On July 8, 2014, The Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club (ABGC) was notified that Executive Director Jessica Cree Jock, was chosen to represent the Eastern Region on the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) National Native Advisory Committee (NNAC). Mrs. Cree Jock is one of fifteen Boys & Girls Club Professionals representing one hundred and ten (110) Native American Boys & Girls Club in the United States.
The purpose of this Professional Advisory Committee is to provide leadership and insight on Native history, traditions, values and culture that will help establish and refine Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s systems and methods of service to assure the greatest benefit possible for our Native organizations.
“I feel honored to represent the Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club at the National level and look forward to the positive change this will bring to the native youth we serve nationwide.” said Mrs. Cree Jock. During the two year term Mrs. Cree Jock will be tasked with:
- Providing direction on training and professional development needs for staff of Clubs serving Native youth and their families.
- Generating information and direction on current and future program needs.
- Providing input on issues facing Native Youth.
- Support the identification of resources to further BGCA services to Native Youth and to support new and existing Native Clubs.
- Lending her talents for specific activities such as: training, identification of resources and advocacy and expert technical assistance related to Native issues.
ABGC Board President Julia Back Skidders expressed her excitement, “Jessica has been working hard to increase services to the youth and resources for the Club and our National team has taken notice of the change. In the fall of 2013 when we attended the BGCA Native Conference several national staff comment to Jessica on her achievements. The Club is fortunate to have her as the head of our administrative team and program staff!”
The appointment came after Mrs. Cree Jock was invited to apply in the fall of 2013 just after BGCA formed a dedicated Native American Services Unit to serve only native clubs. The unit was formed as part of the reconstruction process initiated by Boys & Girls of America CEO Jim Clark!
Expresses Appreciation to Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort and Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council
TERRITORY OF AKWESASNE - The Akwesasne Boys and Girls Club (ABGC) attended Ringside For Youth that was held on June 12, 2014 at the Ottawa Convention Centre—thanks to the generosity of the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort and the assistance of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council. Ringside For Youth is an annual event that has raised more than $2.5 million since 1995 for the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. This year’s event featured special guest and legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard.
The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) is notifying the community that the Bank of Montreal - On-Reserve Housing Loan Program (ORHL) will no longer approve mortgages for any type of mobile home (single or doublewide trailers).
The Bank of Montreal (BMO) views the purchase of a mobile home as a high-risk investment that does not comply with the terms of the loan program agreement that MCA has with BMO.
Please understand this notice applies to new applications only and does not affect existing mortgages. We apologize for any confusion regarding the eligibility of home mortgages. Should you require any assistance with your housing loan/mortgage application, please contact MCA’s Department of Housing at613-575-2250 Ext. 2300.
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s two newest police officers graduated from the Zone 9 Police Academy on July 11, 2014 while surrounded by family and friends.The eight officers who graduated were from the Clinton County Sherriff Department, Franklin County Sherriff Department, Plattsburgh Police Department and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police.
Officer Julie Smoke, daughter of Doug and Diane Smoke, was one of two female graduates.She received the Overall Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding effort and scholastic achievement.
Officer Tyson Lazare is the son of Michelle and Chris Lazare.Both police officer trainees were accepted for employment by the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police.The agency then sponsored the trainees in the academy’s basic police training program.They will begin their careers as patrol persons.