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Water Line System Tested CleanThe Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Water Department has received the results from contamination testing due to the three water line breaks. The tests have determined the water is clean and safe to use. The boil water advisory has been lifted. If you are experiencing any...

more Posted: August 28, 2014

Boil Water Advisory Will Remain in EffectAkwesasne, NY – The repairs to the Tribe’s water line system have not been completed this morning as hoped. The two new breaks occurred near the Tribe’s Health Services facility and across State Route 37 at Okwarine Road. These locations are just west...

more Posted: August 27, 2014

Boil Water Advisory Still in EffectThe Tribe's Water Department is pleased to report that the water main break has been repaired and water has been restored to the businesses and residences on State Route 37 between the American Legion and Library Road. Water pressure should also be back to...

more Posted: August 27, 2014

A break in the water main near the Bear’s Den Restaurant has caused the Tribe to close the Tribal facilities located in Akwesasne between the American Legion and Library Road along State Route 37. These include all programs located at the Community Building and Health Services, Adult and Child...

more Posted: August 19, 2014

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Environmental Response Team (ERT) will be conducting a spill boom exercise with cooperating agencies on Kaieríhaton/Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The boom exercise is an annual event that was established in 2013 following the delivery of...

more Posted: August 15, 2014

Office of Victims Services Awards Funds to Support Domestic Violence AdvocateAkwesasne, NY – In an effort to break the cycle of abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault victims in Akwesasne have access to services through the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Three Sisters Program which provides...

more Posted: August 07, 2014

Low Flying Aircraft to Distribute Packets Akwesasne, NY - The National Rabies Management Program will be conducting an Oral Rabies Vaccination (ORV) drop for raccoons in New York, Vermont and New Hampshire from August 12 to 17, 2014. The ORV program uses fixed-wing aircraft to...

more Posted: August 06, 2014

New Lacrosse Box Dedicated to Travis SolomonThe Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe dedicated a newly constructed lacrosse box to Travis Solomon, a lacrosse legend that left an immeasurable impact on the sport of lacrosse in many communities. In his honor, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Generations Park...

more Posted: August 06, 2014

Tribe Endorses JNR Enterprise to Build Family Entertainment CenterThe Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council invited entrepreneurs to submit proposals for an adaptive re-use of the vacant IGA building located at 850 State Route 37, Akwesasne, NY. The seed for the project was community driven through an...

more Posted: July 31, 2014

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Conducts Internal AuditOn July 24, 2014, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Commission terminated the Chief of Police, Andrew Thomas. Stemming from an inquiry from a community member about the practice of the Department to accept only cash payments for towing and storage...

more Posted: July 22, 2014

Julie Smoke and Tyson Lazare Join ForceThe Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s two newest police officers graduated from the Zone 9 Police Academy on July 11, 2014 while surrounded by family and friends.The eight officers who graduated were from the Clinton County Sherriff Department, Franklin County...

more Posted: July 02, 2014

On Tuesday, July 1, 2014 the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe hosted the annual ceremony to Swear-In incumbents Chief Ron LaFrance, Jr. and Sub-Chief Michael Conners, Jr. Honored guests in attendance included Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Chief Brian David who gave words of support and an affirmation of the...

more Posted: June 26, 2014

Tribe Commends Decision, But Prefers Negotiation to LitigationA recent administrative ruling has cleared the way for the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe to return 39 acres of ancestral land in the Town of Fort Covington to its recognized territory. The June 11 decision by the Interior Board of Indian...

more Posted: June 18, 2014

Multiple Agencies Credited with Marijuana Seizure On Monday June 16, 2014, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department served a search warrant at 15 Cree Road in Akwesasne, NY at the residence of Stacey Smoke. Items seized include 11.215 pounds of marijuana, 16 marijuana plants and numerous...

more Posted: June 16, 2014

Traffic to Kawehno:ke will be Closed from North and SouthThe Mohawk Council of Akwesasne and Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe are informing the community that the Seaway International Bridge Corporation is paving the interim-Port-of-Entry compound in Cornwall beginning on June 16, 2014. The work will be...

more Posted: June 13, 2014

Incumbents LaFrance and Conners Elected to Second TermsThe Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Election Board certified the results of the annual tribal elections held on Saturday June 7, 2014. Community members cast ballots for the positions of Tribal Chief and Tribal Sub-Chief for three-year terms. The...

more Posted: June 07, 2014

2014 Certified Election Tally Sheet (pdf, 126k)

more Posted: June 04, 2014

The SRMT Police Commission Act of 2014 authorizes the Police Commission to oversee and manage the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police. The Chief of Police reports directly to the Police Commission. On Friday, May 23, 2014 the Police Commission appointed Matthew Rourke as the Acting Chief of Police. The...

