Click on any News title below to view full release.News Archives: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 May 21, 2013 The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe announced today that they reached a Memorandum of Understanding with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of the State of New York that is the first step to addressing longstanding land claims with Franklin and St. Lawrence Counties, outstanding issues with the New York Power... May 20, 2013
Fire Department to Use Funding to Continue Operations
On Monday May 20, 2013 the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council presented a check for $179,700 to members of the Hogansburg-Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department (HAVFD). This financial support will go for the operations of the fire...May 20, 2013
PUBLIC NOTICE OF LAND DISPUTE
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...May 20, 2013 Kids Enjoy Outdoors and Learning
Despite some cloudy weather and some rain showers, 53 kids had great time learning about boating safety, fishing, drug prevention, and environmental issues. Also on hand was the SUNY Plattsburgh’s fishing team which competes in the collegiate bass fishing... May 17, 2013 OFFICIAL LISTING OF CANDIDATES
- Beverly Cook
- Gary Cole
- Gerald Laughing
- Debra Martin
- Andrew J. Cook
- Shelley Jacobs
- Jolene Jackson
Traffic Court Judge 1
- Steven Cook
Traffic Court Judge 2
- Lois Terrance
- Danielle Lazore – Thompson
- Peter J. Herne
Absentee Ballots are now...May 13, 2013
On Saturday, May 11, 2013 the following SRMT members were sworn in as Commissioners for the first Ethics Commission for the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. Ethics Officer Peter Garrow gave the oath of office to Sally Marie Hamelin, Alma Cecilia Ransom, Minerva C. White, Wanda Ann Patterson and...May 10, 2013
Community Interest & Support
Calling all Akwesasne Residents for your input on a joint venture between Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and Mohawk Council of Akwesasne on expanding natural gas pipeline through the territory. Please take some time out of your busy schedule to complete survey...
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is pleased to announce that it is offering a free Hazard Tree program. The purpose of the program is to assist the elderly and disabled with the removal of hazardous trees. Hazardous trees are defined as a tree with structural defects likely to cause failure of...May 06, 2013
Due to a break in the main water line, the water main to Rooseveltown will be shut off today from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
For more information contact Planning & Infrastructure at 518-358-4205.
May 06, 2013
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Garners Award
The United Southern and Eastern Tribes, Incorporated (USET) recently announced the winners of this year’s 3rd Annual Drinking Water Contest. USET made the announcement during its Annual Tribal Utility Summit (TUS) held in Nashville, Tennessee. Tribes...May 01, 2013
EPA/Grasse River Cleanup
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe announces the upcoming public meeting regarding the Grasse River Record of Decision (ROD). The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) will host the meeting on May 7, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Saint Regis...April 30, 2013
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe's Forestry Resources program will be starting its dead and down tree woody debris removal project very soon with plans to start work the first week of June 2013. The Environment Division will be accepting work orders in the form of Permission/Waiver forms at their...April 30, 2013
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Environment Division is offering community members an opportunity to assess their yard trees at no cost to them. As part of the Tribe's Urban and Community Forestry project the Environment Division will be assessing trees throughout the US side of the...April 30, 2013
Committee Explores Economic Development
On Thursday April 18, 2013, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe was ably represented by Sub-Chief Michael Conners at a meeting between New York State government officials and tribal officials. The purpose of the meeting was to explore and discuss economic...April 29, 2013
This Year’s Program to be Third Annual
Lynn Thompson, co-owner of the new Akwesasne Mini Mart presented a $5,000 check to Tribal Police Corporal PJ Burns, organizer of the “Kids for Fishing” program. Thompson presented the check in behalf of the Akwesasne Convenience Store Association. ...April 25, 2013
Issued by the Tribal Clerk of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
April 23, 2013
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council announces a referendum on the following question:
"DO YOU SUPPORT THE SAINT REGIS MOHAWK TRIBE'S COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER PROJECT?"
Referendum to be held in conjunction...April 25, 2013
Issued by the Tribal Clerk of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
April 23, 2013
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council, working in conjunction with the Governance Committee, puts forth the Final Draft of Amendments to the Tribal Council Procedures Act of 1994. The Amendment shall be called the...April 22, 2013
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Water Department will be performing spring hydrant flushing starting April 29, 2012 through May 30, 2013. The weekly schedule is as follows:
Week 1-- Waterplant Road to St. Regis Road, including all side roads, including White Road and Christine Lane.
