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Locals protest proposed cultural center location

Kanientaa Cross, along with a group of community members and students from Kahnawake Survival School, have been demonstrating on the side of Highway 132 in opposition of the proposed location of a new multi-purpose building west of the school. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) This story originally appeared in the June

Kateri School produces first French-language grads

Students in Kateri School’s first French immersion class will be graduating from elementary school on June 19. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Over a hundred students will be graduating from Kahnawake schools this month, including 12 students who will historically be the first graduating French immersion class at Kateri School. “They’ve come

Landfill banned in Tioweró:ton

Tioweró:ton is 18,375.8 acres of hunting area for people of Kahnawake and Kanesatake. (Courtesy Mohawk Council of Kahnawake) The MCK passed a Mohawk Council executive directive last Monday as a means of protecting the environment in Tioweró:ton and keeping the 18,375.8 acres of hunting area pristine. “Everybody who goes to Tioweró:ton is

Dawson College honours Indigenous students

Several Kanien’kehá:ka students received awards from Dawson College on May 21 upon completing Journeys: A First Peoples College Transition Program. (Courtesy Dawson College) Several Indigenous students at Dawson College who completed a one-year transition program were honoured with awards for their academics, leadership and community involvement.  Kanien’kehá:ka student Kahenientha Cross received the

Hopeful council chiefs, get ready for tomorrow

Electoral officer Angus Montour will be at the Services Complex lobby tomorrow morning ready to accept nominations for the 2018 Mohawk Council of Kahnawake election. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Tomorrow is the day for Kahnawa’kehró:non to put their name in the hat for this summer’s Mohawk Council of Kahnawake election. Nomination

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

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