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 By Jaclyn Hall    Opinion    May 28, 2020

How A Pandemic Changed Akwesasne

By: Jaclyn Hall We are over two months into this pandemic, and while banners are being hung and billboards showcase the graduating classes of 2020,...

 

How A Pandemic Changed Akwesasne

By: Jaclyn Hall As multiple provinces and states begin reopening sectors of the economy, Akwesasronon wonder if the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne and...

 
 By Jaclyn Hall    Opinion    May 14, 2020

How a Pandemic Changed Akwesasne

By: Jaclyn Hall It seems as though the majority of Akwesasronon are getting back to the land, with the encouragement of multiple organizations who...

 
 By Jaclyn Hall    Opinion    May 7, 2020

How a Pandemic Has Changed Akwesasne

By Jaclyn Hall In recent weeks, the people of Akwesasne have been in a constant state of grief. As the pandemic drags on through the spring, many...

 
 By Jaclyn Hall    Opinion    April 30, 2020

How a Pandemic Changed Akwesasne

By: Jaclyn Hall Home Birth or Hospital? That is a question weighing on expectant mothers' minds, as they approach their due dates during the COVID-...

 
 By Jaclyn Hall    Opinion    April 16, 2020

How a Pandemic Has Changed Akwesasne

By: Jaclyn Hall The Kanieńkehá:ka Nation has been known throughout history as a fierce and strong nation. To any outsider looking in, this may seem true. But for those of us who are living inside th...

 
 By Jaclyn Hall    Opinion    April 9, 2020

How A Pandemic Has Changed Akwesasne

By: Jaclyn Hall As much as we hold on to tradition and the old ways, times are changing rapidly. Here in Akwesasne, it is changing so fast, we are forced to become more self-sufficient and capable,...

 

Is It Time to Change the Name of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe?

By Darren Bonaparte, Director of the Tribal Historic Preservation Office of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe The June 7th grand opening of the new headquarters of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe -...

 

More Community Members Share Knowledge Amidst the Appeal Process

By: Jaclyn Hall Recently, more information has been shared regarding the Dundee/Tsikaristisere Settlement Agreement. I would like to thank Cactus...

 

Akwesasne Unites Over Dundee Land Claim Appeals

By: Jaclyn Hall Appeals regarding the Tsikaristisere/Dundee Claim Settlement Agreement Special Referendum Regulation were submitted within the...

 

Dreamers must be protected – as Indigenous Peoples were not

By Betty Lyons For those who know the Americas as the Great Turtle Island or Abya Yala, Daca is not an immigration crisis – it is a matter of simple human rights As we approach the 5 March date for...

 

St. Lawrence County casino plans Akwesasne per-capita distribution.

Submitted by Charles Kader (MASSENA) – A proposal to partner a new casino in St. Lawrence County with the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort has been developed by a Massena resident, Thomas Gramuglia....

 

Rainbows, Thunder Beings and the Origins of Humans

By Doug George-Kanentiio The origin of the rainbow in Iroquois cosmology is explained in the “Iroquois Creation Story” by the late John Mohawk-Satsisowah of the Seneca Nation. Mohawk edited a...

 

CBSA Buildings Abandoned Under Mohawk and Canadian Law

The question of what to do with the Canadian Border Security Agency buildings on Kawehnohkowanen:ne need not be a complicated one to answer. Under Mohawk laws of possession, the CBSA was given a...

 

What Makes a Mohawk?

In these days of rapid, often overwhelming change the need to be anchored in culture and community becomes critical. If one is to stand against these technological and social waves there must be...

 

Land Claims and the Politics of Fear

One of the most profound teachings of the Mohawk people is that we exist in a place and time within a universe which is responsive to who we are as human beings. We have been given the gift of life...

 

Why Not an Aboriginal Hockey Team at the Olympics?

John Chabot, former National Hockey League player and citizen of the Algonquin nation, has an idea whose time has come. He believes that the indigenous nations of North America have the talent to...

 

So You Want to Honor Our Native People by Keeping the Washington Redskins?

1. The Washington DC area is the homeland of which native nations? 2. Which of the four major sports were invented by Native people? 3. Which football teams played the first game in which the forward...

 

The Mohawks and the Battle of Crysler's Farm

In the fall of 1813 the war between Britain and the US was stumbling towards a stalemate. The Americans under US Secretary of War John Armstrong had developed a strategy to invade the provinces of...

 

Akwesasne and the Battle of Chateauguay

 In the fall of 1813 the Mohawks of Akwesasne were once again at the perilous position. Formal hostilities between Britain and the United States had resulted in war the previous year. Akwesasne was...

 

Camp Gabriels: A Historic Opportunity for the Mohawk People

Four years ago New York State closed Camp Gabriels, a minimum-security compound operated by the state’s Department of Corrections. Originally a sanitarium for tuberculosis patients, later a part of...

 

Working Together to Stop Violence

She:kon sewakwe:kon Akwesas:ronon. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe joins these efforts by hosting the...

 

Why, and How, We Removed the Saltine Warrior

By Doug George-Kanentiio Akwesasne Mohawk In the winter of 1977, I was a student from Akwesasne attending the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. I was planning to transfer back to the northeast...

 

Akwesasne Notes and the late Willie Dunn

Every composer or performer makes a choice as to the style and type of music by which they will be defined.  For aboriginal artists it can be a difficult one as they balance culture and...

 

The Disputed Myth, Metaphor and Reality of Two Row Wampum

As a Mohawk historian who uses wampum belts to tell our story, I have always loved the Two Row Wampum Belt and its metaphor of the native canoe and Eu...

 

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