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Hibernation

Submitted by Paul Hetzler Offhand I can’t think of a lot to say in defense of envy, greed, and gluttony, but sloth is different. Some creatures’ lives depend on sleeping for half the year, a fact...

 

In American Music Where are the Natives?

By Doug George-Kanentiio (November 11, 2019) The music of America was rightfully indigenous for thousands of years prior to the arrival of the immigrants from the east. Not only drums and flutes but...

 

Nothing for us without us

By Doug George-Kanentiio Two weeks ago the students in the Akwesasne and Cornwall school acknowledged one of the most bitter episodes in Canada’s history by wearing orange to draw attention to the...

 

Akwesasne Residential School Proposals/Work Plan Nothing for us without us

Summarizing of Residential School Experience The Akwesasne children taken from their homes and placed in residential schools endured abuse on many levels. None of those who experienced time in these...

 

SAINT KATERI TEKAKWITHA

By Rosemary Bonaparte This past week I went to Quebec with the Tri-District Elders. Our first visit was with the Wendake First Nation Reserve, Hurons. Our tour was to the longhouse, the waterfall and...

 

The Roots of Rez Life

By Doug George-Kanentiio The Laws of Burgos were enacted by Spain on December 27/1512 in response to the massive slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Native people in the Caribbean by the Spanish...

 

This is Long-Term Care

Submitted by Teresa Doxtdator-David w. excerpts from ‘Ontario Long Term Care Association, (2019) This is Long-Term Care 2019. Toronto, Ontario: Ontario Long Term care Association’ As more...

 

The Kanienkeha Name of Akwesasne in the Early Historical Record

By Darren Bonaparte, Director of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Tribal Historic Preservation Office [Presented at the SRMT Monthly Meeting on August 10, 2019] There are historical documents that...

 

AMPS Trains With AMA

Submitted by Randy Montour Police Officers from the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service train with EMTs from Akwesasne Mohawk Ambulance on stretcher and...

 

Hoping to Be HAB-Not

Submitted by Paul Hetzler, Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County Not only does it form the basis of the aquatic food web, algae can put a...

 

Ray Cook: Mohawk Patriot

By Doug George-Kanentiio I have been asked about my thoughts regarding the passing of Ray Cook, a man I had known for over 40 years. He was one of the most passionate of writers, a believer in the...

 

Lake Placid Ironman

Submitted by Randy Montour Emergency Medical Technician Randy Montour from Akwesasne Mohawk Ambulance volunteered his van and his Sunday to the 20th...

 

Ray Cook, co-founder of Native American Journalists Association, Marine Corps veteran dies at 62

By Alex Jacobs. Reprinted with permission from Indian Country Media Raymond J. “Wahnitiio” Cook, Akwesasne Mohawk, has passed away at age 62, beginning his Spirit Journey on Sunday, July 14,...

 

Never Tire of Recycling

Submitted by Paul Hetzler One of the mantras for waste reduction and energy efficiency is the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” slogan, which indicates the order of preference for resource conservation: It...

 

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Locals Beat Lily Leaf Beetle

Submitted by Paul Hetzler, Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County The lily, native around the world in the temperate parts of the northern...

 

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State University of New York College at Cortland announces that Quinn Armstrong, the son of Dennis & Katrina Armstrong, has made the Dean’s List for the past semester with a G.P.A. of 3.66....

 

Crabby Apples and Other Complaints

Submitted by Paul Hetzler, Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County We waited a long time for summer to arrive this year, so it is unfair that...

 

Fish Forestry

Submitted by Paul Hetzler, Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County As many anglers know, trees and trout are closely related. Not in a family...

 

Maple Motion Sickness

Submitted by Paul Hetzler, ISA Certified Arborist No one wants to be told they have a weathered complexion, but many trees this summer, especially maples, are looking a bit worse for the wear as a...

 

The Power of Names: Truth and Common-Sense Demand Changes

By Doug George-Kanentiio As we all know there is great power in what we name, in what we elect to use to identify who we are. We are taught by traditional custom that the natural world is attune to th...

 

AMA News

Submitted by Randy Montour The Akwesasne Mohawk Ambulance was asked to participate in the Little Heroes Safety Camp held at the St. Regis Rec. The...

 

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Family purge for healing The uneasy necessary Love grew from wildness Reclaimed Soothed our souls calling Generations deep Within history Constant conviction of change Wallowed in adaptation Resorted...

 

Abortion and the Iroquois

By Doug George-Kanentiio, Akwesasne Mohawk Abortion in Native societies is a complex issue involving family, clan and community. There are very specific moral teachings which discourage this act...

 

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