Father Lajoie’s body exhumed

Diane Yeung The Eastern Door More than a year after she stepped forward, Patricia Kaniente Stacey watched from across the street as the remains of the late priest Léon Lajoie were exhumed. “Those 215 children brought this out of the people,” Stacey said. “The truth about what happened here.” After 215 unmarked children's

Survival School students get to adopt a river

Diane Yeung The Eastern Door Julie Delisle grew up learning about the waters in front of her home from her father and grandfather. This fall, she’ll be facilitating a pilot program for students in Kahnawake to learn about those same waters she’s grown to love. Delisle is the environmental education liaison at

Asbestos plan still not finalized

More than eight months after the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) accepted the final report of the Deloitte investigation into Kahnawake’s asbestos problem, a global remediation and management plan to remove it is still weeks away from being finalized. “I do get a lot of the frustration from the community, and

Gabriel directs award-winning film on the Pines

Courtesy Oreana Franchy In just 20 minutes, Ellen Gabriel has turned 32 years of reporting on its head, with the debut of her documentary film, “Kanatenhs - When The Pine Needles Fall,” which recently won Best Short Documentary from the LA Independent Women Film Awards eighth edition.  The film details what happened

Expect long delays for estate management

Handling the affairs of deceased Kahnawa’kehró:non and Kanehsata’kehró:non may have just gotten a little bit harder for already grieving loved ones. For more than 20 years, Kahnawake’s Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) building, known to community members as the White House, processed and assisted with membership registrations, estates and lands. But

Racism allegations at Ontario Summer Games

Courtesy Kaiatanoron Mayo When Taiosheratie Mayo went to see her younger brother Shatekaienthon Van Dommelen, 16, play at the Ontario Summer Games last weekend, she was not prepared for what she saw. There he was, #6 on defense for Six Nations, playing against the Oshawa Blue Knights (OBK) with his signature

Fox with mange needs help

Courtesy Catherine Arsenault Kahnawake’s Animal Protection Department has set two live traps in an effort to catch and treat a fox with mange on Tekakwitha Island. The department is urging Kahnawa’kehró:non to report any sightings of the fox and to avoid disturbing the traps or the animal itself. Mange is characterized

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