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Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe adjusts travel restrictions

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center has announced it has included the community of Six Nations of the Grand River to the list of exclusion areas within the 300-mile travel radius. The decision to add Six Nations to the travel exclusion is in response to a recent outbreak of COVID-19 cases in their community.

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10/20/2020

article Possible COVID-19 exposure at Akwesasne Mohawk Casino
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center is alerting the community regarding potential exposure to the coronavirus. The Saint Regis...

10/17/2020

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe adjusts travel restrictions
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center has announced it has included the community of Six Nations of the Grand River to the list...

10/14/2020

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe adds Six Nations near Toronto to travel advisory after COVID-19 outbreak
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has expanded its travel advisory. In a press release on Wednesday, the tribe’s Emergency Operations Center says it has...
article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe adds Six Nations near Toronto to travel advisory after COVID-19 outbreak
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has expanded its travel advisory. In a press release on Wednesday, the tribe’s Emergency Operations Center says it has...

10/10/2020

article One ‘stumbling block’ remains in Bombay Triangle land dispute settlement
(New York) -- Negotiations to settle the decades-long land dispute over lands in Franklin County claimed by the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe have only one sticking point left...

10/8/2020

article Akwesasne hunting, fishing restriction remains in place
(New York) -- Due to fishing tournaments being held in the surrounding areas, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne and Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe are reminding the general...

10/7/2020

article New York Grandparents Are Kidnapped and Taken to Canada
(New York) -- On Sept. 27, a group of men broke into a home in Moira, N.Y., a town of about 3,000 people near the Canadian border, and kidnapped the couple in their 70s...

10/6/2020

article Tribe considers name change to align with Mohawk culture
(New York) -- The Mohawks of Akwesane have historically been the keepers of “the eastern door” of the Iroquois Confederacy. In the late 1700s, French Jesuit...

10/5/2020

article Name change referendum for Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council will hold the second of three public meetings later this month on changing its name. The proposed name change up for...

10/2/2020

article Akwesasne Mohawk Casino expands to 1,200 guests, limited hotel rooms
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has provided approval for up to 1,200 guests at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino. The new number represents less than one-third of...

10/1/2020

article Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Expands to 1,200 Guests; Limited Hotel Rooms
(New York) -- The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort is pleased to announce that the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has provided approval for up to 1,200 casino guests. The new...
article Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Expands to 1,200 Guests; Limited Hotel Rooms
(New York) -- The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort is pleased to announce that the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has provided approval for up to 1,200 casino guests. The new...

9/29/2020

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe sets vote on possible name change
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe could be no more by the end of the year. The tribe and its members aren’t going anywhere. But it may no longer be known as...

9/28/2020

article Akwesasne Mohawk Casino announces guest expansion, limited hotel rooms
(New York) -- The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino has announced their guest expansion following COVID-19 occupancy regulations. The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort announced that...

9/27/2020

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe schedules vote on possible name change
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe could be no more by the end of the year. The tribe and its members aren’t going anywhere. But it may no longer be known as...

9/22/2020

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe seeking permission to remove emerald ash borer trees
(New York) -- The Environment Division within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is looking for community approval to remove deteriorating ash trees.

9/19/2020

article Akwesasne Seven Dancers Women Coalition receives over $350K in funding
(New York) -- The Seven Dancers Women’s Coalition has been awarded federal support from the Department of Justice. The Department of Justice has awarded SDWC in...

9/18/2020

article Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort announces new leadership
(New York) -- On Sept. 14, Mohawk Gaming Enterprises, announced the appointment of Emily Lauzon as the General Manager of the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort, following...

9/16/2020

article Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort Announces New Leadership
(New York) -- On Monday, September 14, 2020, Mohawk Gaming Enterprises, LLC, (MGE) announced the appointment of Emily Lauzon as the General Manager of the Akwesasne...

8/31/2020

article Akwesasne Mohawk Casino says it lost millions from pandemic
(New York) -- The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino took a big hit being shut down for five months. The casino says it doesn’t give out finance information, like its yearly...

8/30/2020

article COVID-19 outbreak prompts delay in planned reopening of Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort
(New York) -- The recent COVID-19 outbreak has prompted the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe to delay the planned reopening of the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort until the end of...

