Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

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News Archives: 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 Posted: December 05, 2016

AKWESASNE – On Tsiothóhra/December 5th, (from left) Krystal Phillips and Breanne Herne of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Social Services Division placed an Angel Tree in the Community Building Lobby. It is an annual initiative that collects gifts and shares much-needed Christmas cheer with...

View More Posted: December 05, 2016

(Years of Service: 32 years and 10 months)(The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is proud to highlight Beverly Cook as this month’s employee for the series, “Meet the Tribe.” It is our pleasure to share these tribal employee profiles and all the exceptional work they are doing on behalf of the...

View More Posted: December 03, 2016

Voters Selected YES on all three referendum questions.  "SHOULD THE SAINT REGIS MOHAWK TRIBE EXPLORE OPTIONS TO LEGALIZE, LICENSE AND REGULATE THE CULTIVATION, PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA?""SHOULD THE SAINT REGIS MOHAWK TRIBE EXPLORE OPTIONS TO LEGALIZE, LICENSE AND...

View More Posted: December 02, 2016

COMMUNITY SUPPORT – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council continued with its annual donation of winter jackets and snow pants to Akwesasne youth. On Tsiothohrha/December 2, 2016 they provided 101 jackets to students at the Tribe’s Early Childhood Development Program (ECDP). Now in its sixth...

View More Posted: December 01, 2016

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council announced they have adopted Tribal Council Resolution #2016-88 during its weekly work session held on Wednesday, Kentenhkó:wa/November 30, 2016 that amends the Tribe’s Room Occupancy Fee Ordinance. The resolution expands the two previous...

View More Posted: November 29, 2016

AKWESASNE – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council is continuing to strengthen its friendship with the Seneca Nation of Indians. On Kentenhkó:wa/November 8, 2016 Tribal Sub-Chief Michael Conners attended the Seneca Nation’s official Canvass Day Swearing-In Ceremony to welcome incoming-President...

View More Posted: November 23, 2016

AKWESASNE – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council continues to seek environmental justice for the Akwesasne community by engaging in federal processes aimed at improving tribal consultation. On Kentenhkó:wa/November 10, 2016, Tribal Chiefs Beverly Cook and Eric Thompson spoke on the Tribe’s...

View More Posted: November 23, 2016

AKWESASNE – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council was proud to begin its annual distribution of winter jackets on Tuesday, Kentenhkó:wa/November 22, 2016 to Akwesasne youth. Now in its sixth year, this year's donation from the Tribal General Fund's Community Support will help youth that are in...

View More Posted: November 23, 2016

AKWESASNE – On Tuesday, Kentenhkó:wa/November 22, 2016 the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Office of the Family Advocate began distributing 30 Thanksgiving food baskets to families they have helped during the past year. The Family Advocate assists families in specific situations that do not...

View More Posted: November 22, 2016

AKWESASNE – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council and the Tribe’s Environment Division met with representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Buffalo District Office on Kentenhkó:wa/November 4th. Discussions focused on the Army Corps of Engineer’s design for the southern portion of...

View More Posted: November 21, 2016

AKWESASNE – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has authorized an allotment of funds to provide heating assistance to tribal households during the winter season. Applications are being taken now, with fuel allocation to commence on Tsiothorhkó:wa/January 04, 2017 to eligible households residing within...

View More Posted: November 16, 2016

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council along with the Tribal Clerk announces that the period for community comment has closed and the final Land Laws and Land Dispute Ordinance has been revised to incorporate some of your suggested changes.As previously advised, this revised law will replace the...

View More Posted: November 14, 2016

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (“Tribe”) applauds New York Congressional leadership for their support of the Lake Ontario - St. Lawrence River Plan 2014 (“Plan 2014”) and calls upon the International Joint Commission (“IJC”) to move quickly on its implementation. For the...

View More Posted: November 08, 2016

AKWESASNE – It is with a heavy heart that the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council learned about the passing of Former-Tribal Sub-Chief Rita Swamp. In respecting her passing, the Tribe has lowered the tribal flag to half-staff at the Community Building until the time of her funeral at 11:00 a.m. on...

