Landback Powwow is a go

Courtesy Al Harrington Get ready, Kanehsata’kehró:non, the second edition of the Landback Powwow is gearing up to delight and entertain by introducing live music, organizing games and hosting a special social gathering! Organizer Al Harrington said that the powwow will take place on May 28 and 29 this year. “We are

Mohawk youth achieves Dodge Cup glory

Courtesy Steven Bonspille On April 17, in front of a lively crowd, the Selects of College Francais (CF) were crowned the 2022 Dodge Cup Bantam AA champions. The championship, which was held in Dolbeau-Mistassini this year, assembled the top teams from across the province to duke it out for supremacy during

Kanesatake Council in disarray

Kanehsata’kehró:non were shocked by the lack of decorum among Mohawk Council of Kanesatake (MCK) chiefs during a community meeting on April 12. Tensions were high as MCK grand chief Victor Akwirente Bonspille accused a few of his Council chiefs, namely chief Brant Etienne, of what essentially amounts to insubordination regarding

Pope apologizes to victims

Courtesy Katsitsionni Fox  Katsitsionni Fox from Akwesasne and Michelle Schenandoah from the Oneida Nation had less than a week to prepare for their trip to Rome, where they would meet with the pope along with the rest of the First Nation delegation. The women were asked by Louise Wakerakatse, a Bear clan

Learning about gun safety

Courtesy Kane Montour With all of the safety issues that continue to plague the community, Kanehsata’kehró:non Kane Montour decided to organize a gun safety course to educate and protect his people. Fifteen community members ranging from ages 18 to 73 participated and successfully completed the Canadian Firearms Safety Course at the

Spirit Talker’s reading hits home

Courtesy APTN Kanehsata’kehró:non Shawna Etienne recently had a life-altering experience after being selected to participate in the APTN documentary series Spirit Talker. The series follows Mi’kmaq medium Shawn Leonard as he travels from one Indigenous community to the next using his psychic abilities to connect Onkwehón:we with their ancestors and bring

Moore murder charges dropped

Courtesy Le Soleil de Chateauguay After being charged for the murder of Kahnawa’kehró:non James “JR” Richard Curotte, 30, in August 2020, Justin Moore was released from custody and the case was dismissed. During the March 4 hearing at the Valleyfield courthouse, judge Marie-Chantal Doucet dropped the murder charge against Moore, 23,