8/28/2020

article Akwesasne Mohawk Casino makes big changes to reopen safely
(New York) -- The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino in Hogansburg, New York, reopens next week. Eight coronavirus cases pushed back the original opening date in July. When the...
article Casino closing had huge impact on community, tribe
(New York) -- When the resort closed because of the pandemic, it had to lay off hundreds of workers. I'll attach this to a different story later on...

8/27/2020

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe provides financial help to local businesses
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Office of Economic Development is continuing to reach out and assist Akwesasne businesses that have been impacted by the...

8/13/2020

article Gifts to The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police and to The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service
(New York) -- I know first-hand how stressful, unforgiving and what a heavy burden it is to be a law enforcement family in our community. After 25 years of being a law...
article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe to receive over $1.5K in federal funding
(New York) -- Over $1.5 thousand will be granted to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe along the St. Lawrence River. The tribe will receive $156,909 in Indian and Native...

7/30/2020

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe urging all members, employees to test for COVID-19
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has entered into COVID-19 mass testing contracts for Akwesasne residents and employees of local businesses. According to a...

7/28/2020

article Cluster of infections prompts new restrictions by St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is issuing new restrictions after confirming ten new coronavirus cases in about a week. A cluster of cases were linked to a...

7/27/2020

article Akwesasne casino delays reopening citing spike in local COVID cases
(New York) -- The opening of the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino next week has been delayed after a spike of COVID-19 cases in the area.
article COVID-19 outbreak prompts delay in planned reopening of Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort
(New York) -- The recent COVID-19 outbreak has prompted the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe to delay the planned reopening of the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort until the end of...

7/25/2020

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe renews emergency protocols after 8 new COVID-19 cases confirmed this week
(New York) -- In response to eight new confirmed cases of COVID-19 among community members reported this week, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and the Mohawk Council of...
article Akwesasne project seeks to save native mussels
(New York) -- At a lab in Akwesasne, a team is working to save species of mussels in a way that few others in New York state have been able to replicate. Following the...

7/24/2020

article Akwesasne’s positive COVID-19 cases triple in 2 days
(New York) -- Late Wednesday, Akwesasne tribal officials announced four new confirmed cases of the coronavirus. Late Thursday, they announced four more. The total number...

7/23/2020

article Akwesane Mohawk Casino Resort Plans Reopening
(New York) -- The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort (AMCR) plans to welcome guests back for the first time since its closure nearly five months ago.
article Tribal officials report 4 new COVID-19 cases in Akwesasne
(New York) -- Tribal officials report that island camp gatherings almost two weeks ago resulted in doubling Akwesasne’s confirmed COVID-19 cases. A joint statement...
article Tribe Issues Air Conditioner Distribution Procedures
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Compliance Department has received shipments of air conditioning units for tribal households. The cooling units are...

7/20/2020

article Three cases at Akwesasne
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne were notified of three more confirmed cases of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) in the...

7/1/2020

article Akwesasne Mohawk Casino sets August reopening date
(New York) -- The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino now has a reopening date set for early August. In a Facebook video Tuesday night, the general manager says they'll open...

6/29/2020

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe prepares to reopen in wake of COVID-19 pandemic
(New York) -- Roughly 45 days after surrounding communities began to reopen from the COVID-19 outbreak, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is preparing to begin to take the same...

6/26/2020

article St. Regis Mohawk community slowly reopening
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council said over the course of the next several weeks, community members can expect a gradual lifting of restrictions placed...

6/23/2020

press release Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Files Complaint Against JUUL Labs, Inc.
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council announced it has formally filed a complaint against JUUL Labs, Inc. for targeting tribal youth in their marketing and...

6/18/2020

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Announces COVID-19 Household Disaster Relief Program
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has received funding from the U.S. Treasury Department under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to...

6/14/2020

article Two nominated for St. Regis Mohawk tribal chief position
(New York) -- A caucus that followed strict social distancing guidelines has produced potential contests for St. Regis Mohawk Tribe chief and traffic court judge....

6/4/2020

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council Postpones Referendum on Name Change
(New York) -- On Enniskó:wa/March 11, 2020, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council adopted TCR 2020-16 to hold a tribal referendum on an official name change for the...

