How the Mohawks Responded to Historical Plagues ©by Doug George-Kanentiio Akwesasne Mohawk 032420

How the Mohawks Responded to Historical Plagues ©by Doug George-Kanentiio Akwesasne Mohawk 032420

When I was growing up on Akwesasne Mohawk Territory there were social habits which reflected an historical response to the devastating communicable diseases which came close to wiping out our ancestors. Beginning in the early 17th century illnesses such as smallpox and influenza struck the Iroquois hard. As with the Native nations along the Atlantic […]

Why Canada’s Reconciliation Plans Have Failed by Doug George-Kanentiio Akwesasne Mohawk 030120

Why Canada’s Reconciliation Plans Have Failed by Doug George-Kanentiio  Akwesasne Mohawk 030120

I am a residential school survivor and this reconciliation thing was a failure from the beginning. Why-because none of those highly paid federal civil servants-including the Native ones-had the common sense to ask us what we thought would work and how. Not once did any of these people come to Akwesasne and ask to meet […]

4 From Akwesasne Charged by #OPP Over Wet’suwet’en Protest Activity 022720

4 From Akwesasne Charged by #OPP Over Wet’suwet’en Protest Activity 022720

-UPDATE #1- PROTEST ACTIVITY IN ONTARIO 10 Individuals Arrested and Charged  (SMITHS FALLS, ON) – On February 24, 2020, shortly after 8:00 a.m., the OPP notified demonstrators near Tyendinaga that an injunction regarding barriers to the rail line would be enforced. Demonstrators were encouraged to leave the site and advised that enforcement could involve arrests for […]

PREMIUM CONTENT So I’m Watching the 1st Nations Illegal Blockade Drama…It’s Time to Take Action. By Jamie Gilcig Editorial

PREMIUM CONTENT So I’m Watching the 1st Nations Illegal Blockade Drama…It’s Time to Take Action. By Jamie Gilcig  Editorial

What a hot mess. At root is the law of the land is being trampled on. IF a society doesn’t have rule of law respected then our laws are not really worth anything. We have court injunctions not being respected. We have police services refusing to enforce court orders. We have Canada near paralyzed by […]

Akwesasne Police Nab over 3,000 Pills & Cocaine #AMPS 012420

AMPS SEIZURE OF PILLS AND COCAINE On the morning of Monday, January 20, 2020 the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service were conducting general patrol duties in the District of Tsi Snaihne (Akwesasne, Quebec). At approximately 11:30 am, police observed a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle appeared to have been just removed from the ditch and was stationary […]

Akwesasne Police & RCMP Nab 282 Pounds of Marijuana 011520

POLICE OPERATION LEADS TO SEIZURE OF 282 LBS. OF CANNABIS MARIHUANA On January 9, 2020, the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Save team were conducting a joint forces operation with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), monitoring activity on the St. Lawrence River. At approximately 5:44 PM, a vessel was observed traveling with no navigation equipment displayed […]

Assault of Taxi Driver Leads to Arrest in Cornwall – #CPS POLICE BLOTTER 011320

Assault of Taxi Driver Leads to Arrest in Cornwall – #CPS POLICE BLOTTER 011320

ASSAULT Cornwall, ON – A 26-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on January 10th, 2020 for assault and breach of probation for failing to keep the peace. It is alleged in November 2019, the man assaulted his step-daughter and police were contacted to investigate. On January 10th, 2020, he was taken into custody, charged accordingly and […]

Firearm Charges in Akwesasne #AMPS Police Blotter 01082020

IMPAIRED OPERATION On Tuesday, December 24, 2019, at 6:00 AM, Akwesasne Mohawk Police received a report of a vehicle parked on the side of the roadway on the area of Hilltop Drive and Third Street in the village of Kana:takon, Akwesasne, Quebec. Police located the vehicle and spoke to a female who appeared to be […]

