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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.
Akwesasne Selected for EPA Recreation Economy for Rural Communities Award
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and partners are bringing the Tribal community together to build on the Tribe’s cultural tourism, economic development, and infrastructure strategies. Some of those developments include a new heritage center, an art gallery, and the creation of green park spaces along the St. Regis River located in downtown Akwesasne. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is one of twenty-five communities selected as partners for Recreation Economy for Rural Communities planning assistance in 2022.
Akwesasne Tourism Business Support Project Awarded $857,119
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Office of Economic Development (OED) announced today that it was awarded a two-year grant in the amount of $857,119 in federal funding for the Akwesasne Tourism Business Support Project. The funding was made available under the FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act through the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Indigenous Communities Program.
Akwesasne Selected As A T-Mobile Hometown Grant Recipient
Akwesasne was selected as one of 25 T-Mobile Hometown Grant winners: the grant funding will be applied to a special Smoke Dance Sculpture art installation and landscaping for Sken:nen Park West. Sken:nen park is located in the heart of downtown Akwesasne, along Route 37. Sken:nen Park is part of a downtown revitalization initiative that began pre-covid, led by the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s cultural tourism division.