May 23, 2013 — On Tuesday, Governor Cuomo and the chiefs of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe announced a surprise deal in Albany. It grants the Mohawks' exclusive gaming rights in the North Country. In return, the tribe will resume sharing millions of dollars in casino revenue with New York State and St. Lawrence and Franklin counties. That after a three-year dispute.
Yesterday, the chiefs were back in Akwesasne, holding a press conference at their brand new hotel and casino expansion.
They called Cuomo "sincere". They said it was the promise of resolving the Mohawks' 31-year old land claim that made the gaming pact possible. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Mar 05, 2009 — The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe lashed out against Governor Paterson and the New York Power Authority Tuesday for sending low-cost hydropower to Long Island. The 9 megawatts was reserved for the Mohawks and their growing casino, which has been running on generators. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Jun 30, 2005 — The leader of New York State Senate believes a court ruling this week could have major implications for plan to build new casinos in the Catskills. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Nov 30, 2004 — Deliberations continue in the Mohawk community over a proposed land claim deal with New York State worth tens of millions of dollars. After 22 years of negotiations and lawsuits, two tribal governments have approved the deal. But the traditional Council of Chiefs says it will take at least another two weeks to discuss the proposal. As Brian Mann reports, even Mohawks who support the settlement say deep distrust remains. Go to full article
Nov 19, 2004 — Governor Pataki announced a land claim settlement today with the Cayuga Nation of New York. The deal gives the tribe a Catskills casino and at least 2,500 acres in the Finger Lakes region. Go to full article
(L to R) Chiefs Maggie Terrance, Barbara Lazore, Jim Ransom, and Sub-Chiefs Andrew Jacobs, Rita Swamp, and Emily Lauzon.
Jul 18, 2003 — The new chiefs of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council took the reigns this month at a critical juncture in the tribe's history. They were elected in a tribal election in June. David Sommerstein talks with the chiefs about land claims, casinos, and their relationship with tribal members and other communities in the North Country. Go to full article
Jun 23, 2003 — The state Assembly failed to act on a bill that would have ratified the St. Regis Mohawks? 1993 compact for its Akwesasne Mohawk Casino in Franklin County. A Court of Appeals decision recently invalidated the agreement. Go to full article
Jun 20, 2003 — Members of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe will return to the voting booth for a run-off election tomorrow. Two candidates tied for a chief position in an election earlier this month. David Sommerstein has more. Go to full article
Jun 13, 2003 — New York's highest court ruled yesterday that the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe's gaming compact for its Akwesasne Mohawk Casino near Massena is invalid. As David Sommerstein reports, the decision is unlikely to have any immediate effect, but it sets the stage for a face-off over the legality of casinos in New York. Go to full article
Jun 05, 2003 — David Sommerstein talks with Jon Parmenter, St. Lawrence University professor of history, about the history of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council and what's at stake in Saturday's election. Go to full article