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Department of Health Extends Appreciation to Three Feathers Cafe Staff

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Department of Health (DOH) would like to extend a sincere Niawenhkó:wa to the staff of Three Feathers Cafe. Three Feathers Cafe owner, Valene Gray, took on the...

 

Thank You Letter

Sending a ‘Big Hug and Nia:wen ko:wa’ to all Akwesasnoron who helped make Cain Leaf’s Fried Bread Taco Sale on July 23, 2021 - another sold out success. It was amazing to see all the wonderful...

 

Letter to the Editor

July 27, 2021 Letter to the Editor, Shekon. The recent comments by the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe concerning the Tribal Court decision ruling from July 16, 2021, surprised me by the nature of their...

 

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor My name is Steven Jacobs I am a lifelong resident of Akwesasne. A many of you know I stand up for Native Rights and feel it is my obligation to protest if I see something wrong. O...

 

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor     Shekon, for those interested in the Mohawks of Akwesasne who attended that place while I was there (January 1967-June 1968) here are the names as provided by the National...

 

Indulging Reforestation

Paul Hetzler As a child in a devout Catholic household I was intrigued by “Indulgences,” a way for sinners to avoid penalties in the afterlife by paying a fee commensurate with their bad deeds....

 

Niawen

NIAWENKOWA 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 Kawehnoke. It takes everyone...

 

The Mohawk People Have Spoken

By Doug George-Kanentiio. On July 1 the Akwesasne community demonstrated in the most powerful way its desire to address the terrible effects residential schools have had on the people and to support...

 

Dear Editorial Staff

Dear Editorial Staff, This is a subject that is highly repugnant to most people in the world; so much so, that most of us want to block it from our consciousness. Yet, we as citizens of the world can...

 

Size Surprises

As a tall person, I’m a bit size-conscious, ducking to get through doorways, wondering when I’ll find another decent shoe in a sixteen – stuff like that. One thing which came as a surprise is...

 

Spruce Blues and Wet-Weather Woes

Paul Hetzler When I’m asked to diagnose tree problems, folks naturally want the remedy. Sometimes the only solution is tree removal; other times it’s a cable brace, pest management, corrective...

 

Open Letter to Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Voters

June 26, 2021 Open Letter to Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Voters, Understandably, there is a great deal of confusion and misinformation surrounding the June 5, 2021 Elections of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tr...

 

Hoping to Be HAB-Not

Paul Hetzler Not only does it form the basis of the aquatic food web, algae have the power to put a lid on bovine burps. Algae can also be made into a substitute for fossil fuels and is a healthy and...

 

Spruce Blues and Wet-Weather Woes

By Paul Hetzler When I’m asked to diagnose tree problems, folks naturally want the remedy. Sometimes the only solution is tree removal; other times it’s a cable brace, pest management, corrective...

 

Niawen

Our heartfelt thank you comes from the family of Kanehkiiostha Lynn Edwards; to all the wonderful people who gave of themselves and their donations to help us during our time of sorrow, especially...

 

More Mass Graves Will be Found and Healing at Akwesasne

By Doug George-Kanentiio When I was interred at the Mohawk Institute (the mush hole) we lived in a state of constant hunger. It was difficult to sleep at times with an empty stomach which could only...

 

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Chiefs Respond to June 10th letter to the Editor

On behalf of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council, Chief Beverly Cook and Chief Michael Conners takes this time to respond to inaccuracies published in a Letter to the Editor in the June 10th...

 

My Gratitude to the People from a Residential School Survivor

By Doug George-Kanentiio. I was pleased to see the displays of support for the missing Native children across Canada, the victims of the residential school era. Now that 215 of these children have...

 

Pitch Mass Borers

Paul Hetzler In my line of work the list of boring topics is endless. There’s the emerald ash borer, lethal but oh-so aesthetically pleasing with its metallic-flake green paint job and subtle copper...

 

Heart Speak Shine

Heart speak shine, my dear children... How I love you both so dearly whole heartedly Be as you be my honey darlings To be always happy & healthy & oh so tenderly loved, respected and unconditionally w...

 

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor Eric Thompson is in violation of the Ethics Ordinance, Tribal Procedures Act and the 2019 Good Standing Policy. All referred to documents can be readily obtained from the Tribal...

 

Dear Indian Time

Dear Indian Time, I am writing to inform the community of my observations: The surrounding areas are lifting the mandatory restrictions for the Covid 19 virus. They have recognized with vaccines...

 

Stamp Out Neatness, Save the Planet

Paul Hetzler The old saying “The road to hell is paved with good intentions” has been a great comfort to me over the years, since I figure that means the road to heaven is paved with bad...

 

Why I Challenge the St. Regis Tribe and the MCA

By Doug George-Kanentiio On May 28 the New York Times reported the possible location of the graves of 215 Native children at the former Kamloops Residential School in British Columbia. The...

 

Sovereign Children

Sovereign Children In the deep glory of spring... May we plant good medicine  For the bees, bugs and butterflies As well as all our Relations of the day & night And our dear Sovereign Children  May...

 

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