View More Posted: November 04, 2016

(Years of Service: 31 years, 8 months)(The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is proud to highlight Vicky Jock as this month’s long-term employee for our series, “Meet the Tribe.” It is our pleasure to share these tribal employee profiles and all the exceptional work they are doing on behalf of the...

View More Posted: November 04, 2016

AKWESASNE – On Kenténhkó:wa /November 3, 2016, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Agriculture Program and the Office of Economic Development held a press conference to highlight a pilot project that involves Akwesasne’s newest product being produced by the community’s youngest entrepreneurs....

View More Posted: November 02, 2016

AKWESASNE – Pursuant to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Election and Referendum Ordinance (amended April 2, 2013); the Tribal Election Board has announced the availability of Absentee Ballots and Walk-in Voting for the tribal referendum scheduled for Tsiothórha/December 3, 2016.Referendum...

View More Posted: November 02, 2016

Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club Director Named “40 Under 40”AKWESASNE – Jessica Cree Jock, Executive Director of Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club (ABGC), has been selected as a recipient of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s (NCAIED) “Native American 40 Under...

View More Posted: November 01, 2016

AKWESASNE — In accordance with the Tribal Procedures Act adopted by referendum on June 1, 2013; the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council shall provide financial accountability by holding a presentation and explanation to the membership on the Annual Tribal Budget. The Tribal Council has announced...

View More Posted: October 31, 2016

Clients to Bring Medications, Meet New Physician and Nurse Practitioner AKWESASNE — On Thursday, Kentenhkó:wa/November 3, 2016 the Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services will be hosting a Brown-Bag Check-up from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Tribe’s Diabetes Center for Excellence. It will be...

View More Posted: October 31, 2016

AKWESASNE -- On Kenténha /October 28, 2016 the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council donated $5,000 to Akwesasne Holiday Helpers to help kickoff this year’s annual fundraising event. They are hoping to match last year’s total of $60,251.09 that provided a happy holiday season for more than 1,000...

View More Posted: October 27, 2016

AKWESASNE – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Child Support Enforcement Unit (CSEU) has recommended that amendments be made to the Family Support Act, which was adopted on Kentenhkó:wa/November 5, 2013 by Tribal Council Resolution #2013-57. The amendments are designed to ensure the basic health...

View More Posted: October 27, 2016

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Historic Preservation Office has launched an online survey aimed at strengthening Kanien’keha (Mohawk language) in the Akwesasne community. The survey is being conducted online and gives individuals the opportunity to share their experiences and...

View More Posted: October 25, 2016

Public Meetings:Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 28, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.Referendum Question:Do you support a $200 monthly benefit be paid to tribally enrolled American resident Elders   62 years old and older...

View More Posted: October 24, 2016

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has put in place an expanded Native American Preference Policy for the benefit of Native American/Alaska Native-owned businesses and companies. Tribal Council Resolution 2016-82 rescinds a 2007 resolution (TCR 2007-36) that uniformly implemented a...

View More Posted: October 20, 2016

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) Environment Division’s Brownfields Project received a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to inventory, investigate, and prioritize abandoned and idled petroleum sites in Akwesasne for future cleanup efforts. The...

View More Posted: October 18, 2016

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Health Services Division has been awarded $1,104,214 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance abuse amongst Akwesasne youth. The Health Services Division will receive $998,589...

View More Posted: October 13, 2016

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is convening a second community meeting to discuss the need to develop a “Good Standing Policy.” The discussion is intended to help identify what good standing means for the Tribe. It is also intended to further brainstorm and explore mechanisms to...

View More Posted: October 13, 2016

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Agriculture Program recently received a $20,000 grant from the First Nations Development Institute’s Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative (NAFSI) based in Longmont, Colorado. The one-year grant award was made possible through generous...

