Tawnya gives Top Chef a taste

Courtesy Food Network Canada Kanien’kehá:ka chef Tawnya Brant of Six Nations was not the only chef who arrived on the set of Top Chef Canada with a personal pantry containing some treasured ingredients from home. “Everybody that brought stuff literally brought stuff from whatever their culture was,” Brant said. “It was

Election appeal board looms for Simon

File photo Two members of a newly-formed appeal board - enough to form a majority - publicly agreed with a Facebook post criticizing Serge Otsi Simon’s candidacy for the Mohawk Council of Kanesatake (MCK) by-election and the by-election’s timing in general. The appeal board sweeping powers to disqualify candidates and invalidate election

Demand grows for language program

Courtesy Kanesatake Health Center Last Wednesday, as she sat in class on her first day of school, Kanehsata’kehró:non Kahontokta Beauvais could not believe that she was finally going to start learning her ancestral language. “Originally, I wanted to apply because I have a lot of strong speakers in my family. And

Regular Kanehsatake powwow returns

Courtesy Kanehsatake Annual Pow Wow After a two-year pandemic-related hiatus, the Kanehsatake Annual Pow Wow is finally back, and people are excited! And if social media activity on the event’s Facebook page is any indication, the turnout will be the biggest yet. Community member Shirley Bonspille, who helped organize this year’s

Legault meets with grand chief

Courtesy Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer Nearly three months after the passage of Bill 96 incited the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK)’s suspension of political cooperation with the province, MCK grand chief Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer met Tuesday with François Legault. It was the first time since being elected premier of Quebec in 2018 that Legault

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

Feather Gardens production lands laughs

Courtesy Hudson Village Theatre It’s no easy feat to get a room full of settlers to laugh at themselves, but the Hudson Village Theatre’s production of Feather Gardens accomplished that and much more.  Feather Gardens, written by Jimmy Blais, stars a patch of land in the town of Hudson, a non-Indigenous settlement

Gabriel directs award-winning film on the Pines

Courtesy Oreana Franchy In just 20 minutes, Ellen Gabriel has turned 32 years of reporting on its head, with the debut of her documentary film, “Kanatenhs - When The Pine Needles Fall,” which recently won Best Short Documentary from the LA Independent Women Film Awards eighth edition.  The film details what happened

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

Community pride echoes 30-plus years later

Simona Rosenfield The Eastern Door Kahnawa’kehró:non and guests celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Echoes of a Proud Nation Pow Wow last weekend, after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The powwow grounds filled with singers, dancers, artists and cooks who gave their gifts to thousands in attendance including Ian