The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service is currently investigating a complaint from a community resident who received an unsolicited telephone call from an internet anti-virus company. The complainant allowed the caller to remotely access their computer and download a program, paying a $250.00 fee. After the download, the complainant was unable to log-in. This scheme involves company representatives calling individuals and stating, for example, that it is Microsoft calling and that their computer is running slow or has viruses. They offer to repair the computer over the internet, which can involve the installation of software or the customers allowing the representatives remote access to their computer.
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Reminds Parents to be Extra Vigilant in Preventing the Spread of EV-D68
ALBANY, NY (September 12, 2014)–The New York State Department of Health is again advising parents and health care providers to be aware of the signs and symptoms of enterovirus EV-D68, a serious respiratory illness, which has now been confirmed in more than a dozen children in New York State. EV-D68 is causing cases of severe respiratory illness among children and other individuals, sometimes resulting in hospitalization, especially among children with asthma.
Tribe Endorses JNR Enterprise to Build Family Entertainment Center
Akwesasne, NY - The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council invited entrepreneurs to submit proposals for an adaptive re-use of the vacant IGA building located at 850 State Route 37, Akwesasne, NY. The seed for the project was community driven through an informal social media survey; Akwesasne overwhelmingly requested the need for a recreational facility. In the request for proposal (RFP), the SRMT requested interested parties submit ideas that “support the local community and SRMT’s vision and goals for economic development.” The vision of JNR Enterprises, LLC exceeded the requirements. On June 27, 2014 JNR Enterprises, LLC was endorsed by Tribal Council to build the region’s only complete indoor family entertainment facility, Velocity!.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- MOHAWK NATION LEADERSHIP DOES NOT SUPPORT SRMT/NYS SETTLEMENT MOU
- Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Launches Website Focused on Land Settlement, Boundary Resolution Benefits
- Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Has Land Settlement in Sight MOU signed with State, St. Lawrence Co.; Support sought from Franklin Co.
- Cash Raffle Drawn Monday Night
- Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Recognized for Land Negotiations with New York State