March 19, 2015 - 2015 International Transgender Day of Visibility

Reen welcomes Phillip White-Cree Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Safe Zone Committee, Kit Thomas Local Artist and LGBTQ Advocate, Konwahahawi Rourke Native North American Travelling College and LGBTQ Advocate and Abe Francis MCA Community Health Representative to promote the local celebration of the ITDV.  

ITDV will be celebrated in Akwesasne Sunday, March 29 from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM at the Akwesasne Housing Authority Training Center.  

The days events will include a Guest Speaker Katie Rain Hill, author of "Rethinking Normal:  A Memoir in Transition", which is her memoir on her transition from a boy to a girl.  

Bear Fox will debut a new original song titled "Acceptance".  

Kit Thomas will unveil a new piece of art to mark the Akwesasne celebration of ITDV.

The event is sponsored by the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Safe Zone Committee, the MCA Akwesasne Family Wellness Program and local volunteers.

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March 17, 2015 - MCA Department of Tehotiiennawakon sharing information with the community regarding Construction Project Opportunities.


- MCA District Chief April Adams-Phillips - Co-Chair on the MCA Tehotiiennawakon Department Portfolio
- Jim Ransom - MCA Director of Tehotiienawakon Department
- Kylee Tarbell - MCA Assistant Director of Tehotiiennawakon Department

Reen welcomes Chief April Adams-Phillips, Jim Ransom and Kylee Tarbell on Tetewata:ren so they can provide updates in regards to the demolition of the former CBSA Port of Entry on Cornwall Island, beautifying improvements and additions of new businesses to the Peace Tree Mall to bring it to 100% capacity and contracting opportunities through TransCanada and the Ontario Power Generation (OPG).  Jim Ransom also announces a meeting that’s been called for the contractors and community members at the Anowarakowa Arena on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 6:00 PM. 

Here is the project tendering website for the demolition of the former CBSA Port of Entry on Cornwall Island ~

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March 10, 2015 - The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne's Iatathrona Raotiientahtsera Couple's Property Law Referendum

Reen sits down with the MCA Chief Electoral Officer Leona Benedict, MCA Akwesasne Justice Department Director Joyce King and MCA Justice Coordinator Kyrie Ransom to discuss the Iatathrona Raotiientahtsera Couple's Property Law Referendum which is continuing until March 31, 2015.  Learn how and where MCA Members can vote, regardless of residency.  The actual referendum question itself is presented and what happens in the case of a NO/YES vote is shared. Referendum Officers who are conducting door to door voting are identified.  An appreciation raffle and prizes for participants are discussed.  For more information, please contact MCA Chief Electoral Officer Leona Benedict at 613-575-2250, ext. 2400 or visit  To vote log onto

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February 20, 2015 - Upcoming performance by AKIR (Always Keep It Real)

Reen sits down with AKIR, which stands for "Always Keep It Real" ahead of a performance at 37 West scheduled for Friday, February 20.  Storytellers X and R.E.D.D. are two local acts who will be taking to the stage as well.  Log onto for more details on AKIR.

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