Gunshots @ Police Cruiser in Akwesasne – Weed War Heating Up! 122019 REWARD

Gunshots @ Police Cruiser in Akwesasne – Weed War Heating Up! 122019  REWARD

AMPS SEEKING PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance with an investigation into an incident that occurred in the early morning hours of December 20, 2019 in the village of Kana:takon (St. Regis) At approximately 1:00 AM, the Akwesasne Mohawk Police observed a dark colored Chrysler 300 travelling towards the […]

Akwesasne Police AMPS Seize 67 Pounds of Marijuana 122019

Akwesasne Police AMPS Seize 67 Pounds of Marijuana  122019

TRAFFIC STOP RESULTS IN SEIZURE OF 67 LBS OF CANNABIS On the morning of Wednesday, December 18, 2019, the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service was conducting traffic enforcement duties in the District of Tsi Snaihne, Akwesasne, Quebec. At approximately 7:30 AM, police observed a vehicle exiting a private laneway and the driver appeared to be covering […]

Akwesasne Police Score Edibles & Oxy’s & 37lbs of Marijuana #AMPS 121019

Akwesasne Police Score Edibles & Oxy’s & 37lbs of Marijuana #AMPS 121019

AKWESASNE MOHAWK POLICE SEIZE CANNABIS, EDIBLES & PILLS On December 9, 2019, the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Marine Unit (SAVE) was conducting pro-active marine patrols on the St. Lawrence River monitoring boating activity. At approximately 4:09 PM, a vessel with no identifiable markings was observed entering the Snye Channel. Police attempted to stop the vessel in […]

Could This Be a Solution for Akwesasne? Property Rights and Prosperity: A Case Study of Westbank First Nation 091719

Could This Be a Solution for Akwesasne?  Property Rights and Prosperity: A Case Study of Westbank First Nation 091719

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — By establishing individual property rights, the Westbank First Nation in British Columbia’s southern Interior has become entrepreneurial and prosperous, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “Westbank has created an environment where band members can create wealth that benefits both the […]

Marijuana Politics & Akwesasne. By Jamie Gilcig 080119

Marijuana Politics & Akwesasne. By Jamie Gilcig 080119

Akwesasne has a long history of weed traffic. While many focus on the illegal tobacco smuggling; Marijuana has long been moved through Akwesasne. In fact when this newspaper covered allegations of Fentanyl laced cannabis they were based in Akwesasne. Frightening enough, the EOHU ran to another media squealing that there wasn’t any. All the local […]

Cornwall Canada Day Fireworks Let Down – MCA Chief Abram Benedict Snubs City After Welcome Sign Gesture 070219

Cornwall Canada Day Fireworks Let Down – MCA Chief Abram Benedict Snubs City After Welcome Sign Gesture 070219

One would think that Grand Chief Abram Benedict would have some love and time for the City of Cornwall? After all the city not only agreed to partner on the Chem Tank location with the MCA, but also recently announced that Mohawk would be added to welcome signs to visitors arriving in Cornwall. Chief Carolyn […]

Failures of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Process by Doug George-Kanentiio 042419

Failures of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Process by Doug George-Kanentiio 042419

Akwesasne Mohawk Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, that $60,000,000 effort designed to address the “cultural genocide” we, the former ‘inmates’ of the residential schools experienced is a failure.  Since it began operations in 2008 the Commission has crossed Canada, heard the testimony of 6,500 people and published two volumes of its findings. It has made […]

Akwesasne Resident Charged w Marijuana Bust @ CBSA Crossing in Cornwall 030719 #CCPS

Akwesasne Resident Charged w Marijuana Bust @ CBSA Crossing in Cornwall 030719 #CCPS

POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, BREACH Cornwall, ON – Aronhientha Benedict-Oakes, 22, of Akwesasne was arrested on March 6th, 2019 and charged with the following: • Possession of over 30 grams of cannabis in a public place• Breach of undertaking (for failing to keep the peace)• Breach of recognizance (for possessing drugs, for having the […]

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