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Native North American Traveling College break and enter


The gates to NNATC are now locked in the evening. Up until the break-in, community members, including our Elders, would often go to the NNATC riverbank to swim or just relax in the evening.

This past weekend the Native North American Traveling College (NNATC) was broken into. According to JoAnn Swamp, manager of NNATC, several items were stolen including an iPad, a laptop and a 55-inch television screen. The building was otherwise untouched and undisturbed.

The intruder may have entered in through a basement window. NNATC's security cameras now cover more area, along with an improved and highly sensitive alarm system.

The break-in was reported to the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service on Monday, August 24, 2020. It appears as though the thief entered through the downstairs window between the kitchen and the new addition and left through the cellar walkway, leaving the door unlocked until employees noticed it on Monday morning. The break and enter occurred over the weekend of August 21-23, 2020.

Swamp stated, "We all believe, cops and us, that it was a single person because that's

all he could carry and all he wanted was those items. He probably noticed the tv as he was leaving and took it not knowing that it was still videotaping.

The tapes are being reviewed by AMPS and NNATC.

The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service is seeking public assistance in identifying the suspect(s) involved in this break and enter that occurred in the district of Kawehno:ke (Cornwall Island).

Anyone with information that will assist in this or any other investigations can contact the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service at 613-575-2340 or you can also submit a tip anonymously at


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