Play about Kanesatake set to debut

Courtesy Hudson Village Theatre When Hudson Village Theatre’s artistic director Dean Patrick Fleming asked actor and playwright Jimmy Blais to write an Indigenous production, it didn’t take long to figure out what it should be about. “What made the most sense to me was to be able to take a look at

Tattoo gathering in the Pines this weekend

Courtesy Karonhioko’he Doxtater Karonhioko’he Doxtater gave her first stick-and-poke tattoo to her sister with just a sewing needle and thread. She said her start as a tattoo artist began as a fluke, but six years later, she had amassed a growing client list. Doxtater’s availability is booked through the Kanehsatake Traditional Indigenous

Expect long delays for estate management

Handling the affairs of deceased Kahnawa’kehró:non and Kanehsata’kehró:non may have just gotten a little bit harder for already grieving loved ones. For more than 20 years, Kahnawake’s Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) building, known to community members as the White House, processed and assisted with membership registrations, estates and lands. But

Mohawk TikTokers bring culture to their followers

Courtesy Owen Skahionwiio Mayo Owen Skahionwiio Mayo is known to nearly 25,000 TikTok followers as @modern_mohawk, and it’s clear that he lives up to his handle. The comments section of his most-liked videos are filled with questions asking how certain Mohawk words are pronounced, the history of lacrosse, and powwow dancing

Forensic audit alleges misuse of federal aid

On Tuesday evening (July 12), at a special community meeting, Kanehsata’kehró:non were told that COVID-19 federal aid money had allegedly been misappropriated by the Kanesatake Emergency Response Unit (ERU). During the meeting, Mohawk Council of Kanesatake (MCK) grand chief Victor Bonspille, along with the Kanesatake Health Center’s (KHC) board of

Environmental racism bill closer to becoming law

Last month, Bill C-226, An Act respecting the development of a national strategy to assess, prevent and address environmental racism and to advance environmental justice, passed second reading in the House of Commons. This private member’s bill, sponsored by member of Parliament (MP) and former Green Party of Canada leader

Lyme disease increasing as climate changes

According to information from the Kanesatake Health Center (KHC), for the first time ever, the risk of contracting Lyme disease is now considered significant in the territory. KHC manager of nursing and clinical services Stéphanie Lacaille said that last year, 709 cases of Lyme disease were confirmed in the province.

A graduation ceremony to remember

Marisela Amador The Eastern Door There was not a dry eye left in the room by the end of the joyous and emotional graduation ceremony for the Ratiwennenhá:wi Adult Immersion Program. Teharahkó:ken Cree, Kiohontá:sen Miranda Gabriel, and Tiohrihwaié:ri Megan Harding have been waiting since 2020 to celebrate their monumental achievement. The

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