Neighbours wary of proposed detox centre

Courtesy Iohahiio Delisle After learning about a traditional detox centre planned for their residential neighbourhood, some community members in the Zachary Road area are raising concerns. “I completely agree with it. I just don’t want it in my front yard,” said neighbour Krystle Kane. “I don’t agree with the location.” Kane

Traditional detox centre in the works

Iohahiio Delisle was lending a hand at Cabot Square in Montreal, where the Raphaël André Memorial Tent offers warmth to those without shelter, when he encountered a Kahnawa’kehró:non man in his 30s who was homeless and suffering from an opioid addiction. Delisle was among the people who helped the man

Green Party raising pressure on G&R file

Green Party of Canada Youtube Screenshot The wellbeing of Kanehsata’kehró:non is driving a debate on environmental racism in parliament. As the community waits for a concrete rehabilitation plan to decontaminate the G&R Recycling facility, Green Party parliamentary leader Elizabeth May is applying pressure on the federal governments to take action to

Understanding our communities better

Courtesy Brittany Wenniserí:iostha Jock Seven new Indigenous staff members were celebrated during McGill University’s fourth edition Indigenous Faculty and Staff Welcome Ceremony on February 14. Among them was Kanien’kehá:ka Dr. Brittany Wenniserí:iostha Jock, whose research supports food sovereignty and aims to respond to the obesity and chronic disease inequities in Indigenous

Tomlinson steps down as chief

Teiawenniserate Jeremy Tomlinson is proof that with every ending comes a new beginning. The elected Mohawk Council of Kanesatake (MCK) chief is officially leaving the office he has been part of since August to join the Kanesatake Health Center (KHC) where he has accepted the position of executive director. “It

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

“Winter Freedom” from winter blues

Courtesy Mackenzie Whyte Kahnawake’s Sports and Recreation Unit is busy preparing outdoor facilities and programming to be made available to the community over the next two weeks. The “Winter Freedom” project, named to acknowledge the way people have been stuck indoors since the onset of the Omicron variant, builds on last

One Kahnawa’kehró:non’s road to recovery

Courtesy Jon McComber Jon McComber was too eager to sleep. Before the sun had even begun to rise, he sat straight in his bed as excitement continued building up. “Every year is another milestone for me,” said the Kahnawa’kehró:non. “Around this same moment each year, I get time to reflect on

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.