5/28/2020

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reports fourth positive COVID-19 case in Akwesasne
(New York) -- Health Services notified the EOC that the confirmed case involves a community member, who is currently in isolation at home and receiving follow-up care....

5/21/2020

article Tribal leaders taking community health disparities into account when deciding to remain in State of Emergency
(New York) -- A St. Regis Mohawk Tribe spokesperson says tribal leaders are taking public health disparities between Akwesasne and the surrounding communities into...

5/16/2020

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe responds to 'North Country reopening'
(New York) -- New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced May 13 that the North Country is now one of four regions that have met the requirements to begin “...

5/15/2020

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe responds to 'North Country reopening'
(New Mexico) -- New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced May 13 that the North Country is now one of four regions that have met the requirements to begin “...

5/5/2020

article Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services have recieved limited number of COVID-19 tests
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services have received a limited number of COVID-19 tests, and they will begin identifying people that qualify for tests as...

3/30/2020

article Akwesasne marks first case of COVID-19, on American side
(New York) -- Akwesasne has marked its first case of coronavirus on the Mohawk reserve/reservation straddling two countries and three provinces across from Cornwall. The...

3/29/2020

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has first confirmed COVID-19 case
(New York) -- The first confirmed case of COVID-19 has hit the community of Akwesasne, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and Mohawk Council of Akwesasne announced Saturday....

3/22/2020

article Suspect crashes into border patrol cars in failed human smuggling attempt
(New York) -- A human smuggling attempt that entered the U.S. through the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation on Wednesday resulted in four arrests — and a plea by the...

3/21/2020

article Border Patrol arrests Akwesasne woman for allegedly smuggling aliens into U.S.
(New York) -- U.S. Border Patrol Agents from the Burke and Massena Border Patrol Stations arrested four individuals in connection with a failed smuggling attempt on...

3/16/2020

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe declares state of emergency, Akwesasne Mohawk Casino closing temporarily
(New York) -- In the midst of a global response to COVID-19, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has declared a state of emergency and the Tribe has notified the Akwesasne...

2/23/2020

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe awarded $2 million federal housing grant
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has been awarded nearly $2 million for continuing upgrades of its affordable housing stock, the federal Department of Housing...

1/20/2020

article Akwesasne Mohawk Casino now offering sports betting
(New York) -- Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort is introducing sports betting to Northern New York. Sticks Sports Book & Grill officially opened, offering legal sports...
article Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort announces opening of Sticks Sports Book & Grill
(New York) -- Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort (AMCR) introduces sports betting to Northern New York — just miles away from the Quebec border. Sticks Sports Book...

1/15/2020

article A sneak peek at sports betting at Akwesasne Mohawk Casino
(New York) -- 7 News gets a sneak preview of sports betting at Akwesasne Mohawk Casino. Some of bets are already in at the new Sticks Sports Book and Grill. Want to bet...

1/13/2020

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe restructures emergency management office, adds positions
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has expanded and re-designated its Emergency Planning Office to the Office of Emergency Management and Safety. Previously...

12/22/2019

article At Akwesasne, where the border runs straight and nothing is simple
(New York) -- In this Mohawk Nation territory, there are seven roadways and two rivers where people can cross the border without a security check. For people with...

12/20/2019

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council passes resolution setting 21 as legal age for buying vaping products
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council signed a resolution Dec. 6 in response to public health concerns associated with vaping and e-cigarette products and...

12/12/2019

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Increases Minimum Purchase Age for Vaping Devices and Bans Flavored Products
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council signed Tribal Council Resolution 2019-58 on Tsiothóhrha/December 6, 2019 in response to public health concerns...

12/7/2019

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Head Start program receives $355,000 federal grant
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Early Childhood Development Program has been awarded a $354,808 federal grant to continue its Head Start program. The...

12/5/2019

article Stefanik announces HHS grant for Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
(New York) -- Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has announced a United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grant totaling $354,808 has been awarded to the...

11/30/2019

article New York’s Mohawk tribe works to restore their culture
(New York) -- For decades, Native American children were forcibly removed from their families and lands to attend boarding schools where English was mandatory and their...

