Back to school in full swing in Kanesatake

Teacher and school bus shortages in the province have made headlines over the last few weeks as students and parents prepared for back to school. Luckily, Kanesatake has been spared from these issues, and school administrators and educators are optimistic about the upcoming school year. “Both schools (Rotiwennakéhte Ionterihwaienhstáhkhwa and Ratihén:te

Kateri Hospital comes under fire

Pauline Lahache has been visiting her husband Billy Two Rivers in the hospital for many years, but it was only fairly recently her intuition told her something was seriously off. Billy, 87, was groggier than usual and sleeping a lot more. Around April of this year, his wife said he was “constantly

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