OP ED – Kevin Parkinson of Cornwall Ontario on Canada US Border Concerns – December 12, 2011

OP ED – Kevin Parkinson of Cornwall Ontario on Canada US Border Concerns – December 12, 2011

I read your post on the Cornwall Free News on the border situation and agree that there are more questions than answers concerning border security, policing and setting precedents. We have known for some time that the North American Union is in the works, is always on the back burner and kept away from the […]

The Harper Government’s Slippery Slope of Canadian Autonomy and National Sovereignty – Cornwall Border Crossing to US Soil

The Harper Government’s Slippery Slope of Canadian Autonomy and National Sovereignty – Cornwall Border Crossing to US Soil

CFN – I’m sure Pierre Trudeau is not happy wherever he is today….   While I didn’t agree with everything he stood for I was always proud of his relationship with the US.  In his memoirs his advice to Brian Mulroney: ” …be friends with the United States– the Canadian people like the Americans – […]

Mohawks of Akwesasne ‘rekindle’ trade ARRANGEMENT with Huron-Wendat nation – December 9, 2011

Mohawks of Akwesasne ‘rekindle’ trade ARRANGEMENT  with Huron-Wendat nation – December 9, 2011

CFN – The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne has taken an important step towards reestablishing ancestral trade networks with other First Nations. In a ceremony conducted during the Assembly of First Nation’s Special Chiefs Assembly held in Ottawa, Ontario on Wednesday, December 6, 2011, MCA Grand Chief Mike Kanentakeron Mitchell rekindled one First Nations trade arrangement […]

Border Solutions at Akwesasne: We Can Control Our Own – Opinion from Doug George-Kanentiio – December 6, 2011

Border Solutions at Akwesasne: We Can Control Our Own – Opinion from Doug George-Kanentiio – December 6, 2011

CFN – It has now been 30 months since the Canadian Border Security Agency abandoned its post on the Cornwall Island district of Akwesasne by manufacturing a so-called “crisis” brought about by its insistence that its officers must be armed. . The Mohawk people responded by rejecting this position since they knew that the officers […]

Akwesasne Eco-Tourism Project Earns National Award – December 5, 2011

Akwesasne Eco-Tourism Project Earns National Award – December 5, 2011

CFN – Tsiionhiakwatha (Droulers Archeological Site), Tsiiontoratstha (Lake Saint-Francis National Wildlife Reserve) and Ionkwanikonriio (Thompson Island Youth Camp) all have a long history of educating the public on their own about the Iroquois cultural heritage and environmental conservation. Earlier this year, they combined their resources and experiences to develop an eco-tourism project that earned them national recognition.   The […]

Akwesasne Basket Drive Mountain of Toys 15th Universality – December 16th, 2011

Akwesasne Basket Drive Mountain of Toys 15th Universality – December 16th, 2011

 CFN – The Annual Akwesasne Basket Drive is anticipating another year of caring and sharing for families throughout the community. Every year the drive provides families in Akwesasne with holiday meals, gifts and family events that can be enjoyed by all. This year, the committee is excited to announce the 15th Annual Akwesasne Basket Drive […]

Local Artist donates sculpture to IOHAHI:IO Adult Education Center – November 19, 2011

Local Artist donates sculpture to IOHAHI:IO Adult Education Center – November 19, 2011

CFN – St. Lawrence College has a partnership with the native community and offers some programming at Iohahi:io; on the Akwesasne Territory that provides college diploma courses.  This campus offers some of the same programs that are provided in Kingston and Brockville but at a convenient location for the Mohawk community. . In September 2009 the Iohahi:io […]

Cornwall Free News Photo of the Day – Akwesasne Artist Charlotte King – November 14, 2011

Cornwall Free News Photo of the Day – Akwesasne Artist Charlotte King – November 14, 2011

CFN – Akwesasne artist Charlotte King took this on her way to work this past week. Because of the beautiful morning light and the light fog, I brought my camera along.  Leaving a few minutes early allowed me time to  pull off the road to capture this river scene from the shore of the St […]

Letter to the Editor – Harry Valentine of Cornwall Ontario on Ballast Water at the Port of Cornwall Ontario – Akwesasne Alternative? November 8, 2011

Letter to the Editor – Harry Valentine of Cornwall Ontario on Ballast Water at the Port of Cornwall Ontario – Akwesasne Alternative? November 8, 2011

The “powers-that-be” at Cornwall have rejected the idea of exchanging ship ballast water at the Port of Cornwall. No problem .  .  .  .  that rejection opens the door to play another card should New York State stand firm on their proposed regulations regarding ship ballast water, to take effect as of August 2013. There may […]