Contest to Continue this Spring
The first installment of the St. Lawrence River Seasonal Photography Contest brought nature lovers and photographers together. The showcased what they love about the environment in Akwesasne and Massena. “The first contest for the winter season ran for two...April 15, 2013
In 2012, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Planning and Infrastructure Department significantly contributed to improving drinking water quality for the 5500 people that live in the southern portion of the Akwesasne Community. The water treatment plant’s water intake was re-located further out...April 12, 2013
Portions of the Akwesasne community are experiencing some localized electrical/power outages, especially in the Quebec area of the territory. Community members are advised to keep an eye on their basements which may flood due to the recent high amounts of rain and snow. Since the ground...April 11, 2013
Community members who would like to reserve the Generations Park Fields, the pavilion at Generations Park or the Tekakwitha Walking Trail may pick up applications at the receptionist’s desk in the lobby of the Tribal Community Building or find them on-line at the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s...April 09, 2013
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) St. Lawrence River AOC (Area of Concern) program is asking community members to submit fish showing signs of external anomalies (tumors, lesions, ulcers, etc…) to the division for analysis. These fish samples will be used to determine if fish tumors are a...April 05, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has said that they will release their Record of Decision (ROD) on Friday April 5, 2013 for the Grasse River cleanup. During a conference call on Thursday April 4, 2013, they indicated to tribal officials that they would be implementing Remedial Option...March 28, 2013
On March 28, 2013 at around 9:50 a.m. Tribal Police arrested Steven J. Mitchell, 28, of Akwesasne, New York. Mr. Mitchell is charged with Petit Larceny, Felony Criminal Mischief 3rd degree and Felony Burglary 2nd degree. Mr. Mitchell is alleged to have driven a vehicle through the front...
Public, Environment to Benefit from $20.3 Million from Two Settlements for Natural Resource Damage in St. Lawrence River Area
The federal government, the State of New York and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe have announced a $19.4 million settlement with Alcoa Inc. and Reynolds Metals Company...March 20, 2013
On March 12, 2013 Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police arrested Matthew J. Ireland, 26 of Akwesasne/Hogansburg NY. Mr. Ireland has been charged with Forcible Touching, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Harassment in the Second Degree. Charges are stemming from an alleged incident that...March 18, 2013
On March 27, 2013 Elliott Milhollin, an attorney with Hobbs, Straus, Dean and Walker will present on Health Exchanges. He will make the presentation to the community at 6:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Tribal Community Building.
The Affordable Care Act was passed into law March 2010 putting...March 18, 2013
Any interested person 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 2, 2013.
...March 08, 2013
President Chavez Provided Benefits to Native People
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council expressed its condolences today in a letter to the people of Venezuela and the family of President Hugo Chavez. President Chavez passed away on Tuesday March 6, 2013 at 4:25 p.m. local time. ...March 05, 2013
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is pleased to announce that the CITGO Petroleum and Citizens Energy have awarded funding to assist Tribal Members. The program will provide a one-time benefit of $240 toward the applicant’s heating source supplier for heating assistance to 192 households that...February 26, 2013
Issued by the Tribal Clerk of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
February 26, 2013
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council, working in conjunction with the Election Board, has put forth the Final Draft of Amendments to the SAINT REGIS MOHAWK TRIBE ELECTION and REFERENDUM...
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council presented a check for $100,000 to the Akwesasne Freedom School. “This school is important to us because of the value they provide to the community” said Randy Hart, Tribal Chief. “Without them, our efforts to retain the Mohawk language would be much...February 22, 2013
To Discuss New Ordinance and Amendments to Others
The Compliance Department of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe will hold three special public meetings to present some amendments and new draft ordinances for the Akwesasne Territory. These include amendments to the synthetic marijuana ban,...February 21, 2013
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council announced today that Brian Fent, Chief Financial Officer, will retire as CFO after eleven years of dedicated service to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. His last day will be March 7, 2013.
“Since assuming management of the Tribe’s finances in 2002, Brian...February 20, 2013
Six indigenous leaders from the Russian Far East (RFE) paid a visit to the Akwesasne Territory on February 13 and 14, 2013. The visit was hosted through the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) via the International Center of the Capital Region of...February 11, 2013
With the recent success of a gun buy-back on January 23, 2013, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department is scheduling another one for February 12, 2013. “The tribe provided 100 percent of the funding for the earlier buy-back, which was very successful,” said Tribal Chief Ron...February 06, 2013
An article in the February 5, 2013 edition of the Daily Courier Observer incorrectly reported the Social Security Administration would end its monthly in-person support service in Akwesasne. While the SSA will no longer send a representative to the Massena Town Hall, it will continue to send...January 30, 2013
The Saint Regis Mohawk Social Services Division is preparing the 2012-2016 Consolidated Services Plan required by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. The Division is seeking input from the community concerning the needs to be met in that time period. To do this, there...January 30, 2013
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council is in the process of drafting a Tribal Governance Ordinance. This Ordinance would replace the “Act relating to Tribal Council Powers, Procedures, Initiative Referendum, Recall and Removal from Office” commonly referred to as the 1994 Procedures Act. The...January 26, 2013
On January 25, 2013 the leadership of Akwesasne met to discuss events planned for this coming Monday, January 28, 2013 which has been deemed a “National Day of Action” by Idle No More organizers. The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and Mohawk Nation Council of Chiefs...January 23, 2013
With the extreme temperatures expected in the area, the Saint. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Office for the Aging is kindly reminding folks that they are a designated warming center. Should you experience heating or shelter problems, you are welcome to come in and relax at the center to keep warm. The...January 18, 2013
On February 17, 2013 Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police arrested Charles J. Billings, 20 of Akwesasne, and charged him with one count of Making a Terrorist Threat. The charge stemmed from an incident that occurred on January 13, 2013, wherein a male caller phoned the police station claiming...January 18, 2013
CASH FOR GUNS - TURN IN ANY OPERABLE GUN - NO QUESTIONS ASKED. Turn in a weapon and receive: $100 for Shotguns or Rifles, $200 for handgun or assault rifle, $20 for high capacity magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition and $25-$50 for bb guns or non-working shot...January 13, 2013
Threat Found to Be Non-Credible
On January 13, 2013 the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police received a phone call around 8:30 a.m. where a male caller stated there was a bomb at the Tribal Community Building. He further stated that he had placed the bomb at the Tribal Council Building.
