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Treaty rights win in Supreme Court

There was a major win for treaty rights in the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, as the court ruled in favor of the Crow tribe hunting case, Herrera v. Wyoming with a vote of 5-4.

Crow tribal citizen Clayvin Herrera was off-season hunting in January 2014 when he followed and killed an elk in Bighorn National Forest in Wyoming. It's off the tribe's reservation in unceded territory. State officials charged Herrera for hunting without a state license.

Andrew Cuomo declares state of emergency over high water in eight counties

ABRAHAM KENMORE - Watertown Daily Times

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Monday declared a state of emergency for eight counties affected by rising water levels on Lake Ontario, including Jefferson, Oswego and St. Lawrence.

The state of emergency declaration runs through Sept. 1, and directs a number of state agencies to protect state property and assist local governments and residents. It also imposes a speed limit of five miles an hour on boats within 1,000 feet of shore to reduce waves, although the order does not apply to the St. Lawrence River.

Frequent wet, cold weather delays crop and produce planting

MARCUS WOLF - Watertown Daily Times

Frequent and excessive rainfall in the past month has inhibited farmers from planting their crops on time, which can have long-term consequences on their operations.

Saturated farm fields across the north country, including some with puddles like in Twin Mill Farms, Lisbon, prevent producers from planting seedlings of corn, soybeans, vegetables and other goods without compacting the soil. Dairy farmer Blake P. Gendebien, who co-owns Twin Mill, said the rain, compounded with cold weather that prevents his fields from drying, placed him two weeks behind schedule for planting corn, which he usually finishes by May 25.

KINSELLA: JWR plans to 'tell all' if gag order lifted

Warren Kinsella - Standard Freeholder

The truth.

She says it’s true — the actions of the Liberal Prime Minister should be “of great concern for many Canadians, across the country.”

She says, truthfully, that Justin Trudeau has acted in a way that is “questionable.”

She says what happened her is “a wake-up call” — and, while she’s not happy about what Justin Trudeau did to her, she’s running again.

Akwesasne Mohawk Police close out police week fishing with kids

Jaclyn Hall - Standard Freeholder

The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service closed out a series of events marking police week on Saturday, with a Kids ‘n’ Cops fishing event held in the St. Lawrence River near the St. Regis Recreation Centre.

Kids got to choose which bass boat they wanted to ride on, with gear and the time provided by several community sponsors.

 

Amish groups cancel meeting with St. Lawrence County legislators over traffic-safety proposal

SUSAN MENDE - Massena Daily Courier

CANTON — St. Lawrence County legislators were supposed to meet with Amish elders Tuesday to talk about a proposal to improve the visibility of their buggies and wagons, but the meeting was called off because the Amish bishops couldn’t reach a consensus among their communities.

Legislature Chairman Joseph R. Lightfoot, R-Ogdensburg, told fellow legislators that Amish leaders had been approached about the idea of attaching a strip of white reflective tape to the wheel spokes on their buggies. Markings would also be placed on the device that connects the vehicle to the horse.

Heredity or hoax?

Jorge Barrera and Tiffany Foxcroft

When Louis Côté became suspicious of a Toronto-based laboratory that tests people's DNA to determine their ancestry, he decided to try an experiment by submitting a sample from his girlfriend's dog for analysis.

According to the results, Côté shares more than a friendship with Snoopy the chihuahua; they share the exact same Indigenous ancestry.

"I thought it was a joke," Côté said. "The company is fooling people … the tests are no good."

Cannabis entrepreneurs set sights on non-smokers

Diane Buckner · CBC News

Canadian entrepreneurs are busy developing a wide range of new ways to use recreational cannabis in a socially acceptable way — without having to roll or smoke a joint.

Cocktails, beer, coffee and tea — along with specially designed vape devices — are in the works. None will create the notorious stench or clouds of smoke associated with marijuana and they will offer non-smokers more choices, beyond the edible cannabis products already on the market.

Navajo Nation Withstands Motion to Dismiss in Colorado River Breach of Trust Litigation

Native News Online Staff

WINDOW ROCK – Last week, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granted the Navajo Nation’s request to overturn a decision of the Arizona District Court holding that the Nation’s claim that the United States had breached its fiduciary duty to the Navajo Nation in decisions regarding the management of the Colorado River was barred by sovereign immunity.  Attorney General Ethel Branch explained the significance of the ruling: “The decision in Navajo Nation v. Department of Interior, 9th Circuit No. 14-16864, is particularly important for tribes within the jurisdiction of the Ninth Circuit because it clarifies that Congress has waived the immunity of the United States for all suits for injunctive and declaratory relief that do not seek money damages.”

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Donates $10,000 to Akwesasne Holiday Helpers

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

On Tsiothóhrha/December 8, 2017 the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Community Partnership Fund donated $10,000 to the Akwesasne Holiday Helpers for this year’s community fundraising event. They are hoping to surpass last year’s efforts that provided a happy holiday season for 1,628 Akwesasne families with a food basket and toys for children. The annual fundraiser took place at the Hogansburg-Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department’s Station #1. Members of the Holiday Helpers participated in the check presentation, along with (from left) Chief Michael Conners, Sub-Chief Agnes Jacobs, Everett Lazore, Matt Rourke (kneeling), Caroline Peters, Sub-Chief Cheryl Jacobs and Chief Eric Thompson.

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