Kids For Fishing5000 04042017
Kids For Fishing5000 04042017

Kids for Fishing Receives Community Partnership Funds

May 15, 2017

AKWESASNE -- Now in its seventh year, the annual Kids for Fishing continues to be a much-anticipated event that allows 50 Akwesasne youth each year to fish and learn alongside professional anglers. First envisioned by Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police (SRMTPD) Corporal P.J. Burns and Constable Norman King in 2011, youth between the ages of 10-17 years old are randomly selected to participate, with 10 spots reserved each year for children with special needs. Pictured above during the presentation of $5,000 from the Community Partnership Fund are (from left) SRMTPD Corporal P.J. Burns, Sub-Chief Michael Conners, Tribal Chief Ron LaFrance, Sub-Chief Shelley Jacobs, Tribal Chief Beverly Cook and Sub-Chief Cheryl Jacobs.

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The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council is the duly elected and federally recognized government of the Saint Regis Mohawk People.