Feds pledge $16 million for cultural centre

Left to right: MCK grand chief Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, KOR executive director Lisa Phillips and minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller at the funding announcement. Representing a major step forward in the project to build a new cultural centre, museum and theatre space in Kahnawake, it was announced Monday that the federal

Updates on nation-to-nation relations

Courtesy Marc Miller, Ian Lafrenière The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) had back-to-back meetings with provincial and federal representatives last Friday to discuss various unresolved issues with major implications for Kahnawake. During the first meeting, grand chief Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer and chiefs Michael Delisle Jr. and Ross Montour met with Canada’s Crown-Indigenous Relations

Residential records release questioned

Courtesy CPAC The federal government has agreed to transfer nearly one million residential school records in its possession to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), but there are questions as to whether the centre will be able to process the records in a timely manner. “This is an important

Indigenous child welfare fight continues

(Courtesy Caring Society) Last Friday, the federal government filed an appeal to challenge a Federal Court decision that upheld a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) order to compensate Indigenous children who were victims of the child-welfare system. However, the government also announced that it would sit down with First Nations groups to

Miller and representatives discuss border issues

Liberal MP Marc Miller said politicians like himself need to go beyond the surface of communities to engage on issues that effect Indigenous communities. He met with members of the Mohawk Nation at Kahnawake at the 207 Longhouse last Sunday. (courtesy Mohawk Nation at Kahnawake) [apss_share] February17 at the Mohawk Nation at