As you are aware, many surrounding communities are experiencing a flu outbreak at this time it is very important to practice good hand washing techniques. If you think you have the flu please do not go to work. Also please call the nurses at the clinic prior to coming to the clinic to discuss...January 10, 2013
All ice fishermen, snowmobile and All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) operators are to refrain from using the canal in the area between the Eisenhower and Snell Locks due to the possibility of an unstable ice cover.
Notice received from the US Dept. of Transportation & Saint Lawrence Seaway...January 08, 2013
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council expressed its support for the Idle No More protest movement and its opposition to Bill C-45 in the Canadian Parliament. Despite cold temperatures, Tribal Chief Ron LaFrance and Sub-Chief Eric Thompson joined the many hundreds of others who marched in...January 02, 2013
The SRMT Water Dept. has removed the restriction on water and the Tribe's waterline is now working at regular capacity. The Water Dept. appreciates your cooperation during this time and still advises being mindful of wasteful water useage. FMI call 358-6159 or 358-4205 during normal business...December 31, 2012
The SRMT Water Dept. advises residents and businesses on the Tribe's waterline that the water levels have been upgraded from crisis to conservation mode for water use. The water plant is now running manually at full capacity and new pumps have been ordered to permanently fix the problem....December 21, 2012
On December 20, 2012, the Drug Investigation Unit of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department, in collaboration with US Border Patrol, New York State Troopers, and the Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST), investigated a drug trafficking operation that culminated in a traffic...December 21, 2012
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council began distributing winter coats and snowsuits on Tuesday December 18, 2012. Members of Tribal Council personally delivered the items to several locations including the Mohawk School, the Freedom School, the seniors’ center and two privately-run day care...December 19, 2012
The Drug Investigation Unit of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department and the New York State Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) Narcotics Division made a series of drug-related arrests on December 17, 2012. The arrests followed an investigation into alleged possession and sale...December 13, 2012
Former Program Manager of the Three Sisters Program
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has selected Amber Montour as its new Director of Social Services. Ms. Montour previously served as the Interim Director of the Social Services Division and was formerly the Program Manager of the Three...December 13, 2012
Barbara Montour, CPA to Begin Duties
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has hired Barbara Montour, CPA, as its new Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Montour has spent the past nine years in public accounting, operated and owned Akwesasne’s first CPA firm and most recently an Aboriginal Assurance and...December 03, 2012
Applications Now Available
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has authorized a Heating Assistance allotment for Tribal members residing within the jurisdiction of the SRMT (as defined by the Treaty of 1796). The allotment is to be distributed in January 2013 to qualified households who have...December 03, 2012
On Wednesday, December 5, 2012, Tribal Chief Ron LaFrance will attend the White House Tribal Nations Conference. The conference will be held at the Department of the Interior. It provides leaders from the 566 federally recognized tribes the opportunity to interact directly with the President...November 30, 2012
The SRMT – Office for the Aging will be closed today November 30, 2012 as we are experiencing heating issues. Home Delivered Meals will still be delivered to clients, however there will be no lunch services offered at the center today. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and...November 21, 2012
The United States has joined forces with the Mohawks, resulting in an unprecedented legal effort on the part of both the Tribal Plaintiffs, and the United States’ Departments of Interior and Justice to uphold the ruling as to Hogansburg Triangle and to fight the dismissal of other portions of...November 05, 2012
The Tribal Annual Heating Assistance applications will not be available on November 5, 2012. The date indicated was based on a finalization that has not been completed yet. The Compliance Department does not have an approved budget and are anticipating a meeting this month for an approved...November 05, 2012
Initial Meetings Cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy
The EPA meetings for the proposed Grasse River cleanup have been rescheduled. Please keep in mind that both of the 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm meetings are informational meetings only. The meetings scheduled for 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm are where...November 01, 2012
Two Suspicious Fires Have Occurred
Akwesasne has experienced two fires in abandoned homes in the past two days. Both fires occurred around 10:30 p.m. As a result, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council is urging community members to be on the alert for suspicious activity. It’s not clear...November 01, 2012
The Emergency Operations Command Centers for the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe issued the following joint statement this morning on post-Tropical Storm Sandy:
“Post-Tropical Storm Sandy is currently located over Central Ontario and continues to weaken. It will...October 31, 2012
