Akwesasne Travel Receives New York State Tourism Excellence Award
This year’s New York State Tourism Excellence Awards include multiple new awards categories to acknowledge the critical work done in advancing the areas of sustainability, DEAI (diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion), international marketing, travel itineraries, and promoting the great outdoors of New York State. Akwesasne Travel was selected for Excellence in Sustainable Stewardship: Champions of Change.
Beaded Cradleboard Wins Top Prize at 2023 Art Market & Juried Show
The 2023 Art Market and Juried Show, presented by Akwesasne Travel, brought nearly 1500 community members and visitors to Generations Park on Sunday, July 2 for a vibrant showcase of the arts. Heat and humidity did not dampen spirits, as attendees eagerly experienced phenomenal art works, live performances, and demonstrations throughout the day.
Akwesasne Travel Presents 2nd Annual Art Market & Juried Show
Akwesasne Travel is pleased to announce the 2023 Akwesasne Art Market & Juried Show will take place Sunday, July 2 at Generations Park. The event celebrates the outstanding creative talent that exists within our special community, and showcases Akwesasne as a vibrant destination for the arts.
The juried art show will award over $10,000 across 12 diverse categories such as pottery, sculpture, beadwork, quillwork, quilts and textiles, painting, and more. In addition, five Judge’s Choice nods and the much-anticipated Best in Show honor will be awarded. New this year is a youth category for emerging artists age 17 and under.
Akwesasne Travel named Tribal Destination of the Year
Akwesasne Travel named Tribal Destination of the Year at the 2022 American Indian Tourism Conference, hosted by AIANTA, American Indian Alaskan Native Tourism Association. As the only organization dedicated to advancing indigenous tourism across the United States, AIANTA recognizes the best of Indian Country travel and tourism at its annual Excellence in Tourism Industry Awards (formerly known as the Enough Good People Industry Awards) ceremony.
Akwesasne International Pow Wow Returns – September 10 & 11, 2022
The Akwesasne International Pow Wow set to return for their 20th annual event, September 10 & 11, 2022 at the A’nowara’ko:wa Arena, Cornwall Island, Ontario.
On the shores of the beautiful St. Lawrence River, visitors can enjoy the two-day event with good music, good food and good company. The Akwesasne Pow Wow brings together the best Native artisans, drummers and dancers from this region.
Akwesasne Travel Hosting First-Ever Akwesasne Art Market & Juried Show
Akwesasne Travel is set to host the first-ever Akwesasne Art Market & Juried Show. Saturday, July 2, 2022 at the Generations Park Complex in Akwesasne, New York. The event is a celebration of Akwesasne art and culture, complete with artist vendors, live performances, demonstrations and a juried art competition.
Akwesasne Travel Launches In-Person Cultural Tours
Akwesasne Travel, the official Destination Marketing and Management Organization (DMMO) for the Mohawk Territory of Akwesasne, has now launched in-person cultural tours to promote the region and its heritage. During National Native American Heritage Month, Akwesasne Travel launched three immersive cultural tours hosted by experts in the community that provides guests a chance to learn about First Nations’ history, culture, art and local cuisine.
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!
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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…
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.