Congratulations Akwesasne – Olympic Flame Attendant – Torchbearer for Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay

Congratulations Akwesasne – Olympic Flame Attendant – Torchbearer for Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT FOR AKWESASNE YOUTH FLAME ATTENDANT, COMMUNITY TORCHBEARER AND HONORARY ELDER FIRE KEEPER FOR VANCOUVER 2010 OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY AKWESASNE – The Akwesasne Olympic Torch Relay Organizing Committee will be joined by the Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club in announcing three Akwesasne community members selected to take part in the 2010 Winter Olympic Torch […]

People’s Fire Video – www.awkwesasnepeoplesfire.com – UPDATE

People’s Fire Video – www.awkwesasnepeoplesfire.com – UPDATE

This video was just posted on http://www.akwesasnepeoplesfire.com/ which is a website with a unique insight into the goings on at the tent in Akwesasne.   There’s so much spin out there and so much that hasn’t been covered.  It’s good to see the perspective from those at the center of the storm. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQQNz0FKCKI&feature=player_embedded I think […]

Akwesasne Bridge Crisis Update – Monday October 12, 2009 SEAWAY INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE – Cornwall Ontario – EDITORIAL

Akwesasne Bridge Crisis Update – Monday October 12, 2009 SEAWAY INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE – Cornwall Ontario – EDITORIAL

The trusses are up at the winter base being built  next to the CBSA post on the Island.   I stopped by early Saturday morning.   Everything was wet and mucky, but moving forward. There was a turkey dinner served today, and a fundraiser as people are digging in and preparing for the winter.    There’s also been […]

Harper Government refuses to negotiate with MCA – CBSA walks out of talks

Harper Government refuses to negotiate with MCA – CBSA walks out of talks

CBSA Walks out on Talks with Mohawks of Akwesasne CBSA object to presence of lawyers who will report to the court AKWESASNE, ON, Oct. 5 /CNW Telbec/ – The Akwesasne Mohawk Leadership Task Force traveled to Ottawa today to meet with representatives of the CBSA. During the middle of the discussion on seizures CBSA officials […]

City and CBSA to Enter Financial Agreement

City and CBSA to Enter Financial Agreement

The Standard Freeholder is reporting on an agreement between the CBSA and the City.   L I N K “City council is expected to enter into an agreement with the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) tonight which will see the municipality reimbursed for expenses incurred since the facility was opened July 13, as well as any […]

“We Need Answers Today” Syd Gardiner on Seaway International Bridge Crisis – Peter Van Loan and Guy Lauzon

“We Need Answers Today” Syd Gardiner on Seaway International Bridge Crisis – Peter Van Loan and Guy Lauzon

I caught up with Acting Cornwall Mayor Syd Gardiner at the Parade of Nations yesterday. We apologize for the poor sound quality as the music in the background makes it difficult to hear, but his message is loud and clear regarding his position on what’s happening with the bridge crisis. Kudos for Syd for being […]

Friday Night at the Tent – MCA to have own Border Officers? New Building Should be Up in Weeks Donations accepted- CBSA Refusing to Negotiate – Cornwall Boycott?

Friday Night at the Tent – MCA to have own Border Officers?  New Building Should be Up in Weeks Donations accepted- CBSA Refusing to Negotiate – Cornwall Boycott?

Busy night and a lot was talked about.    As reported earlier Grand Chief Mike Mitchell appeared on CKON and discussed a native customs station set up in the old CBSA building as a measure instead of forcing residents to report at the Cornwall Temporary station and clog up the bridge. That measure would force residents […]

BREAKING NEWS – Government Refusing to Negotiate with Akwesasne – CKON Interview – Akwesasne to Open own Customs Office!

BREAKING NEWS – Government Refusing to Negotiate with Akwesasne – CKON Interview – Akwesasne to Open own Customs Office!

CKON Live Radio Interview with Grand Chief Mike Mitchell and James Ransom. The Grand Chief has just announced that Akwesasne will open their own customs office on the Island with their own officers. More to come….and we’ll wait for the official press release.  You can listen live on the station by clicking the logo. please […]

Press Release from the MCA – AKWESASNE LEADERS RESPOND TO CBSA’s 24-hour “grace period”

Press Release from the MCA – AKWESASNE LEADERS RESPOND TO CBSA’s 24-hour “grace period”

AKWESASNE LEADERS RESPOND TO CBSA’s 24-hour “grace period Akwesasne, ONTARIO — On September 21st, Akwesasne leadership notified the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) of the growing concerns and fear of community members that they are being subjected to vehicle seizures and monetary fines for not directly reporting to the relocated Port of Entry in the […]

Cornwall Standard Free Holder Doesn’t want public discussion of Seaway International Bridge Crisis on their Website AKWESASNE

Cornwall Standard Free Holder Doesn’t want public discussion of Seaway International Bridge Crisis on their Website AKWESASNE

L I N K NOTE:   “The Standard-Freeholder has chosen to disable the comments feature on this story because reader comments have often shown the potential to be legally problematic for the newspaper as it pertains to this issue, particularly as they pertain to libel law. If you would like to share your thoughts about the […]

Bernadette Clément on The Seaway Bridge Crisis – Akwesasne

Bernadette Clément on The Seaway Bridge Crisis – Akwesasne

Cornwall City Councilor and Liberal Party of Canada’s next Federal Candidate for SD&G Bernadette Clément sent in this comment regarding this weekends actions and bridge closure. “From the very beginning, the lack of respectful and effective dialogue has made matters more difficult. “Our community is rightly worried about the future of the border crossing.   We […]

2009 Akwesasne Pow Wow Round Up

2009 Akwesasne Pow Wow Round Up

I just got the wrap up in from Bonnie Mitchell.  Congrats & Kudos from all at The Cornwall Free News to everyone involved for putting on a super event in our community and area! She:kon and Greetings! Though the sound of the powerful powwow drum has faded into the past, we would like to take […]