News Director Reen Cook brings you the latest local and regional news report live from the CKON News Center.

The Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Selected to Serve on the National Native Advisory Committee (NNAC) for Boys & Girls Club of America

On July 8, 2014, The Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club (ABGC) was notified that Executive Director Jessica Cree Jock, was chosen to represent the Eastern Region on the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) National Native Advisory Committee (NNAC). Mrs. Cree Jock is one of fifteen Boys & Girls Club Professionals representing one hundred and ten (110) Native American Boys & Girls Club in the United States.

The purpose of this Professional Advisory Committee is to provide leadership and insight on Native history, traditions, values and culture that will help establish and refine Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s systems and methods of service to assure the greatest benefit possible for our Native organizations.

Akwesasne Boys and Girls Club Attends “Ringside For Youth”

Expresses Appreciation to Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort and Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council

TERRITORY OF AKWESASNE - The Akwesasne Boys and Girls Club (ABGC) attended Ringside For Youth that was held on June 12, 2014 at the Ottawa Convention Centre—thanks to the generosity of the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort and the assistance of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council.  Ringside For Youth is an annual event that has raised more than $2.5 million since 1995 for the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. This year’s event featured special guest and legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard.

Demolition Contract Awarded For Cornwall Bridge

Cornwall Ontario The Federal Bridge Corporation announced today that Contract #3 of the North Channel Bridge Replacement Project has been awarded to American Bridge Canada.

The contract involves the demolition of the decommissioned high level bridge. A new low-level bridge opened to traffic in January 2014.

American Bridge Canada is a well-known construction company whose projects include some of the world’s largest bridges, marine installations, and other complex structures. American Bridge Canada was also a key player in the construction of the North Channel Bridge (Contract 1 - In Water Works) which was completed on schedule in 2011.

SRMT Police Commission Appoints Acting Chief of Police

The SRMT Police Commission Act of 2014 authorizes the Police Commission to oversee and manage the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police. The Chief of Police reports directly to the Police Commission. On Friday, May 23, 2014 the Police Commission appointed Matthew Rourke as the Acting Chief of Police. The Police Commission is comprised of five community members; it is their express role to ensure any community issues that have developed are heard and responded to for the benefit of the Akwesasne community, and to do so with integrity and confidentiality.

The Police Commission ensures the public that the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police continue to protect and serve the community of Akwesasne. For further information, please contact the Communications Department at 518-358-2272.

MCA SUPPORTIVE OF NYS LAND CLAIM PROGRESS

Onerahtohko:wa/May 30, 2014

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is supportive of the steps taken by the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe this week to move the Akwesasne community’s New York State land claim closer to finalization.  It is a land claim that has spanned three decades and the MOU signing is a major step in the direction of progress.

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Launches Website Focused on Land Settlement, Boundary Resolution Benefits

AKWESASNE, NY - With an all-important first step in resolving its 32-year land claim behind them, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is turning its focus on articulating the benefits of a negotiated settlement.

The tribe announced today that it has launched a new website - www.ResolveTheBoundary.com - to help the community-at-large understand a proposed settlement to boundary discussions that stretch back more than three decades.