COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAM & CONTACT TRACING

District Chief Vanessa Adams highlights nursing week that was celebrated May 10-16, 2020. Nursing Spotlight on the work being done by the Community Health Program with the COVID-19 pandemic response. Registered Nurses Karole Mitchell and Don Lucas provide information on contact tracing. If you are from Akwesasne and have any questions about COVID-19, please contact the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne: Community […]

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EMERGENCY MEASURES REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR AKWESASNE

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) held a conference call on May 26, 2020 to discuss concerns related to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. At this time, we are reminding individuals that Akwesasne remains under a State of Emergency and all emergency measures taken continue to be in effect. Community members are asked to continue adhering […]

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BEAR SIGHTING (MAY 26, 2020)

The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service have received information of a confirmed bear sighting in the area. The bear may be swimming from island to island. Cottagers in the area should take precautions. What to do if you see or encounter a bear on your property.Black bears live mostly in forested areas where they are best able to find food, winter […]

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AKWESASNE COURT UPDATE

On March 12, 2020, the Akwesasne Justice Department and Akwesasne Review Commission jointly reviewed the COOP (Continuity of Operations Plan) with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic has resulted in many events being cancelled. Based on the guidelines established for prevention measures and to maintain the health and safety of our community and staff, it was determined that the […]

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UNSEASONABLY HIGH HEAT HITTING THE AKWESASNE AREA

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Department of Health is advising the community to prepare for upcoming high temperatures and humidity this week. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, facilities that are normally used as cooling centers are not available to provide this service. Please call elders in your family or other high-risk individuals to check on them to make sure they […]

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AKWESASNE MOHAWK POLICE SEIZE 80LBS OF CANNABIS MARIHUANA

On May 20, 2020, the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Marine Unit (SAVE) were conducting pro-active marine patrols on the St. Lawrence River monitoring boating activity. At 12:48 AM, police observed a large white speedboat traveling on the St. Lawrence River without navigation equipment displayed. Police followed the vessel to a private landing in Tsi Snaihne (Snye) and attempted to conduct a […]

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MCA DOH ESSENTIAL SERVICES AND CONTACT INFORMATION

MCA Planned Office Closure May 18-22, 2020 The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Department of Health is preparing for the office closure that is planned for the organization the week of May 18-22, 2020. This closure is needed to complete major renovations and update essential equipment. The MCA Department of Health is notifying the community of the operational status and contact […]

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EMERGENCY FOOD DISTRIBUTION — SPECIAL THANKS

Since March 16, the need to assist our vulnerable community was identified and employees from different programs came together to provide food boxes for AMBE families, elders, and community boxes for pick up in all three districts. The food distribution crew packaged and delivered over 900 boxes a week! A special thanks to:• Burnbrae Farms for their donations of eggs• […]

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WHW — PLANNING YOUR GARDEN

With the warm weather coming this weekend, the Traditional Medicine Team wanted to share this message from Mohawk Seedkeeper Terrylynn Brant that it’s not too late to direct seed most plants. The long weekend coming up is a great chance to get the ground ready so you can direct seed your corn and beans.  

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APPLICATION ASSISTANCE FOR THE CANADA EMERGENCY STUDENT BENEFIT (CESB)

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne would like to inform post-secondary students and recent graduates attending a college/university in Canada or abroad (i.e. United States) that beginning Friday, May 15, coronavirus aid applications will be available for submission. Students are being asked to submit their applications for the new benefit program over four days, depending on the month of their birth. […]

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