EDITION – SRMT Tsiothóhrha/December 11, 2022

She:kon sewakwé:kon | Greetings all,

Thank you for joining us for our weekly Tribal e-newsletter. This virtual newsletter gives us the wonderful opportunity to present membership with easy to access, up to date communication; including news releases and public notices, job opportunities and showcasing the teamwork of our wonderful staff.

The Tribal e-newsletter will be emailed each week, but in case you miss an issue, you can find previous editions on the Tribal Members Portal located at

Niawen:kówa/Thank you very much,
Tribal Council
TRIBAL POLICE LIERTENANT NAMED TO TRIBAL HOMELAND SECURITY ADVISORY COUNCIL: The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is pleased to congratulate Tribal Police Lieutenant Decota Thompson on his recent appointment by U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas to the Tribal Homeland Security Advisory Council. Secretary Mayorkas announced his appointment to the 15-member advisory council during the White House Tribal Nations Summit that was held on Tsiothóhrha/December 1, 2022. READ MORE!
PARADE OF LIGHTS: The Akwesasne Coalition for Community Empowerment is inviting community members or programs to participate in the Parade of Lights. Please call the A/CDP Prevention office at (518) 358-2967.
If you're thinking about suicide, worried about a friend or loved one, or in need of some emotional support, the 988 lifeline is available 24/7/365 across the U.S. Check out the "Talk to Someone Now" page for more resources and information CLICK HERE!
BOOK WORM CLUB: Please join us for our next Book Work Club activity on December 20th, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the ELC Cafeteria. There will be a book reading, craft activity, and food! To register, please email Krista at
The Diabetes Center for Excellence houses a myriad of specialized services for the prevention and care of diabetes, along with a few things you may not have been aware of. Take a look!
ECO-FRIENDLY ENGINE OIL: Two hundred million gallons of used oil are improperly disposed of each year. “Just the Facts” Used motor oil has toxic chemicals and heavy metals. Bicycles or electric vehicles are the way to go, if you still have a regular vehicle, consider using different motor oil. Today there are biofuel alternatives to petroleum-based motor oil such as synthetic oil and biodiesel. These are environmentally friendly and have better motor performance. READ MORE!
HELP KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE & HEALTHY: Due to a local rise in respiratory illnesses such as RSV, Influenza, and COVID-19, the Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services recommends being proactive by:
  • Wearing a mask in crowded areas
  • Practice good hand hygiene
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is informing Family members who are the court appointed administrator of an Estate and the member had been prior approved for the Tribal Members Economic Recovery Support (TMERS) and have since passed away may be eligible to receive the funding that was previously approved to the member.

TMERS is also available by a court order from any court jurisdiction. The issued court order may include a custody order, child support order, or child welfare court order that outlines who has primary custody of the child.

For more information, please contact Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe's Compliance at (518) 358-2273.
DECEMBER 7TH WORK SESSION MEETING VIDEO: Please log onto the Tribal Members Portal from the tribal website to watch the December 7th Tribal Council Work Session Meeting.

For help accessing the Tribal Members Portal, please contact the Communications Department at (518) 358-2272.
For questions, please contact Ellie Fuller or Chloe Cebek at (518) 358-4516.
WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK: The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Courts received a federal grant to gain feedback about justice systems in and around Akwesasne. Sharing your thoughts and experiences will help in drafting a Justice Strategic Plan to address our community's justice needs. 

CLICK HERE to access the survey and be entered into a drawing for $50 Twin Leaf Gift Cards and other prizes.
KAWENNì:IOS IS BACK! Click the image to check out the latest featured news!
NOTICE OF ABATEMENT BUILDING DEMOLITION: The SRMT Environment Division Brownfields Project and its licensed contractors will be demolishing and removing three abandoned homes over several weeks beginning November 7th.  These buildings were deemed unsafe to enter for asbestos testing.  In an abundance of caution, the buildings will be removed as if they contain asbestos.

The structures are located on State Route 37 east, State Route 37 west and Cook Road. The sites under demolition will be clearly marked with signs and appropriate measures will be taken to ensure the safety of surrounding homes and businesses.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Aimee Benedict by email: or call (518) 358-5937.  This project is funded by the USEPA, Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Tribal General Fund.


FREE RADON TESTING: Sign up for your FREE radon test today! Did you know that elevated radon levels are common? About 1 in 15 homes has a dangerous amount that can cause serious health issues such as lung cancer. This gas is odorless and invisible, says the EPA, and it causes no immediate symptoms when exposed to humans or pets. The only way to know if your home is affected is by testing your residence. If you would like to schedule your FREE home test, please call Dillon Point of the Air Quality Program at (518) 358-5937 ext. 5055.
UPDATED BOOSTER: The Bivalent Boosters are now available for individuals 12-years and older. Bivalent Boosters include an mRNA component of the omicron variant BA.4 and BA.5 lineages to provide better protection. Call (518) 358-3142 to schedule an appointment with Health Services today!
HAS YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION CHANGED? Contact information may include a change in:
• Physical mailing address
• Email address
• Phone number
Contact the Compliance Department (518) 358-2273 and Tribal Clerk's office (518) 358-2272 to update any information.
THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS DECEMBER 31, 2022. You can find the residency permit application here: For more information, please contact the Residency Board at (518) 358-2272 ext. 2167 or ext. 2193. You can also email your questions to
VACCINE CLINIC HOURS AND LOCATION: Health Services is offering COVID-19 vaccines by appointment every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at their main campus building located at 404 State Route 37. COVID-19 vaccines are now available for Individuals ages 6-months and older. Call (518) 358-3142 to book your appointment today!
The Affordable Connectivity Program provides eligible households with a discount on broadband service and connected devices. This program provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward the internet for eligible households and up to $75 per month for homes on qualifying Tribal lands. 

Click here to find out if you're eligible for the program and how to apply!


The Tribal Members Portal is intended to share important information and updates for the sole use of membership; so we ask that you please respect it's sensitivity by not disclosing, copying, or disseminating without prior permission.

Need help logging in? View this helpful video produced by Akwesasne TV.

Below is a listing of the latest information you will find on the portal:

Tribal Council Work Session - December 7th @ 9:00 a.m.
  • Work Session Observer Copy Agenda December 7 2022 final AB
  • VIDEO RECORDING: Tribal Council Work Session - December 7, 2022
December 2022 Monthly Tribal Meeting - December 3rd @ 10:00 a.m.
  • PRESENTATION 2023 Tribal Heating Assistance
  • December 2022 Tribal Meeting Agenda Package
  • VIDEO RECORDING: December 202 Monthly Tribal Meeting - December 3rd
  • DECEMBER 2022 Tribal Council/CKON Radio Talk Show - Dec. 6th
Draft 2023 Annual Tribal Budget Meeting - November 30th @ 4:00 p.m.
  • Draft 2023 Annual Tribal Budget Handout
  • PRESENTATION Draft 2023 Tribal Government Budget 11 30 22
  • VIDEO RECORDING: Draft 2023 Annual Tribal Budget Meeting - November 30th, 2022


CLICK HERE for a list of helpful contacts who are ready to listen.


We are taking each posted position on a case-by-case basis, in terms of continuing in the process as is; or re-posting of any position that may be in the process.
This will be a joint decision between Human Resources staff and the Hiring
Authority (Supervisor).

NEED SUPPORT DURING QUARANTINE? Individuals under the Tribe's jurisdiction who are in isolation or quarantine and need help with things including food and emergency fuel assistance can contact the Office of the Family Advocate at (518) 358-3021.
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