Survival School students get to adopt a river

Diane Yeung The Eastern Door Julie Delisle grew up learning about the waters in front of her home from her father and grandfather. This fall, she’ll be facilitating a pilot program for students in Kahnawake to learn about those same waters she’s grown to love. Delisle is the environmental education liaison at

Fox with mange needs help

Courtesy Catherine Arsenault Kahnawake’s Animal Protection Department has set two live traps in an effort to catch and treat a fox with mange on Tekakwitha Island. The department is urging Kahnawa’kehró:non to report any sightings of the fox and to avoid disturbing the traps or the animal itself. Mange is characterized

Environmental racism bill closer to becoming law

Last month, Bill C-226, An Act respecting the development of a national strategy to assess, prevent and address environmental racism and to advance environmental justice, passed second reading in the House of Commons. This private member’s bill, sponsored by member of Parliament (MP) and former Green Party of Canada leader

Hydraulic Spill on Indian Way

Courtesy Patrick Ragaz A hydraulic fluid spill from an excavator at a road maintenance construction site near Indian Way School led to an intervention by the Kahnawake Environment Protection Office (KEPO). The main contaminant in the Tuesday, June 14 spill involved oil. “In the process of lifting up the gravel and

Collaboration for biodiversity in Kanesatake

Courtesy Ecomuseum For almost a decade, Ecomuseum Zoo has been working with Kanesatake to preserve and restore the land’s biodiversity and natural habitats for generations to come. “This project is very important to our community,” said Gabrielle Lamouche, the communications officer at Ratihontsanontstats Kanesatake Environment. “And our collaboration with the Ecomuseum

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

New homes for endangered birds

Courtesy Kahnawake Environment Protection Office The Kahnawake Environment Protection Office (KEPO) is installing 10 nest boxes in a bid to provide more nesting areas for the endangered eastern bluebird. The boxes will be set up along a nest trail on the grounds of the old Kahnawake Survival School campus. “Our goal is

G&R report meeting questioned

“The recommendations are just band-aid solutions,” said Tracy Cross, referring to the mitigation options proposed to address the nauseating odours emitting from the recycling site in Kanesatake. “We cannot and will not stand by government officials any longer as our health deteriorates.” Cross was among the Kanehsata’kehró:non who attended a meeting

G&R air study report released

(File photo) A putrid smell fills the air and lungs of those living near the shut-down recycling centre. Characterized by its pungent “rotten egg” odour, hydrogen sulphide (H2S) is not only malodorous. It is also a toxic and potentially harmful gas. An ambient air quality study report obtained by The Eastern Door raises

Fighting climate change one tree at a time

When it comes to the fight against climate change, planting trees is part of the solution. As a substantive and affordable counter-action to mitigating human-caused emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2), the Kahnawake Environment Protection Office (KEPO) launched its tree planting Há’o Tewaiéntho! Let’s Plant! initiative. Between Monday, October 4 and