“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

#ShutDownCanada

In Kahnawake and many other communities from coast to coast, actions and demonstrations were held this week in solidarity with land defenders in Wet’suwet’en territory. After the RCMP arrested 29 people on November 18 and 19 while enforcing an injunction granted to Coastal GasLink, Kahnawa’kehró:non organized a rolling blockade Wednesday on

Longhouse intervenes

On Monday morning (October 4), land defenders from the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation of Kahnawake made their way to the foot of the Mercier Bridge and halted a small construction project that was set to start. This action was taken as a reflection of the community’s ‘not one more inch’ perspective. The Longhouse

Indigenous leaders inspire Montreal crowd

Every word spoken by Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel carried through the heavy air as hundreds of people attentively listened, desperately trying to absorb their meaning. “Why did it take finding evidence of the children for you all to rise up together with us?” pleaded the Kanehsata’kehró:non, as she addressed the sea of

Fight for Mohawk land continues

LAURENCE BRISSON DUBREUIL THE EASTERN DOOR The sounds of cars honking, supportive words, rhythmic drums and lively singing echoed far and wide in Kanehsatake on Saturday, where a car convoy took place to raise awareness. The matter at the heart of the protest is once again the concerns which persist over the

Tobacco store owner called out

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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

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Mohawk-Mi’kmaq solidarity

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Where the digital and real world meet

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