Infighting at Council escalates

File photo The situation between elected officials at the Mohawk Council of Kanesatake (MCK) appears to be unravelling. On Friday, September 16, another altercation occurred that led to the arrest of chief Brant Etienne for allegedly assaulting chief Valerie Bonspille. Etienne and chief Amy Beauvais told The Eastern Door that this latest

Residential school survivors’ mini-series premiers

Courtesy Nish Media Kanesatake filmmaker Sonia Bonspille Boileau’s first-ever French dramatic mini-series premiered on Tuesday night on Radio-Canada. Pour toi Flora centres around two Anishinaabe residential school survivors trying to come to terms with their painful past. “I’m relieved now that it’s out in the world. I don’t feel the weight

Back to school in full swing in Kanesatake

Teacher and school bus shortages in the province have made headlines over the last few weeks as students and parents prepared for back to school. Luckily, Kanesatake has been spared from these issues, and school administrators and educators are optimistic about the upcoming school year. “Both schools (Rotiwennakéhte Ionterihwaienhstáhkhwa and Ratihén:te

A new era for a familiar coffee brand

Courtesy Mike David Mike David and his sister Julie Anne are really excited about the future. The siblings, both entrepreneurs, recently took over ownership of Moccasin Joe, a popular coffee roasting company in the community. Mike recounted that earlier this year, his parents Walter and Lise, who opened the micro-roastery in

Promoting the language gets trio noticed

Courtesy Wennekerakon Tiewishaw Revital Software, a company that specializes in the creation of Indigenous language revitalization games and resources, was selected as a 2022 Pow Wow Pitch semi-finalist. The company was founded by two Kanehsata’kehró:non sisters, Kahentawaks and Wennekerakon Tiewishaw, and their friend Frederyk Kowalczyk in 2020. It caters to educational

Forensic audit alleges misuse of federal aid

On Tuesday evening (July 12), at a special community meeting, Kanehsata’kehró:non were told that COVID-19 federal aid money had allegedly been misappropriated by the Kanesatake Emergency Response Unit (ERU). During the meeting, Mohawk Council of Kanesatake (MCK) grand chief Victor Bonspille, along with the Kanesatake Health Center’s (KHC) board of

Environmental racism bill closer to becoming law

Last month, Bill C-226, An Act respecting the development of a national strategy to assess, prevent and address environmental racism and to advance environmental justice, passed second reading in the House of Commons. This private member’s bill, sponsored by member of Parliament (MP) and former Green Party of Canada leader