Dissecting the asbestos file

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) finally released the long-awaited executive summary of the Asbestos Civil Investigation’s final report. However, many unanswered questions remain regarding accountability, decision-making, and transparency. Last Friday, MCK executive director Onerahtókha (Karlie) Marquis, chief Cody Diabo and the investigation’s community observer Doug Lahache participated in a press

Local hotel project raises questions

Minister of Indigenous Affairs Ian Lafrenière (pictured right) announced the funding for the private hotel project at the Grand Economic Circle of Indigenous People and Quebec. Laurence Brisson Dubreuil, The Eastern Door Check-in time for visitors will soon be starting in Kahnawake. A private hotel project that has been in development since


In Kahnawake and many other communities from coast to coast, actions and demonstrations were held this week in solidarity with land defenders in Wet’suwet’en territory. After the RCMP arrested 29 people on November 18 and 19 while enforcing an injunction granted to Coastal GasLink, Kahnawa’kehró:non organized a rolling blockade Wednesday on

Highway plan draws ire of Council

Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) chief Ross Montour recently participated in a meeting with the Ministere des Transports (MTQ) regarding a provincial project that would see the urbanization of Highway 132 and would cut into the territory. “Right now, people are sick and tired about people making assumptions about our lands.

Longhouse intervenes

On Monday morning (October 4), land defenders from the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation of Kahnawake made their way to the foot of the Mercier Bridge and halted a small construction project that was set to start. This action was taken as a reflection of the community’s ‘not one more inch’ perspective. The Longhouse

Council election makes history

CALLIE GIACCONE THE EASTERN DOOR The people of Kahnawake have spoken, and elected Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer as the first-ever female grand chief. It was a historic and ceiling-shattering moment for the community. “Niawenhkó:wa kwah akwé:kon for all of your support and your faith in me and in us. As Kahnawa’kehró:non and Kanien’kehá:ka you

Health Canada, Kahnawake reach pact

LAURENCE BRISSON DUBREUIL THE EASTERN DOOR In the latest effort to move toward entering the cannabis industry, the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) announced that on Monday, July 5, they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Health Canada. With respect to cannabis cultivation and processing on the territory, the agreement provides

Dealing with a housing crisis

Courtesy Owen Mayo  NOTE: This story has been written in collaboration with Eastern Door Reporter Laurence Brisson Dubreuil. Leaving the community was never a thought that crossed the mind of Kahnawa’kehró:non Owen Skahionwiio Mayo. The father of three who is currently completing a degree in First Peoples Studies at Concordia University, while also

Housing project gets approval

A housing development project in Chateauguay that borders Kahnawake will move forward after the city council approved a necessary zoning change on March 15. The project, which will have 290 housing units, will be directly adjacent to Parcel E, located at the very end of Old Chateauguay Road (OCR), heading towards

Kanesatake legal action prompts reaction

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OkaThrough an official attorney’s letter, five Kanehsata’kehró:non have requested the delay of the judicial review in the legal actions against a recent municipality of Oka bylaw, pending a full community consultation process. The request came on March 9, after many concerns were raised by elders Harvey Satewas Gabriel and Jessie Nelson,