Delisle juggles first week as chief

The newest Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) chief will only be the new guy for a few weeks, but he’s already got a lot on his plate. “Everyone is so welcoming,” said Iohahi:io (Wahi:io) Delisle, who was elected with 110 votes to fill the former Council seat of current MCK executive

Devastated by housing scandal

“This isn’t the result I expected. This is devastating.” Tammy Whitebean, who is one of at least 20 victims of the 2018 housing scandal that has left Kahnawake reeling, has been reacting to last week’s announcement that no criminal charges would be laid in the fraud investigation. “To hear that there

Local passed over for Council clerk job

As a power struggle over the employment status of the current-or-former Council clerk grinds Mohawk Council of Kanesatake (MCK) business to a halt, The Eastern Door has learned there was a Kanehsata’kehró:non alternative to the grand chief’s spouse for the job. Karen Heidinger, the wife of MCK grand chief Victor Bonspille,

The Kahnawake tobacco law tug of war

The draft Kahnawake Tobacco Law faces another fumble on the way to the finish line, as the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) and the Kahnawake Tobacco Association (KTA) respond to the Longhouses’ opposition to the draft law.Last week, the Mohawk Nation at Kahnawake Longhouse published a press release stating the

Historic child welfare settlement rejected

Courtesy First Nations Child and Family Caring Society The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) has put the brakes on a landmark $20-billion settlement agreement to compensate Indigenous victims of the child welfare system, ruling it does not pass muster with the requirements the tribunal laid out. The Final Settlement Agreement (FSA)

Mothers force Royal Vic dig halt

Courtesy Emma Bainbridge As the Kanien’kehá:ka Kahnistensera (Mohawk Mothers) close out two days in Quebec’s Superior Court this week, a judge has ruled that the archaeological firm Arkéos must stop digging at the Royal Victoria Hospital site so investigations into the possibility of unmarked graves can take place. The Kahnistensera called

Psychotherapy now on offer

Courtesy Kanesatake Health Center Kanehsata’kehró:non struggling with their mental health have somewhere new to turn for professional help. The Kanesatake Health Center (KHC) has announced it is launching a psychotherapy service for those dealing with depression, anxiety, anger, or even just a difficult situation or troubled relationship. “There is a great