Mary and Dave Arquette with The Akwesasne Task Force
The Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment (ATFE) is a community based, grassroots organization formed in 1987 to address the environmental problems facing the Mohawk Nation community of Akwesasne. The mission of ATFE is to protect and restore natural and cultural resources within Akwesasne to promote the health of the sacred web of life for future generations. ATFE projects support traditional agricultural practices such as planting gardens; maintaining fruit and nut trees; tapping maple trees; canning and drying produce; giving away traditional seeds and trees; restoring Black Ash trees and basketmaking; cleaning roadsides; and advocating for environmental clean-up.
Year(s) Awarded: 2017, 2018