Hurricane Sandy has damaged some equipment in New York City which has left some tribal units been without internet service. No internet service means no email. The following units DO NOT have email access: the Tribal Community Building, Food Distribution, the Planning and Infrastructure...October 29, 2012
Hurricane Sandy may result in power outages. The key to success with power outages is preparation. Make sure any battery-operated radios are out and have fresh batteries. Flash lights and lanterns should also be taken out and place in convenient areas so they can be located easily in the...October 29, 2012
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has declared a State of Emergency and due to the impending weather, the following is a list of closures and cancellations:
1) The Traffic Court for tonight, October 29, 2012, at 6 p.m. is cancelled due to the weather. Reschedule notices will be sent to those...October 26, 2012
Community members are advised to closely monitor the progress of Hurricane Sandy and prepare for potential storm impacts. Although the storm track is still uncertain, Hurricane Sandy has the potential to affect Akwesasne with a variety of threats, including heavy rain, high winds, flooding...October 17, 2012
On Monday October 22, 2012, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Maintenance Department will begin maintenance on the three sports fields at Generations Park. The sports fields, along with the restroom facility will be closed for the season beginning on October 22, 2012. The pavilion and the...October 17, 2012
Grasse River Cleanup
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has scheduled two meetings so the public can provide input on the proposed Grasse River cleanup. “It’s important for the EPA to hear us on this issue,” said Tribal Chief Randy Hart. “One way is for us to participate in the...
The Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program has awarded the Three Sisters Program (formerly the STOP Domestic Violence Program) a grant for $596,071. The funding will allow a variety of agencies and departments, tribal and non-tribal to develop and implement protocols to address...October 02, 2012
Habitat Restoration Will Provide Benefits to Region
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe does not agree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed plan to clean up the Grasse River. “We appreciate EPA’s recognition of the Indian Meadows as reservation lands and the recognition...October 01, 2012
On Friday September 28, 2012 Magistrate Judge Dancks of the Northern District of New York refused to dismiss the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s claim to the Hogansburg Triangle. The Mohawks faced a huge hurdle since all other land claims had been dismissed in New York in total. With the help of...October 01, 2012
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council has approved a 2012 allotment of Three hundred and Eighty Five dollars ($385.00) to applicants aged 55 and over who are already participating in the 2011-2012 Tribal heating assistance program and continue to meet all the criteria as developed for the...September 24, 2012
On the morning of Tuesday, September 25, Enbridge Gas Distribution will be conducting an Emergency Response Field Exercise near the North Channel Bridge of the Three Nations Bridge Crossing on Cornwall Island, Ontario. Representatives from many organizations, including the Seaway...September 20, 2012
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Environment Division is pleased to let the Akwesasne community know that they were finally able to move the pile of waste tires on Frogtown Road. The work was completed on Tuesday September 11, 2012.
Removal of the tire pile is important because the tires...
Community members will be seeing white broadband construction trucks with lift buckets, working to prepare equipment and poles to string fiber optic cable. Their current preparation work involves marking poles and setting anchors -- metal rods in the ground for guy wire attachments. This is...September 17, 2012
Centering Pregnancy Program Recognized for Achievements
The National Indian Health Board has chosen the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Centering Pregnancy Program to receive a 2012 National Indian Health Board Annual Award. In an award letter dated September 12, 2012, Cathy Abramson,...September 11, 2012
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Solid Waste, Blue Bag waste collection program offers its thanks to Blue Bag collection customers. This service provides the most cost-effective way to manage solid waste and to recycle. This program is one of the many services offered by the Tribe’s Solid...September 06, 2012
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council has been showing its support for the members of Local 440 Ironworkers. “We’ve been on the picket line along with the ironworkers from the community,” stated Tribal Chief Ron LaFrance. “We think it’s important that this type of project uses local workers...September 06, 2012
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Saturday, September 8, 2012 in the lobby of the Tribal Community Center. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. The following agenda items will be addressed: Introduction of new Executive Director, the 2012/2013...August 30, 2012
Labor Day Holiday Observance
All the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal offices will be closed on Monday September 3, 2012 in observance of Labor Day. Emergency services, such as tribal police, the fire department, group home and emergency medical services will remain in operation, but all program...August 30, 2012
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Clerk’s office will be closed on Tuesday September 4, 2012 for staff training. The office will re-open on Wednesday September 5, 2012.
All other tribal offices and programs will be back in full operation at their regular hours on Tuesday, September 4, 2012,...
