Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

Iakhiienawá:se’ Sénha Aioianerénhake ne Enióhrhen’ne

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News Archives: 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 Posted: July 20, 2016

Akwesasne, NY — In September 2007, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe became the first tribe in Region 2 (NY, NJ, and Puerto Rico) to implement U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-approved Water Quality Standards. Utilizing the federal Clean Water Act, the Tribe administers various sections of the...

View More Posted: July 15, 2016

On July 15th, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Lieutenant Ted Cook, Chief of Police Matt Rourke and Lieutenant Decota Thompson attended The White House "Advancing 21st Century Policing Briefing." The briefing was hosted by the Task Force on 21st Century Policing created by U.S. President Barack...

View More Posted: July 15, 2016

Akwesasne, NY — On Ohiarihkó:wa/July 8, 2016, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council presented the Tribe’s annual contribution in the amount of $100,000 to the Akwesasne Freedom School. The amount is dispersed in two payments of $50,000 during the year to support the school’s Mohawk...

View More Posted: July 14, 2016

On Ohiarihkó:wa/July 14, 2016, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council welcomed New York State Supreme Court Justice Mark Montour to Akwesasne. Justice Montour, is a tribally enrolled member and the son of Roy and Wilma Montour. He is the first Native American to serve on the New York State Supreme...

View More Posted: July 13, 2016

Tribal Police Arrest Moffitt, DunkelbergAkwesasne, New York — On July 12, 2016 the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department obtained warrants of arrest from Bombay Town Court for Kimberly A. Moffitt, 45, and for Melissa S. Dunkelberg, 33, both of Massena, New York. The warrants were a...

View More Posted: July 12, 2016

Two Employees Terminated following Program InvestigationAkwesasne, NY — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Education Division terminated two employees from the Early Childhood Development Program in May 2016 following an internal program investigation focused on child endangerment concerns....

View More Posted: July 11, 2016

Akwesasne, NY — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Planning Office is notifying the Akwesasne community that an Extreme Heat Alert has been issued. Temperatures are expected to reach more than 90 degrees Fahrenheit with hot and humid conditions from Tuesday, July 12th through Friday,...

View More Posted: July 08, 2016

Akwesasne, NY — Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Chief Ron Lafrance presented a donation on behalf of the Tribe to Joanne Reyome and Cynthia Nadeau for the North Country Honor Flight. The Tribe is honoring Akwesasne's military veterans by covering transportation costs for nine veterans to view the...

View More Posted: June 30, 2016

Territory of Akwesasne - The Akwesasne Tourism Working Group (ATWG) is pleased to announce a 30-day community comment period for the Akwesasne Tourism Strategic Action Plan (ATSAP). The ATSAP was developed to address the unique challenges and opportunities to develop a sustainable organizational...

View More Posted: June 27, 2016

Tribal leaders participate in Congressional Roundtable on Environmental JusticeAkwesasne, NY - Environmental injustice is widespread throughout Indian Country. Within the U.S., there are 1,322 Superfund sites; 532 of these impact tribal territories. Akwesasne, the Saint Regis Mohawk Reservation, is...

View More Posted: June 24, 2016

Four out of Five Positions Certified Akwesasne, NY — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Election Board has certified the results from the June 4, 2016 election for the positions of Chief, Sub-Chief, Chief Judge and Traffic Court Judge #1. Following the election, the Election Board received four...

View More Posted: June 10, 2016

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Election Board has received appeals for the Tribal election held on Saturday, June 4, 2016. The Election Board cannot certify the results of the recent election until the appeals are resolved. Once the investigations have­ been completed, the Election Board will...

View More Posted: June 04, 2016

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View More Posted: June 02, 2016

Third Public Meeting Being Held June 13th at Diabetes Center, 6:00 p.m.Akwesasne, NY — On Onerahtohkó:wa/May 28, 2016 the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council met with U.S. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21) to discuss drug addiction and efforts to create a detox facility in the Akwesasne...

View More Posted: June 02, 2016

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council and the Akwesasne Cultural Tourism Working Group met with representatives from the Project for Public Spaces, Inc., to begin planning for a series of public workshops this fall to develop several community beautification projects. The workshops are the result of...

View More Posted: June 02, 2016

Akwesasne, NY — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe invites tribal members to a public meeting as part of the 2017 tribal operating budget process. Community consultation on the 2017 calendar year budget will be welcomed at this special meeting to be held on Ohiari:ha/June 15, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in...

View More Posted: May 24, 2016

Pursuant to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Election and Referendum Ordinance (amended April 2, 2013) Section IX (H), the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Election Board has certified the official list of candidates following the Tribal Caucus that was held on Saturday, May 7, 2016. The official roster of...

View More Posted: May 24, 2016

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council expressed its congratulations today to Angela Benedict, Environment Division’s Air Quality Program Manager, on receiving the 2016 Virgil Masayesva Tribal Air Programs Excellence Award. Presented at the National Tribal Forum on Air Quality (NTFAQ) held at the...

