Moore murder charges dropped

Courtesy Le Soleil de Chateauguay After being charged for the murder of Kahnawa’kehró:non James “JR” Richard Curotte, 30, in August 2020, Justin Moore was released from custody and the case was dismissed. During the March 4 hearing at the Valleyfield courthouse, judge Marie-Chantal Doucet dropped the murder charge against Moore, 23,

Kahnawake powwow returns

File photo The Echoes of a Proud Nation Pow Wow will take place this summer for the first time since 2019, organizers have announced. The return of the powwow, which will run July 9-10 on Tekakwitha Island, is the latest sign of a return to normalcy for Kahnawake after two years

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

Tax exemption troubles still turning up

Courtesy Kary-Ann Deer When Kary-Ann Deer gets ready to buy dog food or an overstock coat off the reserve, she girds herself for contempt as she pulls out her band card to exercise her right to exemption from the Quebec sales tax (QST). “I’ve presented my card on many an occasion,

Neighbours wary of proposed detox centre

Courtesy Iohahiio Delisle After learning about a traditional detox centre planned for their residential neighbourhood, some community members in the Zachary Road area are raising concerns. “I completely agree with it. I just don’t want it in my front yard,” said neighbour Krystle Kane. “I don’t agree with the location.” Kane

Traditional detox centre in the works

Iohahiio Delisle was lending a hand at Cabot Square in Montreal, where the Raphaël André Memorial Tent offers warmth to those without shelter, when he encountered a Kahnawa’kehró:non man in his 30s who was homeless and suffering from an opioid addiction. Delisle was among the people who helped the man

Round Table honours local women

The doulas who comprise the group Konwati’shatstenhsherawi’s - Women Empowering Women were among those nominated for the KSCS International Women’s Day event. Courtesy Jody Jacobs The parenting team at Kahnawake Shakotiia’takehnhas Community Services (KSCS) marked International Women’s Day with a special edition of Round Table Talk on Facebook Live. “Our role is so important to

Will E. Skandalz ain’t slowing down

Courtesy Satehoronies McComber Satehoronies McComber, AKA Will E. Skandalz, or just Boopie, has not let the pandemic stop him from doing his thing. The hip-hop artist and event MC has continued to put out new songs and music videos throughout our near two-year battle with COVID-19, on top of weekly podcasts

Understanding our communities better

Courtesy Brittany Wenniserí:iostha Jock Seven new Indigenous staff members were celebrated during McGill University’s fourth edition Indigenous Faculty and Staff Welcome Ceremony on February 14. Among them was Kanien’kehá:ka Dr. Brittany Wenniserí:iostha Jock, whose research supports food sovereignty and aims to respond to the obesity and chronic disease inequities in Indigenous

Brendt Thomas Diabo reaches pinnacle again

Courtesy Brendt Thomas Diabo Kahnawa’kehró:non Brendt Thomas Diabo has topped the charts of the Indigenous Music Countdown for the second time in his musical career. His song “Foolish Heart” first debuted on the countdown in mid-November, gradually climbing its way up until it hit #1 on February 12. “It’s had a