The end of local COVID-19 stats

Overwhelmed by the Omicron wave and unable to keep up with testing, local health authorities will no longer track or report the number of COVID-19 cases in Kahnawake. Throughout the pandemic, these numbers have been a key metric in evaluating an appropriate balance between personal liberty and community safety. The

First baby of 2022 makes a grand entrance

(Courtesy Jenny Lahache) Baby Ietsirénhawe was already a week late. Her due date was December 24, which came and went without a peep. Mother Jenny Lahache was left feeling like she was in labour for two straight weeks - until the morning of January 1, when Ietsirénhawe decided it was time

Kahnawake feeling pandemic pinch

The fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic ushered in the highly transmissible Omicron variant, dramatically increasing positive cases in the community and around the world over the last few weeks. As of Wednesday evening, there were 110 active cases of COVID-19 in Kahnawake and a total of 223 since the beginning

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

Local cooking show wins innovation award

(Courtesy Frankie Massicotte) What’s for Lunch, a community cooking show that promotes healthy eating and family bonding, was the winner of the innovation award at this year’s Order of Dietitians and Nutritionists of Quebec award gala. Co-hosts Chantal Haddad, a community dietitian and nutritionist at the Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre (KMHC), and

First Kanesatake woman MD joins Health Center

For Ève Mailhot-Daye, her passion for the human body started at a young age. Now, at 33, she’s a family doctor at the Kanesatake Health Center (KHC), serving her community. Daye, born and raised in Oka, joined KHC in July after recently completing her family medicine residency through McGill University and

Mohawk woman searching for help

After being rushed to the emergency room on Christmas Eve in 2019, Kanehsata’kehró:non Tanya Denis was told that she had to start dialysis immediately. Now, she desperately needs a kidney transplant to save her life. “I’m looking for donors who are O- or O+,” said Denis. "It’s been really rough. I

Remembering Joyce Echaquan

Purple was the colour of honour at the vigil held to commemorate the life of Joyce Echaquan. A year has come and gone since the Atikamekw mother of seven live-streamed her last moments where she was taunted by racist remarks from nursing staff at the Joliette Hospital. The anniversary of her death

Kanesatake takes a stand

COURTESY PASCAL QUEVILLON - MAIRE D’OKA FACEBOOK PAGE This article was written in collaboration with Eastern Door contributor Robin Della Corte. With the addition of every car lining up on Route 344 last Saturday, June 12, Kanehsata’kehró:non became increasingly concerned. It was an event organized at The Green Room cannabis shop over the

A tribute to our tireless, hard-working nurses

Mask? Check. Goggles? Check. Face shield? Check. Dressing gown? Check. Superhero cape? Check and check. Although the nurses in the community may have gotten used to the high level of stress throughout their job this past year, Kahnawa’kehro:non are in awe of their consistent battle against this ruthless virus experienced by