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

Playground donates to local mother

Courtesy Christy Lahache Christy Lahache, who lives in a household of seven people, needed somewhere quiet to take a phone call for this article. Fortunately, she did have somewhere to go: the 2016 Dodge Caravan recently purchased for her by Playground Poker and Original Tobacco Traders (OTT). “I’m very independent. I

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

Tattoo gathering coming to Kanesatake

Courtesy Mercedes Terrance Kanehsata’kehró:non Margie Canadian was scrolling Facebook last year when she saw an advertisement for the 2021 Indigenous Tattoo Gathering in Tyendinaga. The event piqued her interest, but she left it at that. When later she received a phone call from someone she knew inviting her to go, she

Habs Indigenous soiree highlights Kahnawa’kehró:non

Courtesy Montreal Canadiens On a special night to honour all Indigenous Peoples, Kahnawake took centre stage. Kahnawa’kehró:non Teiowí:sonte Tommy Deer’s artwork on an orange Habs’ warm-up jersey, including the Two Row Wampum belt bookending the Montreal Canadiens’ logo, was front and centre at the Bell Centre on Saturday. The special orange

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