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The Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment (ATFE), a community based, grass-roots organization, was formed in 1987 to address the environmental problems facing the Mohawk Nation community of Akwesasne. The mission of the Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment is to conserve, preserve, protect and restore the environment, natural and cultural resources within the Mohawk territory of Akwesasne (see map) in order to promote the health and survival of the sacred web of life for future generations and to fulfill our responsibilities to the natural world as our Creator has instructed. ATFE is composed of members of the Mohawk community and staff of environmental agencies, Mohawk governments, and organizations within Akwesasne who share a common concern for the environment and the effects of various toxic substances on human and ecosystem health. Because the Mohawk Nation is part of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy, ATFE works in conjunction with other Haudenosaunee communities with organizations such as the Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force..


The Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment (ATFE) exists as the result of tax exempt donations and grants. Please consider contributing to our efforts. ATFE, Inc. has 501 (c)(3) non-profit status.

Send correspondence to: 

Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment
PO Box 992
via Hogansburg, New York 13655