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Akwesasne Zero 2 Six drop-ins august schedule

For the Month of August the Akwesasne Zero 2 Six free drop-ins will be at the Akwesasne Library on Tuesdays from 10-Noon and at the Snye Recreation center and the Island Recreation Center from 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays will be at Rosie Pooh Designs from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m., Thursdays will be at the A'nowara'ko:wa Arena from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Saturdays at the Tsi Snaihne Child Care Center from 10 a.m.-Noon.

missing & Murdered People of Akwesasne plaque unveiling

The Akwesasne Wellness Program will be having a plaque unveiling to honor the missing and murdered people of Akwesasne on the following dates:

MONDAY AUGUST 26th at the A’nowara'ko:wa Arena from 11 a.m-1 p.m. 
TUESDAY AUGUST 27th the Tsi’snaihne Recreation Center from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 28th at the Kanatakon Recreation Center from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.


This is a free event; everyone is welcome. For more information call (613) 937-4322.

Akwesasne Freedom School’s Quilt Auction

The 40th Annual Akwesasne Freedom School’s Quilt Auction and Survival Race will finish on SUNDAY AUGUST 25th with the Quilters Bingo from Noon – 1 p.m. There will be live entertainment from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be a steak and cornbread dinner beginning at 11 a.m. until all is sold and then the Quilt Auction bidder registration is from Noon -1 p.m. and the auction begins at 1 p.m. For more information on any of these events call (518) 358-2073.

Service Canada representative

A representative from Service Canada will be at ACESS on TUESDAY AUGUST 27th from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. to assist with old age security, Canada Pension, SIN and Employee Insurance. For more information or to make an appointment call ACESS at 575-2626.

Akwesasne Education & Training Institute student orientation

Akwesasne Education & Training Institute will be having a mandatory student orientation on THURSDAY AUGUST 29th beginning at 8:30. There will be refreshments, ice breakers, training and more. For more information call (613) 575-2754.


The Planning and Infrastructure road crew will begin milling Helena Rd. on MONDAY, AUGUST 26th. The road will be closed to local traffic only. Please find an alternate route and use extreme caution where work is being performed.

Food Distribution / LiHeap Closure

Lucy and Melanie from the Food Distribution / LiHeap will be out of the office for the week of MONDAY AUGUST 26th to FRIDAY AUGUST 30th. For any assistance during this time stop in at the Compliance office or call (518) 358-2273.

ACDP Clubhouse closing

A/CDP Outpatient, Clubhouse and Prevention Program will be closed on TUESDAY AUGUST 27th for a Staff Development Day. For any emergencies contact Christine Venery at (518) 358-3145. They apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Tsi:ionkwanonsohte 25th Anniversary Luau

Tsi:ionkwanonsohte is inviting all community members to their 25th Anniversary Luau on WEDNESDAY AUGUST 28th from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be live music, games and lunch will be served at Noon. For more information call Aleesha at (613) 575-2341 ext. 1606.

Tribal Council wok session rescheduled

The Tribal Council wok session that was scheduled for WEDNESDAY AUGUST 28th has been cancelled; the next tribal council work session will be held on WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 4th at 9 a.m.

Akwesasne Suicide Prevention Committee monthly meeting

The Akwesasne Suicide Prevention Committee will be having their monthly meeting on WEDNESDAY AUGUST 28th at the A/CDP Activity Room from 5 – 6 p,m,; this is to learn about prevention efforts and how you can be more involved. For more information call Chanel Cook at (518) 358-2967.

Wampum belt teachings

The Akwesasne Child & Family Services is presenting a workshop in Wampum belt teachings on WEDNESDAY AUGUST 28th and THURSDAY AUGUST 29th from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Atsiakta (By the River) on Rourke Rd. This is presented by Mike McDonald, Aronhiaies Herne and Darren Bonaparte. For more information call Lori at (613) 5275-2341 ext. 3139.

mandatory student orientation

Akwesasne Education & training Institute will be having a mandatory student orientation on THURSDAY AUGUST 29th beginning at 8:30. There will be refreshments, ice breakers, training and more. For more information call (613) 575-2754.

bus to the NYS Fair

The Tri-district Elders will be chartering a bus to the NYS Fair for FRIDAY AUGUST 30th; they will be leaving the Tri-District Elders at 8 a.m. and will not be making any stops in the US portion of Akwesasne. Please make sure to have your Status Cards for US Customs. The cost is $35. For more information call (613) 938-0477 and leave a message.

Sixties Scoop National settlement

The deadline to apply to the Sixties Scoop National settlement is FRIDAY AUGUST 30th; this is for someone who was removed from their home in Canada between January 1, 1951 to December 31, 1991. For more information call 1 (844) 287-4270.

Finance, legal justice, lands, estates and final arrangements education sessions

The Tri-District Elders will be hosting a 4-week education session focusing on Finance, legal justice, lands, estates and final arrangements, every Tuesday from SEPTEMBER 3rd to OCTOBER 1st from 11 a.m. -Noon. Seating is limited. For more information call (613) 938-0477.

SRMT offices closure

All offices of the SRMT including Health services and the Transfer Station will be closed on MONDAY SEPTEMBER 2nd for the Labor Day Holiday. Please plan accordingly.

AMBE Student Orientation

AMBE Parents and guardians are invited to attend the AMBE Student Orientation on FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6th from Noon – 3 p.m. at your child’s school. You and your child will meet their teacher, bus driver and other staff. Information packets will also be available at this time.