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

The hottest competition in town

Marisela Amador The Eastern Door The team from Nemaska took first place at the 31st annual Quebec Aboriginal Firefighter competition on Saturday, with Kahnawake as the close runner-up, followed by the community of Gesgapegiag. Seven teams from different Indigenous communities across the province came together on a scorching hot day to

A graduation ceremony to remember

Marisela Amador The Eastern Door There was not a dry eye left in the room by the end of the joyous and emotional graduation ceremony for the Ratiwennenhá:wi Adult Immersion Program. Teharahkó:ken Cree, Kiohontá:sen Miranda Gabriel, and Tiohrihwaié:ri Megan Harding have been waiting since 2020 to celebrate their monumental achievement. The

Murray takes on huge residential school role

Courtesy Government of Canada Over the past year, Kimberly Murray has been working with survivors of the Mohawk Institute – the longest operating residential school in Canada, searching for unmarked graves.  And now, she begins the gruelling work of taking the search across Canada. Last week, minister of Justice and attorney general

First Peoples Studies degree in the books

Courtesy Savannah Matteini-Gabriel At the start of an academic journey, most people have an idea of what they would like to do or at least that is often the perception. But in reality, that is not always the case. For Kanehsata’kehró:non Savannah Matteini-Gabriel, who recently completed Concordia University’s First Peoples Studies with

Survival School dominates championship

Marisela Amador The Eastern Door After 16 years, the Kahnawake Survival School (KSS) Muskies were crowned the 2022 GMAA lacrosse champions. It was a moment years in the making for the team and one the players are not likely to forget. KSS beat out Kuper Academy’s Kodiaks 9-1 at the Kahnawake

Decolonizing Indigenous designs and artwork

Courtesy Jamie Jacobs @ The Rock Foundation Last Thursday, Kanehsata’kehró:non got the opportunity to learn about Indigenous iconography and history during a presentation given by Jamie Jacobs, an expert on Haudenosaunee culture and history. The virtual event was planned by Miranda Gabriel, the new Cultural Development officer at Tsi Ronterihwanónhnha ne Kanien’kéha