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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...

 

Palestinians are Natives

By Doug George-Kanentiio. Under the provisions of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), of which Israel is a signatory, the Palestinian people are native and...

 

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...

 

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