Opening up, one step at a time

With the help of fearless leaders and the relentless strength and diligence of this powerful collective, Kahnawake is no longer in a state of an emergency. Over the past 17 months and 217 Facebook lives later, along with countless consultations and press releases, the Task Force sat down for its final

The resilience of our youth

COURTESY TEIAWENNISERATE TOMLINSON On a typical day in Kanehsata’kehró:non Teiawenniserate Tomlinson’s house, you will find a five-year-old boy and a sevenyear-old girl, fidgety and energetic, trying their very best to glue their bums to their seats, as they listen to their teacher on-screen. “My daughter is very, very active. Like me, she

COVID-19 vaccine shifts to teenagers

The vaccination uptake in Kahnawake is set to continue rising, as 16 and 17-year-old community members will soon have the opportunity to receive their first dose. In an announcement made last week by the COVID-19 Task Force, it was confirmed that the Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre (KMHC) had successfully secured a

Doubting the vaccination process

This article was written in collaboration with Eastern Door reporter Callie Giaccone. With just above 50 percent of all eligible Kahnawa’kehró:non having received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, local health officials expressed their concerns about the noticeable drop in appointments booked over the last few days. Although approximately 225,000 vaccines

Community responds to overdose

COURTESY TIMMY NORTON Last Friday, the Kahnawake Peacekeepers arrived at a residence on Clay Mountains and found an unresponsive male. Subsequently, Christopher Cass, 31, was pronounced dead from an apparent drug overdose. The news quickly spread, sending feelings of shock and despair throughout the community. Constable Kyle Zachary, the Public Relations officer for

New COVID-19 variants strike Quebec

(COURTESY PIXABAY.COM) As the community still awaits their vaccinations, confirmation regarding the presence of COVID-19 variants in the province is not an easy pill to swallow. Headlines in regards to the pandemic have been flowing across our screens for almost a year now, and this constant uneasiness can lead to desensitization and

Community strength takes down COVID-19

(COURTESY Kahnawake 911) A growing number of people are looking up to Kahnawake and the community as a whole for its success in combating the spread of COVID-19. A targeted closure of Kahnawake to non-residents during the first wave, the robust enforcement of directives for businesses and individuals, as well as a

False positive raises stress level at Elders’ Lodge

Turtle Bay Elders’ Lodge residents received their first dose of the vaccine on January 5. KMHC executive director Lisa Westaway said they are waiting on the Ministry of Health to confirm when the anticipated second dose will arrive. (COURTESY JANICE PATTON) After over three weeks of isolation and an alarming “weak”

Tobacco industry in turmoil

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Kahnawake announces new vaccine site

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