Ka’nhehsí:io Deer


Ka’nhehsí:io Deer is Kanien’kehá:ka journalist from Kahnawake, Que. She is currently a reporter with CBC Indigenous covering communities across Quebec. Email her at kanhehsiio.deer@cbc.ca or follow her on Twitter @Kanhehsiio.

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Celebrating First Nations women in Quebec who are running small businesses

Meet seven First Nations women in Quebec who took the leap to be their own bosses, and hear their best advice to First Nations women wanting to start their own businesses.

Most vulnerable in Kahnawake receive COVID-19 vaccine as community campaign begins

Ninety-year-old Warisó:se Myrtle Bush was the first elder living at home in Kahnawake, Que., to receive a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as the Kanien'kehá:ka (Mohawk) community began its mass vaccination campaign this week.

Beaded sled dog blanket earns Chihuahua a big win at Yukon Rendezvous

The pet parade is one of the popular events organized as a part of the annual Whitehorse winter festival. Like many this year as a result of pandemic, it was brought online.

A year after rail blockades, the people's fire in Kahnawake still burns

Blockades in support of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs’ opposition to the Coastal GasLink project were removed a year ago, but people in Kahnawake are still showing solidarity.

Pink Shirt Day: Kahnawake participates in anti-bullying campaign in memory of teenage girl

When students, teachers, and community members across Kahnawake, Que., came together on Wednesday wearing bright pink shirts and a message to "be kind," one teenage girl, Lexi Fox, was on the minds of many.

Dog blankets aren't just for sled dogs anymore, meet Rikki

A seven-year-old Chihuahua named Rikki looked ever proud sporting a new beaded dog blanket made by Velma Olsen for entry in the Yukon Rendezvous pet parade contest.

This Anishinaabe artist uses beaded lottery tickets to scratch at Indigenous history

Bingo and Mots cachés are two lottery scratch games one can find at any Quebec convenience store, but Anishinaabe artist Nico Williams is using them to explore narratives of Indigenous history.

Advocates for urban Indigenous population push for prioritization in Quebec's vaccination plan

While the Quebec government's goal is to vaccinate First Nations communities against the coronavirus by the end of March, those who live off-reserve are concerned about falling through the cracks with the province's vaccination plan and are looking for alternative solutions to receive the shot.

First Nations in Quebec 'ready and waiting' for COVID-19 vaccines

Several First Nations in Quebec will begin vaccinating its members against COVID-19 in February — if vaccine supplies are available.

Sixties Scoop class action settlement to move forward after delays

Parts of the class action settlement for Sixties Scoop survivors that have been on hold for nearly a year will resume next month, according to the class administrator.