MOHAWK COUNCIL OF AKWESASNE ISSUES STATEMENT ON ONGOING INVESTIGATION INTO VEHICLE ACCIDENT – November 4, 2011

MOHAWK COUNCIL OF AKWESASNE ISSUES STATEMENT ON ONGOING INVESTIGATION INTO VEHICLE ACCIDENT – November 4, 2011

CFN – The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA), Akwesasne Mohawk Police Services (AMPS) and the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Commission have issued the following public statement today regarding the vehicle accident that occurred on Oct. 26, 2011 on North Road in Hogansburg, New York, which claimed the lives of two young Akwesasne residents.   The MCA, […]

$74 Million Dollar Expansion for Akwesasne Mohawk Casino – November 3, 2011

$74 Million Dollar Expansion for Akwesasne Mohawk Casino – November 3, 2011

CFN – Those four shovels represent $74M worth of expansion to the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino . The expansion includes: 150 room hotel Lobby renovations meeting and conference rooms Casino floor expansion the Mohawk Bingo Palace relocating to the main location. RV parking Spa, fitness,  & Pool facility and renovations to the main casino.   The […]

11th Annual Akwesasne International Pow Wow Pulls In Largest Crowd to date! September 12, 2011

11th Annual Akwesasne International Pow Wow Pulls In Largest Crowd to date! September 12, 2011

Akwesasne Mohawk Territory – Good weather helped this year’s rendition of the Akwesasne International Pow Wow pull in larger crowds than normal with this year’s event pulling in more folks than the last two that I’ve seen!  Whether it was for the dance, music and culture, the amazing crafts and art works in the market […]

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Responds to Ottawa Citizen Story – August 30, 2011

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Responds to Ottawa Citizen Story – August 30, 2011

AKWESASNE MOHAWK TERRITORY- In response to an article published on August 19, 2011 in the Ottawa Citizen, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne questions Canadian Ministry of Public Safety Vic Toews’ encouragement of private citizens to bear arms, the suggestion to close the Cornwall Port of Entry altogether, and the article’s comparison of “tribal outlaws” and […]

It’s Time for the Akwesasne International Pow Wow ! September 10-11, 2011 – A’nowara’ko:wa Arena – Cornwall Island

It’s Time for the Akwesasne International Pow Wow !  September 10-11, 2011 – A’nowara’ko:wa Arena – Cornwall Island

Akwesasne – It’s that time of the year!   The Akwesasne Pow Wow takes place September 10th & 11th at the A’nowara’ko:wa Arena on Cornwall Island!   A true family event full of music, colour, and tradition!   Whether watching the Dances, sampling the traditional Native foods or shopping at the marketplace the Pow Wow offers […]

500 Police Say, Make My Marijuana, Mohawk Marijuana Again And Again And Again by Spanner McNeil – June 16, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

500 Police Say, Make My Marijuana, Mohawk Marijuana Again And Again And Again by Spanner McNeil – June 16, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – Twenty years ago, July 11, 1991 First Nation speakers came together from all over North America to commemorate the events known as the Oka Crisis. It was a time of healing, respect, dignity and a strong path forward. What has happened since then? What has happened lately? There was another invasion by […]

MPP Jim Brownell Delivers Area Literacy Funding – May 13, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

MPP Jim Brownell Delivers Area Literacy Funding – May 13, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

CFN – This year, more people in Akwesasne, Alexandria, and Cornwall will be able to get literacy and basic skills upgrading and training that will help open the door to a good job and a stronger future. Ontario’s 2011 Budget -Turning The Corner committed to permanently increase base funding to every literacy organization in the province.  This additional […]

Grand Chief Mike Mitchell of Akwesasne Speaks to The Cornwall Free News – Bridge Crisis, Federal Election, Harper Government – Changing Perceptions – April 16, 2011

Grand Chief Mike Mitchell of Akwesasne Speaks to The Cornwall Free News – Bridge Crisis, Federal Election, Harper Government – Changing Perceptions – April 16, 2011

Akwesasne Mohawk Territory – I caught up with Grand Chief Mike Mitchell of Akwesasne Friday.    As usual he was a moving target and on the run. The Ronathahon:ni Cultural Centre better known as The Native North American Traveling College where a grant from Ontario was presented by MPP Jim Brownell.   The Grand Chief also debuted […]

$41,872 Grant to The Native North American Travelling College – April 16, 2011

$41,872 Grant to The Native North American Travelling College – April 16, 2011

Akwesasne Mohawk Territory – The province is helping the Onake Corporation (Native North American Travelling College) to engage Ontarians in the Mohawk culture through the combined use of technology and face-toface interactions.   This will be achieved through the production of a series of short video vignettes, which will be made available on the College’s websites as […]

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