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Akwesasne Hosts Academia Avance for Water Protection Talks

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

AKWESASNE -  On Onerahtohkó:wa/May 18, 2017; the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council had the pleasure of concluding Academia Avance's visit to Akwesasne, a Latin college preparatory charter school located in Los Angeles, California. The class traveled to Flint, Michigan; Montreal, Quebec; as well as to the First Nation's communities of Kahnesatake and Kahnawake, to learn about water rights and pollution as they prepare for a presentation at Bennington College in Vermont.

American Legion Receives Akwesasne Mohawk Code Talkers Commemorative Print

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

AKWESASNE - On Saturday, May 20th, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council proudly presented American Legion Post #1479 with a canvas print commemorating the Akwesasne Mohawk Code Talkers Congressional Medal Ceremony held on May 28, 2016. Last year’s event saw 17 Congressional Silver Medals and 7 Bronze Medals bestowed upon Akwesasne veterans who utilized Kanien’kéha (Mohawk language) in helping the U.S. to be victorious during World War II. Accepting on behalf of the American Legion was 2nd Vice-Commander Scott Jock. The Tribe takes pride in honoring our veterans this weekend with the unveiling of the Akwesasne Veteran's Memorial Monument at 2pm on Saturday, May 27th at Generations Parklocated at 545 State Route 37 in Akwesasne, New York.

Your guide to Montreal's hidden Indigenous character

Oscar Ocelotl Aguirre, Nahka Bertrand, Agathe Tournoux, CBC News

Speaking at Montreal City Hall last year, Mayor Denis Coderre said he wanted "Montreal to be the city of reconciliation."

But what does that mean?

For many Indigenous people, spaces are inextricably linked to their world view. One way, therefore, to foster reconciliation is by rediscovering some of the Indigenous aspects of the cityscape.

Here are five Montreal spaces seen from an Indigenous perspective.

Canadian actor Adam Beach walks a fine line as an ambassador for Canada 150

Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Canadian actor Adam Beach finds himself walking a fine line after agreeing to be an ambassador for the federal government's Canada 150 celebrations.

Beach — who overcame a troubled childhood on the Dog Creek reserve in Manitoba to star in Hollywood blockbusters such as Flags of Our Fathers — feels he should help pay tribute to a government that has funded some of his films, as well as his film school for Indigenous students in Winnipeg.

State allocates $10 million for flood recovery assistance

- Watertown Daily Times

The state has allocated $10 million for local municipalities affected by flooding along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the funding Monday. It will help affected communities repair flood walls, roads, sidewalks, culverts and public water and sewer infrastructure.

The money will come from New York State Homes and Community Renewal and applications will be available to local governments in counties where the state flooding emergency was declared earlier in May.