Kahnawake wrestling shows signs of life

(Courtesy Peter Montour) Small groups of Kahnawa’kehró:non youth and adults have returned to the Kahnawake Youth Center to reunite with a sport they love. The Kanien’kehá:ka Tehontatie:nas Mohawk Wrestling Club (KTMWC), which started in November 2019, has seen its attendance slowly creep up since re-starting this September after a year of dormancy. “Normally,

Canadiens’ land acknowledgment gets politicized

Michel Lacroix has been announcing the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre for nearly three decades, but when he recently found his script containing the words Kanien’kehá:ka and Tiohtià:ke, he turned to community member Kenneth Deer for pronunciation coaching. “He’s doing well,” said Deer, the former secretary for the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation

A safe space for LGBTQ2S+

Not long ago, an LGBTQ2S+ Kahnawa’kehró:non in need of a safe space might not have found one in Kahnawake. “I think it’s something that so many people need, and I think the community doesn’t realize how much it’s needed,” said Tanner Phillips, a 31-year-old Kahnawa’kehró:non who came out as a trans

Kanien’kehá:ka youth achieves lifelong dream

There’s a lot of homework involved in becoming a lawyer, but Joëlle Perron-Thibodeau, a Kanien’kehá:ka who grew up spending weekends and summers in Kanesatake, decided to assign herself a little extra ahead of her swearing-in ceremony. Every lawyer swears a standard declaration when they get called to the bar, but according to