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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

Youth powwow inspires school and city

Kahwennaha:wi Raye was not ready to let Montreal go a spring without a powwow, and, along with Elizabeth Irqumia and Steve Dube, organized an enthusiastically-attended celebration at her high school, Beurling Academy. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) When Montreal Pow Wow organizers announced there would be no event this year,

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

Deer appointed vice commander for district

Legion president Ray Deer will now represent the community’s veterans and eight others at the district level after being appointed vice commander. (Courtesy Ray Deer) Go to any event honouring those who have served in the armed services on either side of the border, and you will likely meet Kahnawa’kehró:non Ray

A teacher’s warning prompts lifelong passion

For Tiohawíhton Peterson, teachers are a huge inspiration for her continued passion towards learning Kanien’kéha and passing it down to future generations. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) To learn Kanien’kéha, one must have a teacher. Teachers, for Tiohawíhton Peterson, continue to play a huge role in her two-year journey in the Kanien’kéha

“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

Cancer’s return means more battling for coach

The tough battle with cancer continues for young Kahnawake father Trevor Montour, who got the worst type of news in the winter: it was back. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) “It’s been rough,” said Trevor Montour, 39, last Friday, three days before he began his second round of chemotherapy treatment

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

Diabo’s vintage k-town style hits Gatineau runway

Karoniénhawe Diabo launched her brand She Holds the Sky Designs about a year ago. (Courtesy D.J. Clarke Photography) The local fashion scene has a new edge, and it comes courtesy the chic, vintage creations with a local flair of She Holds the Sky Designs by Karoniénhawe Diabo. Diabo launched the brand about