The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake has passed its own law regulating the cannabis industry on-reserve. Cannabis will not be distributed or sold until regulations under the law are developed and implemented. A three-person committee has been tasked with establishing and administerin
Louis Levi Oakes, a 96-year-old Mohawk veteran from Akwesasne, is the last surviving Mohawk code talker. The Mohawk language was one of 33 Indigenous languages used to send encoded messages between Allied forces during the Second World War.
Quebec Liberal MP Marc Miller took lessons to learn the Mohawk language and pay his respects to the First Nations people.
Canada's first Indigenous legal system has been established by the Akwesasne Mohawk Band. The band's new court system will be responsible for enforcing 32 civil laws.
National Energy Board hearings on TransCanada's proposed Energy East pipeline have been suspended after protestors interrupted their proceedings. The mayor of Montreal, where the hearings were taking place, has raised concerns over conflicts of interest among the panel members.
A community that self-identifies as Quebec's newest First Nation has signed up 400 members since January, and is issuing its own official-looking status cards.
Indigenous leaders from across Canada are forming a new national political alliance to support opposition to TransCanada's Energy East pipeline. The coalition of chiefs hopes to share B.C.'s lessons for thwarting oil sands pipelines with bands from the Prairies and Eastern Canada.