$30,000 Scoreboard donated to Generations Park by Tarbell Management Group

Visitors to Akwesasne’s Generations Park, will now see a newly installed scoreboard that reads “Welcome to Generations Field”. It was a ‘very generous’ donation from Bear’s Den Convenience Stores, Tim Horton’s Café Bake Shops Akwesasne and Tarbell Management Group (TMG) for the Akwesasne community’s enjoyment.  TMG President and CEO Brandon Tarbell unveiled a brand new scoreboard for the park’s main athletic field along with several park staff, local youth and other community members on July 12. “At TMG, we recognize the importance of supporting events and facilities that help promote our community’s health and wellness,” said Tarbell. “From hosting annual charity runs to operating a premier fitness facility like Heart to Heart as a not-for-profit business, we are proud to donate a new scoreboard to enhance the park’s intended purpose to help our community members live active and healthy lifestyles. This is one of our many ways we give back

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Northern Tribal Border Summit aims to tackle tough issues and challenges — enhanced Tribal I.D. cards and strategies for improving border access on agenda

In a joint press release issued by the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, they have announced the convening of a “Northern Tribal Border Summit” for tribal leaders. This rare and innovative event will be held August 20-21, 2017 at Shakopee’s Mystic Lake Casino and Hotel in Shakopee, Minnesota. “We look forward to discussing how best to improve border crossing for Native peoples during the Trump and Trudeau administrations,” said Gary Aitken, Jr. Chairman of the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, “particularly those tribes, like ours, that have our people located on both sides of the border.” The Summit is an opportunity for leaders of tribal governments and First Nations communities located on or near the U.S.-Canada border to discuss border-crossing and related issues, including: Challenges of Northern Border Crossing for Tribal Citizens & Members; Trump and Trudeau Administration U.S. Northern Border Policies; Enhanced Tribal Cards and Strategies

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Possible revenue generating patent project opportunity ‘Stirred Up’ debate at SRMT monthly meeting,– and in August 2017, Mohawk Networks will upgrade their connectivity, from 2Gig to a 4Gig connection, doubling bandwidth in area

The first post-election community meeting was held this past Saturday, July 8, with Chief Eric Thompson chairing along with new members of Tribal Council.  With nearly 38 people in attendance, community members received an update on all that’s happening in and around the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and the community of Akwesasne.

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Tribe’s Compliance Department Takes Action To Protect Licensed Businesses and Community Members

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Compliance Department is in the process of holding public meetings to present and gain feedback from tribal members on the development of a General Business Ordinance. Two previous public meetings were held on June 14th and June 21st, and a third will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. “Tribal Council is aware that over the past several years, non-member vendors and peddlers have entered our community for the purpose of targeting our elders with various scams.” remarked Chief Eric Thompson. “The General Business Ordinance will expressly give the Tribe authority to prohibit these businesses from selling on our territory, while protecting the business owners who operate in good faith.” The DRAFT General Business Ordinance’s intent is to ensure the Tribe is aware of both members and non-members conducting business within the Tribal jurisdiction. The DRAFT ordinance sets forth a fee for general

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LAX players from the Haudenosaunee Confederacy compete at Parliament — Lacrosse part of Canada’s 150th year Anniversary

Lacrosse players from the Iroquois Confederacy gathered in Ottawa on the Supreme Court lawn just before sundown to face-off some members of parliament. It was only a few weeks ago, in June, that Canadian Liberal MP Marc Miller, invited members of the Kahnawake Rapids to play an “exhibition game” of lacrosse. It is after all, Canada’s summer sport, and as part of their 150th anniversary celebrations, they are commemorating their birthday with the inclusion of the country’s Indigenous people, their language, culture and heritage. The invitation to play the ‘Creators Game’ was organized by Kahnawake:ronon and Rapids owner, Sterling Deer, and Miller, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, — in order to raise awareness and create a positive impact for this ‘Nation to First Nations’ relation. Deer said the event transpired in to a historical moment for Haudenosaunee people. “Marc is a friend of mine and he

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Former-Fire Station #1 Removed for Community Greenspace