more Posted: June 02, 2014

Tribe signed MOU with New York State, St. Lawrence County last weekWith an all-important first step in resolving its 32-year land claim behind them, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is turning its focus on articulating the benefits of a negotiated settlement.The tribe announced today that it has...

more Posted: May 28, 2014

MOU signed with State, St. Lawrence Co.; Support sought from Franklin Co.In a move that brings a decades-long land settlement closer to resolution than ever, leaders from the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with officials from New York State and St. Lawrence...

more Posted: May 16, 2014

Election to Take Place on Saturday, June 7, 2014Official Listing of CandidatesTribal Chief: Ronald LaFrance Jr., Jean Square, Kallen MartinSub-Chief: Michael ConnersAbsentee Ballots are now available and can be requested until Wednesday June 4, 2014, and must be received by the election board by...

more Posted: May 14, 2014

Phoenix Physical Therapy, a small business on the Saint Regis Mohawk territory of Akwesasne was honored Monday with an SBA Small Business Excellence Award in Syracuse, N.Y. The U.S. Small Business Administration and the New York Business Development Corporation hosted the 16th annual luncheon to...

more Posted: May 14, 2014

On Saturday May 10, 2014 the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police arrested Reymond Loraespinosa, 25, of Bronx, NY and charged him with Criminal Possession of Marijuana First Degree, a Class C Felony.The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop on State Route 37.The Tribal Police’s K9, Beny Ward, was...

more Posted: May 14, 2014

The Salmon River Central School’s Board of Education has three vacant seats for the next term. Seven candidates are running for the Board, three of these candidates are members of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. Running for different reasons, but for the same outcome, representation of the students...

more Posted: April 30, 2014

Tribe’s Proposal Less Expensive and Offered School Award Winning Water QualityThe Salmon River Central School Board of Education voted on the water proposals submitted by the SRMT and Fort Covington on Tuesday April 29, 2014 and selected a proposal from the Town of Fort Covington in a 6-2 vote....

more Posted: April 30, 2014

SRMT Education Division and JOM Take 17 Students to DCOn Thursday April 24, 2014, seventeen students and five chaperones left for Washington, DC to attend the USA Science and Engineering Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The students were members of our local AISES...

more Posted: April 30, 2014

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Education Division has endorsed three candidates for the Salmon River Central School Board of Education (BOE) election to ­­be held on Tuesday May 20, 2014. There are seven candidates running for three available seats on the BOE. The candidates supported by the...

more Posted: April 22, 2014

The National Johnson O’Malley Association (NJOMA) Conference was recently held in Denver Colorado with Rebecca Smoke, Samantha Phillips and Stephanie Cook from the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Education Division in attendance. The association recognizes the “specialized and unique educational...

more Posted: April 22, 2014

Tribe Receives Authority from the Administration for Children and Families The Child Support Enforcement Unit of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe received approval from the Administration for Children and Families/Office of Child Support Enforcement (ACF/OCSE) to operate a Comprehensive Child Support...

more Posted: April 18, 2014

Emergency Planning Department Coordinating ServicesThe Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has declared a state of emergency effective April 16, 2014 due to the continued flooding issues in Akwesasne. If you are a member and have received flood-related services from a vendor where you paid them, please...

more Posted: April 17, 2014

Any Interested Persons shall have thirty (30) business days from the first date of publication of this notice to file opposing or related claims, or to provide relevant information to the tribunal; therefore information and related claims should be filed no later than June 5, 2014.Complainant: ...

more Posted: April 16, 2014

Tribe Receives Deal of the Year Award at Native American Finance Officers Association Annual Conference Over the past several years, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has grown into one of the strongest economic drivers in the North Country of New York State, fueled in part by the development of its...

more Posted: April 16, 2014

Clarifies Fishing SeasonsThe Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council has recently approved an amendment to the Non-Member Fishing Permit Requirements and Law (TCR 2011-52) The SRMT Compliance Department, in collaboration with Tribal Members who are avid fisherman, recommended changes to protect the...

more Posted: April 14, 2014

Any Interested Persons shall have thirty (30) business days from the first date of publication of this notice to file opposing or related claims, or to provide relevant information to the tribunal; therefore  information and related claims should be filed no later than May 30, 2014.Complainant:...

more Posted: March 25, 2014

Mike Cook Brings Decades of Healthcare Leadership Home to AkwesasneThe Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe proudly welcomes Michael Cook as our new Director of Health Services, starting March 31, 2014. Mike’s experience brings thirty years of Indian Health Services leadership and knowledge home to our...

more Posted: March 25, 2014

The telephone and fax lines into the Tribe’s Health Services building are still down. Verizon has found the problem and hopes to have it repaired by tomorrow (Wednesday 3/26) evening. Patients can leave a message for programs within the facility by calling 518-300-0953. # # # #

more Posted: March 20, 2014

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Planning Department has been notified of a potential plan by community members to claim ownership of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) former Port of Entry building on Kawehno:ke/Cornwall Island on Saturday March 22, 2014. It is not our intent or...

