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Tribal Council Supports Akwesasne Veterans Memorial Monument

May 9, 2017

AKWESASNE -- On Onerahtókha/April 4, 2017, the volunteer committee for the Akwesasne Veterans Memorial Monument Fund (AVMMF) received $5,000 from the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council through the Community Partnership Fund for the monument’s completion. The monument will be publicly unveiled at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Onerahtohkó:wa/May 27th at Generations Park, located at 545 State Route 37 in Akwesasne, New York. It will commemorate all Akwesasne veterans that served in branches of the United States or Canadian Armed Services. Joining in the check presentation were (from left) American Legion Post #1479 Commander Michael Cook, Sons of the American Legion Treasurer Lawrence Swamp, Sub-Chief Michael Conners, Tribal Chief Ron LaFrance, Sub-Chief Shelley Jacobs, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Phillip Tarbell, Tribal Chief Beverly Cook and Sub-Chief and AVMMF Committee Chairperson 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.