SACRED SONGS — SINGING FOR THE SILENCED

The Akwesasne Family Wellness Program would like to invite the community to a free event to honor and remember our missing and murdered women, children and men.

There will be performances, presentations and showcases offered to show support for the National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (May 5).

Resources will be available and accessible on site! For more information or to register, please contact the AFWP at 613-937-4322.

INFORMATION MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR AKWESASNE ELECTION LAW – AMENDMENT

 

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne would like to remind the community of the upcoming Information Meetings for the proposed draft Akwesasne Election Law – Amendment on the following dates, times and locations:

  • Tsi Snaihne — Saturday, April 27 (10 AM – 12 PM) — Iohahi:io Adult Education Center
  • Kana:takon — Tuesday, April 30 (6 PM – 8 PM) — Kana:takon Recreation Center
  • Kawehno:ke — Thursday, May 9 (6 PM – 8 PM) — Kawehno:ke Recreation Center

*The Kawehno:ke District meeting was previously scheduled for Monday, April 29, but was rescheduled to a later date.

 

The last date to submit comments to the Akwesasne Legislative Commission regarding the proposed Akwesasne Election Law — Amendment is Monday, May 6. For more information, please contact Justice Coordinator Kyrie Ransom at 613-575-2250 ext. 2403.

 

Click here to view the Akwesasne Election Law Amendment Update: http://bit.ly/AEL-AmendmentUpdate

 

AKWESASNE ROADSIDE CLEANUP DAY

The Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment would like to invite the community to the annual Roadside Cleanup Day!

 

When: Saturday, May 11

Where: Akwesasne (northern & southern portions)

 

Monetary prizes will be given to the team that collects the most bags of roadside garbage — participants are also encouraged to submit photos of their cleanup area for the Trash Tag Challenge for a chance to win additional prizes!

 

Team registration starts at 8:30 AM at the SRMT Seniors Center and the CIA #3 Building on Kawehno:ke.

 

For more information, please contact Craig Arquette (518-358-5937) or Jessica Shenandoah (613-575-2250 ext. 1040).

OPEN HOUSE INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR THE GRASSE RIVER SUPERFUND SITE

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold Open House Information Sessions the second Wednesday of the month at the Hawkins Point Visitors Center to discuss 2019 work activities associated with the Grasse River Superfund Site. Dredging to address PCB-contaminated sediment in a 7.2 mile stretch of the Grasse River began this spring. The next Information Session is scheduled for Wednesday, May 8.

EPA and Arconic staff will be available between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. to discuss the work and answer questions from the public. These are informal opportunities for dialogue with members of the project team. Meetings will be held monthly through September 2019.

What: EPA Open House Information Sessions

Where: Hawkins Point Visitors Center – NYPA

21 Hawkins Point Rd, Massena

When: Second Wednesday of the month through September (6 p.m. – 7 p.m.): May 8, June 12, July 10, Aug. 14, Sept. 11

For More Information: Larisa Romanowski, EPA Community Involvement Coordinator, (518) 407-0400, romanowski.larisa@epa.gov

MCA BY-ELECTION | NOMINATIONS FOR KAWEHNO:KE DISTRICT CHIEF

A Mohawk Council of Akwesasne By-Election for the position of one (1) District Chief in the District of Kawehno:ke will be held on June 1, 2019. Nominations will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tri-District Elders Lodge on Kawehno:ke.

 

Therefore, a revised Voters List will be posted at the following locations:

  • Bank of Montreal
  • Jocks Store
  • Express Gas

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Chief Electoral Officer Leona Benedict at 613-575-2250 ext. 2406.

MACHINE READABLE STATUS CARD SESSIONS Intake Session

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne would like to invite the community to learn more from Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) as they introduce a machine readable format on Secure Certificate of Indian Status cards. This has been done to help simplify the border crossing process for First Nations individuals using the status cards as a piece of identification at ports of entry (POE) between Canada and the United States.

MACHINE READABLE STATUS CARD SESSIONS Intake Session

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne would like to invite the community to learn more from Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) as they introduce a machine readable format on Secure Certificate of Indian Status cards. This has been done to help simplify the border crossing process for First Nations individuals using the status cards as a piece of identification at ports of entry (POE) between Canada and the United States.

MACHINE READABLE STATUS CARD SESSIONS

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne would like to invite the community to learn more from Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) as they introduce a machine readable format on Secure Certificate of Indian Status cards. This has been done to help simplify the border crossing process for First Nations individuals using the status cards as a piece of identification at ports of entry (POE) between Canada and the United States.

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