Akwesasne Community Healing Fund Recipients

Press Release

December 14, 2022

The COVID-19 Global Pandemic has created and exacerbated mental health illnesses and struggles for many communities, Akwesasne included. The Community of Akwesasne has many families affected by grief, loss, addictions, economic uncertainty, and COIVD related challenges.

In late 2021, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne approved the allocation of resources to create the Akwesasne Community Healing Fund to support healing within the community of Akwesasne.

Most recently the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne allocated an additional $200,000 to further support the Akwesasne Community Healing Fund.

A community callout for proposals was conducted for 21 days and resulted in numerous proposals being received. A committee of Council members reviewed the applications and recommended to Council the following contributions be made to the five community-based healing services below:

Alexandra David
PO Box 174, Akwesasne QC
[email protected]

Ratiwennahawi Inc.
We Carry Their Voices
Angela Tsioneratase Barnes
11 Mackay Avenue, Cornwall
[email protected]

Iahki’nikonhketskwas “Lifting Their Minds”
Diane Boots, Chairperson
27 Mose Cook Road, Akwesasne, NY
[email protected]

Haudensosaunee Everlasting Academy of Learning “HEAL”
Della Adams & Eddie Gray
1516 River Road, Akwesasne, QC
[email protected]

Peace of Mind Project
Heather Phillips
276 Island Road, Akwesasne, ON
[email protected]

Holistic Life Foundation
Mary Terrance
16 Whiskey Lane Akwesasne, QC
[email protected]

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is pleased to be able to support community-based services as an additional or alternative way to healing. The global pandemic has created unprecedented times and situations for all Akwesasronon and the Mohawk Council will continue to support the community through the path of healing and healthy recovery.

Akwesasronon are encouraged to learn more about the services offered by community-based providers by contacting them directly or the ongoing services offered by the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne by visiting our website at www.akwesasne.ca.


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