Kahnawake’s bus drivers have no quit

Marcus Bankuti The Eastern Door When Jodie Gilbert’s daughter, Mia Delisle, started at Kateri School, the two would wait together at the bus stop. Like many children, Delisle wanted to be more independent as she got older, and by sixth grade she insisted on waiting alone. After all, she didn’t need

Indigenous block partied, rain or shine

Marisela Amador The Eastern Door The community gathered this year for Indigenous Peoples Day to celebrate, share a meal, play games, and end the day in dance. The event, dubbed an Indigenous Block Party by organizers, was the first of its kind as community organizations collaborated to create a free event

Reclaiming heritage at the powwow

Courtesy Al Harrington The second annual Land Back Powwow organized by The Red Urban Project attracted over 3,000 people and dozens of vendors to celebrate Indigenous spirituality and culture over the weekend. “I wanted to create a powwow where we can kind of voice a little more on issues that our

Bill 96’s adoption points to action

Courtesy Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer Despite weeks of mounting protest and outrage in Kahnawake and other First Nations, Bill 96 has passed in the National Assembly without an exemption for Indigenous communities in Quebec. While the broad French language bill was widely expected to pass without accommodations after Quebec ministers refused to acknowledge

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