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Mohawks file fourth land claim as frustration mounts with Franklin County

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe says it’s filed a fourth application with the American government to claim land in Northern New York State. The so-called Land into Trust application would revert land, the tribe claims was illegally taken by the state, to reservation status.

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7/12/2018

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Selects New Economic Development Director
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is pleased to announce that James Lazore has been selected as the new Director of Economic Development. Lazore begins work on...

7/9/2018

article St. Regis tribe hosting public hearing on budget
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe will host a public hearing for tribe members meeting as part of their 2019 tribal operating budget process. Community input on...

7/6/2018

article Akwesasne getting $280,000 to repair two roads
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is getting $280,000 in funding to repair Frogtown and Tarbell roads, two years ahead of their originally scheduled...

6/25/2018

article St. Regis Tribe decries Medicaid decision
(New York) -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service recently reclassified Native Americans and Alaska Natives as a racial group for purposes of receiving...

6/6/2018

article Saint Regis Mohawks seek comment on draft of members' Good Standing Policy
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Clerk’s Office has received a final draft of a Good Standing Policy that will be forwarded to the Tribal Council for...

6/4/2018

article Incumbent chief re-elected to St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council, unofficial results say
(New Mexico) -- An incumbent chief was re-elected to the Tribal Council, and newcomers were elected as subchief and tribal clerk, according to unofficial election...

5/29/2018

article Smoke to be used to test for leaks in Akwesasne sanitary sewer system
(New York) -- Akwesasne residents may soon see smoke coming from sewer grates and lines, but tribal officials say it is not dangerous and residents need not worry. The...

5/21/2018

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe in Akwesasne certifies eight candidates for June election
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has certified eight candidates for the official ballot for their June 2 election for chief, sub-chief and tribal clerk. Their...
press release Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Supports House Letter Opposing Medicaid Work Requirements for Tribal Members
(New York) --   The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (“SRMT” or “Tribe”) applauds 56 members of the House Native American Caucus for opposing the...

5/20/2018

article Summit focuses on border travel rights
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho recently concluded their second Northern Tribal Border Summit, held at the Akwesanse Mohawk...

5/17/2018

article Massena town supporting tribe's bid to buy 46 acres of former GM site and build welcome center
(New York) -- A 46-acre portion of the former General Motors site on the south side of state Route 37, east of the bridge going into Akwesasne, may become a welcome...

5/16/2018

article Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort parent company has new CEO
(New York) -- Mohawk Gaming Enterprises LLC, which oversees the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort, recently named Todd Papineau as the new AMCR general manager. Papineau...

5/15/2018

article New GM at Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort
(New York) -- The corporation overseeing the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino has named a new general manager. Mohawk Gaming Enterprises LLC has selected Todd Papineau to lead...

5/8/2018

article U.S., Canadian First Nations gather to advocate for their treaty border rights
(New York) -- Indigenous groups from across the northern United States met at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino for a landmark meeting last week to discuss, among other things...

4/27/2018

article Tribe seeking Akwesasne residents to participate in program to fight emerald ash borer
(New York) -- In an effort to combat the invasive emerald ash borer, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Forestry Resources Program is taking applications for funding to remove...

4/23/2018

article Tribe to switch to electronic voting
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Election Board plans to introduce electronic tallying for the tribal elections set for Saturday, June 2. A mock public...

3/11/2018

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe continues to embrace, preserve past
(New York) -- As technology continues to advance, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has kept pace with the times. But, even as the tribe moves forward, its members haven’...

3/6/2018

article Mohawks file fourth land claim as frustration mounts with Franklin County
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe says it’s filed a fourth application with the American government to claim land in Northern New York State. The so-...
article Tribal officials warning Akwesasne residents to use caution when cleaning flood damage
(New York) -- Akwesasne residents cleaning up their homes that were damaged due to the recent St. Regis River flooding should exercise caution, the St. Regis Mohawk...
article St. Regis Mohawk Elementary School reopens Monday following recent flooding
(New York) -- Salmon River Central School District and the Unified Incident Command have made the decision to reopen the St. Regis Mohawk Elementary School Monday, March...

2/28/2018

article Another rise in St. Regis water levels prompts closing of Hogansburg school for the rest of the week
(New York) -- As conditions have again worsened along the St. Regis River a decision to reopen the St. Regis Mohawk School today was reversed and the school will remain...

2/27/2018

article Flooding recedes in Akwesasne, but ice jams still a concern
(New York) -- Flooding from the St. Regis River on the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation is starting to subside. About a hundred residents who were evacuated are getting...

2/25/2018

article Akwesasne flooding displaces nearly 100 people; some roadways still considered dangerous
(New York) -- Ninety-six people in Akwesasne have been displaced by flooding and have not yet been able to return to their homes, according to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe.
article Mohawk officials continue to monitor river, warn residents of flooding
(New York) -- Tribal officials, along with state and county agencies, are continuing to closely monitor the St. Regis River, as flooding in the area remains a major...

