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

Clothing drive thrives

Photo by Eve Cable “I figured there was a need, so I wanted to do something,” said Madelyn Cross, who collects clothes for distribution to unhoused Native people in downtown Montreal twice a year. “I usually get about 100-101 bags for summer, and now it’s fall time, I’ll get about 100 bags

Youth centre turns the big five-o

Courtesy Kahnawake Youth Center On October 7, the Kahnawake Youth Center (KYC) celebrated 50 years of service to the community. For the past half a century, the organization has been dedicated to providing services that have made positive impacts on Kahnawa’kehró:non lives by offering a safe, fun and secure environment. “It

Kids help spotlight Mohawk fashion

Courtesy Sergei Bergen, Toronto Kids Fashion Week Tammy Beauvais hadn’t participated in a proper fashion show in years. When she heard that the Toronto Kids Fashion Week (TKFW) team was taking applications for designers, however, she immediately knew what her runway theme would be: healing. For the very first time, TKFW

Survivors speak on Orange Shirt Day

Marcus Bankuti When Ruth Loft came home from the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School in the early 1960s, she felt like she didn’t fit in, like her own community didn’t understand her. On September 30, surrounded by the love and support of Kahnawa’kehró:non wrapped in orange, she said things have changed for

Kyla’s killin’ it at Maryville U

Courtesy Kyla Morris By the end of her four-year stint with the Dawson College Blues women’s Division 1 hockey team, Kyla Morris felt at home as a leader on her squad. But it wasn’t always like that for the Kahnawa’kehró:non. Morris had a tough transition to the Blues, struggling for playing

Highlighting culture at Corn Fest

Natalia Fedosieieva Kahnawake Tourism and Maison LePailleur in Chateauguay presented the fourth edition of Corn Fest at the Kahnawake Sports Complex to showcase the traditional art, food, and techniques to visitors last Saturday. According to Kahnawake Tourism, over 700 people attended the event on September 24 to enjoy traditional activities, sports,

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