Kanien’kéha activists adapt to pandemic

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Train whistle complaints addressed

When the trains come to a crossing in Kahnawake, the train crews have to engage their whistles. (Courtesy CP Rail) [apss_share] 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) [apss_share]  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

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) [apss_share]  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,

Freedom to wear your own culture on skin

Artist Kanentokon Hemlock has been doing tattoos for two years. He took time to consider what the story was about in the episode and reflect on what would be important in the show. (Courtesy Jason Brennan) [apss_share] The second season of Skindigenous, the documentary series on the art of tattooing, feature Kahnawake

Special Assembly in Ottawa

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller delivered remarks at the Assembly of First Nations’ special chiefs assembly in Ottawa. The minister took questions from chiefs following his address this Tuesday. (Courtesy Clinton Phillips) [apss_share] The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Special Chiefs Assembly (SCA) brought together First Nation leaders from across Canada, including

Scholarships awarded for outstanding performance

Ra'nikonhrí:io Lazare, Lily Deer, Mariah McComber and Dara Bordeau were awarded scholarships last Thursday for academic success and community involvement. (Courtesy Melanie Morrison)              [apss_share] The Caisse Populaire Kahnawake committee congratulated four scholarship recipients for their outstanding academic achievements last Thursday. A winner in the high-school category,

Firefighters put to test in simulation drill

Provided by the Flash Formation enterprise, the main teachings were about analyzing and reading smoke in a fire and using of thermal imaging cameras and nozzle techniques. (Natalia Fedosieieva, The Eastern Door) [apss_share] Major training with the controlled fire took place at the Kahnawake Fire Brigade (KFB) last weekend to give the