The hottest competition in town

Marisela Amador The Eastern Door The team from Nemaska took first place at the 31st annual Quebec Aboriginal Firefighter competition on Saturday, with Kahnawake as the close runner-up, followed by the community of Gesgapegiag. Seven teams from different Indigenous communities across the province came together on a scorching hot day to

Art project installation complete

Courtesy Sarah Sookman An art project that saw 50 Indigenous portraits installed around Montreal - with a third of them depicting Kahnawa’kehró:non - was completed last weekend as the final portraits were installed at Concordia University and the Temple EmanuEl-Beth Sholom synagogue. The installation, called Indigenous Forced Displacement, features photos from

Bill 15 targets our youth

In late April, the Quebec National Assembly (QNA) quietly passed Bill 15, a reform to the Quebec Youth Protection Act that reinforces provincial jurisdiction over Indigenous child welfare, making it the only province in Canada to continue to assert legal jurisdiction over Indigenous children. “We continue to have this kind

Bringing God’s word to the language

Marisela Amador The Eastern Door It took Harvey Satewas Gabriel anywhere from 15 to 17 years to translate the entire Bible from English to Mohawk. “I don’t think anybody just comes along and says, ‘I’m going to translate the Bible.’ I don’t think that is how it is done,” said the

Indigenous block partied, rain or shine

Marisela Amador The Eastern Door The community gathered this year for Indigenous Peoples Day to celebrate, share a meal, play games, and end the day in dance. The event, dubbed an Indigenous Block Party by organizers, was the first of its kind as community organizations collaborated to create a free event

New tech for traditional teachings

Simona Rosenfield The Eastern Door With the support of community elders, Indian Way School is launching a curriculum that balances traditional teachings with technological advancements. The curriculum is in the form of a language app, workbook, and corresponding website, all tools developed from traditional stories told by first-language speakers and knowledge

Indigenous comedy show coming to town

Courtesy Janelle Niles Got Land? That’s the name of a touring Indigenous comedy show that’s coming to Kahnawake for the first time next Saturday, June 11. Throughout the afternoon and evening, the show’s attendees will enjoy a three-course meal at Ristorante La Vista while enjoying some comedy produced by Onkwehón:we, for

Reclaiming heritage at the powwow

Courtesy Al Harrington The second annual Land Back Powwow organized by The Red Urban Project attracted over 3,000 people and dozens of vendors to celebrate Indigenous spirituality and culture over the weekend. “I wanted to create a powwow where we can kind of voice a little more on issues that our

Bill 96 vote coming soon

A sense of urgency is swelling in Kahnawake as leaders and residents scramble to find ways to compel the government to change course on Bill 96, a sweeping French language bill that has ignited local outrage. The bill is likely to pass tomorrow with no exemptions for Indigenous people in Quebec,

“Keep escalating the pressure” against Bill 96

Simona Rosenfield The Eastern Door Kahnawa’kehró:non stepped on common ground in Montreal with English-speaking Quebecers last weekend to protest against Bill 96, a controversial French language bill that leaders anticipate will have severe impacts on the community. “Indigenous people need allies because the Quebec government is their (English Quebecers') government. It’s