10/24/2019

article Tribe Announces New Chief Financial Officer Henry Roy
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe announces the hiring of Henry Roy, CFA/CPA, as the tribal government's new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Roy joined the...

8/21/2019

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe receives federal grant for language preservation
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe in Akwesasne has been working for years to save its native language. The number of Mohawk speakers has been declining for the...

8/11/2019

article Tribe offering free removal, replacement of ash trees
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Environment Division held a public presentation of the emerald ash borer survey results that was conducted in...

8/2/2019

article Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort plans to offer sports betting in revamped Sticks bar
(New York) -- The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino is partnering with an online sports betting company to enter the legal sports wagering market. The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino...

7/30/2019

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police arrest two following 17-hour standoff
(New York) -- Two people, including a Massena woman, were charged following a 17-hour standoff with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police on July 25 in Hogansburg. Faith...

7/28/2019

article Akwesasne community streetlight project expands
(New York) -- A public safety initiative that began last year is set to resume in the community of Akwesasne next week. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council announced...

7/25/2019

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Hosts State-Native American Relations Committee
(New York) -- On Tuesday, Ohiarihkó:wa/July 23, 2019; the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council hosted representatives of the New York State-Native American Relations...

7/19/2019

article Justice march in Akwesasne for Kenny Leaf
(New York) -- On July 27, 2018, police confirmed to Kenny Leaf’s family that his remains were found and identified two days prior in St. Regis on July 25. The case...

7/18/2019

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Audit Presentation
(New York) -- very year audit firm representatives come to Akwesasne and present their findings for the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe fiscal year. Representatives like Remy...
article Sharing Environmental Resiliency Knowledge
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe's Environment Division had the pleasure of sharing tribal efforts in nurturing a resilient environment with fellowship...

7/10/2019

article Mohawk Nation Teams Up with Stars Group on New York Sports Book, Stars Eyes Future Online Potential
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Nation of New York will partner with the Stars Group to bring sports betting to the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort in northern New...
article Mohawks name new infrastructure director
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has selected Colleen Thomas as the tribe’s Planning and Infrastructure Department director. Thomas's selection...

7/9/2019

article Akwesasne Mohawk Casino prepares for sports betting
(New York) -- As New York State prepares to allow for casino sports betting, the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino has announced a new partnership. It’s working with The...
article Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort planning to cash in on legalized sports betting
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe-owned casino, Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort (AMCR), has entered into an agreement with The Stars Group, an online and mobile...
article Mohawks announce plan for Northern New York sports betting parlor
(New York) -- Legal sports betting is coming to Northern New York: The Saint Regis Mohawk nation announced today is setting up a sports book at its Akwesasne Mohawk...
article Stars Group, Akwesasne Mohawk Team Up For New York Sports Betting
(New York) -- In an agreement announced Tuesday, The Stars Group has signed on to provide sports wagering technology services to the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort in...
press release The Stars Group and Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort Enter Agreement for Online Betting and Gaming Market Access and Retail Sportsbook in New York
(New York) -- The Stars Group Inc. today announced that it entered into an agreement with the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort for betting and gaming market access and...

7/8/2019

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council adopts residency ordinance
(New York) -- After years of discussion and consideration, The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has an ordinance defining residency rights of non-tribe members on tribal lands....

6/27/2019

article Tribal Police Receive County Traffic Safety Board Awards
(New York) -- At the Franklin County Traffic Safety Board Enforcement Awards Ceremony hosted by the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort on Onerahtohkó:wa/May 29, 2019; two...

6/26/2019

article Not waiting: ‘We’re going to fix our own roads’
(New Mexico) -- Emily Lauzon sipped on a coffee, bathed in golden light that penetrated the thick curtains of Sticks Sports Bar and Grill. The waitresses and staff are...

6/25/2019

article The freedom of growing up on Akwesasne but 'there is no room for achievement here'
(New York) -- Trying to balance the many demands of being a high schooler has left Darryl Lazare Jr. with little time to learn the language and customs of his own people...

6/8/2019

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe dedicates new administration building
(New York) -- More than 300 community residents and guests attended the dedication of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s new Tribal Administration Building on Friday....

