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Akwesasne in the Media
Mohawk Girls Lacrosse
The Salmon River girls’ lacrosse team, in just its eighth year of existence, represents another breakthrough for women on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation, where lacrosse has deep and sacred roots.
Beaded Flower Garden
With well over the anticipated number of beaded flowers, the creation of the Ionkwatsi’tsiaienthon (We Planted a Flower Garden) has come to a close. Numerous beaders from Akwesasne were given the opportunity to add a beaded flower…
Remembering Levi Oakes
Louis Levi Oakes, the last of the Mohawk code talkers, who helped American soldiers triumph in the Pacific Theater during World War II, along with code talkers from other tribes, died on May 28 at a care facility near his home on the Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation in Quebec. He was 94.
Make it new again: Mohawk tribe raises next generation of native speakers
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 last century, but new language immersion programs on the reservation are working to reverse that trend.
Akwesasne launches cultural tours due to rising interest in Mohawk history
The Mohawk community in Akwesasne near Cornwall, Ont., has launched a series of cultural experiences for visitors wishing to understand more about the people and their traditions, spurred by the discovery of unmarked graves at former residential schools. Akwesasne Travel launched two months ago following a surge in interest about its cultural history.
On the Canadian border, artistry connects travelers to Mohawk culture
I booked my visit to Hill’s studio through Akwesasne Travel, the marketing organization for the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory, which straddles the U.S.-Canada border, and New York, Ontario and Quebec. Despite the territory’s geographical complexity, residents (Akwesasronon) consider themselves to be one community. Last fall, Akwesasne Travel launched three tours to offer visitors a chance to learn about Akwesasne culture.