Kanesatake Council in disarray

Kanehsata’kehró:non were shocked by the lack of decorum among Mohawk Council of Kanesatake (MCK) chiefs during a community meeting on April 12. Tensions were high as MCK grand chief Victor Akwirente Bonspille accused a few of his Council chiefs, namely chief Brant Etienne, of what essentially amounts to insubordination regarding

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

Steady progress in housing

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) is tackling the housing crisis in the community head-on. During last week’s Council meeting, funding was allocated to improve the Housing Unit’s programs and services in order to meet the real needs of Kahnawa’kehró:non. According to the MCK, the money will fund a housing study

Cannabis concerns for community

After finally issuing its first cultivation license last December, the Kahnawake Cannabis Control Board (KCCB) continues to move along in its day-to-day operations with the ultimate goal of opening the industry to the general public. But it’s been a struggle, to say the least, especially on the political side of

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

Dissecting the asbestos file

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) finally released the long-awaited executive summary of the Asbestos Civil Investigation’s final report. However, many unanswered questions remain regarding accountability, decision-making, and transparency. Last Friday, MCK executive director Onerahtókha (Karlie) Marquis, chief Cody Diabo and the investigation’s community observer Doug Lahache participated in a press

Local hotel project raises questions

Minister of Indigenous Affairs Ian Lafrenière (pictured right) announced the funding for the private hotel project at the Grand Economic Circle of Indigenous People and Quebec. Laurence Brisson Dubreuil, The Eastern Door Check-in time for visitors will soon be starting in Kahnawake. A private hotel project that has been in development since

#ShutDownCanada

In Kahnawake and many other communities from coast to coast, actions and demonstrations were held this week in solidarity with land defenders in Wet’suwet’en territory. After the RCMP arrested 29 people on November 18 and 19 while enforcing an injunction granted to Coastal GasLink, Kahnawa’kehró:non organized a rolling blockade Wednesday on

Highway plan draws ire of Council

Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) chief Ross Montour recently participated in a meeting with the Ministere des Transports (MTQ) regarding a provincial project that would see the urbanization of Highway 132 and would cut into the territory. “Right now, people are sick and tired about people making assumptions about our lands.

Longhouse intervenes

On Monday morning (October 4), land defenders from the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation of Kahnawake made their way to the foot of the Mercier Bridge and halted a small construction project that was set to start. This action was taken as a reflection of the community’s ‘not one more inch’ perspective. The Longhouse