Indigenous land defenders stand with Ukraine

Courtesy Marlene Hale More than 40 Indigenous artists across Canada have shown their solidarity with Ukraine by organizing a fundraiser for Ukrainians struggling due to the ongoing Russian invasion. On behalf of the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF), Marlene Hale, a Wet’suwet’en activist, initiated a campaign with the goal of raising $10,000 through

Reactions to Bill 15 point out issues

Chiefs of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) and First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) oppose the political context in which Bill 15, An Act to Amend the Youth Protection Act, was introduced. These amendments were presented by Quebec’s minister for Health and

Kanien’kéha activists adapt to pandemic

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Train whistle complaints addressed

When the trains come to a crossing in Kahnawake, the train crews have to engage their whistles. (Courtesy CP Rail) [apss_share] After the recent confrontation on the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP Rail) in Kahnawake, the transportation service has been back to its regular job, but the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) has received numerous

How Kahnawake is dealing with COVID-19

 (Courtesy Andrea Meloche) [apss_share]  While COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving issue, Kahnawa’kehró:non are taking measures to protect the health and safety of community members, to limit the spread of this pandemic. Canada’s COVID-19 response  As the Quebec government announced last Friday, all daycares, schools, CEGEPS and universities in the province will be closed for at

Solidarity concert for Wet’suwet’en

More than 10 Indigenous artists, groups, duets and solos took part in the festive event aimed to support Native voices and raise awareness. (Natalia Fedosieieva, The Eastern Door) [apss_share]  The Wet’suwet’en crisis in BC has generated a huge reaction across Canada in solidarity with the hereditary chiefs, who oppose the Coastal GasLink pipeline,

Freedom to wear your own culture on skin

Artist Kanentokon Hemlock has been doing tattoos for two years. He took time to consider what the story was about in the episode and reflect on what would be important in the show. (Courtesy Jason Brennan) [apss_share] The second season of Skindigenous, the documentary series on the art of tattooing, feature Kahnawake