6/7/2019

article St. Regis Mohawks celebrate new gathering place
(New York) -- It’s a day for dancing and singing. A day for celebrating. A day for praying. Everyone gets a look at The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s new administration...

5/16/2019

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Shares Announcement of Federal Report on Tribal Consultation
(New York) -- On Wednesday, Onerahtohkó:wa/May 1, 2019, members of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council (SRMT) participated in a press conference at the U.S. Capital to...

5/13/2019

article Gillibrand’s father once lobbied on behalf of Trump
(New York) -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s father was paid tens of thousands of dollars nearly two decades ago by President Trump to lobby against a competing casino...

5/3/2019

article Saint Regis Mohawk tribal candidate caucus Saturday
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Election Board will be holding the annual tribal caucus on Saturday, May 4 beginning at 10 a.m. in the lobby of the Tribal...

4/8/2019

article State advisory now matches Mohawk warning to not eat fish from part of St. Lawrence River
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s (SRMT) Environment Division says they welcome an updated advisory from New York state warning not to eat fish caught...

3/20/2019

article Referendum to decide on Akwesasne residency law
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council has called for a referendum vote to let community members decide on a proposed residency ordinance. The resolution...

3/13/2019

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe names new environmental services director
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has appointed Tony David as the new Environment Division director. He replaces Ken Jock who retired on Friday, March 8 after...

1/28/2019

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s lucrative deal with pharma company faces scrutin
(New York) -- When a pharmaceutical company sold its patent rights for a blockbuster drug to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe 16 months ago, stymied competitors and consumer...

1/22/2019

article Idea worth exploring: St. Regis Mohawk tribe proposes Akwesasne Heritage Complex
(New York) -- A plan by the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe to create an Akwesasne Heritage Complex certainly has merit. Representatives of the tribe have proposed constructing a...

1/10/2019

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Files Suit Against Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has filed suit in federal court against pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors for the devastating effects that...

1/4/2019

article Suspected TV thief rammed trooper cars, fled to Canada, police say
(New York) -- An Akwesasne woman is facing nearly two dozen charges, including several felonies, in connection with several incidents of shoplifting at the Malone...

12/27/2018

article Proposed Akwesasne sidewalk designs available for public comment
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is proposing improving some sidewalks “as one of its goals for a healthy and prosperous community,” according to a...

12/26/2018

article Raise for St. Regis tribal workers
(New York) -- Minimum wage employees with the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe will be getting a raise in the new year. The minimum wage is going up 34 cents to $11.82 U.S. per...

12/19/2018

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe increases minimum wage to $11.82 for all tribal government employees
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council has once again increased the tribal minimum wage for all tribal government employees. The new tribal minimum wage of...

12/17/2018

article Akwesasne roads targeted for work
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Planning and Infrastructure Department has put together its Control Schedule for the 2019-2022 Tribal Transportation...

11/28/2018

article Inside a Mohawk police online sting that led to child luring charges in the U.S.
(New York) -- Police say a Canadian man charged with coercion of a minor texted kissing face emojis and wrote he was "Soooo EXCITED" to meet up with a 16-year-...

11/26/2018

article Saint Regis tribe joins in legal complaint against Monsanto over PCB exposure
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has joined a legal complaint against the Monsanto Corporation and its corporate successors that alleges exposures suffered by...

11/20/2018

article Akwesasne food pantry getting support from Tribal Council, other community efforts
(New York) -- On Nov. 10 at the monthly tribal meeting, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) provided the Akwesasne Food Pantry with a $19,300 donation to help support...

11/19/2018

article Money alloted for heating assistance in Akwesasne to become available Jan. 1
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) has authorized an allotment of funds to provide winter heating assistance to tribal members who complete the 2019...

11/14/2018

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Gaming Commission names Jill Benedict as its executive director
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Gaming Commission (TGC) is pleased to announce that tribal member Jill Benedict has been selected as executive director....
article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe victim advocate receives regional child advocacy award
(New York) -- Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Victim Advocate Kerry Jacobs has been recognized as the 2018 Outstanding Advocate for Child Victims Award from the Clinton County...

