Kanesatake elections pushed

LAURENCE BRISSON DUBREUIL The Eastern Door While the Mohawk Council of Kanesatake (MCK) elections were expected to be called almost two months ago, the Council has officially confirmed that the elections have been postponed to July 31. MCK grand chief Serge Otsi Simon explained that extenuating circumstances, including the pandemic and his

A tribute to our tireless, hard-working nurses

Mask? Check. Goggles? Check. Face shield? Check. Dressing gown? Check. Superhero cape? Check and check. Although the nurses in the community may have gotten used to the high level of stress throughout their job this past year, Kahnawa’kehro:non are in awe of their consistent battle against this ruthless virus experienced by

Going mad for “Going Native”

COURTESY GOING NATIVE Would you like to witness a nearly 60-year-old man on a bareback racehorse, riding for the first time? Or perhaps see him discover the WigWam Motels chain? Or even watch him learn the unique and powerful combat art, Okichitaw? Well, on May 8, tune into APTN and you might

Vaccines and shelter for the unhoused in Montreal

Resilience Montreal worked alongside Montreal's public health to hold a vaccination clinic for the unhoused population on Wednesday, April 28, at the Pentecostal Church located across from Cabot Square. LAURENCE BRISSON DUBREUIL, THE EASTERN DOOR Since the beginning of the pandemic, the homeless population in Montreal has been confronted with more obstacles

COVID-19 claims far-away community member

                                          COURTESY DIANE MONTOUR Although he resided far from Kahnawake, Matthew Montour lived and breathed his people and culture, until his recent passing from COVID-19. Montour passed away in his home in

COVID-19 cases at high school, hospital

After announcing a positive COVID-19 case at the Kateri Memorial Hospital (KMHC), the Kahnawake COVID-19 Task Force confirmed late this week that all in-patient residents who were contacts of the positive case have tested negative. According to the Task Force, the in-patient residents remain in isolation for 14 days and will

Montreal opens three vaccination sites

As the vaccine eligibility scope widens throughout the province, tangible measures to provide access to Indigenous people living in the greater Montreal area are gaining traction, as the city opens three COVID-19 vaccination sites specifically adapted for the population. The initiative is the result of a collaboration between various Indigenous community

Who got the COVID-19 shot?

After an involved campaign and the tireless work of the COVID-19 Task Force, mixed with community solidarity, the vaccination rollout has come to an end. As of Thursday, April 15, 73.4 percent of all eligible Kahnawa’kehró:non adults have been vaccinated. Although there are still a few walk-ins for first timers the

Cannabis law creeps closer to finish line

According to Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) chief Tonya Perron, the Cannabis Control Law draft regulations are now 95 percent complete, bringing the community closer to finally entering the cannabis industry. Perron said that although the Cannabis Control Board meets every two weeks to discuss the regulations, enactment and implementation of

The resilience of our youth

COURTESY TEIAWENNISERATE TOMLINSON On a typical day in Kanehsata’kehró:non Teiawenniserate Tomlinson’s house, you will find a five-year-old boy and a sevenyear-old girl, fidgety and energetic, trying their very best to glue their bums to their seats, as they listen to their teacher on-screen. “My daughter is very, very active. Like me, she