Governments react to G & R contamination

File photo Despite the permit revocation and stalling of the operations of G & R Recycling last October, the harmful contamination caused by the centre’s activities in Kanesatake continues to stir up concern. An investigation published by The Eastern Door last Friday, September 10, revealed that over a five-year period, G &

“They didn’t win, we are still here”

FILE PHOTO After Bill C-5 passed earlier this month, the federal government is now officially recognizing September 30 as the National day for Truth and Reconciliation (Orange Shirt Day). This sacred day was introduced by the strength and determination of Phyllis Jack-Webstad. The brave woman retold the story of her first day in

UNDRIP bill reaches end of its journey

FILE PHOTO Bill C-15, which aims to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), received royal assent on Monday, officially becoming law in Canada. The Liberal-backed legislation passed the third reading in the Senate, last Wednesday (June 16) 61-10. This passed even after repeated attempts by the Mohawk

Indigenous languages acknowledged

COURTESY GOVERNMENT OF CANADA On Monday, June 14, the federal government appointed the first-ever commissioner to protect endangered Indigenous languages. Four representatives, the commissioner, Ronald E. Ignace, and three directors - Georginia Liberty, Joan Greyeyes and Robert Watt - make up the first-ever Office of the Commissioner of Indigenous Languages (OCIL). Commissioner Ignace,