Remembering the children

On September 30, community members came together as they have done for the past six years to commemorate survivors of residential schools for Orange Shirt Day. This year, however, was different. With the discovery of thousands of unmarked graves at former residential school sites across the country and Canada finally recognizing

Kahnawake to honour residential school victims

The verdict in Kahnawake is unanimous: all offices and organizations will be closed on September 30, as the community declares the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Orange Shirt Day). “The discoveries at several residential school sites have shocked the entire country,” expressed Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) grand chief

Elder brings fight to human rights commission

Courtesy Centre for Research-Action on Race Relations Tears filled the eyes of Cheryl Scott as she spoke about the mistreatment her husband, Kanehsata’kehró:non Winston Nelson, was subjected to while in the care of the St. Eustache Hospital. “They cannot treat a human that way,” Scott said. “There are too many things that

False positive raises stress level at Elders’ Lodge

Turtle Bay Elders’ Lodge residents received their first dose of the vaccine on January 5. KMHC executive director Lisa Westaway said they are waiting on the Ministry of Health to confirm when the anticipated second dose will arrive. (COURTESY JANICE PATTON) After over three weeks of isolation and an alarming “weak”

Vaccines administered to elders

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Elders’ blossoming garden reaps joy

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Social distancing and loneliness

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Back to a time of humble beginnings

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Social distance dancing for the elders

(Chloe Emond-Lane The Eastern Door) [apss_share] A small powwow took place at the Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre on Saturday, to help lift the elders’ spirits after being isolated for close to three months now. Senior patients and residents were able to watch the performances through the hospital windows while their loved ones gathered

Cultivating a new garden for the elders

[apss_share] This summer at the Turtle Bay Elders’ Lodge, staff has been taking steps to expand the garden that is being built on the lot. The garden project was first proposed by the Lodge’s activity department and was initially approved for funding by the board of the Kahnawake Shako’tiiatakehnhas Community Services (KSCS)