2/24/2018

article St. Regis River peaks in Akwesasne, state of emergency continues
(Ontario) -- A state of emergency continued to be in effect in parts of Akwesasne on Friday, as water levels continued to recede in the St. Regis River.

2/23/2018

article St. Regis Flooding Expected To Worsen
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe fears the flooding situation in its community will get worse. The St. Regis River is packed with large chunks of ice, which...
article Tribal Council Declares State of Emergency Due to St. Regis River Flooding
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council has declared a State of Emergency within the Territory of Akwesasne due to severe flooding along the St. Regis River...

1/8/2018

article PTAB dismisses Native American tribe information request
(New York) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has denied an information request by a Native American tribe, deeming it improper for a number of reasons. Last...

1/6/2018

article Skeptical St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Requests Discovery Regarding Panel Selection Circumstances
(New York) -- The creation of adversarial procedures before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (post-grant review, inter partes...

1/3/2018

article Mohawk Tribe Seeks Discovery/FOIA On PTAB Expanded Panel Process
(New York) -- As I pointed out before the holidays, given the practical need to litigate patents in today's monetization environment, the Board's litigation...

12/29/2017

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council issues letter to White House over objection to reduce size of national monuments
(New York) -- To the Editor: On behalf of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, we are writing to voice our objection to your decision of Monday, Tsiothórhra/December 4, 2017 to...

12/27/2017

article Tribe to boost minimum wage with new year
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council has once again increased the minimum wage for all tribal government employees. The new figure of $11.48 goes went...

12/23/2017

article Raise for St. Regis government employees
(New York) -- Government workers with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe will be getting a raise in the new year. The tribal council announced the minimum wage will be going...

12/13/2017

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe's Cultural Tourism Office seeks community feedback on kiosk plan
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Cultural Tourism Office is looking for community feedback on three information panels being developed for a tourism...

12/12/2017

article Editorial: Work to expand cultural interaction
(New York) -- The North Country has two populations that have impact on the economic and cultural landscape here: the Native American territories in Franklin and Clinton...

11/19/2017

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe seeks permission to put up kiosk on town property
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has asked town of Massena officials for permission to put up a kiosk on town-owned property on state Route 37, about a mile from...

10/31/2017

article "We didn't put that border here" - Mohawk fight a problem of geography and identity
(New York) -- The U.S.-Canada border bisects sovereign Mohawk territory in Akwesasne, along the St. Lawrence River near Massena. That line has defined the native...

10/28/2017

article At U.S.-Canada Border Reservation, Mohawks Say They Face Discrimination
(New York) -- Mohawk people, from one of the six American Indian nations in the Iroquois Confederacy, have hunted, fished and lived by the St. Lawrence River for...

10/20/2017

article Mohawk tribe launches legal fight against Amazon and Microsoft over tech patents
(Virginia) -- A Native American tribe is suing Amazon and Microsoft after accusing the tech giants of breaching patent laws. The Saint Regis Mohawk tribe will take on...
article Native American Tribe Sues Microsoft For Patent Violation
(Virginia) -- Are ‘patent trolls’ now exploiting sovereign immunity for native Americans with latest lawsuits? A Native American tribe is suing both Amazon...

9/14/2017

article HUD gives tribe $600,000 for housing
(New York) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $600,000 to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe at Akwesasne to improve housing conditions and...

9/9/2017

article Casinos Aren't Enough as Native Tribe Makes Deal on Drug Patents
(New York) -- For one Native American tribe, the money’s not in the casino anymore. Patents are the future. On Friday, drugmaker Allergan Plc said it would transfer...
article Botox Maker Allergan’s CEO Defends Selling Drug Patents to Native American Tribe to Thwart Rivals
(New York) -- Say you're a pharma company with a key product which brings in about $1.49 billion in annual sales, or a little less than 10% of your revenue stream....

9/8/2017

article Forget casinos: This Native American tribe is doing business in pharma patents
(New York) -- Pharmaceutical companies do some creative things to try to extend their patents, but Allergan (AGN) may have just taken the cake. Allergan said Friday that...
article How to Protect a Drug Patent? Sell it to a Native American Tribe
(New York) -- The drugmaker Allergan announced Friday that it had transferred its patents on a best-selling eye drug to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in upstate New York...
article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe acquires drug patents in attempt to end legal dispute
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is entering the pharmaceutical industry in hopes of ending a legal challenge over a popular dry-eye drug.

8/16/2017

article Saint Regis Tribe will complete steel structure for new administration building tomorrow
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe will complete the steel structure for their new Administration Building on Thursday afternoon.

8/2/2017

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe cuts ribbon at new $2.6 million planning and infrastructure facility
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe on Aug. 1 held a ribbon-cutting for their new Planning & Infrastructure Division at 2817 State Route 95. The $2.6 million,...

7/31/2017

article St. Regis Tribe to host tours of Planning & Infrastructure building
(New York) -- St. Regis Mohawk Tribe will be offering touts of its new Planning & Infrastructure building on Tuesday, Aug. 1. A ribbon cutting is set for 10:30 a.m....

7/30/2017

article Disputed Indian Lands Now Part of Tribal Police Jurisdiction
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a law granting the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department permanent policing jurisdiction on lands in legal dispute. Tribal...

