Elderberry Syrup Class On Thompson Island

Thompson Island will be hosting an elderberry syrup class on Friday, August 24 from 9 AM ‒ 4 PM.


The cost is $60 per person — this includes transportation by pontoon to Thompson Island, lunch and a hands-on lesson on how to harvest the berries and make the syrup. All participants will receive a jar of the elderberry syrup as well.


If you are interested, please inbox the Thompson Island Cultural Eco Tourism Camp directly, or call Jessica at 613-930-3941 or Norman at 613-551-0954.


All participants will need gloves, a knife and long pants.

Survey – Voices Of Children And Youth

The VOICES of Children and Youth is a research project that aims to look at child and youth injuries in Akwesasne, individual beliefs, perceptions and knowledge of injuries, where they are occurring in the community, and why.


This project is conducted by Dr. Rose-Alma J. McDonald (Akwesasronon Researcher and local project lead), Dr. Ian Pike (University of British Columbia) and Dr. Alison Macpherson (York University).


You are invited to participate in the VOICES project by completing our survey. It will take 5-10 minutes of your time. Your participation is entirely voluntary and confidential. Click on the following link to complete the survey:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VoicesAkwesasne


By participating in this survey you have a chance to win an iPad. You may confidentially provide your name and phone number for the draw for your participation in the survey. We will be taking responses via Survey Monkey between August 21, 2018 and September 4, 2018.


We will be contacting the winner no later than September 14, 2018.


For more information about this important study, please contact Dr. Rose-Alma McDonald at 613-575-2533 or send an email to rosealmamcdonald@sympatico.ca.

Kana:takon District Meeting – Updated Time & Location

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne would like to inform the community that the Kana:takon District Meeting for August 2018 has been rescheduled to take place on Monday, August 27 from 6 PM ‒ 8 PM at the Kana:takon Recreation Center.


Council encourages community members to attend the meetings to receive updates and information. If you have any questions regarding these meetings, please do not hesitate to contact the Mohawk Government Office at 613-575-2348.

Notice of Public Meeting – Tsi Snaihne Subdivision Sewage Works Update




Thursday Seskéha/August 23
, 2018
Iohahí:io Classroom – 2
6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

The purpose of this public meeting is to inform residents and property owners of
the proposed scope of work for the Snye Subdivision Sewage Work. The project is
expected to start the end of August 2018 and be completed the end of April 2019.

The Tsi Snaihne Subdivision Wastewater Treatment system project is to construct
infrastructure to rehabilitate the aging wastewater treatment plant. The project will
upgrade the current facility and construct a Submerged Attached Growth Reactor
(SAGR) lagoon based wastewater treatment system and to replace the current
Rotating Biological Contactor (RBC) treatment process. Work also includes
construction of a new pumping station, lagoon aeration, and an auxiliary support

Should you have questions about the public meeting, please contact the
Department of Technical Services by calling the MCA 613-575-2250, Extension

Call Out For Elder Representative

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Callout for Elder Representatives

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne would like to appoint six (6) elder representatives, to represent the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne and the community of Akwesasne.

The membership of the Akwesasne Iethisohthokón:a/Elders Council shall consist of six (6) representatives, with a goal of equal gender composition, and to a term determined by the applicant’s wishes. In order to be eligible to represent the Mohawks of Akwesasne, Iethisohthokón:a/Elders, applicants must:
1. Be enrolled Member of the Mohawks of Akwesasne, pursuant to the Akwesasne
Membership Code;
2. Attain the age of 65 years old the time of appointment;
3. Reside in one of the three (3) districts of Akwesasne: Kawehno:ke, Kana:takon or Tsi
4. Must be prepared to identify their vision and goals for Akwesasne;
5. Be able to travel and attend meetings locally and distant;
6. Ability to speak the Kanien’keha language and have knowledge of Kanien’keha culture and traditions is not necessarily a “must”, but an asset.

Responsibilities in accordance to the terms of reference
1. Serve as a source of accurate information about Kanien’keha heritage;
2. Reviews and assess the quality of services provided by MCA for the elderly members;
3. Liaise with Grand Chief and Council on a quarterly annual (3 month) or as needed basis;
4. Liaise with Akwesasne Youth Council on an as needed basis;
5. Be respectful to all;
6. Support and work with Akwesasne youth initiatives.

Please be advised there are additional responsibilities in accordance to the Terms of Reference. Individuals selected will be appointed as MCA Elder Representatives through a Mohawk Council Resolution.

Interested individuals are invited to submit their letter of interest and resume to Kuyra Chaussi at kuyra.chaussi@akwesasne.ca or by mail/in person to the Mohawk Government Offices located at 29
Third St, Akwesasne, QC H0M 1A0 (Old G & L Building 1 near Area Management in Kana:takon) by
Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 4:00pm. For further information or if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Mohawk Government offices at (613) 575-2348 extension 2265.

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