Mohawk Tribe outraged after U.S. Senator introduces legislation they say specifically targets Indian Tribes

In response to a controversial bill introduced by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, one that prohibits tribal sovereign immunity from being used to block certain types of patent challenges, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe issued a statement claiming the new legislation discriminates against Native American Tribes. “The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) is outraged that U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO), has introduced legislation that specifically targets Indian tribes, yet exempts state universities and other sovereign governments engaged in the very same IPR process.  The double standard that is being introduced by the Senator as a solution for a perceived abuse of the IPR proceedings does nothing to solve the underlying problem. The Tribes authority is inherent and has been reaffirmed through treaties and legislation from the earliest days of the country.” This comes on the heels after Drugmaker Allergan Plc made a deal to transfer some of its patents(Restasis) to the Saint

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With love from Akwesasne to Attawapiskat

Saturday, May 21st, 2016, Akwesasronon Dawn LaFrance & Sesi Herne delivered a U-Haul truck filled with items from the community of Akwesasne to Walkley Rd., in Ottawa, ON, that’s to be delivered in a mass shipment to Attawapiskat First Nation, Fort Albany, ON, by Annie & Company. Annie & Company is a philanthropic project put on by the Laalo Family, who help people in need all around the world. The collection on May 21st was their fifth and final drop off date to include in the shipment to Attawapiskat. They received nearly 50 trucks of donations this past Saturday, and many helping hands, including City Councillor Mathieu Fluery. Akwesasronon have collectively gathered and donated a U-Haul full of over a dozen bicycles, a few thousand diapers, countless boxes of books, personal hygiene items, sporting equipment, games, DVD’s, first-aid kits, household items, and countless arts and crafts items for all ages.

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A day of success on the water — Hook, line and sinker! Kids for Fishing, “I want the youth to find and experience the simple enjoyments in life while being a kid.”

Saturday, May 28th, 2016 marked the sixth annual Kids for Fishing event in Akwesasne; a program founded by SRMT Tribal Police & Community Resource Officer, PJ Burns, and designed to abridge the relationship with youth and police officers. Kids for Fishing started in 2010 and is a program that Burns says was created to “build a bond [with youth and local law enforcement] so they aren’t scared of us, and I believe it’s important to build that relationship.” Kids for Fishing has seen roughly 300 youth participate in this annual one-day event where local competitive fishermen and women, from both sides of the border, spend their day teaching kids to fish in the St. Regis River.  Assisted by fellow Law Enforcement Officers Rob White and Norman King, and a slue of volunteers, Kids for Fishing is made possible each year by a proud group of people that want to bring

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Job Opportunity: Media Sales Associate

  Position: Media Sales Associate (Digital Media and Traditional Broadcast Media) Job Code: 11-2022 Salary Level: $ 20,000 – $28,000 Exempt: Yes Location: 2819 St. Rte95 Bombay NY, 12914 Department: Administration Reports To: Business Development/Marketing Coordinator Join our team today and step into an exciting career full of opportunity! If you are: – Motivated and know how to achieve results? – Looking to continually improve your sales skills and knowledge? – Committed to providing great service and quality work? – Ready to take your SALES CAREER to the next level? Then, we’d love to hear from you! One of Akwesasne’s fastest growing and most contemporary broadcast media companies, Akwesasne TV has an immediate opening for a Media Sales Rep to represent our TV Station. Ideally, you have a minimum of 1-3 years sales experience (media sales preferable) with great personality and computer skills. You also love to seek out new business’

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ABEA Awards Recognize Business leaders in Akwesasne

Any business owner will tell you that having a business in a “small town” in today’s economy presents unique challenges. But it doesn’t mean that business can’t be booming — especially in Akwesasne, where the small business community seems to be thriving. So it’s no surprise that it was a packed house at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino’s Winter Ballroom last Friday, October 2nd, as the first annual Akwesasne Business Excellence Awards made its debut. Community members came out, arriving on the red carpet dressed to impress, in support of those business members nominated for an award. The $80 a plate — black tie affair was sold out just a few days prior. The event strived to recognize Akwesasne’s business community and future leaders. The evening was emceed by none other than Akwesasne Mohawk Casino’s own Buck Cook, who cracked jokes and kept the crowed engaged for the duration of 3+ hour event. ABEA attendees had a chance to

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Akwesasne – Missing Snowmobiler Found

Update: February 22, 2015 Akwesasne – After a 7 day search, officials say the body of Akwesasne community member, Kirk Ransom, has been found. Ransom had been missing since last Sunday when his snowmobile went through the ice in the St Lawrence River. Ransom was located by emergency officials this afternoon underneath the ice shelf. Throughout the past week, many community members had gone to the river bank, where rescue crews worked tirelessly, to conduct traditional Haudenosaunne ceremonies to bring Ransom home, burning tobacco and sending out prayers in an effort to return him to his family and community. 290 total views, no views today

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