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Membership law adjusted after Quebec court ruling

A recent CDMP meeting addressed the recent court ruling that deemed sections of the Membership Law discriminatory. Future discussions are forthcoming to redraft those sections. (file photo) Parts of the Kahnawake Membership Law that were declared discriminatory will be redrafted in light of a Quebec Superior Court ruling. “As leaders, we have

Mikinak founder explains lineage, status card

Former Mikinak leader Lise Brisebois received First Nation status under the Indian Act last year, and people in Kahnawake and Kanesatake are not happy about it. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) She’s been called the queen of the Mikinaks, a wannabe, and a fraud, but recent amendments to the Indian Act’s registration

Community rolls out criticism on cannabis law

Mohawk Council of Kahnawake chiefs Rhonda Kirby and Gina Deer are a part of the working group for the proposed Cannabis Control Law. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) A proposed Cannabis Control Law was hit with criticism at Tuesday’s Mohawk Council of Kahnawake community meeting, for blazing its way through the Community

“Mohawk Law” violates human rights

In 2014 there was a sign campaign by community members, some of them like this one on the Old Malone Highway remain. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Sections of the Kahnawake Membership law are discriminatory and unconstitutional, Quebec Superior Court ruled Monday. The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake met about the judgement with

Skátne Enionkwaió’ten for Kanien’kéha survival

“There are a lot of people who want to learn but can’t afford or it’s not feasible for them to stop working and go to school full-time, when there’s a lack of support in terms of funding,” said Kahtehrón:ni Iris Stacey. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Language revitalization is the

Electronic gaming devices are coming to town

Playground Poker CEO Mackenzie Kirby (right), Poker Palace owner Stan Myiow (left), and several Mohawk Council of Kahnawake representatives, were on-hand to answer questions about the electronic gaming devices coming soon to their respective establishments. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Up to 200 electronic gaming devices (EGD) could be coming to Playground

And the prestigious education award goes to….

Timothy Loon and instructor Tiio Hemlock spend some quality time with David the rabbit, a part of the school's award winning farming program. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) The innovation and traditional knowledge taught at the First Nations Regional Adult Education Centre earned the school recognition from the EdCan Network. The centre’s

Active shooter training preps emergency crews

Members of the Kahnawake Peacekeepers and Kahnawake Fire Brigade responded to an “active shooter” with “casualties” Saturday morning at the fire hall. Dozens of officers and paramedics from the Kahnawake Peacekeepers and Kahnawake Fire Brigade (KFB) put their knowledge and skills to the test by responding to a mass casualty training

Getting the greenhouse and garden growing

The greenhouse at Karonhianónhnha tsi Ionterihwaienstáhkhwa is a place for students to learn about planting, traditional medicines, and food sovereignty. (Daniel J. Rowe, Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) For an hour just about every week, students at Karonhianónhnha tsi Ionterihwaienstáhkhwa get to spend time in their new greenhouse, learning about all aspects

Patton taking impressive academic talents south of the border

Nineteen-year-old Sha’teiohserí:io Patton will be one of the few Kahnawa’kehró:non to experience a distinguishd education with her recent acceptance to Stanford University. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) For the past few weeks, students across Kahnawake have been eagerly awaiting acceptance letters from colleges and universities they applied to. The good news came

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