Rites Of Passage20K 04052017
Rites Of Passage20K 04052017

Tribal Council Continues Support of Ohero:kon Rites of Passage

Apr 25, 2017

AKWESASNE - On Onerahtókha/April 5, 2017, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council provided its third annual donation of $20,000 from the Community Partnership Fund to support this year’s Ohero:kon Rites of Passage. The contribution represents the Tribe’s ongoing efforts to help strengthen Mohawk culture and identity, which is a universal principle identified in its 10-Year Strategic Plan “Working Together Today to Build a Better Tomorrow.” Ohero:kon is a four-year traditional rites of passage ceremony that has been revived to help adolescents transition into adulthood by strengthening them spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. Participating in the check presentation were (from left) fourth-year Ohero:kon participant Lucas Beeson (age 17), Tribal Sub-Chief Shelley Jacobs, Tribal Sub-Chief Cheryl Jacobs, fourth-year Ohero:kon Lead Auntie Karakwino Tina Square and Ohero:kon Lead Uncle Tehawisoron Kenny Perkins.

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