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Social distance dancing for the elders

(Chloe Emond-Lane The Eastern Door) A small powwow took place at the Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre on Saturday, to help lift the elders’ spirits after being isolated for close to three months now. Senior patients and residents were able to watch the performances through the hospital windows while their loved ones gathered

Kahnawake joins anti-racism protest

(Courtesy Brooklyn Joseph) The gruesome murder of George Floyd was recorded on video and it quickly went viral on social media and was played over and over on the news. The image of his violent death will stay in our memories forever, and has also led to global civic engagement against injustice;

What spirituality can teach us about ourselves

(Courtesy Geraldine Standup, along with her son Mike, launched a spiritual teachings program at Kahnawake Shakotiia’takehnhas Community Services (KSCS) about a year-and-a-half ago, but a recent Facebook post about this Family and Wellness initiative served as a reminder that Mike and Geraldine are still available for appointments – especially during

Addicts in isolation have places to turn to

The COVID-19 pandemic forced governments all over the world to set out various safety measures to try to mitigate the impacts of the virus. It has been especially crucial for people to socially distance themselves to slow the spread of the virus.  Being confined to our homes is a disruption to

Community stands in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

 (Chloe Emond-Lane, The Eastern Door) Following the organized protests happening across Canada to stand in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation’s anti-pipeline campaign, community members gathered last Thursday afternoon (January 16), armed with signs and flags to show their support against the “Coastal Gaslink” pipeline. On the brisk afternoon supporters met at

“The Journey Home” for survivors of sexual trauma

Kahnawake Shakotiia'takehnhas Community Services (KSCS) has launched a support group for women that have survived sexual trauma, and they hope it takes hold for the future, to help many community members. Developed by support counsellors at KSCS, Amanda Winslade and Jean O’Conner, the 10-week long program offers a rather different approach

Remembering the little farm off the 207

Mary Deer enjoys looking at old family photos, especially from her youth. (Courtesy Mary Deer)  This photo, posted by Mary Deer, is of her grandfather’s farm during the summer of 1949. Deer’s grandfather, Mitchell Bush, had his farm where he grew many kinds of crops “off the 207 about a mile

Cultivating a new garden for the elders

This summer at the Turtle Bay Elders’ Lodge, staff has been taking steps to expand the garden that is being built on the lot. The garden project was first proposed by the Lodge’s activity department and was initially approved for funding by the board of the Kahnawake Shako’tiiatakehnhas Community Services (KSCS)