Akwesasne Child and Family Services Free Summer Bash
Original Air Date Thursday July 9th, 2015
Akwesasne Child and Family Services Free Summer Bash being held on Wednesday July 15 from 5p-7p at Snye Recreation. It is also a drug and alcohol free family event. Tracie Cook and Brandon David are both Community Support Workers from the Akwesasne Child and Family Services. The event will feature a free BBQ meal, parachute races, family dodge ball, bouncy houses, prize giveaways, etc. The ACFS Mobile Unit will be on site pumping the music for the event. This is a pilot project where the goal is to bring the fun and activities to each district every week, if this is successful. They want to strengthen families and make memories in a positive manner. Canoe Journeys will also be on display so community members can learn about Canoe Journeys, like how to use the canoe and the benefits of being out in the water with co-workers, friends or family. The Free Summer Bash will also be at Snye Recreation on July 22 and 29. No drop-offs please. The whole idea is to play together as a family.
Call 575-2341 and speak with someone from ACFS Community Support Program.
Today we are promoting the event "Native Consent", a day of music, singing, drums and spoken word scheduled for Saturday July 11 at Mohawk International Speedway. It is a free event and it starts at 11am. Aimee Barnes is the Executive Director and Jonelle Beauvais is a Community Outreach Worker, both from the Seven Dancers Coalition were guests on Tetewatha:ren. The Native Consent Music Festival is a means by which to create awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault. Log onto sevendancerscoalition.com for more details and how you can get involved. This is a drug and alcohol free event. Call 358-2916 for more information. Their office is located in the Akwesasne Business Center, Suite 207 located on Frogtown Road.
Reen Cook sat down with former MCA Kanatakon District Chief Larry King, Manager of the Aboriginal Rights and Research Office Cactus Cook-Sunday and ARRO Researchers Cheyenne Lazore, Phillip White-Cree and Dwight Bero Jr. on Monday June 29, 2015 regarding information about an Offer of Settlement from Canada for the Dundee Claim.
The program is set up with answers to questions community members brought forth at the May 25, 2015 MCA General Meeting, calls received Council and the ARRO Office and through in-person conversations on the subject.
If you have further questions on this important issue, please contact the ARRO Office at 613-575-2348 ext. 2205 or email . Community members can also feel free to stop into the ARRO Office located at 29 3rd Street in the village of St. Regis, Akwesasne.