First Kanesatake woman MD joins Health Center

For Ève Mailhot-Daye, her passion for the human body started at a young age. Now, at 33, she’s a family doctor at the Kanesatake Health Center (KHC), serving her community. Daye, born and raised in Oka, joined KHC in July after recently completing her family medicine residency through McGill University and

Tobacco trial restarts

The second phase of the cross-border tobacco trading trial with Kahnawake’s Derek White and Hunter Montour began this week, with its first expert witness testimony. The second phase of the trial challenges the applicability of the federal provisions, which form the basis of the criminal charges against the community members. White and

Delta variant cases hit town

Early this week, the Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre (KMHC) confirmed that the COVID-19 Delta variant was present in the community and there was a lot of concern over its spread. The two separate outbreaks that emerged in Kahnawake over the last month were majority Delta variant cases. There are now 14 active

Living willow dome comes to life in Kahnawake

COURTESY TRINA STACEY Kahnawake now has their very own living willow dome, a space where the community can come meditate and connect with themselves, the physical world and beyond. Two years in the making, it was completed last Sunday, May 30, and is located at Kahnawake Survival School (KSS). The structure was envisioned

Options provided for Kahnawake education

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Going back to the roots

(Marisela Amador The Eastern Door) [apss_share] Every day at around 6:30 a.m., Ruth Jacobs goes outside in her backyard and waters her garden. Jacobs has tomatoes, squash, cucumber, pumpkin and watermelon planted in her garden in Kahnawake. “My father, my uncle, my brother, my whole family had a garden,” Jacobs said. “I used to

“He was everything to the choir”

(Courtesy Gabriel Berberian) [apss_share] Bernardin Houle, choir director and organist for the St. Francis Xavier Mission Catholic Church, and a prominent figure in Kahnawake, passed away last Wednesday, June 3. He was 96. Houle was a member of the choir since he was 29 years old, for over 60 years. Even though he was

Kanesatake checkpoints shift gears

(Steve Bonspiel The Eastern Door) [apss_share] Kanesatake has redirected the access control location points to new locations in the community, hoping to serve a new role. The original five checkpoints were put in place by the Kanesatake Emergency Response Unit (ERU) to help prevent a potential spread of the COVID-19 virus in the