7/25/2017

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribal police can continue patrols of so-called 'Bombay Triangle'
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribal police will be able to continue to patrol northern Bombay, sometimes called the Bombay Triangle or the Akwesasne Triangle, an...
press release Governor Cuomo Permanently Expands Tribal Police Jurisdiction
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council and Police Commission has learned that New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation yesterday that...

7/15/2017

article Indian Nations Near U.S.-Canada Border To Meet In Shakopee
(New York) -- A summit on issues faced by tribal governments by the U.S.-Canada border will be held next month in Minnesota. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in northern New...

7/8/2017

article Ironworkers Local 440 Places Steel for New Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Administration Building
(New York) -- On July 6, 2017 members of Ironworkers Local 440 erected the first piece of steel for the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s new Administration Building...

7/6/2017

article Tribe’s Compliance Department Takes Action To Protect Licensed Businesses and Community Members
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Compliance Department is in the process of holding public meetings to present and gain feedback from tribal members on...

7/5/2017

article St. Regis Mohawks eyeing draft ordinance to keep out scammers who prey on elders
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Compliance Department is drafting a law to prevent scammers from coming onto the territory and targeting elders....

7/2/2017

article NYS, Mohawks coordinate on child support cases
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council and New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance have signed a historic agreement to cooperate in...

6/30/2017

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and New York State Sign Historic Agreement on Child Support Services
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council and the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) have signed a historic agreement to...

6/21/2017

article EPA honors tribal water resource manager
(New York) -- Tony David spearheaded the effort that removed the Hogansburg Dam on the St. Regis River last year, opening up 555 river and stream miles, restoring...

6/20/2017

article Mohawk tribe kicks 20 people off reservation
(New York) -- Criminal offenders who are among 20 non-Native persons kicked off the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation last month still have to answer to local prosecutors....

6/17/2017

article Akwesasne woman facing felony charge for allegedly threatening St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, Tribal Council
(New York) -- A 60-year-old Akwesasne woman is facing a felony charge for allegedly making threats against the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and the Tribal Council. Desiree R....

6/14/2017

article State Senate passes legislation allowing St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police to make arrests in Bombay Triangle
(New York) -- Legislation that would ensure the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police can continue to patrol and make arrests in the Bombay Triangle passed the State Senate...

5/29/2017

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe dedicates new veterans memorial
(New York) -- Military veterans from the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and their families gathered at Generations Park in Akwesasne on a sunny Saturday afternoon for the...

5/12/2017

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Submits Testimony on EPA FY 2018 Budget
(Washington D.C.) -- On Wednesday, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council submitted written testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment...

5/8/2017

article Massena school and Mohawk Tribe will soon renegotiate contract dealing with education of Native American students
(New York) -- The Massena Central School District and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe will soon renegotiate the Title VI contract, which deals with education of Native...

5/3/2017

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe swears in new Tribal Election Board member
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe recently swore in Theresa A. Connors as a new Tribal Election Board member. She will fill a position that was recently vacated...

5/2/2017

article Akwesasne to raise awareness of violence, loss
(New York) -- A butterfly release and tobacco burning are among events slated for Friday as the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe addresses the issue of domestic violence, sexual...

5/1/2017

article Akwesasne Mohawks receive award for refinancing bonds from 2012 casino overhaul
(New York) -- The Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) recently awarded the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for refinancing their debt associated with the 2012...

4/26/2017

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe breaks ground on new government headquarters and emergency operations center
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe on Monday broke ground for their new government headquarters and emergency operations center.

4/24/2017

article Tribe To Break Ground On $15.5M Admin Building
(New York) -- Mohawks on the U.S. side of the Akwesasne reservation are breaking ground Monday afternoon for a new administration building. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe...

4/17/2017

article Upstate NY Mohawk tribe funds cultural preservation
(New York) -- A Native American tribe in upstate New York is investing awards from a pollution lawsuit into cultural preservation, funding tribal environmental groups...

4/16/2017

article Settlement funds to help preserve Mohawk language, arts
(New York) -- Two environmental groups and a language-preservation program will each receive $100,000 in the latest round of awards made from a pollution lawsuit...

4/6/2017

article Re-writing Mohawk language courses in St. Regis
(New York) -- Reclaiming traditional languages by teaching people to become fluent speakers is a project many First Nations are undertaking, including the Saint Regis...

4/5/2017

article Pollution settlement between St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and Alcoa, Reynolds and state to fund Akwesasne cultural projects
(New York) -- A settlement between the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and Alcoa, Reynolds and New York state for industrial pollution will fund three Akwesasne cultural projects...

4/2/2017

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Recognizes Long-term Physician, “Doc Kelly”
(Michigan) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe recently highlighted Dr. Benson Kelly as their long-term service employee.

3/23/2017

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Testifies in Front of House Energy and Commerce Committee on Broadband Deployment
(New York) -- Sixty-eight miles of fiber connects the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s territory to important broadband infrastructure built by Mohawk Networks, a...

