Father Lajoie’s body exhumed

Diane Yeung The Eastern Door More than a year after she stepped forward, Patricia Kaniente Stacey watched from across the street as the remains of the late priest Léon Lajoie were exhumed. “Those 215 children brought this out of the people,” Stacey said. “The truth about what happened here.” After 215 unmarked children's

Survival School students get to adopt a river

Diane Yeung The Eastern Door Julie Delisle grew up learning about the waters in front of her home from her father and grandfather. This fall, she’ll be facilitating a pilot program for students in Kahnawake to learn about those same waters she’s grown to love. Delisle is the environmental education liaison at

Kahnawa’kehró:non coaching Belgium lacrosse

Courtesy Jamie Kirby The Belgium Lacrosse Federation just started a new box lacrosse program in the country, hiring Ontarian lacrosse coach Jason Tasse to lead their first team in its first international tournament. Tasse needed a right-hand man to be on his coaching staff, someone he knew would bring the right spirit

Feather Gardens production lands laughs

Courtesy Hudson Village Theatre It’s no easy feat to get a room full of settlers to laugh at themselves, but the Hudson Village Theatre’s production of Feather Gardens accomplished that and much more.  Feather Gardens, written by Jimmy Blais, stars a patch of land in the town of Hudson, a non-Indigenous settlement

A private apology from the pope

Courtesy Jonel Beauvais On her grandmother’s 92nd birthday, Jonel Beauvais addressed pope Francis directly about the impacts of residential schools. “All of our delegation was denied an opportunity to speak except for me,” Beauvais said. “I wore the last shawl that my grandmother made me. And I was able to go

Asbestos plan still not finalized

More than eight months after the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) accepted the final report of the Deloitte investigation into Kahnawake’s asbestos problem, a global remediation and management plan to remove it is still weeks away from being finalized. “I do get a lot of the frustration from the community, and

Gabriel directs award-winning film on the Pines

Courtesy Oreana Franchy In just 20 minutes, Ellen Gabriel has turned 32 years of reporting on its head, with the debut of her documentary film, “Kanatenhs - When The Pine Needles Fall,” which recently won Best Short Documentary from the LA Independent Women Film Awards eighth edition.  The film details what happened