Open letter to Premier Pauline Marois on Bill 101’s impact on languages of Onkwehón:we / Indigenous People

Open letter to Premier Pauline Marois on Bill 101’s impact on languages of Onkwehón:we / Indigenous People

February 20, 2013 Re: Follow-up of letter of request for a meeting dated October 22, 2012 To: Premier Pauline Marois Dear Premier Marois: This letter is a follow-up to a letter dated last October 22, 2012, requesting a meeting with you and your Ministers regarding the impact of Bill 101 on Indigenous languages. While I […]

BMO OPG IBM SNC Lavalin Team Up for AMBE in Cornwall Ontario – March 12-14, 2013

BMO OPG IBM SNC Lavalin Team Up for AMBE in Cornwall Ontario – March 12-14, 2013

AMBE March Break Camp Activities BMO Module Summary: (Bank of Montreal Financial Group) Grades KG-3 and 4- 8, Days 1 and 3 BMO Smart Steps for Parents Today’s kids are exposed to more gear, more gadgets, and more high-pressure advertising than ever before. How can today?s parents best prepare their kids to be prudent consumers and to […]

Are We Progressing or Regressing? by Jacqueline Milner

Are We Progressing or Regressing?  by Jacqueline Milner

  Are we progressing or regressing? What the heck are we doing folks?  I attended a community gathering last week which was organized by one of our local non-profits; what I would describe as an environmental organization which featured speakers from another environmental organization.  I knew the talk would touch on tree cover and was […]

Monday is World Day of Action – Idle No More Movement Not Slowing Down – by Don Smith

Monday is World Day of Action – Idle No More Movement Not Slowing Down – by Don Smith

Unclear if local border crossing will be Interrupted Monday January 28 2013 is a worldwide day of solidarity for Idle No More participants, with rallies planned for Parliament Hill and a number of communities in several countries including Canada and the United States. According to a January 10 post on the Idle No More website:  […]

Idle No More Border Peaceful Blockade in Akwesasne by Don Smith – January 5, 2013

Idle No More Border Peaceful Blockade in Akwesasne by Don Smith – January 5, 2013

CFN – As was anticipated to be the case at several U.S./Canada borders today, the Idle No More movement, known as the Turtle Island Movement to some, demonstrated along the International border that passes through the Akwesasne Mohawk territory between Cornwall and Rooseveltown.  Estimates of the crowd size vary, but average around 1,000 participants including […]

Over 1,000 Protest Idle No More From Akwesasne Over the Seaway International Bridge in Cornwall Ontario – January 5, 2013

Over 1,000 Protest Idle No More From Akwesasne Over the Seaway International Bridge in Cornwall Ontario – January 5, 2013

CFN – Over 1.000 peaceful protesters walked through Akwesasne and over the Seaway International Bridge to Cornwall Ontario on a beautiful sunny Saturday. The National Idle No More protest hit our area against Bill C 45 and in support of Chief Theresa Spence and her hunger strike. No incidents were reported. Protesters heading back over […]

Cornwall Police Traffic Alert for Idle No More March Across Seaway International Bridge – Akwesasne – January 5, 2013

Cornwall Police Traffic Alert for Idle No More March Across Seaway International Bridge – Akwesasne – January 5, 2013

CFN –  The Cornwall Police are warning the public about the Idle No More March across the Seaway International Bridge Saturday January 5th starting at approximately 10 AM. IDLE NO MORE PROTEST ACTIVITY   Cornwall, ON- On Saturday, January 5th, 2013 at approximately 10:00 a.m., an Idle No More Protest Activity will be taking place […]

31 New Diamond Jubilee Recipients in Stormont, Dundas & South Glengarry by Don Smith

31 New Diamond Jubilee Recipients in Stormont, Dundas & South Glengarry by Don Smith

CFN – Sunday afternoon at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Stormont, Dundas & South Glengarry M.P. Guy Lauzon had the honour of presenting 31 volunteers with Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals.  North Dundas Mayor Eric Duncan served as Master of Ceremonies.  The medal recipients are from a variety of walks of life and have performed volunteer community service ranging from […]

Pilgrims join Alexandria-Cornwall’s Bishop for trek to Kahnawake’s Kateri Shrine & St. Joseph’s Oratory

Pilgrims join Alexandria-Cornwall’s Bishop for trek to Kahnawake’s Kateri Shrine & St. Joseph’s Oratory

