Coach serves volleyball craze

Courtesy Suzanna Coffey Volleyball’s emerging popularity in Kanesatake only seems to be growing thanks to one man’s efforts to consciously increase the youth’s interest in sports. “In all honesty, most kids or adolescents would love to play any sport. As long as there is somebody to organize it and coach it,

Grand chief refuses to accept wife’s dismissal

File photo Council clerk - or former Council clerk, depending on whom you ask - Karen Heidinger, wife of Mohawk Council of Kanesatake (MCK) grand chief Victor Bonspille, is still coming to work after being terminated by a majority of MCK chiefs. The group of chiefs, which includes all but Bonspille

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

Council battles over by-election

File photo A majority of Mohawk Council of Kanesatake (MCK) chiefs have voted to resume the by-election that was abruptly put on hold by grand chief Victor Bonspille on September 17, the day voting began. The band council resolution (BCR) passed on October 4 in the absence of Bonspille and his

Kanesatake grand chief suspends by-election

File photo Grand chief Victor Bonspille personally instructed PlanIT to delay the upcoming Mohawk Council of Kanesatake (MCK) by-election until further notice, according to the chief electoral officer. The shocking disruption came last Saturday, September 17, smack in the middle of an advance poll that was shuttered after votes had already

Infighting at Council escalates

File photo The situation between elected officials at the Mohawk Council of Kanesatake (MCK) appears to be unravelling. On Friday, September 16, another altercation occurred that led to the arrest of chief Brant Etienne for allegedly assaulting chief Valerie Bonspille. Etienne and chief Amy Beauvais told The Eastern Door that this latest

Residential school survivors’ mini-series premiers

Courtesy Nish Media Kanesatake filmmaker Sonia Bonspille Boileau’s first-ever French dramatic mini-series premiered on Tuesday night on Radio-Canada. Pour toi Flora centres around two Anishinaabe residential school survivors trying to come to terms with their painful past. “I’m relieved now that it’s out in the world. I don’t feel the weight

Election appeal board looms for Simon

File photo Two members of a newly-formed appeal board - enough to form a majority - publicly agreed with a Facebook post criticizing Serge Otsi Simon’s candidacy for the Mohawk Council of Kanesatake (MCK) by-election and the by-election’s timing in general. The appeal board sweeping powers to disqualify candidates and invalidate election

Demand grows for language program

Courtesy Kanesatake Health Center Last Wednesday, as she sat in class on her first day of school, Kanehsata’kehró:non Kahontokta Beauvais could not believe that she was finally going to start learning her ancestral language. “Originally, I wanted to apply because I have a lot of strong speakers in my family. And