Culture more than a political priority

When the current Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) chiefs announced three core priorities to serve as their north star through the remainder of the term, language and cultural revitalization was at the very top of the list. This came as no surprise. The struggle against colonialism is, in one way

A man’s journey of identity leads to Kahnawake

As a young boy, acclaimed musician Tom Wilson would only ever hear about Kahnawake around the kitchen table when adults – who later turned out to be close relatives – visited his parents Bunny and George in Hamilton, Ontario. He grew up listening to tales about famous wrestlers, activists, ironworkers and

Raising alpacas to teach traditions

Five-year-old Brandon Ionescu feeding treats to alpacas during a community member open door day at Skywatcher Alpaca Farm in Kanehsatake. (LAURENCE BRISSON DUBREUIL, THE EASTERN DOOR) When driving along the forested roads of Kanehsatake, few people would know to keep an eye out for the fluffy animals that make up the

You won’t want to miss the language symposium

Throughout shutdowns, event cancellations, isolation and the other ever-evolving obstacles, Kahnawa’kehró:non Atewenniióstha Jacobs has not stopped promoting the importance of Kanienʼkéha. As part of Cultural Awareness Month, Jacobs is organizing a virtual Rotinonhsión:ni Language Symposium. Although there have been language symposiums in the past, this is the first year the entire

Promoting Kanien’kéha online

COURTESY FACEBOOK PAGE OF KANESATAKE HEALTH CENTRE The stories were chosen to help the transition from winter into spring. One of the most cherished memories among Onkwehón:we people is story time. Whether it was done around a fire, hidden away from suspicious parents, tucked in bed, or even as grown adults now