Oka backtracks on land protection

“When I hear (Crown-Indigenous Relations) minister Marc Miller saying that reconciliation is done by giving back land, I am not happy to hear that,” said Oka mayor Pascal Quevillon during a council meeting held on Tuesday, January 18. “There were lands given in 1990 - now if there are other

Kanesatake takes a stand

COURTESY PASCAL QUEVILLON - MAIRE D’OKA FACEBOOK PAGE This article was written in collaboration with Eastern Door contributor Robin Della Corte. With the addition of every car lining up on Route 344 last Saturday, June 12, Kanehsata’kehró:non became increasingly concerned. It was an event organized at The Green Room cannabis shop over the

Beans: First Mohawk film voted best in Canada

COURTESY SEBASTIEN RAYMOND Making her 12-year-old heart tremendously proud, filmmaker and director Kahnawa’kehró:non Tracey Deer made Kanien’kehá:- ka history this week, big time. Deer’s first-ever feature film, “Beans” won best picture on the last night of the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards, along with the John Dunning best first feature award. “I was shocked,”

Kanesatake legal action prompts reaction

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OkaThrough an official attorney’s letter, five Kanehsata’kehró:non have requested the delay of the judicial review in the legal actions against a recent municipality of Oka bylaw, pending a full community consultation process. The request came on March 9, after many concerns were raised by elders Harvey Satewas Gabriel and Jessie Nelson,

Meeting with negotiator postponed

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Protest at Oka Golf Club

People spoke about the Kanehsatake Siege in 1990, systemic racism and the lack of concrete government actions. Pascal Quevillon, right, addressed the land defenders. (VIRGINIE ANN THE EASTERN DOOR) [apss_share] Dear Readers: As an essential service that is still open during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Eastern Door is fighting hard to keep news

Women stand up to protect trees

(COURTESY JULIA KANATHIIOSTHA LAZORE) The women’s warrior flag was designed in honour of Ieweras Gray, who lost her life to leukemia, and represents strength and unity among Onkwehón:we women [apss_share] Dear Readers: As an essential service that is still open during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Eastern Door is fighting hard to keep news like

Controversial consultation over the Pines

The public consultation live on YouTube started 20 minutes late due to technical problems. (VIRGINIE ANN THE EASTERN DOOR) [apss_share] Dear Readers: As an essential service that is still open during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Eastern Door is fighting hard to keep news like this flowing, in our print product, though an online

Commemorating the standoff

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Honouring the faces of 1990

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