View More Posted: October 06, 2016

Participated in EPA Listening Session in Washington, DCAKWESASNE — On Seskehkó:wa/September 28, 2016, members of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council participated in the Fourth Annual Tribal Leaders Listening Session hosted by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Director Gina McCarthy in...

View More Posted: October 03, 2016

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Planning Office will be in the field on Awententaón’kes/Mondays and Ronwaia’tanentaktónhne/Fridays throughout the month of Kenténha/October verifying 911 addresses for Akwesasne businesses and residences. Their office will be closed...

View More Posted: October 01, 2016

(The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is proud to feature Sharon Thompson in this month’s “Meet the Tribe.” It is our pleasure to share these tribal employee profiles and their years of work on behalf of the community.) Sharon Thompson began her employment with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe on...

View More Posted: September 30, 2016

Tribal Police and Three Sisters Program Receive CTAS Grants AKWESASNE — On Seskehkó:wa/September 26, 2016 the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe was informed two tribal programs were awarded grants from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) for a total of...

View More Posted: September 29, 2016

Akwesasne, NY — At the Monthly Tribal meeting held on Seskéha/August 6, 2016; the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council introduced two draft questions for the membership’s consideration through a tribal referendum. The draft questions pertain to the proposed exploration of medical marijuana...

View More Posted: September 28, 2016

Akwesasne, NY – Following the completion of the Elder’s Electricity Assistance Pilot Project, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council has approved another pilot program to further assist tribal members 65-years and older. The most recent program is designed to assist tribal elders who are...

View More Posted: September 28, 2016

Three Tribal Members Appointed to Expanded Election BoardAkwesasne, NY — On Seskehkó:wa/September 16, 2016 the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Office of the Tribal Clerk conducted a swearing-in ceremony as Tribal Council appointed three tribal members to the Election Board in accordance with...

View More Posted: September 27, 2016

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Represented by Chief Beverly CookAkwesasne, NY — On September 26, 2016, Tribal Chief Beverly Cook represented the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe at the White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, DC. During the eighth and final Tribal Nations Conference of the Obama...

View More Posted: September 23, 2016

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is convening a community meeting to discuss the need to develop a “Good Standing Policy.” The discussion will help identify what good standing means for the Tribe. It is intended to brainstorm and explore processes to help address non-payment of individual accounts...

View More Posted: September 19, 2016

Honors Frontline Workers Who Support People with DisabilitiesAkwesasne NY — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Home and Community-Based Waiver Services (HCBS) held a special luncheon on Friday, Seskehkó:wa/September 16, 2016 in honor of National Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Recognition...

View More Posted: September 19, 2016

Territory of Akwesasne—The Akwesasne Tourism Working Group (ATWG) is pleased to announce the launch of our Experience Akwesasne Interactive Map, which is now accessible at www.experienceAkwesasne.com—a digital tour featuring our community’s rich artistic, historical, and cultural...

View More Posted: September 16, 2016

Akwesasne, NY — On Seskéha/August 29-31, 2016, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe's Food Distribution Program hosted the 19th Annual Midwest/Northeast Regional Food Distribution Conference at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort in Akwesasne, New York. It was the organization's first convening in...

View More Posted: September 15, 2016

Akwesasne, NY — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is providing notification to local residents that clean-up efforts have begun of asbestos material that was unearthed during the summer of 2015. The material is located on a property identified as Parcel ID #360 in the southern portion of Akwesasne,...

View More Posted: September 14, 2016

Community Comments Being Accepted Until October 13th Akwesasne, NY – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Child Support Enforcement Unit has made a recommendation to the Tribal Council to amend the Family Support Act, which was adopted on Kentenhko:wa/November 5, 2013 by Tribal Council Resolution...

View More Posted: September 12, 2016

Akwesasne, NY – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council has approved an allotment of fuel assistance to help tribal members with the upcoming fall heating season. Beginning on Seskehkó:wa/September 14, 2016; allocations will be made available through the 2016 Tribal Heating Assistance Budget to the...

