Akwesasne Travel Launches Virtual Tours
Akwesasne Travel, the official tourism marketing organization for the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT), in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic pivoted and launched an innovative, online tour training for entrepreneurs and cultural attractions in Akwesasne. The online tours, hosted on the popular Airbnb Online Experiences platform, are now live!
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.