3/13/2017

article St. Regis Mohawks request land that holds communications tower
(New York) -- St. Regis Mohawk tribal officials have applied to the American government to have a third tract of disputed land placed in trust for future use. This...

3/8/2017

article Mohawks move to add Franklin County land to Akwesasne reservation
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has asked the federal government to make 140 acres of contested land in Franklin County part of the Akwesasne reservation. The...

3/4/2017

article Agriculture Program Continues Promoting Healthier Lifestyles
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Agriculture Program is pleased to announce the continuation of several pilot projects and the implementation of a new...

2/27/2017

article New St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Planning and Infrastructure Division building nears completion
(New York) -- A new St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Planning and Infrastructure Division building is nearly complete with the construction anticipated to come in under budget,...

2/26/2017

article New St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Planning and Infrastructure Division building nears completion
(New York) -- A new St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Planning and Infrastructure Division building is nearly complete with the construction anticipated to come in under budget,...

1/26/2017

article Mohawks pursue getting disputed parcels through trust
(New York) -- Tribal leaders seeking federal help to gain control of disputed lands may trigger renewed negotiations with Franklin County to settle a 35-year-old lawsuit...

1/24/2017

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Court judge dismisses case against tribe that challenged an investment in St. Lawrence Soyway
(New York) -- A St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Court judge has dismissed a case against the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe that challenged an investment in St. Lawrence Soyway, which...

1/21/2017

article Challenge to St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s investment in soy processing plant dismissed
(New York) -- A St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Court judge has dismissed claims filed against the Tribal Council in a lawsuit challenging the council’s management of a...

12/22/2016

article Akwesasne Mohawk Casino donates 499 toys to local organizations and families
(New York) -- Through donations from casino customers and employees, the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino gave 499 toys to local organizations and families in need. Casino...

12/13/2016

article Dam destruction major victory for Mohawk tribe
(New York) -- A century after the first commercial dam was built on the St Regis River, blocking the spawning runs of salmon and sturgeon, the stream once central to the...
article Major Victory for Mohawk Tribe in New York State
(New York) -- The area will be converted into an art and natural park with US$19 million that the tribe won in a previous settlement. New York's Mohawk Tribe...

12/12/2016

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe begins work to rehabilitate Frogtown, Helena roads
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has launched preliminary work on the planned rehabilitation of two roads on the tribe’s reservation territory.
article This Mohawk Tribe Just Fought For, And Achieved, A Significant Victory
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe scored a major victory this autumn in decommissioning and having removed the Hogansburg Dam in Hogansburg, New York. Built in...

12/11/2016

article Mohawks Become First Tribe to Take Down a Federal Dam
(New York) -- A century after the first commercial dam was built on the St. Regis River, blocking the spawning runs of salmon and sturgeon, the stream once central to...

12/5/2016

article Akwesasne expands bed tax
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe's bed tax has been expanded. The Tribal Council recently adopted a resolution that expands the occupancy fee from the two...

11/25/2016

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe offering heating assistance to tribal households
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has authorized funds for heating assistance to tribal households during the upcoming winter season. Applications are being taken...

10/28/2016

article Mohawks give bidding edge to native-owned businesses
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is updating its procurement policies to give an edge to native-owned businesses. Tribal officials hope the move will help the...

10/25/2016

press release Tribe Gives Preference Boost to Mohawk Businesses
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has put in place an expanded Native American Preference Policy for the benefit of Native American/Alaska Native-owned...

10/10/2016

article St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputies and tribal police strike deal for cross-jurisdiction enforcement
(New York) -- St. Lawrence County legislators agreed to a mutual aid agreement with St. Regis Mohawk Tribe to alleviate law enforcement jurisdiction restrictions between...

10/6/2016

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Advocates Environmental Justice for Akwesasne
(New York) -- On September 28, 2016, members of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council participated in the Fourth Annual Tribal Leaders Listening Session hosted by U.S....

10/1/2016

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe receives more than $1.7 million to improve policing, combat domestic violence
(New York) -- The U.S. Department of Justice’s Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation has awarded two grants totaling more than $1.7 million to the St. Regis...

9/13/2016

article HUD awards $600,000 to Akwesasne Housing Authority to improve energy efficiency, air quality in 96 homes
(New York) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $600,000 to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Akwesasne Housing Authority to improve...

6/30/2016

article Franklin Co. slashes bed-tax projections [2nd Item]
(New York) -- More than 100 traditional lodgers were identified when the occupancy tax was initiated, and about half of them are participating.

6/27/2016

article Franklin Co. cash-flow woes tied to slow reimbursements
(New York) -- Franklin County is owed millions in state and federal reimbursements, and waiting for the money is endangering its cash flow. County Treasurer Bryon Varin...

6/25/2016

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe applying for grant to improve preparation of Native American students for higher education, careers
(New York) -- The Massena Central School District has signed a memorandum of agreement with the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe that outlines the responsibilities of both...

6/9/2016

article Saint Regis Mohawk Entrepreneur Launches Cannabidiol Vapor e-Pen
(New York) -- Started on the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory in 2015, Native Releaf is breaking into a new market: disposable, CBD (cannabidiol) e-Pens.

