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The chicks have come home to roost

(COURTESY ALEXA MONTOUR) During the COVID-19 lockdown, contractor Chris Montour found himself at home with a lot of time on his hands. He started to add more and more gardens in his yard. The family had at least four before COVID-19. And that is when his daughter thought they should get

Mohawk artist wins big at Dora Awards

(COURTESY DAVID HOU) (COURTESY IAN R MARACLE) Santee Smith won top honours, including Outstanding Direction and Outstanding New Play, for her dance theatre production The Mush Hole at this year’s Dora Mavor Moore Awards. The multi-disciplinary artist from Six Nations created The Mush Hole, a 65-minute-long dance and theatre production, which explores the

Food sovereignty via aquaponics

(COURTESY EAU (URBAN FOOD ECOSYSTEMS)) Last week, the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) announced that it would be starting a consultation process for a potential aquaponic food project, as part of the movement towards food sovereignty. On June 17, the MCK signed a project contract to create a business plan with Urban

Housing investigation continues

(File Photos) After handing over the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) Housing file to the crown prosecutor last September, the Kahnawake Peacekeepers recently partnered up with UPAC (Permanent Anticorruption Unit) to continue working on the file. UPAC is a provincial agency that specializes in cases related to corruption, collusion and other economic

Healing himself through our language

(COURTESY QUEENIE MCCOMBER) Sahawisóko Arquette went through some hardships that ultimately led to serious addiction a few years ago. “In high school, I found myself abusing substances,” said Arquette. “And then I stopped because of something that happened to me. It didn’t go well for me doing that. After that, I reflected,

Graduation during a pandemic

(Marisela Amador The Eastern Door) The class of 2020 had a grad experience like no other. After schools in the province shutdown, no one knew what was going to happen to graduation ceremonies or whether they would even have one. But finally, in early June, after weeks of anticipation, the Kahnawake Education Center

New role for Kahnawake professor

(Courtesy Kahente Horn-Miller)   On Tuesday, Carleton University announced that Kanien’keha’ka associate professor Kahente Horn-Miller was named the inaugural assistant vice-president of Indigenous Initiatives. Horn-Miller posted the news on Facebook, and then the messages started to flood in. “It’s really nice to be supported,” said Horn-Miller. “It’s been a grind. To know that people

Asbestos removal continues

(File Photo)   This week, the removal of asbestos containing material (ACM) from lot 106 in the New Development Area of town resumed as part of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake’s (MCK) larger asbestos remediation strategy. “This was in the works since last year,” said MCK chief and the lead on the Asbestos

Black Lives Matter here

(Steve Bonspiel The Eastern Door) Protests have erupted worldwide as people continue to reel in shock and horror by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers, with one, Derek Chauvin, kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes. Last Sunday, Kahnawake joined the fight against systemic racism

Solidarity camp still going strong

(Marisela Amador The Eastern Door)  Months after the Kahnawake rail blockade that was erected in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en nation in BC came down, the sacred fire keeps burning. Onowakohton Rusty Nolan, a land defender that was at the Adirondack Junction from the beginning of the blockade and was also present during