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First COVID-19 case in town

  (Marisela Amador, The Eastern Door) On Wednesday (March 18), the Kahnawake COVID-19 Task Force announced the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in Kahnawake.  “I am here today to advise the community that we had a first positive case of COVID-19 in the community,” said Lisa Westaway, Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre

Train whistle complaints addressed

When the trains come to a crossing in Kahnawake, the train crews have to engage their whistles. (Courtesy CP Rail) After the recent confrontation on the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP Rail) in Kahnawake, the transportation service has been back to its regular job, but the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) has received numerous

How Kahnawake is dealing with COVID-19

 (Courtesy Andrea Meloche)  While COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving issue, Kahnawa’kehró:non are taking measures to protect the health and safety of community members, to limit the spread of this pandemic. Canada’s COVID-19 response  As the Quebec government announced last Friday, all daycares, schools, CEGEPS and universities in the province will be closed for at

Ready to extinguish with The Intimidator

 (Marisela Amador, The Eastern Door) The Kahnawake Fire Brigade (KFB) recently received a brand new custom-made UTV to help fight the increasingly intense brush fire season. “We used to get grass fires, then we got brush fires, and now we are getting forest fires,” said KFB chief David Scott. “Last year, we

Blockades pop up in Kanehsatake

Kanesatake protesters were blocking Highway 344 in response to the OPP decision to arrest people Monday at a rail blockade in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. (Steve Bonspiel, The Eastern Door) A few hours after the Ontario Provincial Police raided Tyendinaga, arresting 10 people and hospitalizing two, Kanehsatake land protectors closed off all access

New medical transportation vehicles

 (Marisela Amador, The Eastern Door) Kahnawake’s Medical Transportation just added new wheels to its fleet. The Kahnawake Fire Brigade (KFB), who has been running the transportation service since 1996, received five new vehicles last week to better serve the community. “Through Health Canada, we supply vehicles to take people to doctor’s appointments

Solidarity concert for Wet’suwet’en

More than 10 Indigenous artists, groups, duets and solos took part in the festive event aimed to support Native voices and raise awareness. (Natalia Fedosieieva, The Eastern Door)  The Wet’suwet’en crisis in BC has generated a huge reaction across Canada in solidarity with the hereditary chiefs, who oppose the Coastal GasLink pipeline,

An essay on self-discovery and colonization

(Courtesy Kareen Diabo) During her school’s 110th anniversary, young Kahnawa’kehró:non Rayne Aonhawinonno:rón Stevens was chosen to be a special speaker and gave an impassioned speech on the effects of colonization. She then won a speaker of excellence award. “Let me start off by saying that my father (Conrad Stevens) is one of

Vigil holds space for those long gone

The MMIWG vigil is looking to attract families that are directly affected, to share their stories in a safe space. (Courtesy Dayna Danger) Instead of a march, organizers held a vigil last Friday for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) memorial. The vigil was held in Montreal at the Native

K103 Radio hits financial woes

Cheryl Deer said she will be spending time with her family following her layoff from K103. (File Photo) The radio station announced this week that it had laid off station manager Cheryl Deer, by mutual agreement with the board of directors. K103 board member Heather Bauersfeld was mandated with ensuring that the