Tribal Sub-Chief Benjamin Herne and Tribal Chiefs Eric Thompson and Michael Conners assisted High School Guidance Counselor Assistant Jodele Hammond
Published November 9, 2018
AKWESASNE — This week, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council began their annual donation of winter jackets for Akwesasne youth at local schools and childcare programs. Now in its seventh year, 446 jackets are being donated from Tribal Council’s Community Support Fund that is funded by Mohawk Gaming Enterprises, LLC.
On Friday morning, Tribal Sub-Chief Benjamin Herne and Tribal Chiefs Eric Thompson and Michael Conners assisted High School Guidance Counselor Assistant Jodele Hammond with jackets for Mohawk students attending Massena Central Schools. Other schools and childcare facilities that will receive winter jackets include the Akwesasne Freedom School, Salmon River Central School, St. Regis Mohawk School, Saint Regis Mohawk Head Start and Early Childhood Development Program, Noel’s Small Steps Daycare, Nooch’s Daycare, Above and Beyond Daycare, Ista’s Little Helpers Daycare, and home-based daycares operated by Michelle and Lisa Collette. Niawenkó:wa/
hank you to the following members of Tribal Council and tribal staff for the tremendous amount of work organizing, purchasing, sorting and packaging 446 winter jackets for this year’s donation: (pictured below, from left) Ann Bero, Jori Rourke, Cathy Mitchell, and Mahlon Smoke; as well as Lindsay Day, Tribal Chief Beverly Cook, and Tribal Sub-Chief Benjamin Herne.
Ann Bero, Jori Rourke, Cathy Mitchell, Mahlon Smoke and Lindsay Day