SLC, MCA, SUNY sign unique cross-border agreement benefiting Indigenous students

September 7, 2016

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne has engaged in a cross-border partnership with St Lawrence College and the State University of New York at Potsdam that will help train Mohawk students to meet the need for archeological specialists in the St Lawrence area. MCA Grand Chief Abram Benedict noted that there is a distinct need for archeological specialists in the region, “as the St Lawrence Seaway holds centuries of shared history.” Through the partnership, Mohawk students will first complete a General Arts and Sciences diploma from SLC, delivered by the Iohahi:io Education and Training Centre in Akwesasne. Students can then transfer into the junior year of a Bachelor of Arts in Archeological Studies at SUNY Potsdam.