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The great grandchildren of Chief John Running Deer with a replica of the Wolf Belt

Written by DEBBIE COOK-JACOBS.

The children of Beatrice Deer Jacobs gathered at the Akwesasne Museum on Sat. April 5th to view the Wolf Belt. According to family history and from a book published in 2012 titled “In Search of Princess White Deer – A Biography” by Patricia O. Galperin, the belt was at one time in the possession of their great grandfather, John Deer, known as Chief Running Deer. He was the last hereditary chief of the Mohawk tribe. He was born in 1834 on the St. Regis Reservation in Canada. Chief John Running Deer married Esther Loft and they had 5 children; John Jr. (Beatrice’s father), Mary, James, Lydia and George. Chief Running Deer, his three sons and his granddaughter Esther were famous Indian trick riders and performed in wild west shows all over Europe and Africa.

ONLINE PLEBISCITE VOTING NOW UNDERWAY

TERRITORY OF AKWESASNE- The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Kawehno:ke Corridor Plebiscite is now underway.  Online voting began at 9 am this morning.  The plebiscite is seeking to gauge the community’s opinion regarding the future of the Kawehno:ke corridor.  The plebiscite asks two questions:

Akwesasne Epilepsy Support Group Success

On March 22, 2014 members of the Akwesasne Epilepsy Support Group attended the 8th Annual National Walk for Epilepsy in Washington, D.C.! The group consisted of Carson Oakes, Carrie Jacobs, Dustin Oakes, Wallace Jacobs Jr., and Montana Jacobs. Through fundraising efforts & the help of the community the group were able to make a team members dream a reality. Proudly they carried their team banner and the iroquois confederacy flag across the finish line of the 5k walk as they were greeted by loud cheers and the announcement of the groups name!  It was a proud day for the group as they represented Akwesasne in Washington, D.C and hope to do so next year as well!

MCA Press Release: Formation of New Band Does Not Meet Proper Criteria

TERRITORY OF AKWESASNE – The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) wishes to notify the community that according to the Akwesasne Election Law, which was voted on and enacted by our community, MCA is the governing body of Akwesasne's northern portions, with one (1) grand chief being elected by the entire community, and residents of each three (3) districts voting for four (4) chiefs to represent their district. The Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada (AANDC) also recognizes MCA as the governing body of Akwesasne.

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Confirmed Collectiva Base Amounts for the Quebec Fuel Tax Settlement

Please log onto this website to see the CONFIRMED base amount chart for the settlement payments for the Quebec Fuel Tax Settlement. CKON News has confirmed through the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Communications Unit that this information is correct. MCACU officials will likely issue a statement with more information, as it becomes available. Niawen.

http://www.collectiva.ca/en/dossiers/fuel_tax.php

***UPDATE on Quebec Fuel Tax Settlement Checks***

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne has CONFIRMED the Quebec Fuel Tax Settlement Checks will be MAILED on Friday, February 28, 2014. The MCA Communications Unit has also CONFIRMED to CKON News, the QFTS checks WILL NOT affect welfare, tax returns or pensions. Stay tuned to CKON 97.3 FM for more information as it becomes available.

Click HERE to view Official Press Release from the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne.

Press Release: Burglary investigation in Colton yields 8 arrests

 

NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Richard Smith
Troop B Commander

 

On April 14, 2013, State Police in Canton responded to a report of a burglary to a garage, located on Leary Road, in the Town of Colton.
 
The garage was forcibly entered and the contents of a gun safe, located inside the garage, were stolen. This consisted of 3 handguns and 9 long guns. Various tools and jewelry were also stolen from within the garage and residence.
 
State Police determined the stolen guns had been sold or were in the process of being sold. To date, 6 of the 12 guns have been recovered.

Today at the Hogansburg Volunteer Fire Station #1

We gathered to remember the past, honor the ones who risk their lives to protect our community and also to look to the future.

With a good sized crowd in attendance, Jason McDonald started us off by introducing the current fire chief; Derek comins, the former fire chief’s including Derek’s father Donny comins and also the current St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s  Chief’s Beverly Cook and Ron lafrance.

CBSA CHANGES PRELIMINARY PORT OF ENTRY QUESTION

TERRITORY OF AKWESASNE – The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne wishes to inform the community that effective immediately, the Canada Border Services Agency has implemented a new Primary Question to be asked of ALL travelers.

The new Primary Question is as follows: “Are you, your vehicle or any goods in your possession arriving from the United States?” 

It is CBSA’s hope that in asking the question in this manner it will alleviate some of the ambiguities that resulted from asking the former Primary Question, which was: “Where are you coming from?”

If you encounter any issues at the Cornwall Port of Entry, do not hesitate to contact MCA’s Community Advocate on CBSA Complaints Wesley Benedict at (613) 936-1548 ext. 1031 or (613) 551-6999.