more Posted: March 20, 2014

Matthew Thompson Accepts Two-Year Term Representing AkwesasneThe International Joint Commission (IJC) Great Lakes Water Quality Board (WQB) has appointed the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Environmental Resources Coordinator, Matthew Thompson, to a two-year term. Matthew’s professional experience...

more Posted: March 20, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE OF LAND DISPUTEAny Interested Persons shall have thirty (30) business days from the firstdate of publication of this notice to file opposing or related claims, or toprovide relevant information to the tribunal; therefore information andrelated claims should be filed no later than May...

more Posted: February 26, 2014

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council approved a heating assistance allocation for eligible applicants residing outside of the Tribe’s jurisdiction and land claim area. To be eligible, Tribal members must reside within the geographic area that is served by a SRMT licensed heating supplier.Tribal...

more Posted: February 19, 2014

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and Health Services presented the Grand Opening of the Diabetes Center for Excellence on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. The Diabetes Center for Excellence is a community tribute to the future health and wellness of Akwesasne. The vision behind the...

more Posted: February 13, 2014

On the sixty-year anniversary of the Hogansburg-Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department (HAVFD), a crowd of active and retired firefighters accepted delivery of “Tower 94” ladder truck. Tuesday, February 11, 2014 marked a momentous day for the HAVFD. Tower 94 is a 2013 Rosenbauer Cobra aerial fire...

more Posted: February 13, 2014

Debbie Martin Retires After 33 Years Serving AkwesasneIn 1973, a young nurse built the foundation for her career through experience, but in her retirement, reflects the most important lessons learned came from our Elders in her early years. Debbie Martin has dedicated thirty-three years to caring...

more Posted: February 05, 2014

Released by the Department of Justice United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian Northern District of New York Faces At Least Ten Years in Prison SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – ALLAN PETERS, 42, of Malone, was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana by a jury...

more Posted: February 05, 2014

The Affordable Care Act has special provisions for members of a federally recognized tribe. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Health Services is prepared to assist our members through the paperwork and navigation of the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Health Insurance Marketplace provides Tribal...

more Posted: January 30, 2014

On January 26, 2014 at 10:21 a.m. the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police were notified of a structural fire at 184 St. Regis Rd, Akwesasne N.Y. All units were dispatched to the residence, which was fully engulfed in flames upon arrival. Several community members initially stopped to assist, including...

more Posted: January 30, 2014

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is deeply saddened to note the passing of Dr. Barbara Gray. Dr. Gray was the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court Administrator/Court Attorney and it was through her efforts that many of the programs initiated at the SRMT Court were undertaken. Dr. Gray’s efforts included...

more Posted: January 29, 2014

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe hosted an informational session for community members on Thursday, January 23, 2014 to kick-off the broadband services rollout. More than one hundred residents packed the Community Building lobby to receive an update on the status of the project and services that are now...

more Posted: January 29, 2014

On Sunday January 26, 2014 at approximately 10:20 a.m. the Hogansburg-Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department (HAVFD) was dispatched to a structural fire with possible entrapment on the St. Regis Road, which resulted in the tragic loss of a father and two sons. The house fire claimed the lives of Jarius...

more Posted: January 24, 2014

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) Environment Division is proud to announce the new ‘Akwesasne Family Guide to Eating Locally Caught Fish’. The development of the guide was made possible from a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant to work in collaboration with the New York State...

more Posted: January 14, 2014

A College Financial Aid Night was co-hosted by the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Higher Education Program, SUNY Potsdam and the Akwesasne Mohawk Board of Education Post-Secondary Program on Thursday, January 9 2014 at the Senior Center. Seventy college-bound students and their parents participated in...

more Posted: January 08, 2014

During the month of December, local community youth, the Alcohol/Chemical Dependency Prevention Program (A/CDP) and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Compliance Department joined forces to promote “Project Sticker Shock,” a youth initiative intended to educate our public about the perils of...

more Posted: January 07, 2014

Considered As Future Water Source for School The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Planning and Infrastructure Department invited the Salmon River Central School District’s Board of Education (BOE) and Superintendent, Jane Collins, to an on-site education of the SRMT’s public water system and...

more Posted: January 07, 2014

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council approved an allocation of heating assistance funds for eligible members residing within the land claims area. Tribal Members residing in this area may apply for assistance between January 10 and January 24, 2014. Eligible Tribal Members may receive up to $400.00...

more Posted: January 06, 2014

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Administration/Community Building located at 412 State Route 37 will be closing at Noon today Monday, January 6 due to flooding and electrical issues. All other buildings will remain open. The Administration Building will reopen tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. Sorry for...

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