Mothers force Royal Vic dig halt

Courtesy Emma Bainbridge As the Kanien’kehá:ka Kahnistensera (Mohawk Mothers) close out two days in Quebec’s Superior Court this week, a judge has ruled that the archaeological firm Arkéos must stop digging at the Royal Victoria Hospital site so investigations into the possibility of unmarked graves can take place. The Kahnistensera called

Councils vow to work together

Courtesy Mohawk Council of Kahnawake It took until lunch for the elected chiefs of Kahnawake, Akwesasne, and Kanesatake to finish introducing themselves to one another last Friday, but by all accounts it was time well spent. The informal meeting of the three Mohawk Councils at Kahnawake’s Two 0 Seven restaurant was

Psychotherapy now on offer

Courtesy Kanesatake Health Center Kanehsata’kehró:non struggling with their mental health have somewhere new to turn for professional help. The Kanesatake Health Center (KHC) has announced it is launching a psychotherapy service for those dealing with depression, anxiety, anger, or even just a difficult situation or troubled relationship. “There is a great

Volunteers clean up shoreline

Photo Nanor Froundjian Suited up in skin-tight neoprene with an air tank strapped to his back, Benoit Turcotte was all set to scour through the St. Lawrence River along with a team of just under 10 divers. “You never know what you’re going to find,” he said. This is the second

Community feasts at Fall Festival

Courtesy Lynn Thomas Though the wind blew marquees, newspapers, and cups of coffee around the fields of the Kahnawake Sports Complex on October 15, spirits remained high. The community was out in full force to share a meal, sell their wares, and catch up with friends and family at this year’s

Diabo takes Dragway trophy

Just a 30-minute drive away from Kahnawake, the Napierville Dragway welcomed 25 Kahnawa’kehró:non racers to partake in the annual Indian Day Race, otherwise known as the Indian Summer Drag Racing Championship. Around this time of year, racer John “Johnny” Diabo readies himself and his pristinely kept red and black 1971 Chevrolet

$1 million towards new building

Photo by Reina Ephrahim At the forefront of the Playground Poker Club and The Rail stands a grey rectangular building, once addressed to Steelhawk Homes. Last Tuesday however – and to the knowledge of just a few - groundbreaking steps to further Kahnawake’s social welfare were being taken in a small

Diving in to clean up the river

File photo In just five minutes of scouting the waters around the Kahnawake Marina, Nathalie Lasselin found a car windshield hidden in the depths. This oddity could be just a taste of what’s to come when the Kahnawake Environment Protection Office (KEPO) holds a Tekakwitha Island “clean-up operation” on Saturday for

Mayo named to Day School committee

Courtesy Louise Mayo Kahnawake’s own Indian day school settlement coordinator will soon be weighing in on proposals to benefit communities across the country that have been racked by the abusive institutions. Louise Tekahawáhkwen Mayo has been chosen as one of four people to sit on the advisory council of the McClean

Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the US

Courtesy Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer Last Monday, Mohawk Council of Kahnawake grand chief Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer was at Columbia University for a special celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The grand chief also opened the event with a land acknowledgment. “I was really honoured, first of all, to have been invited to an event; I