  On Ohiari:ha/June 20, 2017; the old Hogansburg-Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department’s Station #1 built in 1960 on Gray Street in Hogansburg, New York was demolished to help restore the location to green space; with picnic tables and benches for community members to oversee the St. Regis River. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Office for Economic Development, in collaboration with the Akwesasne Tourism Working Group, is also developing plans to utilize the area directly across the river for an Art Park to promote tourism. For the past 13 years, the old fire station served as a location for the Tribe’s Planning and Infrastructure Division, which recently relocated to a new facility on State Route 95 where a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house is being planned for Early-August. # # # # # The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council is the duly elected and federally recognized government of the Saint Regis Mohawk

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SRMT monthly meeting highlights progress and positive developments in Akwesasne

With roughly 35 people in attendance at the June monthly community meeting, which was held in the SRMT’s Community Building, and chaired by Tribal Chief Beverly Cook, a full agenda was on the schedule and no time was wasted. At most community meetings, a number of action items are requested for Tribal Council to explore, and in the past several months, the matter of the 1990 Cold Case Murders in Akwesasne have resurfaced and an appeal was made to investigate further. On May 17th, members of Tribal Council met with the New York State Police(NYSP), and their Violent Crime Investigation Team’s Senior Investigator.  The NYSP reported they did not have any files on the 1990 cases. The 1990 Cold Case Murders are in reference to the unsolved deaths of two Mohawk men, Matt Pyke and Junior Edwards. According to reports, the two were killed during a ‘stand-off’ which took place on

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Locals involved in stabbing on McDonald Rd.

The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service (AMPS) received a call at 3:00 p.m. on June 14, reporting that an alleged stabbing had occurred on McDonald Road involving three local men. Acting Sargent Phillip Boots, Sargent Ranatiiostha Swamp, and Constable Nathan Thompson quickly responded to the scene. Upon arrival, the officers discovered that two of the three men had already left in their vehicle and went to the hospital, and one had remained at the scene. At the time of this story, one of the men turned himself into AMPS on June 15, and has been arrested and will be charged with assault and causing a disturbance under section 266, and section 175 of the Criminal Code of Canada.  Acting Chief of Police for the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service, Lee-Ann O’Brien, told ATV the AMPS and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police began their investigation in the area of the incident. The

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ABGC’s ‘Teen Night’ gets visit from Miss Indian World

    The recently crowned Miss Indian World, Raven Swamp, visited the Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club during last Friday’s ‘Teen Night’.  Swamp, who is from Kahnawake, won the title of Miss Indian World 2017-2018, and is the only Mohawk woman to be crowned this title during the ‘Gathering of Nations’ powwow. Swamp was one of 23 native women to compete for this prestigious title, representing their respective tribes in the areas of Tribal knowledge, traditional dance, public speaking, and a personality assessment.  Swamp performed her entire talent performance in Kanien’keha.  “A lot of judges came up to me at the end and said they never really heard a language spoken so beautifully.  Our language is beautiful, and is the essence of who we are,” said Swamp.  This title serves as a major platform for its recipient in indigenous communities throughout the world. Dressed in her beautifully hand sewn Iroquois

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Non-Member Exclusions Processed by the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

  AKWESASNE — On Onerahtohkó:wa/May 24, 2017; the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council signed TCR 2017-31 updating the Non-Member Exclusion Policy, to provide guidance and clarify procedures for the removal of a non-member. The Tribal Council has signed Exclusion Orders for the following non-members:   Adam Ortiz Angela Alaimo Aristedes Rojas Chantal Black Dustin M. Lauzon Frederick Heiserman Kevin M. Griffin Ronnie M. Jackson Shawn M. Tedrick Terry J. Murray Mike Hassett Christopher Belile Kent Squire Hill Austin Cavender James Trembley Jermaine Kidd Peter T. Shenandoah Randy L. Peck Richard W. Clause Timothy Scott This exclusion list will continue to be updated and issued. A copy of the Non-Member Exclusion Policy can be requested from the Office of the Tribal Clerk. If any of the above individuals are observed within the jurisdiction of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, please contact the Tribal Police Department at (518) 358-9200. # # # #

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