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

Community votes to exhume Lajoie

Diane Yeung The Eastern Door “I’m just sitting here thinking about all the ones who couldn’t come forward,” said Patricia Kaniente Stacey, tears streaming down her face. “But it’s over now, he’s going.” Stacey had been sitting outside of the Golden Age Club for two days, where a community poll was

Lajoie investigation’s findings released

After a months-long investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against the late father Léon Lajoie, the results were shared with the community last Friday. The executive summary of the report prepared by King International Advisory Group (KIAG), the firm commissioned by the Jesuits of Canada to carry out the investigation,

Father Lajoie investigation launched

An independent investigation regarding allegations of sexual abuse against the late father Léon Lajoie began this week. The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) informed the community that King International Advisory Group would be heading the investigation. The investigative firm was retained and commissioned by the Jesuits of Canada. “Our intention is to