, 2021 a Fried Bread Taco Sale was held for Cain Leaf of Kawehnoke. Cain has Autism and is requiring financial help to get therapy costs down; also, a down payment on fitness...

 

THANK YOU

Ginger Seymour and family would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to everyone who helped get us through these trying times. A special thanks to the Seymour women who took care of...

 

What is a Nation?

By Doug George-Kanentiio. Exactly what is a nation? According to international law a nation is a group of people with a common culture, history, language and identity who inhabit a defined land area...

 

Potential for Floating Agriculture Across the Mohawk Akwesasne Region

Letter to the Editor Potential for Floating Agriculture Across the Mohawk Akwesasne Region There was a time long ago when the Mohawk people of...

 

US Rep. Debra Haaland, a Pathfinder for all Natives

By Doug George-Kanentiio One of the great privileges in being married to Joanne Shenandoah is the opportunity to travel across the world and throughout North America to assist in her performances and...

 

Maple Sap Runs on Gas

Paul Hetzler, ISA Certified Arborist Some foods give you gas, but March is the time of year when gas gives you a delicious food. Maple syrup, which is nutritious enough to be listed by the US...

 

Proposed land transfer to Roger Jock Comment period ending March 3,2021

Date: Monday, March 1, 2021 To: St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Re: Proposed land transfer to Roger Jock Comment period ending March 3,2021 From: Minnie Garrow, Akwesasne, 518-521-0741 Watkwanonwaraton: My...

 

Akwesasne Must Have More Land

By Doug George-Kanentiio In Germany they called the push for more territory “lebensraum” or “living space”, a drive to expand that nation as a natural consequence. It was first used by Oscar P...

 

SNOW JOBS

Submitted by Paul Hetzler Where agriculture is concerned, dairy is king (or is dairy queen?) in northern NY State. Looking out the window now in late February, though, it looks like we should be...

 

One Mother

My heart is heavy... yet incredibly hopeful I listen to my children’s voices in full expression Each and every day beauty and majesty of being alive With my loved ones My dear family, my relations...

 

OH, RATS!

Submitted by Paul Hetzler It must be hard to foster a decent public image if your family was responsible for spreading the plagues across Europe, Asia and North Africa that killed between 75 and 200 m...

 

BOUNCEBACK - RECLAIM YOUR HEALTH

Submitted by Angele D'Alessio, Mental Health Promoter Feeling low? Stressed? Anxious? The BounceBack program can help! Find out how below....

 

GROUNDHOGS, AGAIN

Submitted by Paul Hetzler I watched the 1993 film “Groundhog Day” featuring Bill Murray quite a few times. Or at least it felt that way. Just as February 2 was on a nonstop loop in the movie, Grou...

 

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