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Pantry Pests

by Paul Hetzler Even if you have a top-notch security system, you could still return from vacation to find that your prescription drugs, tobacco products, rice, dog food, or other items have...

 

Help for Weather-stressed Lawns

by Melinda Myers The extreme heat and drought of 2021 across much of the country has turned many lawns brown. Damaged lawns may be thin, contain dead...

 

Sovereign Notion

Dearest family, dearest community How I love you... How tired my heart is with this trespassing fear menacing media Intruding our dearest of families and our dearest of communities. How these imposed...

 

THANK YOU

THANK YOU We would like to thank everyone who attended the 60th wedding anniversary party for Mike & Marilyn Tarbell. It was very successful...

 

Niawenkowa from the family of Bill Henry Reidy, (Aug. 24, 1969 - Aug. 1, 2021).

Niawenkowa from the family of Bill Henry Reidy, (Aug. 24, 1969 - Aug. 1, 2021). We have so many to thank for Bill’s Memorial/Remembrance service. For not only the help in monetary donations, but...

 

Keep Gardening After the First Fall Frost

by Melinda Myers There is nothing worse than frost in the forecast and a garden full of vegetables not quite ready for picking. Use some simple...

 

Reader Submission

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Walking 100 km for Joey Commanda

By Doug George-Kanentiio On the evening of September 3, 1968 Joey Commanda, a 13-year-old Algonquin boy, was struck and killed by a commuter train in the west end of Toronto as he was making his way...

 

Niawen

If you’ve ever had to go to Dr. Danielle Dubuc’s office, you know who my sister Deanie is. She has worked with the community for many years helping you with your eye care needs. On August 12,...

 

Thank You Letter

Thank You Letter Thank you very much to the following businesses who helped make our 2021 disABILITIES Awareness Campaign successful: Swamp’s Performance Automotive Mohawk Plumbing Akwesasne Mohawk...

 

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor By Jared A. Brock Dear founders Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, and Nathan Blecharczyk, board members Angela Ahrendts, Ken Chenault, Belinda Johnson, Jeff Jordan, Alfred Lin, and Ann...

 

Self-Care is More Important Than Ever

by St. Lawrence Health’s Behavioral Health services As our world continues to fight a pandemic, and natural disasters are occurring on a regular basis, we all need to practice self-care now more...

 

Niawenkowa from the '21 Survivors Cup

This past June, the Orangeville Northmen Jr “A” lacrosse team developed an idea to attend our community of Akwesasne for an exhibition game as well as a cultural exchange. The idea was discussed...

 

Thank you!

Thank you very much to the following businesses who helped make our 2021 disABILITIES Awareness Campaign successful: Swamp’s Performance Automotive Mohawk Plumbing Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort...

 

Anarchy Is Bad for Picnics

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. Toward the end of summer, just in time for Labor Day picnics and...

 

Why Wear Orange?

By Doug George-Kanentiio. People ask why the residential-boarding school survivors, their respective families and supporters wear orange. This began in 2013 when Phyllis Jack-Webstad of the...

 

To Hon. C. DeBellefeuille, MP Akwesasne

To Hon. C. DeBellefeuille, MP Akwesasne I am writing this letter with a great deal of grief and concern. As I write this, the news of another 182 unmarked graves at Ktunaxa Nation territory in B.C...

 

THANK YOU

Thank you to all my friends and relatives for my 82nd birthday party. Great food and lots of good stories. Special thanks to Stacey Skidders for organizing it all. So good to see you all again. Wayne...

 

Fall Color Conspiracy

Paul Hetzler Conspiracy hypotheses, or theories as we like to call them, since “hypotheses” cannot be uttered without a lisp, seem to multiply unfettered these days, so I feel awkward birthing...

 

Why Wear Orange

By Doug George-Kanentiio People ask why the residential school survivors, their respective families and supporters wear orange. Mohawk Nation faith...

 

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor About a year ago I helped a fellow native to get a dog like mine. Whenever he would see me at a store he would go to my truck and play with my dog and tell me how much he wanted...

 

SHADY BUSINESS

Submitted by Paul Hetzler One of the perks of having trees nearby is that social-distancing rules don’t apply – you can hug as many as you like without risk of contracting Covid-19. Another...

 

Thank You Letter

On behalf of my family, I would like to thank all the people involved for the sendoff for my son James “Jimmy” Schultz. My mom Sandra Lazore, my surviving children Brandon Bigtree, Christopher...

 

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Paul Hetzler With their marvelous interpretive-dance routines, complex social life, and delicious honey, honeybees are widely respected, but they’re anything but sweet to wild pollinators. In fact,...

 

Early color changes in North Country bad sign for trees

By PAUL HETZLER If the trees held a race to see which ones would be the first to have their leaves turn color, the winners would be losers. Premature leaf color change is a reliable indicator of...

 

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