Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Hosts U.S. DOT Assistant Secretary for Tribal Affairs

Saint Regis Mohawk U.S. DOT visit

AKWESASNE, NY – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council welcomed Arlando Teller, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Tribal Government Affairs, to cultivate a partnership focused on improving transportation infrastructure in Akwesasne.

The Tribal Council and Colleen Thomas, on behalf of Planning and Infrastructure, reviewed roadway conditions on the southern portion of Akwesasne. Assistant Secretary Arlando Teller listened to concerns raised by the tribe and toured sites in need of repair.

The Akwesasne community experiences a significant amount of traffic from local, international and domestic travelers passing through the territory. High traffic volumes combined with north country winters, leads to substantial deterioration of local roadways. Therefore, the tribe is rebuilding a working relationship with the New York State Department of Transportation to address areas of concern.

A’hee’hee nii’tsago (a sincere thank you) for the amazing hospitality from St. Regis Mohawk leadership,” said Teller. “My visit to your Nation demonstrates continued efforts in improving transportation connectivity through partnership and collaboration. Your Planning and Infrastructure team are dedicated professionals who dedicate their time in the safe transportation of community members and the traveling public.”