Community Assistance Requested
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Environment Division is updating its spill response plans including the development of a Geographic Response Plan (GRP). The GRP identifies resources that can be used in the event of a spill affecting rivers and streams. ...August 22, 2012
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 October 5, 2012.
...August 22, 2012
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council has hired Tsiorasa Barreiro as the new Executive Director for tribal operations. He will oversee all programs and services provided by the tribal government. “This is a very complex job,” remarked Barreiro. “It’s going to be a challenge and I look...August 22, 2012
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council expressed its sympathy for the family of Reginald White who recently passed away at age 87. “Not only was he a respected leader in our community, he was a World War II veteran and he will be missed,” said Tribal Chief Randy Hart. Mr. White served in the...August 22, 2012
The Advisory Council and staff of the Saint Regis Mohawk Office for the Aging invite you to attend the Annual Public Hearing to review plans for services for 2013. The Advisory Council is a group of concerned Senior Citizens, service providers and others who meet bi-monthly to review the...August 15, 2012
The Spring 2013 White House Internship Program Application is now open until September 23, 2012. The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate...August 07, 2012
“Reality Fighting” a mixed martial arts (MMA) event, is scheduled for Saturday August 11, 2012 at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino. This is a sanctioned event with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Department of Athletic Regulation (SRMT DAR).
Tribal Council Resolution, TCR 2009-057 (The Saint Regis...
Community Announcement – The Environment Division’s chipping project, funded by the Tribal General Fund is coming to a close for this year and will end on Seskeha/August 31, 2012. At this time applications for assistance will only be accepted up to Ahsénhaton/ Wednesday, Seskeha/August 15,...August 06, 2012 The committee meetings scheduled for the week of August 6 – 10, 2012 have been cancelled. These include the Governance Committee, the Finance Committee and the Membership Committee. They will resume their regular schedule beginning the week of August 13, 2012. July 30, 2012
At approximately 9:00 a.m. Sunday July 29, 2012, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police responded to a 911 emergency call at a residence at 149 Helena Road, Akwesasne, New York.
Preliminary investigation has revealed the apparent accidental death of 74 year old male, Percy Francis of Cornwall...
The US Forest Service will be conducting their annual aerial survey over the Akwesasne area beginning on July 30, 2012 for one week. They fly low and slow to spot forest health issues and document forest cover. For more information contact the Environment Division at 518-358-5937....July 25, 2012
Complete Tribe’s Hotel Frame and Compete in Festival
From Friday July 20 through Sunday July 22, 2012, the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino was the site of two memorable events. Ironworkers, tribal and casino officials conducted a topping off ceremony as they installed the last piece of steel into...July 20, 2012
Advance to Semi-Finals with Second Seed
The Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse team defeated the United States Lacrosse team in Finland at the World Field Lacrosse Championships. The Nationals scored 15 goals to 13 for the U.S. team on Tuesday July 17, 2012. This is the first time that the...July 18, 2012
To Be Considered as Official Portrait in Vatican
On July 13, 2012, Mohawk artist Jordan Thompson presented a beautiful pen and ink portrait of Kateri Tekakwitha to Debbie Thomas. Ms. Thomas will submit it to Catholic Church officials during the Kateri Conference to be held on Wednesday July...July 18, 2012
Are you an aspiring actor or actress? Do you feel like being part of a major campaign? The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Environment Division, Solid Waste Program is sponsoring the fi rst Kwis and Tiio “Lookalike” Contest, to be held annually. The contest is open to community members of all ages...July 16, 2012
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT - The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has issued a ban on all types of outdoor fires, including brush burning, campfires and/or fireworks. The ban is being issued due to the extremely dry conditions and possibility of wildfires. Last week, the Hogansburg-Akwesasne Volunteer...July 10, 2012
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 Seskéha / August 23,...July 10, 2012
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s HIP Program is now taking applications for the Repair Emergency Assistance Program.
A request for assistance can be made by picking up an application at the HIP office; or at the reception area at the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Community Building.
