Walking with the ghosts of the Oka Crisis

Twenty-Nine years after the Oka Crisis, Kanesatake is faced with an opportunity to dance with old traumas as they navigate new relations around the...

Why Orange Shirt Day matters to everyone

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This morning the community will gather to honour residential school survivors and remember the ones who never came home. Orange Shirt Day, an initiative started...

The local electoral system is deeply flawed

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Candidates’ night exposed something in the local Indian Act electoral system that, if left unchecked, goes against the very democracy it purports to protect. When...

An open letter to the Oka mayor

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(Editorial by Steve Bonspiel)   Dear Pascal Quevillon, You, and by extension the village of Oka, will never win. We, the first peoples of this land, will...

Mohawk Mothers blazing a trail

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To challenge a giant head on is one thing. To do it representing yourselves in a foreign system, with no lawyers and nothing but a hunch, powerful protective instincts and bravery, is quite another.

Embarrass yourself now, compete later

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Encouraging healthy competition is fine, but encouraging young people to be active, try events, and not be embarrassed to go for a fun run...

Iroquois Nationals still a work in progress

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The Creator's Game is more than just a sport for the Haudenosaunee, who know what it means to compete under their own flag and...

Casino project has supporters, detractors

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Unanswered questions. That’s what came out of the media’s meeting with Lee Thompson and his supporters, for his proposed new water park/hotel/casino. The plan, according to...

Celebrating 25 years of telling your stories

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What does it mean when an independent Onkwehón:we newspaper makes it to 25 years in operation? First off, it’s important to consider this: without a...

Remembering the legacy of a tyrant

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  John A. Macdonald. Those two words and single letter have caused quite a stir in recent months, but for Onkwehón:we, it’s old hat. We don’t like...

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