View More Posted: September 09, 2016

Akwesasne, New York — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council was pleased to learn on Seskehkó:wa/September 8, 2016 that Congressman Dr, Raul Ruiz (D-CA) has requested an investigative report from the U.S. Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) of federal policies intended to protect the...

View More Posted: September 09, 2016

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council along with the Tribal Clerk invites Tribal Members to the (3) community meeting for comment and review on the draft of the New Land Ordinance.The revised Land Ordinance will replace the current Land Dispute Ordinance.The most significant changes to the Land...

View More Posted: August 31, 2016

Akwesasne, NY – On Seskéha/August 31, 2016 the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe held a ribbon cutting ceremony for an Individual Residential Alternatives (IRA) home located at 60 Frogtown Road in the community of Akwesasne. Completion of the new IRA home will enable six residents currently residing at 34...

View More Posted: August 30, 2016

Akwesasne, NY -- On Seskéha/August 30, 2016; the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council presented the Tribe’s annual donation of $20,000 from the Community Partnership Fund to support the Akwesasne International Powwow being held September 10-11, 2016 at the A'nowara'ko:wa Arena on Kawehno:ke...

View More Posted: August 23, 2016

Continues to Raise Awareness on Environmental Injustice in Indian CountryAkwesasne, NY — For the past week; more than 1,500 environmentalists, tribal members and other supporters have made their way to Cannon Ball, North Dakota to show their support for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s...

View More Posted: August 22, 2016

Community Presentation at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday August 31 in the Community Building LobbyAkwesasne, NY — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court has finished a community assessment of the criminal justice system surrounding the Saint Regis Mohawk Indian Reservation. The assessment is part of...

View More Posted: August 18, 2016

5pm, August 30th in Community Building Lobby Akwesasne, NY – In accordance with the Tribal Procedures Act, adopted by referendum on Ohiarí:ha/June 1, 2013; the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe shall ensure financial accountability by presenting a mid-year report on the Approved Annual Tribal Budget. The...

View More Posted: August 15, 2016

Tribally Owned Company Continues Service Expansion in Lewis CountyAkwesasne, NY- One year ago, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe launched a plan to connect residential and commercial customers in Northern New York to reliable, cost-effective broadband service through an expansion of their current...

View More Posted: August 10, 2016

Comments from Tribal Members Being Accepted Until September 5thAkwesasne, NY — At the Monthly Tribal meeting held on Seskéha/August 6, 2016; the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council introduced two draft questions that will be posed to the membership through a tribal referendum. The introduction...

View More Posted: August 08, 2016

Territory of Akwesasne –The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) will host the Annual Boom Deployment Drill and Emergency Exercise August 23‐24, 2016. This exercise will be taking place at the Kana:takon Recreation and there will be actual boom deployment...

View More Posted: August 01, 2016

Forestry Program Vehicle Subject of Criminal MischiefAkwesasne, NY — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is asking for the community’s help in safeguarding tribal assets for the ongoing enjoyment and benefit of community members. The request for the community’s cooperation is the result of recent...

View More Posted: August 01, 2016

Akwesasne, NY - The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Agriculture Program’s Wally Ransom is offering a unique opportunity to local students in grades 9 to 11, with a summer training program that is teaching the process and practices involved with producing organic eggs. The construction of the chicken...

View More Posted: July 29, 2016

Akwesasne, NY - The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe continues to invest in health and recreational opportunities for Akwesasne community members. The most recent community investment took place at Generations Park with the installation of ceiling lights and an audio system at the Travis Solomon Memorial...

View More Posted: July 26, 2016

Akwesasne, NY — When the Democratic National Convention wraps-up later this week, a member of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe will have cast her vote for the Democratic Party’s candidate for the next President of the United States. Tribal member Lisa Sacco is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at...

View More Posted: July 25, 2016

Akwesasne, NY — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court announced the release of a community survey to examine the role of the criminal justice system in relation to the Saint Regis Mohawk Indian Reservation. The survey is part of a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice that commissioned a...

View More 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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