A Sweets Jacobs July 2017 Cropped
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Tribe Endorses Jacobs for Salmon River School Board Election

May 20, 2019

Encourages District Voters to Support Agnes “Sweets” Jacobs on May 21st

AKWESASNE—The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is encouraging school district residents to support Agnes “Sweets” Jacobs in the upcoming Salmon River School Board Election being held on Tuesday, Onerahtohkó:wa/May 21, 2019. Jacobs is running for the seat currently held by Michael Conners, while a second seat currently held by Board President Sheila Marshall remains open for a write-in candidate.

“School board elections provide an opportunity for district voters to support a candidate who will give them a voice in decisions made by the school district,” said Tribal Chief Beverly Cook. Chief Cook added, “Agnes Jacobs has extensive community work experience and will ensure that all district residents have an active role in their children’s education.”

Agnes “Sweets” Jacobs currently serves as Sub-Chief on the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council and is actively involved in education, as all her children and grandchildren have or are still attending the St. Regis Mohawk School or Salmon River’s main campus. She is a big proponent for youth sports and has coached for North Franklin Sports, previously worked with persons dealing with learning disabilities and supported implementation of an anti-bullying campaign.

“We express our appreciation to Agnes Jacobs for her desire to represent the interests of all students in the Salmon River Central School District,” shared Tribal Chief Michael Conners. Chief Conners added, “Our children represent our future and, with continuing representation from our community, we’re confident that the school board will continue to seek partnerships and opportunities to help prepare all students for college or a chosen career.”

Approximately 70 percent of the Salmon River student body is comprised of Native students enrolled with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. As a result, the Tribe is asking district residents to vote for Agnes “Sweets” Jacobs on Onerahtohkó:wa/May 21st to ensure that the voice of Akwesasne youth is represented on the school board.

“The participation of Akwesasne residents in the school district is important in providing a supportive educational environment for our children, especially at the board level, because it ensures their best interests will be represented appropriately,” said Tribal Chief Eric Thompson.

The Tribe is encouraging district residents to vote for Agnes “Sweets” Jacobs in the school board elections being held on Tuesday, Onerahtohkó:wa/May 21, 2019 from Noon to 8:00 p.m. in the Salmon River Board Room located at 637 County Route 1 in Fort Covington, New York.

To vote in the school board election, individuals need to be at least 18 years old and reside in the Salmon River School District. Individuals are eligible to vote even if they do not have children attending school within the district.


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