AKWESASNE COMMUNITY HEALING FUND RECIPIENTS
The COVID-19 Global Pandemic has created and exacerbated mental health illnesses and struggles for many communities, Akwesasne included. The Community of Akwesasne has many families affected by grief, loss, addictions, economic uncertainty, and COIVD related challenges.
In late 2021, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne approved the allocation of resources to create the Akwesasne Community Healing Fund to support healing within the community of Akwesasne.
Most recently the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne allocated an additional $200,000 to further support the Akwesasne Community Healing Fund.
A community callout for proposals was conducted for 21 days and resulted in numerous proposals being received. A committee of Council members reviewed the applications and recommended to Council the following contributions be made to the five community-based healing services below:
PO Box 174, Akwesasne QC
We Carry Their Voices
Angela Tsioneratase Barnes
11 Mackay Avenue, Cornwall
Iahki’nikonhketskwas “Lifting Their Minds”
Diane Boots, Chairperson
27 Mose Cook Road, Akwesasne, NY
Haudensosaunee Everlasting Academy of Learning “HEAL”
Della Adams & Eddie Gray
1516 River Road, Akwesasne, QC
Peace of Mind Project
276 Island Road, Akwesasne, ON
Holistic Life Foundation
16 Whiskey Lane Akwesasne, QC
The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is pleased to be able to support community-based services as an additional or alternative way to healing. The global pandemic has created unprecedented times and situations for all Akwesasronon and the Mohawk Council will continue to support the community through the path of healing and healthy recovery.
Akwesasronon are encouraged to learn more about the services offered by community-based providers by contacting them directly or the ongoing services offered by the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne by visiting our website at www.akwesasne.ca.