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

Ice racing returning soon

(Courtesy Bryant Montour-Leblanc) Last year, the frozen-over bay at the Kahnawake Marina was dotted with 100 shacks for ice fishing, a quiet activity that brings to mind contemplation and serenity. The shacks will be back this winter, but things are about to get a lot louder at the marina. The Kahnawake Marina Super

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

Community turns out for Winter Wonderland

(Courtesy Carla Skye-Delisle) Even though COVID-19 measures meant La Vista was mostly empty, Monday’s draw day was a festive denouement for Karonhiaráhstha’s Winter Wonderland. The seventh annual fundraiser was hosted at La Vista restaurant by the Kateri Memorial Foundation (KMF), which streamed the draw live on its Facebook page to hundreds of

Local hotel project raises questions

Minister of Indigenous Affairs Ian Lafrenière (pictured right) announced the funding for the private hotel project at the Grand Economic Circle of Indigenous People and Quebec. Laurence Brisson Dubreuil, The Eastern Door Check-in time for visitors will soon be starting in Kahnawake. A private hotel project that has been in development since

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

Grand chief deals with death threat

After outside media reports started circulating online about the Quebec government investing $3.3 million for a hotel project in Kahnawake, the reaction by some in the community was swift and hostile. Posts on social media included threats of violence against the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) and specifically grand chief Kahsennenhawe

Indigenous inclusion in economy

Economic wealth is intrinsically dependent on the land. First Nations leaders attending the Grand Economic Circle of Indigenous People and Quebec continually made this point during the event held in Montreal on November 25 and 26. “It’s all happening on our land and this needs to be respected and recognized,” Mohawk Council