6/5/2016

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe receives federal grant for brownfield study
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has received a $200,000 grant from the federal Environmental Protection Agency to gather information on contaminated areas known...

5/27/2016

article Rome, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe to use federal funding to clean up, assess contaminated sites
(New York) -- The City of Rome and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe in Franklin County will use federal funding to clean up brownfields. Brownfields are properties where...

5/4/2016

article EDITORIAL: Akwesasne Casino a well-run operation
(New York) -- Back in 1996, when the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe was competing to become landlord of the newly deserted Plattsburgh Air Force Base, local residents suspected...

4/13/2016

article Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort: Gambling, dining and amenities
(New York) -- The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort is a full-service gaming facility just south of the St. Lawrence River. The resort is run by the Saint Regis Mohawk...

4/7/2016

article Former Akwesasne man sentenced to 38 months in prison for threatening to kill St. Regis Mohawk police officers on Facebook
(New York) -- A former Akwesasne man was sentenced to 38 months in prison for threatening to kill three Saint Regis Mohawk police officers in postings on his Facebook...

3/5/2016

article Akwesasne resident's tip leads to arrest of six from Dominican Republic in U.S. illegally, Border Patrol says
(New York) -- A tip from an Akwesasne resident resulted in the arrest of six alleged illegal aliens. Six citizens of the Dominican Republic were arrested in Hogansburg...

2/22/2016

article Land claim negotiations continue with St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, Franklin County, NYS
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe says land claim negotiations continue with Franklin County and New York state. “Resolution of the land claim will bring...
article Mohawks prod legislators, state for land-claim deal
(New York) -- Akwesasne Mohawks are pressuring Franklin County and the state to end a 34-year-old land dispute even as negotiations continue. They say if a settlement...
article Franklin County land claim settlement talks continuing
(New York) -- Nearly 18 months after St. Lawrence County officials signed off on a memorandum of understanding to settle a longstanding disagreement with the St. Regis...

2/20/2016

article Akwesasne under surveillance by military counter-intelligence unit: documents
(Ontario) -- The Canadian military’s counter-intelligence unit has been conducting surveillance of a Mohawk community straddling the Canada-U.S, according to...

1/5/2016

article Akwesasne's St. Regis Mohawk Tribe sets minimum wage above NY rate
(New York) -- In the wake of a statewide minimum wage hike to $9 per hour and talk of it possibly going even higher, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe officials are raising their...

11/4/2015

article US authorities targeting Toronto-New York City Chinese human smuggling network using Akwesasne
(Ontario) -- U.S. federal authorities are trying to dismantle a smuggling network moving Chinese nationals from Toronto to New York City through the Mohawk community of...

11/3/2015

article Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort hires new manager
(New York) -- The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort has a new general manager. Shannon Keel will now oversee the operation, according to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe.

9/27/2015

article Akwesasne Mohawks to launch own TV station
(New York) -- A new television station serving the St. Regis Mohawk Indian nation and beyond will launch this week at Akwesasne. Akwesasne TV will begin broadcasting...

8/25/2015

article St. Regis Mohawk tribal leaders say GM cleanup not addressing their concerns
(New York) -- St. Regis Mohawk tribal leaders said federal authorities overseeing cleanup of PCB-laden material at a defunct General Motors plant aren’t addressing their...

8/18/2015

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council dissatisfied with EPA handling of GM remediation
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council say they are dissatisfied with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its handling of the remediation project...

8/17/2015

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police now have authority to make arrests in so-called 'Hogansburg Triangle'
(New York) -- St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police now have authority in the so-called “Hogansburg Triangle” or “Bombay Triangle,” the northern section...

8/16/2015

article NY law authorizes St. Regis Mohawk tribal police jurisdiction over land by reservation
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a law authorizing St. Regis Mohawk tribal police jurisdiction to include the Hogansburg Triangle, adjacent to the reservation...

8/10/2015

article 2 smuggled pot through St. Regis Mohawk Reservation
(New York) -- Federal prosecutors say two Canadian men have been convicted of running a marijuana smuggling operation that brought more than 11 tons of pot across New...

8/2/2015

article Bill to expand tribal-police powers is up to Cuomo
(New York) -- A bill expanding police coverage on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation at Akwesasne gained State Legislature approval but still awaits the governor’s...

5/21/2015

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe members can vote for new chief, sub-chief and tribal clerk June 1, 3 and 5
(New York) -- Members of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe can vote for a new chief, sub-chief and tribal clerk on June 1, 3 and 5. “The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal...

3/21/2015

article Tribe helps businesses certify for state contracts
(New York) -- Applications are being accepted to qualify women and minority business owners to supply New York state with products and services.

3/7/2015

article Akwesasne Boys and Girls Club has new van bought with tribe’s hotel occupancy fee
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council has donated a new Nissan van for the Akwesasne Boys and Girls Club. Tribal Council donated the funds to pay for the...

2/24/2015

article Mohawk land claims: Franklin county negotiating with tribe, state
(New York) -- Last summer, St. Lawrence county, the state, and the St. Regis Mohawks reached a landmark deal. It would settle a centuries-old dispute over the Mohawks...

