Steady progress in housing

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) is tackling the housing crisis in the community head-on. During last week’s Council meeting, funding was allocated to improve the Housing Unit’s programs and services in order to meet the real needs of Kahnawa’kehró:non. According to the MCK, the money will fund a housing study

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,

Cannabis concerns for community

After finally issuing its first cultivation license last December, the Kahnawake Cannabis Control Board (KCCB) continues to move along in its day-to-day operations with the ultimate goal of opening the industry to the general public. But it’s been a struggle, to say the least, especially on the political side of

Green Party raising pressure on G&R file

Green Party of Canada Youtube Screenshot The wellbeing of Kanehsata’kehró:non is driving a debate on environmental racism in parliament. As the community waits for a concrete rehabilitation plan to decontaminate the G&R Recycling facility, Green Party parliamentary leader Elizabeth May is applying pressure on the federal governments to take action to

Tomlinson steps down as chief

Teiawenniserate Jeremy Tomlinson is proof that with every ending comes a new beginning. The elected Mohawk Council of Kanesatake (MCK) chief is officially leaving the office he has been part of since August to join the Kanesatake Health Center (KHC) where he has accepted the position of executive director. “It

Updates on nation-to-nation relations

Courtesy Marc Miller, Ian Lafrenière The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) had back-to-back meetings with provincial and federal representatives last Friday to discuss various unresolved issues with major implications for Kahnawake. During the first meeting, grand chief Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer and chiefs Michael Delisle Jr. and Ross Montour met with Canada’s Crown-Indigenous Relations

Locals stand on both sides of convoy protest

Courtesy Sean French When Kahnawa’kehró:non Sean French heard that the Freedom Convoy would be passing through the territory on its way to Ottawa last Friday, he became very concerned because he knew that a small but vocal segment of the community was supporting the movement. French said that he felt compelled to

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

Bringing Indigenous women leaders together

(Courtesy Assembly of First Nations) Mohawk Council of Kahnawake grand chief Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer attended a historic meeting of Indigenous women leaders on Tuesday, held at governor-general Mary Simon’s home in Rideau Hall. Sky-Deer and Simon met with the Assembly of First Nations national chief RoseAnne Archibald and grand chief of the Grand

Governments react to G & R contamination

File photo Despite the permit revocation and stalling of the operations of G & R Recycling last October, the harmful contamination caused by the centre’s activities in Kanesatake continues to stir up concern. An investigation published by The Eastern Door last Friday, September 10, revealed that over a five-year period, G &