Minor hockey refs ready for the big time

(Courtesy Shooter Dailleboust) Adam Dailleboust and Matthew Stacey are just 14 and 15 years old, but that’s old enough to be calling the shots in minor hockey. The two teens have been working as referees in the Suroit Zone, encompassing Kahnawake, Chateauguay, Mercier and Ste. Martine. They referee for different age groups,

Dreamcatcher comes down

(Courtesy Nick Huard) A giant dreamcatcher created by Mi’kmaq elder and residential school survivor Nick Huard, with the help of children from communities across Canada, is now without a home. It was commissioned by the Confederation Centre for the Arts in Prince Edward Island as part of a Canada-wide initiative to encourage

Diabo’s eloquence leads to award

(Courtesy Sylvie-Ann Paré) Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo’s work bringing Indigenous traditions to the dance world in Montreal has been recognized with a prestigious award. At an awards ceremony on December 3, Diabo was named laureate of the Prix interprète de la danse de Montréal, an award highlighting the contributions of a local dancer

Speed-painting for a good cause

(Courtesy Owisokon Lahache) “I thought to myself, failure is not an option,” said artist Owisokon Lahache. Not on stage, in front of so many people. She had been preparing for this moment, drafting sketches, photographing objects she would like to paint to get an idea of how to size them out on

#ShutDownCanada

In Kahnawake and many other communities from coast to coast, actions and demonstrations were held this week in solidarity with land defenders in Wet’suwet’en territory. After the RCMP arrested 29 people on November 18 and 19 while enforcing an injunction granted to Coastal GasLink, Kahnawa’kehró:non organized a rolling blockade Wednesday on

Bringing Indigenous women leaders together

(Courtesy Assembly of First Nations) Mohawk Council of Kahnawake grand chief Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer attended a historic meeting of Indigenous women leaders on Tuesday, held at governor-general Mary Simon’s home in Rideau Hall. Sky-Deer and Simon met with the Assembly of First Nations national chief RoseAnne Archibald and grand chief of the Grand