11/13/2018

article Benedict ED of Akwesasne gaming commission
(New York) -- Saint Regis Tribal member Jill Benedict has been named head of the tribal gaming commission. Benedict started in her new executive director position with...
press release Jill Benedict Named Tribal Gaming Commission Executive Director
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Gaming Commission (TGC) is pleased to announce that tribal member Jill Benedict has been selected as Executive Director....

11/9/2018

article Family of murdered Akwesasne man thanks police, first responders for 166-day search
(New York) -- On Thursday, family members of Kenny Leaf presented the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police with a plaque for the assistance the department provided earlier...

10/30/2018

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Executive Director, Tsiorasa Barreiro, Receives NYS Hometown Alumni Award
(New York) -- Tsiorasa Barreiro, an Akwesasne native and executive director for tribal operations of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in Akwesasne, Franklin County, was...

10/29/2018

article Tribal Council barcode program extended
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council is notifying community members that U.S. Customs and Border Protection has extended the 2D Barcode Pilot Program at the...

10/24/2018

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe executive director to be honored by Cornell alumni Saturday
(New York) -- Akwesasne native Tsiorasa Barreiro, executive director of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, has been named a recipient of the Cornell New York State Hometown...
article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Executive Director, Tsiorasa Barreiro, recognized as community leader
(New York) -- Akwesasne native Tsiorasa Barreiro, Executive Director of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has been named a recipient of the Cornell New York State Hometown...
article Canadian man sentenced for Akwesasne drug ring
(New York) -- Authorities say a Canadian man has been sentenced to more than a dozen years in federal prison for selling oxycodone on an American Indian reservation on...

9/22/2018

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe asking for letters of support for Akwesasne Heritage Complex
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is looking for local support for its proposed purchase of land on the south side of the former GM Powertrain site, which would...

9/20/2018

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Launches Historical Marker Project
(New York) -- Historians, archaeologists and other academic scholars have long known of the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk People) residing in their traditional homelands...

9/18/2018

article St. Lawrence County, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe getting $700k from state for counterterrorism, preparedness efforts
(New York) -- St. Lawrence County and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe are getting over $700,000 from New York state for counterterrorism and preparedness efforts, according...

9/13/2018

article Ionkwatsi'tsiaienthon - "We Planted a Flower Garden"
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Cultural Tourism Office has embarked on their second ambitious project, "Ionkwatsi'tsiaienthon", a beaded garden...

9/10/2018

article St. Regis Tribal Police near accreditation
(New York) -- An amendment to New York State Executive Law has paved the way for the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department to be recognized as an accredited law...

9/4/2018

article New law gives St. Regis Mohawk police chance at state accreditation
(New York) -- A new law will allow the St. Regis Tribal Police to apply for state law enforcement accreditation. Previous state law gave tribal police law enforcement...

8/21/2018

article Tribe elders qualify for heating-unit vouchers
(New York) -- For the third year, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is making $100 vouchers available to help tribal elders with cleaning or servicing the heating units in...

8/6/2018

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police arrest man for sending indecent material to minors
(New York) -- St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police have arrested a man for sending indecent material to minors after what they describe as "an extensive social media...

8/5/2018

article Casino resort building brewpub
(New York) -- The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort last week held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new brewpub that is expected to open in mid-December: Maple Steak &...

7/31/2018

article Akwesasne casino breaks ground on brewery expected to open in December
(New York) -- The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort on Monday held a groundbreaking ceremony for Maple Steak & Ale and Maple Brewery. It is expected to open mid-...

7/29/2018

article Northern Tribal Border Alliance takes border issues to DC
(New York) -- The main focus of the Northern Tribal Border Alliance Washington, D.C. Flyy-In focused on an issue that makes crossing the border into Canada and back...

7/27/2018

article St. Regis Mohawk Tribe completes Northern Tribal Border Alliance aimed at improving border relations
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, and Six Nations of the Grand River have announced the successful completion of the Northern...

7/22/2018

article Akwesasne celebrates its ironworking history
(New York) -- Being an ironworker is not a career that gets a lot of glorification in the way that other professions such doctors, nurses, firefighters, police officers...

7/19/2018

article U.S. Customs and Border Protection speeds crossings for Mohawk travellers at Massena checkpoint
(New York) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced a new pilot program to speed up border crossings for Mohawk residents of Akwesasne. Starting on July...

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...

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