View More Posted: May 23, 2016

Pursuant to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Election and Referendum Ordinance (amended April 2, 2013) Section IX (H), the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Election Board was scheduled to post the official list of candidates two weeks after the Tribal Caucus that was held on Saturday, May 7, 2016. The Election...

View More Posted: May 20, 2016

During the week of May 15-21, 2016, National Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Week takes place with the intent to celebrate EMS personnel and recognize the work they do on a daily basis. During this time, the Akwesasne Mohawk Ambulance (AMA) staff has been visiting local schools, providing lectures...

View More Posted: May 20, 2016

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View More Posted: May 19, 2016

On May 19, 2016 the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council stopped by the Tribal Police Department to express their appreciation to our local law enforcement for National Police Week. First started in 1962, National Police Week serves to recognize the important service of law enforcement during the week...

View More Posted: May 17, 2016

Akwesasne, NY — On May 5, 2016 the Community had been notified through the Indian Times Newspaper that a referendum was going to be part of the upcoming election on June 4th.The purpose of the referendum was to seek direction from membership on two proposed initiatives—medical marijuana...

View More Posted: May 14, 2016

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council received notification the referendum questions originally scheduled to be voted on during the June 4th Tribal Election must be postponed. The Tribal Council supports this decision to allow more time for community education on medical marijuana, industrial hemp...

View More Posted: May 13, 2016

Akwesasne, NY — Shelia Loran became the newest appointee to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Election Board after an informal ceremony held in the Community Building Lobby on Friday, Onerahtohkó:wa/May 13, 2016. Tribal Clerk Betty Roundpoint administered the oath of office to Loran following...

View More Posted: May 13, 2016

Akwesasne, NY — Pursuant to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Election and Referendum Ordinance (amended April 2, 2013) Section IX (H), the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Election Board is announcing the unofficial list of candidates one week after the Tribal Caucus that was held on Saturday, May 7,...

View More Posted: May 09, 2016

Akwesasne, NY—– On Thursday, Onerahtohkó:wa/May 5, 2016 the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council provided a $3,000 donation through the Community Partnership Fund for the annual Kids for Fishing. Now in its sixth year, the annual fishing program has enabled more than 250 Akwesasne youth to...

View More Posted: May 07, 2016

UNOFFICIAL CAUCUS RESULTS: Below are the unofficial results of the annual Tribal Caucus held on Saturday, May 7, 2016: Traffic Court Judge #1: Lois Terrance Victor Martin Traffic Court Judge #2: Noah Ransom Jr. Victor Martin Chief Judge: Carrie Garrow Michele Mitchell Tribal Sub Chief: Jeff...

View More Posted: May 06, 2016

Akwesasne, NY—– The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council is encouraging school district residents to participate in the Salmon River School Board Election being held on Tuesday, Onerahtohkó:wa/May 17, 2016 . The Tribal Council is asking Akwesasne community members to join them in supporting...

View More Posted: May 05, 2016

On Tuesday, Onerahtohkó:wa/May 3, 2016, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council provided a donation of $10,000 through the Community Partnership Fund to support the Kanikonhr'i:io i:wa ne Ona':ke Canoe and Kayak Club. Participation in the Club is free and was created under the auspices of the...

View More Posted: May 04, 2016

Akwesasne, NY—On Tuesday, Onerahtohkó:wa/May 3, 2016; the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe announced three questions will be posed to eligible tribal voters in a referendum to be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Ohiarí:ha/June 4, 2016 in the Community Building Lobby. Two questions...

View More Posted: May 04, 2016

 Explored Partnership to Combat Diabetic Related AmputationsPhoto:  Cuban Medical Services Commercial Center: Left to Right, Dr. Jose J. Portilla, International Relations, Interpreter from International Relations, Chief Eric Thompson, Chief Beverly Cook, Michael Cook, SRMT Health Services...

View More Posted: April 29, 2016

Akwesasne, NY—Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Chief Ron LaFrance provided the following clarification today following an article that ran in the Indian Time newspaper on April 28, 2016. The article, titled “Community Members Files SRMT Ethics Complaint Against Three Chiefs” reports on a...

View More Posted: April 20, 2016

Five Positions Open for NominationsAkwesasne, NY — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Election Board will be holding the annual Tribal Caucus on Saturday, Onerahtohkó:wa/ May 7, 2016. There are five (5) positions open: one (1) Tribal Chief, one (1) Tribal Sub-Chief, one (1) Tribal Court Chief...

View More Posted: April 20, 2016

SRMT Invited to Meet with Ministry of Public HealthAkwesasne, NY - The care and prevention of diabetes related complications in Akwesasne are one of our most important health priorities. Throughout Indian Country, Native people experience an 11.4% prevalence of the disease. The community of...

