Health Services Expansion Project Still Seeks Native Workers

Nov 8, 2018

AKWESASNE — In August 2018, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe issued a callout for Native companies and tradespeople looking to work on the Health Services Expansion and Renovation Project. The callout continues and those interested in this employment opportunity can submit their name and resume to the Akwesasne Employment Resource Center (AERC).

“With the steel structure of the new Health Services Building now complete, we are re-issuing a callout for any interested Native workers to help work on this important community project,” said Executive Director Tsiorasa Barreiro. “We appreciate the efforts of Ironworkers Local 440 and look forward to providing opportunities for more Native vendors and tradespeople in accordance with the SRMT Native American Preference Policy.”

The Native American Preference Policy ensures Native employment is utilized to the maximum extent possible throughout the duration of any tribal construction project. It requires all construction contractors and sub-contractors to employ at least forty percent (40%) Native workers for each trade; such as for electricians, carpenters, plumbers and roofers. In doing so, potential bidders must submit a Native American Preference Plan outlining the utilization of Native vendors and workers.

The Tribe therefore, is asking Native vendors and workers to no longer visit the job site to apply for work on the Health Services Expansion and Renovation Project, as it is an active construction site and poses safety concerns. Instead, that are asking interested Native workers to submit their resume to the Akwesasne Employment Resource Center in the following trades:





Spray Foam Insulating

Metal Panels


Alum Ent & Windows

Auto Entrance

Coil Doors

Tile Work

Flooring and Carpeting


Folding Partition







Roofing & Framing

The AERC is a centralized, “one-stop” location for Native workers, contractors and subcontractors to come together for employment opportunities in Akwesasne and elsewhere. They provide an electronic and physical job board for those seeking employment, as well as refer qualified workers to help fill vacant positions. If needed, AERC are available to assist Native workers in developing resumes and completing applications for jobs being provided by the Tribe.

For more information on the Akwesasne Employment Resource Center, please visit their website at, stop by their office located at 611 State Route 37 in Akwesasne, NY or call during normal business hours at (518) 358-3047.

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