Seskehko:wa/September 16, 2014 - The Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board of Education (AMBE), in collaboration with the Chiefs of Ontario will be deploying a survey to learn more about early childhood development, education and employment in Akwesasne. The information collected will help develop programs and policies that aim to improve the well-being of First Nations.
Five (5) Community Surveyors have been hired and will begin their duties within the next week. The Surveyors are: Penny Peters, Sean (Frankie) Lafrance, Natalie Leaf, Rori Francis-Herne and Jenna Herne.
TERRITORY OF AKWESASNE—The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is notifying the community and traveling public about work currently underway within the international corridor located in the District of Kawehno:ke (Cornwall Island).
Public Works and Government Services Canada has hired an environmental consultant to undertake preliminary work in preparation for the demolition of the former Port-of-Entry buildings on the island. The work entails drilling approximately eight 6” to 8” bore holes and monitoring wells at specific locations within the former-CBSA compound. The holes will be filled after samplings have been taken.
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Hermon, NY residents STEPHEN M. HOWELLS, II, age 39, and NICOLE F. VAISEY, age 25, were formally charged today in federal court in Syracuse on multiple counts including conspiracy to sexually exploit children and sexual exploitation of children according to United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Special Agent in Charge, Andrew W. Vale of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Albany Division.
The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service is currently investigating a complaint from a community resident who received an unsolicited telephone call from an internet anti-virus company. The complainant allowed the caller to remotely access their computer and download a program, paying a $250.00 fee. After the download, the complainant was unable to log-in. This scheme involves company representatives calling individuals and stating, for example, that it is Microsoft calling and that their computer is running slow or has viruses. They offer to repair the computer over the internet, which can involve the installation of software or the customers allowing the representatives remote access to their computer.
Reminds Parents to be Extra Vigilant in Preventing the Spread of EV-D68
ALBANY, NY (September 12, 2014)–The New York State Department of Health is again advising parents and health care providers to be aware of the signs and symptoms of enterovirus EV-D68, a serious respiratory illness, which has now been confirmed in more than a dozen children in New York State. EV-D68 is causing cases of severe respiratory illness among children and other individuals, sometimes resulting in hospitalization, especially among children with asthma.