Aviation dreams ready for take-off

Courtesy Iako’ta:raien Delaronde It’s quieter in the sky without a co-pilot, and Iako’ta:raien Delaronde found herself floating in the moment. She had been nervous in the days before takeoff, but thousands of feet from the ground, she felt at ease. “It’s beautiful being up in the air,” she said. “You can see

Speaking in honour of her family

Courtesy Tekahnekake Stacey “As a kid, I always wanted to be fluent in my family’s language,” said Tekahnekake Stacey, an upcoming graduate of the Kanien’kéha Ratiwennahní:rats Adult Immersion Program run by the Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:- na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center. “I looked up to people in my family that were fluent,

Testing her limits and discovering new skills

Courtesy Katsi’tsón:ni Elaina Montour For Katsi’tsón:ni Elaina Montour, there were a few experiences over the years that made her want to learn Kanien’kéha. One of them that stuck with her happened at Step By Step Child and Family Center a few years ago, where she worked at the time as a

Reclaiming heritage at the powwow

Courtesy Al Harrington The second annual Land Back Powwow organized by The Red Urban Project attracted over 3,000 people and dozens of vendors to celebrate Indigenous spirituality and culture over the weekend. “I wanted to create a powwow where we can kind of voice a little more on issues that our

“Keep escalating the pressure” against Bill 96

Simona Rosenfield The Eastern Door Kahnawa’kehró:non stepped on common ground in Montreal with English-speaking Quebecers last weekend to protest against Bill 96, a controversial French language bill that leaders anticipate will have severe impacts on the community. “Indigenous people need allies because the Quebec government is their (English Quebecers') government. It’s

Kahnawake Survival School walks out against Bill 96

Simona Rosenfield The Eastern Door Students and staff at Kahnawake Survival School (KSS) were joined by hundreds of community members last week in walking out against Bill 96, a far-reaching French language bill on the verge of becoming Quebec law. In a shot across the bow, about 1,000 Kahnawa’kehró:non marched west

Culture more than a political priority

When the current Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) chiefs announced three core priorities to serve as their north star through the remainder of the term, language and cultural revitalization was at the very top of the list. This came as no surprise. The struggle against colonialism is, in one way

Kanien’kéha language program transfers to Kanesatake

Courtesy Kanerahtenhá:wi Hilda Nicholas The Kanien’kéha Adult Immersion Program in Kanesatake is collaborating with McGill University to instruct and certify 10 Indigenous language teachers in Kanesatake. “We’ve had so much interest. It’s incredible,” said Kanerahtenhá:wi Hilda Nicholas, director of the Kanesatake Language and Cultural Centre. The program and waiting list filled

Land defenders protest non-Native operation

Courtesy Al Harrington On Tuesday morning, a handful of land defenders gathered in front of a parcel of land owned by Les Jardins Vegibec Inc, a vegetable farm located in the middle of Kanesatake, in an attempt to reclaim their land back. “The land should never have been sold to outsiders,”

Landback Powwow is a go

Courtesy Al Harrington Get ready, Kanehsata’kehró:non, the second edition of the Landback Powwow is gearing up to delight and entertain by introducing live music, organizing games and hosting a special social gathering! Organizer Al Harrington said that the powwow will take place on May 28 and 29 this year. “We are