CFN – As reported here on CFN, North America’s first Native saint, Kateri Tekakwitha, was canonized at the Vatican on October 21. Understandably, not everyone who wishes to celebrate that fact was able to fly to Rome for the ceremony and related festivities. Bishops from six dioceses in this general area (Ottawa, Gatineau, Kingston, Pembroke, Mont-Laurier […]

Lily of the Mohawks: North America’s First Aboriginal Saint – by Don Smith

Lily of the Mohawks: North America’s First Aboriginal Saint – by Don Smith

CFN – In Akwesasne, in Kahnawake, in North York, on Manitoulin Island, in Midland and elsewhere in Canada and the U.S., First Nations people and non-aboriginals alike are celebrating a first. Earlier today, World Mission Sunday, following in the footsteps of Paul VI and John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI canonized seven new Saints. Two […]

All Things Food Hosts Community Food Workships in SD&G & Akwesasne September 25 – October 4, 2012

All Things Food Hosts Community Food Workships in SD&G & Akwesasne September 25 – October 4, 2012

CFN – All Things Food is holding a series of Community Food Workshops in each county this fall as part of the unique assessment they are currently conducting of the food system in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Counties. Earlier this year, All Things Food was one of twelve organizations in Canada to receive a grant […]

Could Fluoride From Alcoa be Behind Cornwall’s High Cancer Rate? Letter to the Editor from Harry Valentine

Could Fluoride From Alcoa be Behind Cornwall’s High Cancer Rate? Letter to the Editor from Harry Valentine

In recent weeks, the local Cornwall media has carried several news items that relate to cancer. In 1995, Health Canada released a study that indicated that Cornwall had a higher rate of cancer that industrial cities such as Hamilton, Windsor and Sarnia. A story very recently came to public attention courtesy of a cancer researcher […]

SD&G, Cornwall & Akwesasne Arts & Culture Summit – September 22, 2012 Aultsville Theatre – Cornwall Ontario

SD&G, Cornwall & Akwesasne Arts & Culture Summit – September 22, 2012 Aultsville Theatre – Cornwall Ontario

The SDG Community Futures Development Corporation, and Bruce Davis, Cultural Development Coordinator are hosting the 2012 Arts & Culture Summit at Aultsville Theatre in Cornwall Ontario where you will get to vote on SD&G, Cornwall and Akwesasne Arts Council’s first board of directors. Guest Speakers Include: Clayton Windatt, Co-Founder of Nipissing Arts Council/Executive Director, White […]

It’s Time for the 2012 Akwesasne International Pow Wow! September 8 & 9 at the A’nowara’ko:wa Arena!

It’s Time for the 2012 Akwesasne International Pow Wow! September 8 & 9 at the A’nowara’ko:wa Arena!

CFN – It’s that time again!   The 2012 Akwesasne International Pow Wow takes place September 8&0, 2012 at the A’nowara’ko:wa Arena! There are several guidelines that you should know as a courtesy to the Powwow participants: Powwows are fun events, but they are also sacred events. Ceremonial songs and dances, which are sacred, are performed […]

Miracle on Ice melts before the Miracle in Finland by Doug George-Kanentiio – July 24, 2012

Miracle on Ice melts before the Miracle in Finland  by Doug George-Kanentiio – July 24, 2012

CFN – They carried the spirits of their ancestors, the inventors of the fastest game on two feet.  They carried the power of those Iroquois players who dominated the sport from the first Olympics until being blackballed in the 1930’s. They carried the hopes of the Iroquois who have maintained their status as citizens of […]

MOHAWK COUNCIL OF AKWESASNE RESPONDS TO SEAWAY INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE CORPORATION’S DECISION TO RELOCATE TOLLBOOTH PLAZA

MOHAWK COUNCIL OF AKWESASNE RESPONDS TO SEAWAY INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE CORPORATION’S DECISION TO RELOCATE TOLLBOOTH PLAZA

CFN – The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne issued the following statement today in response to the Seaway International Bridge Corporation’s (SIBC) decision to relocate the tollbooth plaza to the north end of the new low-level bridge that is being constructed for the Three Nations International Bridge Crossing:   The Mohawk Council is opposed to the […]

Native North American Travelling College John B Thomas Retrospective – Akwasasne Mohawk Territory – April 7, 2012

Native North American Travelling College John B Thomas Retrospective – Akwasasne Mohawk Territory – April 7, 2012

CFN – The Artist, John B. Thomas is a Mohawk of the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory.  He is a husband, a father of three, and a grandfather.  For as long as John can remember, he has always been able to draw.  This great talent that was given to him from birth is well recognized throughout Akwesasne […]

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