Application...July 05, 2012
State Refuses to Return Cigarettes, Despite Court Order
On June 18, 2012, New York State Supreme Court Judge David Demarest ruled that the State of New York had no right to confiscate cigarettes manufactured in Akwesasne and bound for the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. “Judge Demarest’s...July 03, 2012
Paul Thompson, Eric Thompson and Corleen Jackson-Jacco Sworn In
Tribal Judge Peter J. Herne swore in Tribal Chief Paul Thompson, Tribal Sub-Chief Eric Thompson and re-elected Tribal Clerk Corleen Jackson-Jacco. Paul Thompson and Eric Thompson are the two newest members of the Saint Regis...July 02, 2012
COMMUNTY ANNOUNCEMENT - The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Head Start Program will be closed for the afternoon today, Monday July 2, 2012 and on Tuesday July 3, 2012 due to a broken sewer line. The closure includes Head Start only, but does not affect childcare which will remain open on its...July 02, 2012
The Tewathahita Walking Trail at Generations Park is being paved – thanks to some generous help from Barrett’s Paving Company. They started and finished the work on Friday June 29, 2012. “We saved a significant amount of money through this help from Barrett’s,” said Tribal Chief Ron...June 26, 2012
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has scheduled its annual swearing-in ceremony for 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 1, 2012. The honorable Peter J. Herne, Tribal Court Judge, will swear in newly-elected tribal council members, Tribal Chief Paul O. Thompson, Sub-Chief Eric Thompson and Tribal Clerk...June 19, 2012
Environmental Education Program
On Tuesday, June 12, 2012 grade three students from the St. Regis Mohawk and Salmon River Elementary schools learned about some important aquatic species and their habitats. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) Environment Division’s St. Lawrence River...June 19, 2012
Free Event Open to Public
The Akwesasne Lacrosse Hall of Fame (ALHOF) Members are pleased to present to the Community of Akwesasne an old time “Field Day” on June 21, 2012. This will be an educational and informative experience for all ages. This drug- and alcohol-free event will take...June 18, 2012
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Election Board certified the results of the annual tribal elections held on Saturday, June 2, 2012. Community members cast ballots for the positions of Tribal Chief, Tribal Sub-Chief and Tribal Clerk.
Certification of the results was delayed due to an appeal...June 15, 2012
The Tribe’s Environment Division has free firewood cut into varying lengths for the community. They may pick it up during the operating hours of the transfer station which are from 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Wetentawén’kie’/Monday through Wentákta’/Saturday. First come, first serve. Anyone...June 13, 2012
Research Will Benefit Region’s Fisheries
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded a $278,315 contract to the Water Resources Program of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Environment Division. The purpose of the contract is to conduct research on threatened and endangered species of fish...June 08, 2012
The Saint Regis Tribal Election Board has received an appeal for the tribal election held on Saturday June 2, 2012. The Election Board cannot certify the results of the recent election until the appeal is resolved. Once the investigation has been completed, the Election Board will announce...June 07, 2012
As part of the Tribe’s efforts to provide more convenient administrative services to the Akwesasne community, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Offices are now open during the lunch hour from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Since many community members only have their lunch hour...June 07, 2012
The monthly tribal meeting scheduled for Saturday June 9, 2012 has been postponed until Saturday June 16, 2012. The meeting will still be held in the lobby of the Tribal Community Building and will begin at its regular time of 10:00 a.m. An agenda will be published prior to the June 16th...June 06, 2012
Kids Learn about Fishing and Safety
In Akwesasne, fishing has always been more than a pastime. Through the efforts of Cpl. P.J. Burns of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department, the art of fishing is making a swift return in the younger generation with the second annual "Kids for...June 02, 2012
Voters Elect Chief, Sub-Chief and Tribal Clerk
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe held its annual election on Saturday, June 2, 2012, in the lobby of the Tribal Community Center. Voter turnout was strong all day as people turned out to vote for the positions of Tribal Chief, Tribal Sub-Chief and...May 22, 2012
Bids will be accepted by the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT), 412State Route 37, Akwesasne, New York 13655 for SRMT 12-92, Construction of the Outside Plant for the Fiber Optic Broadband Network on the Saint Regis Mohawk Indian Reservation, Akwesasne, New York. Details and bid instructions...May 21, 2012
Memorial Day Holiday Observance
All the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal offices will be closed on Monday May 28, 2012 in observance of Memorial Day. Emergency services, such as tribal police, the fire department, group home and emergency medical services will remain in operation, but all program...May 15, 2012
TWICs Required for Employment in High Security Locations
Individuals who are looking for work at U.S. ports of entries are required to have TWIC (Transportation Workers’ Identification Credential) card in order to work at a high-security location. This may apply to ironworkers,...May 15, 2012
Election to Take Place on June 2, 2012
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Election Board announces the roster of official candidates for the upcoming tribal election.
- Tribal Clerk: Corleen Jackson-Jacco, Clarissa Terrance-Chatland and Cecil Garrow.
- Tribal Sub-Chief: Stacy Skidders,...
Election to Take Place on June 2, 2012
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Election Board announces the roster of unofficial candidates for the upcoming tribal election.
For Tribal Clerk: Corleen Jackson-Jacco, Clarissa Terrance-Chatland, Cecil Garrow.
