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Reblooming Poinsettias and Christmas Cactus

by Melinda Myers Gardeners like a challenge and the sense of accomplishment when trying something new. Forcing poinsettias and Christmas cactus to...

 

We Need to Honor Richard Tharihwasátste Oakes

By Doug George-Kanentiio. On September 20, 1972, Richard Tharihwasátste Oakes was shot and killed by Michael Morgan in Sonoma County, California, the homeland of the Pomo Nation. Tharihwasátste was...

 

Letter to the Editor

I am writing this letter to bring awareness to my community of Akwesasne of the event that occurred in May on Point Road, Kawehno:ke . Thursday, May 05, 2022, the day before Jake Fire Day, the...

 

Orange Shirt Day – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Letter to the Editor Orange Shirt Day – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation September 30th is National Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The Akwesasne...

 

Powwow Committee extends their sincere appreciation

Powwow Committee extends their sincere appreciation After a two-year hiatus, because of the circumstances beyond our control, the Akwesasne Powwow Committee was proud to host our Annual Cultural...

 

Harvesting Red and Green Tomatoes

by Melinda Myers Nothing beats the flavor of fresh from the garden tomatoes. Harvesting when they are fully ripe ensures the best flavor for eating...

 

Colorful Mums for Fall Gardens and Containers

by Melinda Myers Add a burst of fresh color to the fall landscape with mums. This traditional fall flower is still a favorite of many. These fall...

 

Tree Slime – Who You Going to Call?

By Paul Hetzler Cast members of the new Ghostbusters film aren't the only ones getting slimed – trees sometimes get slathered in slime flux as...

 

Anarchy is Bad for Picnics

By Paul Hetzler I’m not one to shed a tear when authoritarian rulers die, but once they’re gone, picnics become a lot more dangerous. As summer wanes, the original queen in every yellowjacket...

 

Winning Perennials for Your Garden

by Melinda Myers After a busy summer of vacations, BBQ's, and garden care, it is fun to turn our attention to planting. Fall is a great time to plant...

 

Secret Language of Mushrooms

By Paul Hetzler Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland was chock-a-block full of whimsical characters such as a hookah-smoking caterpillar and a bloodthirsty Queen of Hearts playing-card. Although...

 

On Losing a Legend: John Fadden Kahionhes

By Doug George-Kanentiio. John Fadden Kahionhes was a legend in the most profound sense of the word. Over the past seven decades he, more than any other person, gave a visual sense to the resurgence...

 

Creative Ways to Enjoy Pansies This Fall

by Melinda Myers Pansies have long been a fall and winter garden favorite. These cheery flowers are sure to brighten landscapes and containers and...

 

Niawen

NIA:WEN –THANK YOU The family of Francis Cree would like to express our sincere gratitude to our relatives, friends and community. Thank you very much for the flowers, food, cards and kind...

 

Niawen

NIA:WEN She:kon Sewakwe:kon The Charles Benedict family would like to thank D&R Disposal, Sanitation Solutions portable restrooms, Snye Recreation ladies, and friends and family who helped out in our...

 

Reading Bug Tracks on Tea Leaves

By Paul Hetzler From palm-reading to watching Fox News, humans throughout the ages have sought knowledge through some decidedly irrational means. But every now and then, superstition pays off. For...

 

Create Works of Art with Flowers

by Melinda Myers Preserve a few memories of this summer’s garden or create gifts to share with family and friends. Pounding flowers onto fabric or...

 

Letter to the Editor

Hello, Since 2002, the best Indigenous bantam and midget hockey players* in Canada have been gathering every year to participate in the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships. The next edition of th...

 

Letter to the Editor

She:kon, We are the Akwesasne Youth Athletics team working with the committee CSSSPNQL EDN-Eastern Door and the North on Akwesasne hosting the female 19 under Volleyball Selection Camp Saturday,...

 

Security Lights Threaten Faerie Lights

By Paul Hetzler As a kid, many a June twilight was spent trailing the beacons of fireflies in the deepening dusk to try and catch them in my hands. I was endlessly enthralled. Endlessly until Mom call...

 

Harvest, Store and Preserve Herbs from the Garden

by Melinda Myers Keep enjoying your homegrown herbs all year round. Harvest throughout the growing season and include them in garden-fresh meals....

 

Why I Did Not Go to Quebec City

By Doug George-Kanentiio Our group, the Akwesasronon Shonataten:ron, were not involved in the planning of the visit by Pope Francis. I was concerned that our concerns would be ignored or filtered...

 

To: Local Akwesasne Business She:kon

Monday, August 1, 2022, To: Local Akwesasne Business She:kon, We are the Akwesasne Youth Athletics team working with the committee CSSSPNQL EDN-Eastern Door and the North on Akwesasne hosting the...

 

Mind Control

By Paul Hetzler If you believe we’re the master of our actions, think again. Better yet, have a fungus, bacterium, or protozoan tell you what to think. Jedi mind tricks are nothing compared to what...

 

Saving Face

By Paul Hetzler Apparently, if you suck face for too long, you can become part of that visage, fused forever. And by “you” I mean all the Demodex folliculorum skin mites that read this essay. It...

 

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