Ka’nhehsí:io Deer


Ka’nhehsí:io Deer is Kanien’kehá:ka from Kahnawake. She works in CBC's Indigenous unit based in Montreal. Email her at kanhehsiio.deer@cbc.ca or follow her on Twitter @Kanhehsiio.

Latest from Ka’nhehsí:io Deer

Moose moratorium checkpoints come down in La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve as hunting season ends

The last of the checkpoints set up throughout Quebec's La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve that were turning away moose hunters came down over the weekend, but Anishinaabe (Algonquin) leadership say the issue is far from resolved.

Judge grants partial injunction against Algonquin checkpoints in La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve

The Quebec Superior Court has partially granted a provincial injunction to remove roadblocks set up on at least one road in the La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve.

Calls for cultural safety training for health-care staff renewed after Joyce Echaquan's death

The Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association say the recent death of an Atikamekw woman in a Quebec hospital reiterates the need for governments to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's calls to action.

First Nations leaders in Quebec develop own anti-racism plan a year after Viens Commission

The plan, released Tuesday, is a list of 141 actions targeting individual citizens, organizations, media, educational institutions, municipalities, policing and justice services, as well as businesses.

Unresolved MMIWG case to get awareness boost with posters on the back of 18-wheelers

It's been 14 years since Tiffany Morrison was last seen or heard from, but the family of the young mother from Kahnawake, Que. hopes that a new poster campaign will help spread awareness about the unresolved homicide case.

Kanien'kehà:ka artist marks Oka Crisis anniversary with thought-provoking illustrations

Artist Teiowí:sonte Thomas Deer of Kahnawake has created three illustrations to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Oka Crisis.

Algonquin communities increase checkpoints in Quebec wildlife reserve to enforce moose hunting ban

Members of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake have been turning away hunters at a growing number of checkpoints throughout Quebec's La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve as the First Nation continues to enforce its own moratorium on moose hunting.
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Call me Ka'nhehsí:io: Why I'm reclaiming my Kanien'kéha name

CBC Indigenous reporter Jessica Deer is asking people to call her Ka’nhehsí:io.

This makeup artist is uplifting strong Indigenous women with 'Sisterhood' photo series

Anishinaabe makeup artist Desiree Morrisseau-Keesick started the Sisterhood project to connect Indigenous women through the art of photography, makeup, and storytelling.