For Tribal Sub-Chief: Stacy Skidders,...May 10, 2012
Will Attend Niagara University
Ron LaFrance III received the gold medal for the Pharmacology Knowledge Test on April 27, 2012. This award is presented by the organization, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), a national organization. HOSA was founded in 1976 and is a student...May 05, 2012
Unofficial List of Candidates
- Cecil Garrow, nominated by Renee Hart and seconded by Gary Cole
- Clarissa Terrance-Chatland, nominated by Bobbi Jo Cook and seconded by Sharon Thompson
- Corleen Jacco, nominated by Shaylan Jacco and seconded by Linda Jackson
The Akwesasne Attack Legends of Lacrosse Memorial Tournament, dedicated to Travis Solomon and Randall "Man" Jacobs, will be held at Salmon River on Sunday May 6th, starting at 10:00 a.m. Twenty three (23) boys teams total will be participating. There will also be exhibits, vendors and...April 27, 2012
Three Positions Open for Nomination
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe will hold its annual caucus on Saturday May 5, 2012. Three positions will be open: one for Tribal Chief, one for Tribal Sub-Chief and one for Tribal Clerk. As a reminder, nominators must be an eligible voters and an eligible...April 25, 2012
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council announced today that they will be accepting bids for the ice cream stand and all associated equipment located in the front parking lot of the First Americans IGA store. The deadline for bid submission will be on Thursday May 3, 2012 at 12:00 p.m....April 25, 2012
Peter Garrow Recognized for Educational Achievements
On Tuesday April 17, 2012, Canadian Senator Pierre Debané presented Peter Garrow with the Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of Garrow’s achievements in Native Education. The citation read, “By Command of Her Majesty the Queen, the...April 19, 2012
Community members will have a chance to speak with officials from the U.S. Border Patrol services and U.S. Customs at a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 25, 2012. The meeting will be held at the Senior’s Center in Akwesasne from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served...April 19, 2012
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Election Board will hold a community meeting Monday April 23, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting is to discuss walk-in voting.
Any individual who is unsure of their voting status can contact the Tribal Clerk’s Office at 358-2272 extension 191 or 271. Also, any...April 19, 2012
Veteran Affairs Coordinator Jeff C. Whelan is trying to find out how accurate his list is of Mohawk Code talkers. “I’ve been working on this list for a while and I’m now at the point where I need some input from the community,” said Whelan. He is looking for verification, either documents...April 12, 2012
Construction of a temporary boat launch will be a one-day project scheduled for Friday, April 13, 2012. The project will re-establish an existing access point along Church Street in Akwesasne to accommodate boat access to the reservoir for Thew Associates. Thew will perform a Sediment...April 10, 2012
Catholic Pope to Canonize Kateri Tekakwitha
On Tuesday April 10, 2012, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council presented the Tekakwitha Conference committee with a check for $25,000 to support the 73rd Annual Tekakwitha Conference. This year’s conference will be held in Albany, New York July...April 05, 2012
Fees Support Programs and Services
The entrepreneurial spirit is strong in Akwesasne with over 300 businesses in the territory. Not only do these businesses provide jobs and support the local and regional economies, they provide financial support to community members through alcohol,...April 05, 2012
Service to Begin on April 2, 2012
Akwesasne Territory -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s, Solid Waste Management Program is pleased to announce that it is now an electronic waste (E-waste) collection center. The Solid Waste Program is utilizing Sunnking, Inc. of Brockport, NY as it E-waste...April 04, 2012
All of the offices and programs of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe will be open for regular hours on “Good Ronwaia'tanentaktónhne/Friday” April 6, 2012, "Holy Entákta/Saturday April 7, 2012" and “Easter Awententaón'ke/Monday April 9, 2012. This includes regular Saturday hours for the Health...April 03, 2012
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 17, 2012.
...March 29, 2012
NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
Date of Notice: March 29, 2012
Name of Responsible Entity (RE): Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
Address:412 State Route 37 Akwesasne, NY 13655
Telephone Number of RE Preparer Agency: 518-358-2272
Permits Now Available
Akwesasne Territory -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council adopted Non Member Fishing regulations to regulate and permit non-tribal members fishing in the Akwesasne Territory. The regulations require that Non Members must possess a Non Member Fishing Permit from the...March 29, 2012
Community Services to Expand
Akwesasne Territory -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Solid Waste Management program is very pleased to announce some staffing changes within the program. They are aimed at improving solid waste services for the community.
Effective Onerahtokha/April 2, 2012...March 28, 2012
Closure to Take Place on May 9, 2012
Akwesasne Territory -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council announced today that the Tribe is closing its First Americans IGA. “This was a difficult decision,” said Mark Garrow, Tribal Chief. “We express our regrets to the IGA employees and customers,...March 21, 2012
An eighteen year old student at the Salmon River Central School was arrested on March 1, 2012 and charged with assault in the second degree. Stuart Martin, who resides on McNeil Road, Hogansburg, was charged after luring another student, also eighteen, into a boy’s bathroom in the high school...March 17, 2012
At approximately 8:20 a.m. on March 16, 2012, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department received a complaint of gun fire at the residence of 54 St. Regis Rd., Akwesasne, NY.
Upon arrival, police observed a large amount of spent ammunition casings in the driveway and a blood trail from...March 16, 2012
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2012, a one car motor vehicle accident was reported to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department. The crash occurred on State Route 37 at the St. Regis River Bridge, in Akwesasne (Hogansburg) NY.