1/10/2015

article Tribe doles out cash from overnight-guest fees
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe could collect as much as $816,000 in room-occupancy fees in 2015 from guests at two hotels on the reservation.

12/11/2014

article 11 Things You Should Know About Mohawks
(Virginia) -- Perhaps one of the most known Native American tribes – for a hairstyle are the Mohawks. In as much as the hairstyle of warriors going into battle...

12/3/2014

article Tribal gaming funds over 100 programs offered by St. Regis Mohawks
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe says increased revenues from gaming enterprises in Akwesasne has led to a strengthened community. Although the contribution from...

11/11/2014

article Four arrests made on St. Regis Reservation in drug trafficking investigation
(New York) -- Four arrests were made Monday after a six-month investigation into drug trafficking on the St. Regis Mohawk Indian Reservation.

10/25/2014

article $618,000 coming to St. Lawrence County following deal with St. Regis Mohawks, New York State
(New York) -- A deal struck between St. Lawrence County, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and New York state has helped bring $618,000 to St. Lawrence County.

10/21/2014

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe's Environmental Division completes review of old industrial GM landfill
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Environment Division recently completed its review of RACER trust’s plan to create a 150-foot setback between the...

10/2/2014

article Tentative Massena town budget shows 4 percent hike; Gray says annual increase is ‘inevitable’
(New York) -- Massena Town Supervisor Joseph D. Gray presented the town board on Wednesday with an $8.55 million tentative spending plan for 2015 that calls for a 4...

9/30/2014

article Community members invited to Brasher highway garage open house
(New York) -- Brasher’s supervisor is encouraging community members to come out during Saturday’s open house at the town’s new highway garage on County...

8/24/2014

article St. Lawrence County legislators sign on to Mohawk land claims settlement
(New York) -- St. Lawrence County lawmakers agreed to allow their chairman to sign a Mohawk land claims settlement agreement even though some legislators were cautious...

8/20/2014

article St. Lawrence County struggles to quite borrowing, will take out $10 million more to pay bills
(New York) -- St. Lawrence County will pay back next week the $10 million it borrowed to make sure it could pay its bills this year — only to turn around and...

8/19/2014

article St. Lawrence County legislators sign on to Mohawk land claims settlement
(New York) -- St. Lawrence County lawmakers agreed to allow their chairman to sign a Mohawk land claims settlement agreement even though some legislators were cautious...
article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe program receives $155,034 to curb domestic violence
(New York) -- A program that aims to break the cycle of domestic violence and sexual assault in Akwesasne has been awarded a $155,034 grant by the state Office of Victim...

8/15/2014

article Mayor, tribe oppose Massena casino proposal
(New York) -- Mayor James F. Hidy and officials from the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council both spoke out against a casino proposal from Massena businessman Thomas G....

8/13/2014

article Lousy odds: A proposed casino not a sound plan for Massena’s economy
(New York) -- Massena businessman Thomas G. Gramuglia argues that two casinos in St. Lawrence County are better than one.

8/10/2014

article Massena businessman proposes casino for former GM site
(New York) -- One Massena businessman said he thinks part of the solution to St. Lawrence County’s economic problems could be the addition of a second casino, this...

8/1/2014

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Chief Fired
(New Mexico) -- The highest ranking law enforcement officer on the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department has been fired for violating financial policies.

7/31/2014

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribal police chief fired over cash payments for impounded vehicles
(New York) -- St. Regis Mohawk Tribal police Chief Andrew Thomas has been fired following a probe into cash payments received by the police force for towing and storage...

7/27/2014

article Slot-machine shares earmarked
(New York) -- Casino slot-machine profits will expand Fort Covington Internet service, buy a new ambulance in Bombay and repay Franklin County for fixing Brainardsville...

7/16/2014

article Mohawks press for Franklin County settlement of land claim dispute
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is sending postcards to Franklin County residents to alert them to a website that contains information about the Memorandum of...

7/13/2014

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe works to restore sacred fish
(New York) -- The lake sturgeon is sacred to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe. It has long been a food source and a significant part of the tribe’s culture. But its...

7/6/2014

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribal officials suspended amid cash account scrutiny
(New York) -- Police Chief Andrew Thomas, Supervising Officer Larry Edgeley and a civilian employee in the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department have been suspended...

7/4/2014

article Economic development a priority
(New York) -- St. Regis Mohawk Tribe hosted its annual ceremony to swear-in incumbents -- Chief Ron LaFrance and Jr. and Sub-Chief Michael Conners. Junior honoured...

7/1/2014

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribal officials suspended amid cash account scrutiny
(New York) -- Police Chief Andrew Thomas, Supervising Officer Larry Edgeley and a civilian employee in the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department have been suspended...

6/18/2014

article Judge dismisses illegal gambling indictments against two Hogansburg men
(New York) -- A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed indictments against two men charged with operating an unsanctioned casino on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation.

