Moving towards a new normal

(Originally published February 11) In a wave of restrictions being loosened, the Kahnawake COVID-19 Task Force announced the first steps towards reopening the community on Thursday, February 10. Among the announcements made by the public health authority during a live update on the Kahnawake 911 Facebook page was the end of

Locals stand on both sides of convoy protest

Courtesy Sean French When Kahnawa’kehró:non Sean French heard that the Freedom Convoy would be passing through the territory on its way to Ottawa last Friday, he became very concerned because he knew that a small but vocal segment of the community was supporting the movement. French said that he felt compelled to

Mental health help is out there

Alana Kane enjoying the great outdoors with her daughter Vivian this winter. Courtesy Alana Kane Local mother Katsitsahawe Norton found a sense of community at the parenting teens group offered by Kahnawake Shakotiia’takehnhas Community Services (KSCS). “We still feel young ourselves, and it’s like, how are we raising these teens?” she

State of Emergency renewed over objections

Courtesy MCK The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) extended the State of Emergency this week, but the decision was not unanimous for the first time since the resolution was first passed. The MCK announced that it extended the decree for another 30 days in accordance with the Kahnawake Emergency Preparedness Law.

In-person learning returns

Courtesy Kahnawake 911 As teachers, students and parents prepare to return to classrooms next week, the Kahnawake Education Center (KEC) has implemented new safety measures as it braces for more positive cases at schools than ever before. “With Omicron, we are telling parents and staff to expect positive cases. It is

The end of local COVID-19 stats

Overwhelmed by the Omicron wave and unable to keep up with testing, local health authorities will no longer track or report the number of COVID-19 cases in Kahnawake. Throughout the pandemic, these numbers have been a key metric in evaluating an appropriate balance between personal liberty and community safety. The

Kahnawake feeling pandemic pinch

The fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic ushered in the highly transmissible Omicron variant, dramatically increasing positive cases in the community and around the world over the last few weeks. As of Wednesday evening, there were 110 active cases of COVID-19 in Kahnawake and a total of 223 since the beginning

Kanesatake powwow honours land defenders

LAURENCE BRISSON DUBREUIL THE EASTERN DOOR There were shining rays of sun peeking through the towering trees that circle the traditional powwow grounds in Kanehsatake, as hundreds of Onkwehón:we and friends gathered for a celebration under the theme of Land Back. On Saturday, July 10, and Sunday, July 11, dancers, drummers, artists,

Calls for Raphaël André’s tent to be permanent

Laurence Brisson Dubreuil, The Eastern Door Since its opening in early February, the Raphaël André Memorial Tent has welcomed thousands of homeless Montrealers in search of comfort, security and a sense of community. While it was announced last week that the city had extended the tent's permit to operate in Cabot Square

Opening up, one step at a time

With the help of fearless leaders and the relentless strength and diligence of this powerful collective, Kahnawake is no longer in a state of an emergency. Over the past 17 months and 217 Facebook lives later, along with countless consultations and press releases, the Task Force sat down for its final