It was reported that the operator was...March 05, 2012
Mohawk Language used in Allied Invasion of Europe
The Navajo code talkers were the largest group of Native Americans in World War II to use their language skills to confuse the enemy. Widely recognized in literature and film, they have become famous for their exploits. But many other...February 29, 2012
Accident Prevention is Good Business
The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino expansion project, along with the construction of a new hotel has a strong safety component. Encompass LLC, the design and construction firm building the project, has issued a comprehensive set of policies and procedures to...February 29, 2012
Emily Lauzon was recently promoted to General Manager of the Mohawk Bingo Palace. “We’re happy to see Emily take this responsibility,” said Mark Garrow, Tribal Chief. “She’s been with the Mohawk gaming industry since the very beginning and knows the business inside and out.”
Emily began...February 24, 2012
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is pleased to announce that the CITGO Petroleum and Citizens Energy have awarded funding to assist Tribal Members. The program will provide $257 for heating assistance for all those who meet all eligibility guidelines. The 2012 CITGO Petroleum Home Heating...February 17, 2012
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 April 5, 2012.
Excelling in Protective Services for Adults
On Wednesday February 22, 2012, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) will be present at the tribe’s Seniors Center to recognize staff for their work in the area of Protective Services for Adults (PSA). The Saint Regis...February 14, 2012
From February, 2012 through May, 2012, the SRMT Environment Division will be conducting fly-overs of the Akwesasne Territory to assess timber and potential wildlife habitat in Akwesasne. A low-flying plane will travel across Akwesasne several times. The purpose is for Tribal staff to...February 09, 2012
Cherokee Musician Michael Bucher’s Music Video Wins First Place
Mohawk Tribal member Vincent Schilling, co-owner of Schilling Media, Inc., collaborated with three-time Native American Music Award winning Cherokee musician Michael Bucher, to produce Sacred Ground, Extended. Blue Hills...February 09, 2012
Tribal Council Assigns Construction and Compliance Managers to Project
Colleen Thomas, Construction Manager for the tribe’s Planning and Infrastructure Department has been assigned to the construction management team to represent the tribe to provide tribal oversight on the day-to-day...February 07, 2012
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council is very pleased to announce the successful completion of a $110 million financing package with Key Bank, NA to continue expansion of the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino and Mohawk Bingo Palace. Despite the slow economic recovery apparent to the greater Northern...February 01, 2012
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe will close its offices on Friday February 3, 2012 due to the passing of tribal employee Rosemary Bennett, a nurse for the Let's Get Healthy Program . She passed away on Monday January 30, 2012. Tribal Council and tribal employees express their heart-felt...January 31, 2012
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 March 16, 2012.
...January 27, 2012
On Friday January 20, 2012, the Saint Regis Tribal Gaming Commission issued a letter to the Three Feathers Casino, ordering it to close its doors and cease gaming operations. “Under Tribal Law, there are only two licensed gaming properties in Akwesasne,” said Tribal Chief Mark Garrow. “They...January 24, 2012
At approximately 8:30 p.m. on January 23, 2012, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police responded to an incident on the ice bridge where two unknown suspects shot at and struck a 31 year old Akwesasne man in the leg. The suspects stole a small amount of cash from the victim before shooting him. The...January 17, 2012
Wanted in Texas
On Friday January 13, 2012 the Mohawk Tribal Police responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch at the intersection of Solomon Road and Frogtown Road. Upon further investigation, police discovered that the passenger, Frank Torres, was wanted in Texas on an active arrest...
Water Service Restored
On Wednesday, January 4, 2012, the Saint Regis Mohawk Police notified Water Plant operators at 11:15 pm reporting loss of water pressure in the east end of Akwesasne. Tracy Billhardt went to the water plant and noticed water tower levels had significantly decreased,...January 17, 2012
State Police Will Still Conduct Background Checks
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council has successfully concluded negotiations with New York State to reduce the New York State Police detail assigned to the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino. The agreement, effective January 1, 2012 reduces the...January 13, 2012
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Solid Waste Program has evaluated its operational costs and decided to increase costs for services at the Transfer Station and for the cost of Blue Bags. The full price list and details can be viewed at http://www.srmtenv.org/index.php?spec=sw_index.January 10, 2012
Fishing Permits Available January 2012
Akwesasne Territory. Recognizing the spiritual, cultural and economic value of fish, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council recently issued regulations to govern non-tribal member fishing in the Akwesasne Territory. “Fish, and other natural resources...January 10, 2012
Ban Effective Immediately
Akwesasne Territory. On Tuesday January 10, 2012, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council signed Tribal Council Resolution 2012 - 01 declaring a ban on products known as synthetic cannabis, often sold as “herbal incense” and “herbal smoking blends.” The ban includes...