View More Posted: April 19, 2016

Akwesasne, NY --The Salmon River Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team and volunteers embarked on a trip to New York City, NY this morning for a special viewing of “Keepers of the Game.” The feature-length documentary about the girl’s lacrosse team is being premiered today at the Tribeca Film Festival...

View More Posted: April 12, 2016

Akwesasne, NY -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is notifying school district residents that the Salmon River School Board Election will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 8:00 p.m. The School Board Election will allow district residents to vote on the 2016-2017 School District...

View More Posted: April 08, 2016

It is important that the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe promote, without fear of ridicule or public criticism, the acts of kindness, humility and leadership we are so fortunate to see in our youth. Brayden “Sonny” White is promoting hope and awaren­ess through volunteer efforts throughout...

View More Posted: April 07, 2016

On Enniskó:wa/March 31, 2016 the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council provided a contribution of $102,500 to the Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club (ABGC), which represents the quarterly installment of the $410,000 donated annually by the Tribe for the Club to provide programming and activities for all...

View More Posted: April 05, 2016

  Akwesasne selected as one of 6 communities nationwide to host a rural design workshop Akwesasne Territory - The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ (CIRD) announced this week that the Akwesasne Cultural Center, in partnership with the Akwesasne...

View More Posted: April 05, 2016

I am writing this statement to clarify comments that were made in the March 26th article on the Indian Time newspaper regarding the Champion for Change Award that was bestowed upon Brayden Sonny White from The Aspen Institute.I begin by stating that my comments in Indian Time were not accurately...

View More Posted: March 31, 2016

Akwesasne, NY — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council issued the following statement today in response to an article that was published in the Plattsburgh Press-Republican on Tuesday, Enniskó:wa/March 30, 2016. The article, titled “State delay roadblock for Franklin Co. bed-tax...

View More Posted: March 24, 2016

Akwesasne, NY — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council is reminding non-members that fishing in Akwesasne’s territorial waters is an inherent and protected right of members. Non-members seeking to fish in the territory must obtain a fishing permit pursuant to the Non-Member Fishing Permit...

View More Posted: March 24, 2016

Akwesasne, NY — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is encouraged by the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Tuesday, Enniskó:wa/March 22, 2016 in the Nebraska v. Parker case that addressed the jurisdiction of the Omaha Tribe. In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court affirmed that the Village of...

View More Posted: March 03, 2016

Akwesasne, NY — Effective Tuesday, Enniskó:wa/March 1, 2016; the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has established an ambulance substation unit based in Tekahson’karó:rens (Hogansburg) to augment existing ambulance services for the community. The 1,600 square foot substation has been established in...

View More Posted: February 29, 2016

Aspen Institute Award Recognizes Young Native LeadersAkwesasne, NY — Members of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council were on-hand as the Aspen Institute’s Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) recognized Brayden Sonny White as a 2016 Champions for Change on Tuesday, Enníska/February 25,...

View More Posted: February 22, 2016

Akwesasne, NY — Negotiations concerning the Akwesasne Mohawk land claim continue between the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Franklin County and New York State. Resolution of the land claim will bring finality to the boundary of Akwesasne. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe signed a Memorandum of...

View More Posted: February 10, 2016

Akwesasne, NY — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe invites community members to participate in strategic planning sessions being held this month. Focus group meetings will be held from Thursday, Enniska/February 18th thru Tuesday, Enniska/February 23rd with various sectors of the community....

View More Posted: February 06, 2016

Hogansburg Location Reduces Emergency Response Times Akwesasne, NY — On Friday, Tsiothohrkó:wa/January 23, 2016 the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council convened an informational session at Tsi Tetewatatkens (Seniors Center) to discuss ambulance services for the Akwesasne community. The topic...

View More Posted: January 27, 2016

AKWESASNE, NY - The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is notifying community members that more improvements are being made to the Tribe’s main parking lot that will further enhance the safety of travelers to and from Health Services and the Community Building. The latest stage of enhancements follows the...

View More Posted: January 20, 2016

Clarification to Akwesasne & First RespondersAkwesasne, NY — Information concerning ambulance services was prematurely shared with our community members on January 14, 2016, both in print and on social media. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Health Services, Administration and Tribal...

View More Posted: January 14, 2016

  Territory of Akwesasne  – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is informing the community that in addition to the Akwesasne Mohawk Ambulance Unit, Akwesasne will have an additional emergency response service available. This additional service takes into...

View More Posted: January 12, 2016

   272 Tribal Elders to Receive Monetary Assistance for Three MonthsAkwesasne, NY – Tribal elders aged 68 years and over are noticing a $75 reduction in their monthly electric bills or rent beginning this month. It is the first of three monthly reductions elders will receive following a...

View More Posted: January 05, 2016

$11.03 Minimum Wage Effective Tsiothohrkó:wa/January 1, 2016 AKWESASNE, NY – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is pleased to announce it has increased the minimum wage for all tribal employees to $11.03. The new minimum wage went into effect on Tsiothohrkó:wa/January 1, 2016 and will immediately...

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