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Council chief steps down, into public safety

Six months into being elected back to the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake table, Lloyd Phillips (left with fellow MCK chiefs Mike Delisle and Lindsay Leborgne in July) decided to take the director of public safety post, which will begin next month. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Mohawk Council chief Lloyd

Lahache pleads guilty, with regret

In the end, the cost of a trial was too much for former First Nations Winery owner Floyd Lahache, who left the courtroom Tuesday disappointed the Mohawk Council did not stand behind the permit they granted him. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) What started as a front-page, dramatic arrest of

Missing and murdered dialogues in Quebec

Melanie Morrison, commissioners Michèle Audette, Gerri-Lee Mcpherson-Pangman and Corley McPherson in Quebec. (courtesy Melanie Morrison) The national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) started a series of the guided dialogues to identify gaps in truth gathering process and to develop specific recommendations for the final report last

Playground turns the electronic games on

The lights are up and electronic games on at Playground Poker Club, whose CEO Mackenzie Kirby explained the ongoing change to the establishment that just celebrated its eighth birthday this weekend. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Playground Poker Club took its first step into the future this week, when the

Students protest, finance officer not returning

After standing apart from their administrators, KSS students sat and had a long and emotional discussion with education centre staff many said was much-needed. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Just after noon November 30, students from Kahnawake Survival School’s student council left through the front doors, walked across the parking

Iroquois Caucus works towards efficiency

Mohawk Council chiefs and staff are in the midst of an information blitz sharing their thoughts on Canada's Bill S-3. There's a meeting tonight for those interested in finding out more. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake is in the midst of an information blitz regarding

Cannabis law read through behind closed doors

(Left to right) Vernon Goodleaf, Keisha Goodleaf, and Joe Delaronde listen while Rhonda Kirby gives final reading of cannabis control law Tuesday, December 4. (Lachlan Madill, The Eastern Door) The controversial Kahnawake Cannabis Control Law was given a final reading earlier this week in a closed setting, marking the end of

Robertson sentenced to five years for two deaths

A night out with friends turned into a nightmare for the community and driver of the vehicle the ended up in flames. Anthony Robertson was sentenced last week to five years for driving the car where his cousin and friend lost their lives. (Steve Bonspiel, The Eastern Door) Anthony Robertson stood

Searching for answers in lost land dispute

The McComber family is working to correct what they say is a historical wrong that deprived the family of their land. (Lachlan Madill, The Eastern Door) Leon McComber is looking for answers about land that other people are living on, which was left to him by his grandfather 60 years ago.

Cannabis conversation and comments turn chaotic

For the second week in a row, the talk of cannabis regulation denigrated into a shouting match between a council chief (this week Gina Deer) and community member (Eileen Goodleaf) that required the meeting to be shut down. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door)   One topic, and two heated arguments ended