Local beaders showcase masks in exhibit

Courtesy Janice Patton Beaded face masks made by Kahnawa’kehró:non are being highlighted at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff, Alberta. The exhibition titled Breathe. aims to reflect resiliency throughout the 21st century from various cultures across Canada, with a particular emphasis on Indigenous resiliency. “One mask is actually

By-election coming as chief departs

Courtesy Alan John Rice Chief Alan John Rice has stepped down from the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK), moving to a new position as MCK’s executive operations officer. Rice will replace Kevin Kennedy, who recently retired from the role after several years of service. He is expected to begin his role

Remembering the first responders

Courtesy Lindsay LeBorgne Days after September 11, 2001, Lindsay LeBorgne trudged through ground zero, toiling in the shadow of the Deutsche Bank Building. Each time he heard a piece of glass fall, he ran. So did everyone else. “Everybody was jittery about that building collapsing,” LeBorgne said. The South Tower of

One step closer to his hockey dream

Courtesy Skawennahente Tamara McComber While most children ask their parents to read adventure or fairy tale stories before going to bed, Nikarahkwa Diabo asked his mother to read him hockey magazines. “He wanted me to name every single team for him, in the eastern and western conferences,” said Skawennahente Tamara McComber,

Local hot sauce takes the crown at competition

Courtesy Nico Hoogendijk “Chiliheads” flocked to the annual YOW! awards in Ottawa last weekend for a taste of the hottest and most flavourful hot sauce the country has to offer. This year, husband and wife power duo Nico Hoogendijk and Kary-Ann Deer of the Capsaicin Cartel brought home the King of Sauce

A legal victory against Bill 96

File photo An email with the subject line, “We won!!!” reached Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) chief Tonya Perron’s inbox while she was in a meeting two weeks ago. Perron was unable to immediately celebrate the news that the Quebec Superior Court had issued a ruling to suspend two provisions within

Legault meets with grand chief

Courtesy Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer Nearly three months after the passage of Bill 96 incited the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK)’s suspension of political cooperation with the province, MCK grand chief Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer met Tuesday with François Legault. It was the first time since being elected premier of Quebec in 2018 that Legault

Kahnawa’kehró:non excel at Canada Games

Courtesy Nick Cross So far, the 2022 Canada Games have been an opportunity for our local athletes to shine and showcase their immense talent. And although they are all part of Team Quebec, they are there representing Kahnawake in all its glory. From softball to wrestling to paddling and lacrosse, here

Father Lajoie’s body exhumed

Diane Yeung The Eastern Door More than a year after she stepped forward, Patricia Kaniente Stacey watched from across the street as the remains of the late priest Léon Lajoie were exhumed. “Those 215 children brought this out of the people,” Stacey said. “The truth about what happened here.” After 215 unmarked children's

Survival School students get to adopt a river

Diane Yeung The Eastern Door Julie Delisle grew up learning about the waters in front of her home from her father and grandfather. This fall, she’ll be facilitating a pilot program for students in Kahnawake to learn about those same waters she’s grown to love. Delisle is the environmental education liaison at