Ka’nhehsí:io Deer

Journalist

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.

Latest from Ka’nhehsí:io Deer

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.

Beadwork challenge brings Kahnawake together amid COVID-19 restrictions

When Kahnawake, Que., announced that the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) community would be heading into a month-long stretch of new measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Jessica Hernandez came up with a beading challenge.

'Big dreams' for collective of Kahnawake survivors of child welfare system

Lily Ieroniawákon Deer spent a decade of her youth in foster care, and is now using that experience to support other young adults in her community after they age out of the child welfare system.

Trickster producers resign amid Michelle Latimer Indigenous identity questions

Two producers with the CBC television series Trickster announced their resignations on Friday, a day after the Indigenous identity claims of the show's co-creator and director Michelle Latimer were called into question.

Meet Washiiyeh Jeannotte, a 9-year-old hockey player with sharp stickhandling skills

Washiiyeh Jeannotte, a member of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, is hoping to inspire other Indigenous youth by providing a glimpse into his backyard rink practices via TikTok.

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