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

Vaccines and shelter for the unhoused in Montreal

Resilience Montreal worked alongside Montreal's public health to hold a vaccination clinic for the unhoused population on Wednesday, April 28, at the Pentecostal Church located across from Cabot Square. LAURENCE BRISSON DUBREUIL, THE EASTERN DOOR Since the beginning of the pandemic, the homeless population in Montreal has been confronted with more obstacles

COVID-19 claims far-away community member

                                          COURTESY DIANE MONTOUR Although he resided far from Kahnawake, Matthew Montour lived and breathed his people and culture, until his recent passing from COVID-19. Montour passed away in his home in

COVID-19 cases at high school, hospital

After announcing a positive COVID-19 case at the Kateri Memorial Hospital (KMHC), the Kahnawake COVID-19 Task Force confirmed late this week that all in-patient residents who were contacts of the positive case have tested negative. According to the Task Force, the in-patient residents remain in isolation for 14 days and will

Montreal opens three vaccination sites

As the vaccine eligibility scope widens throughout the province, tangible measures to provide access to Indigenous people living in the greater Montreal area are gaining traction, as the city opens three COVID-19 vaccination sites specifically adapted for the population. The initiative is the result of a collaboration between various Indigenous community

Who got the COVID-19 shot?

After an involved campaign and the tireless work of the COVID-19 Task Force, mixed with community solidarity, the vaccination rollout has come to an end. As of Thursday, April 15, 73.4 percent of all eligible Kahnawa’kehró:non adults have been vaccinated. Although there are still a few walk-ins for first timers the

COVID-19 vaccine shifts to teenagers

The vaccination uptake in Kahnawake is set to continue rising, as 16 and 17-year-old community members will soon have the opportunity to receive their first dose. In an announcement made last week by the COVID-19 Task Force, it was confirmed that the Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre (KMHC) had successfully secured a

Strong response to vaccines

A light at the end of the tunnel. That is what many in the community who have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine have expressed online. And according to the Kahnawake COVID-19 Task Force, the mass vaccination process is going really well. “We are happy, to date, with the