G&R report meeting questioned

“The recommendations are just band-aid solutions,” said Tracy Cross, referring to the mitigation options proposed to address the nauseating odours emitting from the recycling site in Kanesatake. “We cannot and will not stand by government officials any longer as our health deteriorates.” Cross was among the Kanehsata’kehró:non who attended a meeting

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

Kanien’kehá:ka youth achieves lifelong dream

There’s a lot of homework involved in becoming a lawyer, but Joëlle Perron-Thibodeau, a Kanien’kehá:ka who grew up spending weekends and summers in Kanesatake, decided to assign herself a little extra ahead of her swearing-in ceremony. Every lawyer swears a standard declaration when they get called to the bar, but according to

Kanehsatake unites for Orange Shirt Day

Courtesy Jadyn Lauder In a community where there is strength in numbers, Kanehsata’kehró:non know resilience and compassion are at their strongest when all members come together as one. With the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation prioritizing raising awareness about the legacy of residential schools, Kanehsatake is concentrating on ensuring September

Spirit Children’s Walk going strong

An odd 200 kilometres separates Kanehsatake from the town of Arnprior, Ontario. Since the Spirit Children’s Walk began on September 9, this has been the distance travelled by Kanehsatake resident and father, Al Harrington, his son Nation, and Ottawa resident Jessica-Lee Dinovitzer. “We all need to be able to move forward as

Pushing to recognize Indigenous languages

Perry Simon was holding up an eagle feather gifted by his great aunt when he asked the five major federal party leaders about whether they intend to make First Nations, Metis and Inuit languages part of the official languages of the country. “It’s a question that should’ve been asked, addressed and

Looking deeper at land claims

Land claims and land grievances are no stranger to Onkwehón:we, and the convoluted history of Indigenous rights and lands has been prevalent since settlers arrived hundreds of years ago. In this series, we will be breaking down the significance of land claims and land grievances while spotlighting notable voices that

Kanesatake powwow honours land defenders

LAURENCE BRISSON DUBREUIL THE EASTERN DOOR There were shining rays of sun peeking through the towering trees that circle the traditional powwow grounds in Kanehsatake, as hundreds of Onkwehón:we and friends gathered for a celebration under the theme of Land Back. On Saturday, July 10, and Sunday, July 11, dancers, drummers, artists,

Kanesatake takes a stand

COURTESY PASCAL QUEVILLON - MAIRE D’OKA FACEBOOK PAGE This article was written in collaboration with Eastern Door contributor Robin Della Corte. With the addition of every car lining up on Route 344 last Saturday, June 12, Kanehsata’kehró:non became increasingly concerned. It was an event organized at The Green Room cannabis shop over the

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