Legault meets with grand chief

Courtesy Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer Nearly three months after the passage of Bill 96 incited the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK)’s suspension of political cooperation with the province, MCK grand chief Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer met Tuesday with François Legault. It was the first time since being elected premier of Quebec in 2018 that Legault

Bill 96’s adoption points to action

Courtesy Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer Despite weeks of mounting protest and outrage in Kahnawake and other First Nations, Bill 96 has passed in the National Assembly without an exemption for Indigenous communities in Quebec. While the broad French language bill was widely expected to pass without accommodations after Quebec ministers refused to acknowledge

Kahnawake Survival School walks out against Bill 96

Simona Rosenfield The Eastern Door Students and staff at Kahnawake Survival School (KSS) were joined by hundreds of community members last week in walking out against Bill 96, a far-reaching French language bill on the verge of becoming Quebec law. In a shot across the bow, about 1,000 Kahnawa’kehró:non marched west

Kahnawake leads against Bill 96

Courtesy AFNQL Quebec continues to refuse to make exceptions for Indigenous nations concerning Bill 96, even as Kahnawake and other Indigenous community leaders warn the province of the harm the legislation would pose to Indigenous youth and culture. Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) grand chief Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, who was joined by

Grand chief hosts Indigenous Affairs minister

(Courtesy Mohawk Council of Kahnawake) December 10 wasn’t the first time Quebec’s minister responsible for Indigenous Affairs, Ian Lafrenière, came to Kahnawake, but it was his first tour of the community. He had a particularly qualified guide in Mohawk Council of Kahnawake grand chief Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer. At least one of the stops might

Indigenous inclusion in economy

Economic wealth is intrinsically dependent on the land. First Nations leaders attending the Grand Economic Circle of Indigenous People and Quebec continually made this point during the event held in Montreal on November 25 and 26. “It’s all happening on our land and this needs to be respected and recognized,” Mohawk Council

New course stirs criticism

(Denis Gros-Louis. Courtesy First Nations Education Council) After Quebec announced the new mandatory Citizenship and Culture program for elementary and high school students, First Nations groups across the province expressed concerns and criticized the new curriculum. Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) chief Ross Montour called it “colonialism all over again.” “It is clear

Kanesatake grand chief responds to Bill 96

Laurence Brisson Dubreuil The Eastern Door

The recent tabling of Bill 96, which sets out to further protect the French language in Quebec, has stirred criticism from many in the province; including one outspoken Kanien’kehá:ka leader who calls the proposed legislation a new form of colonization. On Monday, June 7, a video published online shows Mohawk Council

Quebec plans to revoke G&R permit

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Schools to stay closed till fall

Premier Francois Legault announced recently that schools will gradually re-open in Quebec, but Kahnawake has other plans. All schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year, as stipulated by the Kahnawake COVID-19 Pandemic Task Force. The local Task Force has the mandate to address the pandemic on behalf of