Project puts Indigenous artwork on skateboards

June 21 is the first day of summer, National Indigenous Peoples Day, and Go Skate Day - “a triple whammy!” said Scott Berwick. Berwick, of the Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center (KOR) photo studio, wanted to do something special for this trifecta of occasions. When he found a

Gas prices putting pressure on families

Courtesy Jacob Cree Kanehsata’kehró:non Karonhienhawe Nicholas got through school as a single mother relying on social assistance, but when she found a good job working for the Correctional Service of Canada as an Indigenous liaison officer, she thought her days of having to say “no” to her children were over. With

Green Party raising pressure on G&R file

Green Party of Canada Youtube Screenshot The wellbeing of Kanehsata’kehró:non is driving a debate on environmental racism in parliament. As the community waits for a concrete rehabilitation plan to decontaminate the G&R Recycling facility, Green Party parliamentary leader Elizabeth May is applying pressure on the federal governments to take action to

Kanesatake food bank closure

Photo taken from Unsplash While the pandemic drags on, food insecurity remains a prominent concern across the country. Community members in Kanesatake weren’t spared from the growing food crisis, which was further aggravated by the widespread worker shortage and job loss exacerbated by the impacts of COVID-19. As a solution to counter

Tomlinson steps down as chief

Teiawenniserate Jeremy Tomlinson is proof that with every ending comes a new beginning. The elected Mohawk Council of Kanesatake (MCK) chief is officially leaving the office he has been part of since August to join the Kanesatake Health Center (KHC) where he has accepted the position of executive director. “It

Oka backtracks on land protection

“When I hear (Crown-Indigenous Relations) minister Marc Miller saying that reconciliation is done by giving back land, I am not happy to hear that,” said Oka mayor Pascal Quevillon during a council meeting held on Tuesday, January 18. “There were lands given in 1990 - now if there are other

A new direction for the Onen’tó:kon Healing Lodge

(Courtesy Lori Tarbell) Genuine compassion leads the path towards recovery. This is the approach that guides the work of Lori Tarbell, the new Onen’tó:kon Healing Lodge (OHL) executive director. “The staff has an enormous amount of wisdom and knowledge,” said Tarbell as she commended the ardor with which her new staff

Race for regional chief begins

The word is out and hats have officially been tossed into the ring. Less than two weeks ahead of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) election, Serge Otsi Simon announced he was joining the race against current regional chief Ghislain Picard. “Running for this position was not an easy

G&R report meeting questioned

“The recommendations are just band-aid solutions,” said Tracy Cross, referring to the mitigation options proposed to address the nauseating odours emitting from the recycling site in Kanesatake. “We cannot and will not stand by government officials any longer as our health deteriorates.” Cross was among the Kanehsata’kehró:non who attended a meeting

First Kanesatake woman MD joins Health Center

For Ève Mailhot-Daye, her passion for the human body started at a young age. Now, at 33, she’s a family doctor at the Kanesatake Health Center (KHC), serving her community. Daye, born and raised in Oka, joined KHC in July after recently completing her family medicine residency through McGill University and