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SRMT Summer Student Spotlight - Alexis Terrance and Charlan Thompson

 

Charlan Thompson, Traditional Support Intern.

By Kanatires Barreiro, SRMT Communications Intern

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is proud to provide employment opportunities for high school and college students, which is 100% funded through the Room Occupancy Fee. To help report on this initiative, we are proud to share information on work summer students are doing through their internships, which places them in areas specific to their career path.

Alexis Karonhiakwekon Terrance, Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club Summer Counselor

Alexis Karonhiakwekon Terrance, Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club Summer Counselor.

Alexis Karonhiakwekon Terrance, daughter of Janet Terrance and Alex Lafrance, is 16-years old and will be a senior this fall at Massena Central High School. This summer, she is working as a summer counselor at the Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club. It is helping her learn how to deal with teenagers better, as it is a different age group than she is accustomed to working with. While she enjoys working with youth of all ages, she also likes beading and making sweetgrass baskets. When she completes high school, she plans to attend college and major in political science. Someday, Alexis hopes to be on Tribal Council and help make a difference in her community.

Charlan Thompson, Traditional Support Intern

Charlan Konwahontawi Thompson is 28-years old and this fall will be starting her sophomore year in the field of Human Services at North Country Community College. She enjoys taking care of her daughter, as well as beading and is interested in psychology. Her future ambitions include getting her bachelor's degree in psychology and working with children who have experienced trauma, a developmental disorder or a mental illness. Her summer internship is helping her learn more about our ceremonies and getting experience working in the community.

 

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