Hydraulic Spill on Indian Way

Courtesy Patrick Ragaz A hydraulic fluid spill from an excavator at a road maintenance construction site near Indian Way School led to an intervention by the Kahnawake Environment Protection Office (KEPO). The main contaminant in the Tuesday, June 14 spill involved oil. “In the process of lifting up the gravel and

Movement in Kahnawake’s bird nesting boxes

Simona Rosenfield The Eastern Door Kahnawake Environment Protection Office, in collaboration with Bird Protection Quebec (BPQ) visited 10 bird boxes located along the old Kahnawake Survival School campus to band the recently hatched tree swallows on Friday, June 10. Along with banding, qualified birders also recorded the date of banding, age

Speaking in honour of her family

Courtesy Tekahnekake Stacey “As a kid, I always wanted to be fluent in my family’s language,” said Tekahnekake Stacey, an upcoming graduate of the Kanien’kéha Ratiwennahní:rats Adult Immersion Program run by the Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:- na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center. “I looked up to people in my family that were fluent,

Murray takes on huge residential school role

Courtesy Government of Canada Over the past year, Kimberly Murray has been working with survivors of the Mohawk Institute – the longest operating residential school in Canada, searching for unmarked graves.  And now, she begins the gruelling work of taking the search across Canada. Last week, minister of Justice and attorney general

Celebrating 50 years of Onake

Courtesy Sharon Tiohswathe Rice The Onake Paddling Club (OPC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary by preparing a photo and video series on the organization’s historical development and accomplishments since the first paddler took to the water in 1972. “Not only will we celebrate the numerous champions and medal winners throughout the

First Peoples Studies degree in the books

Courtesy Savannah Matteini-Gabriel At the start of an academic journey, most people have an idea of what they would like to do or at least that is often the perception. But in reality, that is not always the case. For Kanehsata’kehró:non Savannah Matteini-Gabriel, who recently completed Concordia University’s First Peoples Studies with

Called to teach what she learned

Courtesy Ieianerahstha Rourke Mary Ann Gray has been working to strengthen her fluency in Kanien’kéha since she was young. Her motivation stemmed from the desire to connect to the world around her - her family and community. “Growing up, I would always hear (my grandparents) speak, but they didn’t teach my mom,