Kanesatake meeting seeks to resolve internal conflicts

A community meeting called by the people was held last Thursday night in Kanesatake, in response to the majority of chiefs on Council not attending the previous meeting. “This meeting was called by you guys, not me and not by Council. This meeting was called because, at last week’s meeting,

“Keep escalating the pressure” against Bill 96

Simona Rosenfield The Eastern Door Kahnawa’kehró:non stepped on common ground in Montreal with English-speaking Quebecers last weekend to protest against Bill 96, a controversial French language bill that leaders anticipate will have severe impacts on the community. “Indigenous people need allies because the Quebec government is their (English Quebecers') government. It’s

Kahnawake leads against Bill 96

Courtesy AFNQL Quebec continues to refuse to make exceptions for Indigenous nations concerning Bill 96, even as Kahnawake and other Indigenous community leaders warn the province of the harm the legislation would pose to Indigenous youth and culture. Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) grand chief Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, who was joined by

Compost participation sputtering

Courtesy Kahnawake Waste Management Department The organic collection program launched by Kahnawake’s Waste Management Department is flourishing according to many metrics - impressive in nearly every way, perhaps, except the participation rate. Community composting has become more sophisticated, and the soil it produces is safe, balanced, and being put to use in

Land defenders protest non-Native operation

Courtesy Al Harrington On Tuesday morning, a handful of land defenders gathered in front of a parcel of land owned by Les Jardins Vegibec Inc, a vegetable farm located in the middle of Kanesatake, in an attempt to reclaim their land back. “The land should never have been sold to outsiders,”

Landback Powwow is a go

Courtesy Al Harrington Get ready, Kanehsata’kehró:non, the second edition of the Landback Powwow is gearing up to delight and entertain by introducing live music, organizing games and hosting a special social gathering! Organizer Al Harrington said that the powwow will take place on May 28 and 29 this year. “We are

Playground donates to local mother

Courtesy Christy Lahache Christy Lahache, who lives in a household of seven people, needed somewhere quiet to take a phone call for this article. Fortunately, she did have somewhere to go: the 2016 Dodge Caravan recently purchased for her by Playground Poker and Original Tobacco Traders (OTT). “I’m very independent. I

Bead store launches with a bang

Courtesy Kawisaienhne Albany Kanehsata’kehró:non Kawisaienhne Albany started flat beading when she was around 15 years old. Her first creation was a pair of earrings. But the young woman - now 24 - only started to hone in on her skills a few years later when her aunt Marie David taught her

Community votes to exhume Lajoie

Diane Yeung The Eastern Door “I’m just sitting here thinking about all the ones who couldn’t come forward,” said Patricia Kaniente Stacey, tears streaming down her face. “But it’s over now, he’s going.” Stacey had been sitting outside of the Golden Age Club for two days, where a community poll was

Learning about gun safety

Courtesy Kane Montour With all of the safety issues that continue to plague the community, Kanehsata’kehró:non Kane Montour decided to organize a gun safety course to educate and protect his people. Fifteen community members ranging from ages 18 to 73 participated and successfully completed the Canadian Firearms Safety Course at the