6/17/2014

article Proposed Mohawk Land Claims Settlement: The Two Extremes
(New York) -- Last week I was able to attend the two public sessions in which the people of Akwesasne had an opportunity to discuss the proposed land claims settlement...

6/16/2014

article St. Regis Mohawks re-elect chief, sub-chief
(New York) -- St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Chief Ron LaFrance Jr. and Sub-chief Michael Conners Jr. have been re-elected to their positions, the St. Regis Tribal Election...

6/13/2014

article Opposition to St. Regis Mohawk Tribe land settlement continues
(New York) -- Opponents of the memorandum of understanding that is expected to serve as a framework for a settlement of the longstanding land claim dispute between local...

6/6/2014

article Mohawk chiefs: "The most important thing is our land"
(New York) -- Mohawks in Akwesasne are trying to absorb the terms of a deal to end their historic land claim. Last week, tribal chiefs signed a framework agreement with...

6/4/2014

article St. Regis Land Rights Lawsuit Nears Settlement
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has entered into an agreement with the State of New York and St. Lawrence County that would settle a decades old land rights...

5/31/2014

article Controversial agreement surfaces in the middle of St. Regis Mohawk Tribe election
(New York) -- It dropped like a bombshell in the middle of the election. The St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council, which administers the U.S-side of Akwesasne, announced...
article Town Officials Upset About Mohawk Land Claim Deal
(New York) -- The Brasher Town Board has gone on record saying it's not bound by an agreement announced Wednesday on a Mohawk land claim deal.

5/30/2014

article Some Mohawks decry land-claims agreement
(New York) -- A handful of protesters stood along Route 37 near the St. Regis Mohawk tribal offices Thursday afternoon to protest the Tribal Council’s signing of a...

5/29/2014

article 'Historic' land claims agreement for Akwesasne
(New York) -- Local Mohawks on the American portion of Akwesasne are on the verge of settling a 32-year land claim that will pay them $70 million over 35 years and other...
article Akwesasne close to major land deal
(New York) -- The American portion of Akwesasne is close to a land deal with New York State and St. Lawrence County. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe signed a Memorandum of...
article Mohawks reach deal to buy land, expand territory
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has reached agreement with the state and St. Lawrence County to buy land from willing sellers in northern New York to add to its...
article Saint Regis Mohawks, NYS, St. Lawrence County settle land dispute, casino-revenue sharing
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, the state of New York, and St. Lawrence County on Wednesday ratified an agreement that resolves “decades-old”...
article Brasher says it’s not bound to land claim agreement
(New York) -- Brasher officials say that because they were left out of discussions and are receiving inadequate compensation, they want no part of a memorandum of...

5/28/2014

article Massena, Brasher town supervisors ‘beyond disappointment’ with Mohawk land claim deal
(New York) -- Although the decades-old Mohawk land claim appears to be resolved, Massena and Brasher's town supervisors are furious with St. Lawrence County and New...
article Mohawks move toward resolving land claims
(New York) -- Leaders of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe signed a Memorandum of Understanding with officials from New York State and St. Lawrence County on Wednesday and...
article St. Lawrence County, St. Regis Mohawks, New York State have land claim deal
(New York) -- A decades-old Mohawk land claim could soon be resolved as officials from St. Lawrence County, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and New York state signed a...

5/15/2014

article Proposed land claims settlement leaves Massena and Brasher supervisors dissatisfied
(New York) -- Supervisors of the towns of Massena and Brasher are grumbling over a proposed St. Regis Mohawk Tribe land claims settlement between the state and St....

5/7/2014

article Massena supervisor mum on Tuesday meeting regarding Mohawk land claim
(New York) -- Officials from Massena, Brasher and St. Lawrence County met in closed session Tuesday to discuss the ongoing Mohawk land claim negotiations, but Massena...

2/18/2014

article Towns look for new equipment, river park with casino funds
(New York) -- The towns of Bombay and Fort Covington have received their quarterly casino compact funds and have submitted plans to the state for how they will use the...

1/29/2014

article Compact money coming to St. Lawrence County, Massena and Brasher
(New York) -- The financial condition of St. Lawrence County, along with the towns of Massena and Brasher, will be helped by a flow of state-tribal compact money which...
article Trial over alleged unsanctioned Hogansburg casino postponed until May
(New York) -- The federal court trial of a Hogansburg man accused of operating an unsanctioned casino on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation has been pushed back until May.

1/19/2014

article Brides flock to Akwesasne Mohawk Casino for bridal show
(New York) -- Several brides-to-be walked the aisles between booths Sunday during the Spring Bridal Show at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino, 872 Route 37.

12/27/2013

article Tribal ways trumped U.S. law at trial
(New York) -- The six-week trial seemed to be trending in favor of the U.S. Attorney's Office. The Three Feathers Casino was not licensed by the state or by the St....

12/18/2013

article Three Feathers Casino Verdict a Victory for All Indians
(New York) -- Can Indians still make decisions for themselves on their own homeland? That question was recently deliberated in a case involving four men from the...

