Bill 96 vote coming soon

A sense of urgency is swelling in Kahnawake as leaders and residents scramble to find ways to compel the government to change course on Bill 96, a sweeping French language bill that has ignited local outrage. The bill is likely to pass tomorrow with no exemptions for Indigenous people in Quebec,

“Keep escalating the pressure” against Bill 96

Simona Rosenfield The Eastern Door Kahnawa’kehró:non stepped on common ground in Montreal with English-speaking Quebecers last weekend to protest against Bill 96, a controversial French language bill that leaders anticipate will have severe impacts on the community. “Indigenous people need allies because the Quebec government is their (English Quebecers') government. It’s

Kahnawake Survival School walks out against Bill 96

Simona Rosenfield The Eastern Door Students and staff at Kahnawake Survival School (KSS) were joined by hundreds of community members last week in walking out against Bill 96, a far-reaching French language bill on the verge of becoming Quebec law. In a shot across the bow, about 1,000 Kahnawa’kehró:non marched west

Crime victims’ support a priority

As it stands now, Kahnawake does not have any resources available specifically to support victims of crime and provide important education. Kahnawake Shakotiia’takehnhas Community Services (KSCS) is responsible for connecting Kahnawa’kehró:non with mental health resources, but this only partially responds to the unique needs of victims. Outside resources exist, but

Council chief attends impact conference

Courtesy Morgan Phillips Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) chief Ross Montour attended the annual International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) Conference in Vancouver last week. Montour delivered a presentation at the conference, which ran from May 4-7, where he addressed the cumulative impacts that the St. Lawrence Seaway project has had

Kahnawake leads against Bill 96

Courtesy AFNQL Quebec continues to refuse to make exceptions for Indigenous nations concerning Bill 96, even as Kahnawake and other Indigenous community leaders warn the province of the harm the legislation would pose to Indigenous youth and culture. Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) grand chief Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, who was joined by