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 […]

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Suspends 3 Wholesale Tobacco Licenses 010918

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Suspends 3 Wholesale Tobacco Licenses 010918

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Suspends Wholesale Tobacco Licenses Tribal Programs Owed $103,745 in Lost Licensing Fees AKWESASNE – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Compliance Department recently completed an investigation into the improper sale and distribution of New York State-issued cigarettes from mid-October to December 1, 2017. The investigation found that three licensed vendors conducted transactions that […]

Possible Homicide in Tsi Snaihne, Quebec – Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service – 30/12/14

Possible Homicide in Tsi Snaihne, Quebec – Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service – 30/12/14

CFN – POSSIBLE HOMICIDE IN TSI SNAIHNE   On December 30th at approximately 1:14 a.m. Akwesasne Mohawk Central Dispatch received a telephone call from the New York State Police advising of a possible homicide in Tsi Snaihne, Quebec.   Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service officers attended a private residence on Oak Court, Akwesasne, Quebec to conduct […]

Shooting in Kana:takon- Akwesasne Police Seek Information – #AMPS – December 30, 2014

Shooting in Kana:takon- Akwesasne Police Seek Information – #AMPS – December 30, 2014

CFN – The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service (AMPS) is investigating a shooting incident that occurred on December 28th, 2014 in the village of Kana:takon. At approximately 5:17 pm, the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service received an emergency call of shots being fired at a motor vehicle.   During the investigation the Police Service closed off Sections of […]

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Considers New Surveillance Fence Threat to Sovereignty NOV 14, 2014

CFN – The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is responding to a National Post article that reported on the RCMP’s $92-million dollar plan to place a myriad of high-tech, high-security equipment along the U.S.–Canada border to act as an electronic surveillance “fence”. One of the locations being targeted for this latest border enforcement plan is the […]

Iroquois Battle Iroquois at the Battle of Chippawa by Doug George-Kanentiio WAR of 1812

Iroquois Battle Iroquois at the Battle of Chippawa  by Doug George-Kanentiio WAR of 1812

CFN – Iroquois on both sides of the Canada-US border were drawn into the War of 1812; for those mostly Mohawks who fought alongside the Canadian and British forces it was a matter of survival for they had good reason to suspect the expansionist Americans while their relatives to the south (mostly Seneca) elected to […]

Proposed Mohawk Land Claims Settlement: The Two Extremes by Doug George-Kanentiio

Proposed Mohawk Land Claims Settlement: The Two Extremes   by Doug George-Kanentiio

Akwesasne – Last week I was able to attend the two public sessions in which the people of Akwesasne had an opportunity to discuss the proposed land claims settlement as presented by the St. Regis Tribal Council and printed in the Indian Time newspaper. .The first public information gathering was on June 11th at the […]