Tribal housing project breaks ground on reclaimed 1796 Treaty lands


Last updated 12/1/2023 at 9:30am

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe broke ground for the first set of family homes to be built on reclaimed treaty land (front row, from left) former-Tribal Chief Eric Thompson, Tribal Chief Michael Conners, Sub-Chief Benjamin Herne, Tribal Chief Beverly Cook, Sub-Chief Derrick King, Tribal Chief Ron LaFrance, Sub-Chief Agnes "Sweets" Jacobs, Assistant Executive Director Starr Thomas, and Executive Director Tsiorasa Barreiro; (back row) Home Improvement Program Foreman Lawrence Thomas, Calvin Leaf, Home Improvement Division Director Jamie Bay.

AKWESASNE-The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe announced that construction has started on the first tribal housing units on reacquired treaty lands-a major step forward in providing affordable housing for Mohawk families.

"It has been our community's longstanding desire and Tribal Council's ongoing goal to reacquire lands within Akwesasne's land claim area for family housing," shared Tribal Chief Michael Conners at the groundbreaking. "I am filled with an immense sense of pride in what our team has accomplished today-to provide homes for our families."

The Tribe's effort to provide homes was bolste...

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