Looking deeper at land claims

Land claims and land grievances are no stranger to Onkwehón:we, and the convoluted history of Indigenous rights and lands has been prevalent since settlers arrived hundreds of years ago. In this series, we will be breaking down the significance of land claims and land grievances while spotlighting notable voices that

Passports, Delta and outrage

Kahnawake is sitting in a difficult position. As the fourth wave and the red zone have been announced, the local Public Health team and the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) have decided to implement proof of vaccination, with their inaugural goal still at heart: to keep the community safe. “The simple six-feet

Huge investigation welcomes a Mohawk

The former executive director of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada, Kanesatake’s Kimberly Murray, has been chosen to lead an investigation at the former Mohawk Institute residential school. As Murray was already assisting significantly with these investigations in Six Nations prior to her new role, putting her as the

A farewell to our Buddy

“Philanthropist is the word I would use to describe him.” For Brian Goodleaf, the son of the late Angus John Shakoia’ténhtha Goodleaf, his father was someone he looked up to on a multitude of levels. His nickname is no coincidence, as Buddy was a friend to everyone. He was a remarkable member of

Diabo to open in Montreal spotlight

COURTESY LAURENCE BRISSON DUBREUIL Kahnawake’s own choreographer and dancer Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo will be making her way to centre stage at Place Des Arts on September 10, opening this year’s Festival Quartiers Dances. “I was so flattered that they gave me the opening spot,” she said. “It’s been a dream of mine

Indigenous athletes ready to roll

With the official beginning of the Tokyo Olympics Games starting tomorrow, Indigenous athletes worldwide prepare for this unique experience, following a particularly difficult training period. This year, the Canadian Women’s hammer throw team includes a motivated Kanien’kehá:ka athlete named Jillian Weir. “To represent the Mohawk people at the Olympics is a

Another COVID-19 outbreak

With eight reported COVID-19 cases in the community affecting businesses and individuals alike, this is a crucial reminder that the pandemic is not over. There are curently roughly 60 people in isolation. “Presently, these cases are people who are not vaccinated or not fully vaccinated, and the impact is not just

Managing a large, green Ottawa project

When he was just a little boy, he watched his father and uncles working in construction and as ironworkers, and just like that, Kahnawa’kehró:non Chris Stacey was sold. “When my daughters and I drive through the city, I can say I built that building, that one, and that one…” he said. Starting