Cornwall, ON, Jan 07, 2013 — Akwesasne Mohawks sent the Canadian government a message of native unity on Saturday. Hundreds of people marched across the two bridges from Massena, NY, to Cornwall, Ontario. Several tribal chiefs were among the marchers.
The demonstration was part of a movement called "Idle No More" that's swept across Canada. It protests legislation that many First Nation people say threatens their land and water.
The protest closed the border crossing for several hours. Despite a history of clashes with border officials, the march was a peaceful, family affair, full of drumming and singing. Go to full article
Newcomb, NY, Jan 07, 2013 — In August, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a $47 million deal to acquire nearly 70,000 acres of former Finch, Pruyn and Co. timberlands. The state plans to add the paper company property to the Adirondack forest preserve over the next five years.
The first phase of the purchase transferred to the state with little fanfare at the end of December. Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Jan 07, 2013 — In the wake of last month's shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, colleges and schools are re-thinking their security procedures. At SUNY Plattsburgh, officers are learning how... Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Jan 07, 2013 — The stark contrasts of a snowy landscape bring out hidden beauty in the garden and the yard. Plant stems and flower heads give depth and detail, and fences and other... Go to full article