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

Fox with mange needs help

Courtesy Catherine Arsenault Kahnawake’s Animal Protection Department has set two live traps in an effort to catch and treat a fox with mange on Tekakwitha Island. The department is urging Kahnawa’kehró:non to report any sightings of the fox and to avoid disturbing the traps or the animal itself. Mange is characterized

Graduate focuses on language and healing

Courtesy Alicia Ibarra When Alicia Ibarra learns a new word in Kanien’kéha, she shares it with her tóta. “I know for my tóta, it hurts that she doesn’t have Kanien’kéha, so it means the world to me to be able to bring that back to her,” Ibarra said of her grandmother,

Aviation dreams ready for take-off

Courtesy Iako’ta:raien Delaronde It’s quieter in the sky without a co-pilot, and Iako’ta:raien Delaronde found herself floating in the moment. She had been nervous in the days before takeoff, but thousands of feet from the ground, she felt at ease. “It’s beautiful being up in the air,” she said. “You can see

Lou Lou crowned Miss Exotic World

Lauren Ashley Jiles Third time’s a charm, but that’s not why Kahnawa’kehró:non Lauren Ashley Jiles - a.k.a. Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière - felt calm as she took to burlesque’s biggest stage to face its fiercest competition. As she performed at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Tournament of Tease in Las