12/13/2013

article 2 Mohawks acquitted of running casino
(New York) -- A federal jury on Thursday acquitted three men of illegally operating a casino on the Akwesasne reservation that straddles New York's border with...
article Jury Finds Mohawks Not Guilty in Three Feathers Casino Case
(New York) -- Indian Country Today Media Network has learned unofficially that the jury in a federal court trial in New York state has returned a verdict of not guilty...
article O'Connell and Aronowitz Wins Blockbuster Verdict
(New York) -- A 6-week trial in a major white collar prosecution in U.S. District Court ended yesterday with not guilty verdict for an Atlanta businessman charged in a 2...

12/12/2013

article Mohawks Acquitted In Illegal Casino Case
(New York) -- A federal jury has acquitted three of five Mohawk traditionalists who were charged with illegally operating the Three Feathers Casino on the St. Regis...
article Three acquitted of operating illegal casino in Hogansburg
(New York) -- A federal court jury has acquitted three of five men accused of operating an unsanctioned casino on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation.

11/21/2013

article Mohawk Rift Continues in Trial of Four Charged With 'Illegal' Casino
(New York) -- A dispute between the elected government of the federally recognized St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and traditional Mohawks continues this month with a federal...

11/5/2013

article Court tussle over casino / Tribe of men who started Franklin County venture isn't recognized by U.S.
(New York) -- To federal prosecutors, the Three Feathers Casino on the Akwesasne reservation was a blatant "criminal venture" run without permission by Native...

11/4/2013

article Four on trial for running illegal casino
(New York) -- Four men are on trial in U.S. District Court on charges of running an unlicensed Native American casino. "These defendants blatantly broke the law,...

10/26/2013

article Defendant seeks to have judge removed from Hogansburg casino trial set for Tuesday
(New York) -- With a trial over an alleged unsanctioned casino on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation scheduled to begin Tuesday in U.S. District Court, Albany, one of the...

10/25/2013

article NY court upholds police seizure of untaxed cigarettes from St. Regis Mohawk reservation
(New York) -- A midlevel court on Thursday upheld the seizure of a truckload of untaxed cigarettes in Northern New York, a shipment that was ordered by an Indian tribe...

9/18/2013

article Trial over alleged illegal Hogansburg casino postponed for third time
(New York) -- The federal trial of five men charged with operating an unsanctioned casino on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation has been postponed a third time.

6/11/2013

article Doug George-Kanentiio: St. Regis Mohawk Tribe can't sell land
(New York) -- "A man's got to know his limitations" is the famous quote from San Francisco detective Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) to his superior Lt....

5/28/2013

article Mohawk will retain exclusivity for their northern NY casino
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Saint Regis Mohawks have reached an agreement that will give the state new gambling revenue while preventing new non-Indian...

5/25/2013

article Unsettled issues
(New York) -- The agreement announced Tuesday between New York state and the St. Regis Mohawk tribe over sharing revenue from its casino operations at Akwesasne leaves...

5/24/2013

article Gaming tribe seeks more / Reservation expansion, utility lease payments on Mohawk agenda
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council wants to annex a few thousand acres to expand its northern New York reservation and receive at least $70 million from...

5/22/2013

article Cuomo announces agreement with St. Regis Mohawks on gaming issues
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced an agreement between the state and the St. Regis Mohawk tribe to resolve a three-year dispute over gaming issues.
article Mohawk chiefs hope casino pact paves way for more land
(New York) -- On Tuesday, Governor Cuomo and the chiefs of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe announced a surprise deal in Albany. It grants the Mohawks' exclusive gaming...
article Mohawk land claim talks starting soon
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe will begin negotiations with the state within 10 days to get back property tribal leaders say was granted to them in a 2005 land...
article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, New York State Agreement Ends Exclusivity Dispute
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and New York State have reached an agreement that will end a three-year dispute over the tribe’s gaming exclusivity zone...
article State-tribe gambling deal helps counties
(New York) -- A deal between the state and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe to resolve a dispute over casino gaming will result in a windfall of cash for Franklin and St....
article Tribe eager to reclaim land
(New York) -- Terms outlined but never ratified in a 2005 land-claims agreement between the state and the St. Regis Mohawk tribe will be the starting point for renewed...
article What the Mohawk casino deal means for the North Country
(New York) -- Mohawk tribal chiefs joined Governor Cuomo in Albany yesterday to announce a new deal on casino exclusivity. They signed off on settling a long-running...

5/21/2013

article Cuomo reaches deal giving St. Regis Mohawks exclusive casino rights
(New York) -- Putting new pressure on the Seneca Nation of Indians, a second Native American tribe has cut a deal with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to give it exclusive rights...
article Cuomo reaches deal with Mohawks
(New York) -- Sources close to the Iroquois Confederacy say Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council have banged out a deal on casino exclusivity and...
article Cuomo Signs Deal With Mohawks to Protect Casino Territory
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and St. Regis Mohawk tribal leaders signed an agreement on Tuesday to ensure the Mohawks keep their exclusive casino territory in...
article Cuomo strikes deal with Mohawks on casino exclusivity
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo met with chiefs from the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council to sign an agreement giving the Mohawks exclusivity for casino gaming in...

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