Unofficial Winter Carnival Goes On
Enniskó:wa * March ✰ Onerahtók:ha * April 2011
Unofficial Winter Carnival Goes On
Photo: Susan Oke
Final AHTF Update
Tips to Reduce Waste
Effects of Community
Violence on Children
Baby Friendly Initiative
...and Much More,
Photo: Stephanie Lacroix
by Brandon “Hibou” Etienne
Photo: Susan Oke
ue to the closing of the Recreation
Department, there was no winter
carnival this year. However, with the
support of some community members, I decided to host many of the same events that are
held every year. The events included: Blind
Volleyball, Floor hockey, and Broomball.
Blind Volleyball was held on February
8th 2011. Twenty-Three (23) players showed
up to compete. Four teams were made. “The
Hooters” won the tournament after finishing
the round-robin in last place. Thanks to all of
the players and referees that participated.
Team 1 – “HOOTERS” Zach Toohey, Carl
Dunn, Brandon Etienne, Austin Bonspille,
Jarred Simard, Tiohenta McComber
Team 2 – Skyler Baker, Jason Nelson,
A m a n d a N e l s o n , T a t h e N e l s o n ,
Team 3 – Joe Hannaburg, Matt Simon,
Crissann Thompson, Shirl Bonspille,
Stephanie Lacroix, Amber Hannaburg
Team 4 – Nathan Gabriel, Kevin Simon,
Randy Etienne, Julie David, Nevada
Baker, Cody Hannaburg
The Mens 4 vs 4 floor hockey tournament
was a successful event considering that this
year was the first time that it was held. There
were 7 teams made up of community members
ranging from 16 to 52 years old.
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Prescription Painkillers: Addiction and withdrawal
by Leo Parent, NNADAP Worker
ebilitating, chronic pain is a reality for millions of people
around the world. Prescription painkillers can absolutely
be taken safely but can cause tolerance and dependence,
even with relatively short-term use. Regular use can cause your
body to get used to medication or different drugs (tolerance), which
requires you to take more to achieve the same feeling of relief as
when you first started taking it. This can be dangerous and lead to
addiction. Addiction can be scary for most. One may feel that they
cannot live without quenching their addiction.
One of the hardest addictions to over come is prescription
painkiller addiction. If you are physically dependent on prescription
painkillers such as Percocet, OxyContin, Darvocet, Vicodin or
Lortab, withdrawal symptoms will likely set in, sometimes a few
hours after the last dose is taken. Opiate withdrawal symptoms
can last weeks or months and should be medically managed to
avoid serious medical issues such as seizures. Depending on the
painkiller and the severity of the problem, withdrawal symptoms
can vary widely. They can include a strong drug craving, tremors,
runny nose, chills, sleeplessness, anxiousness, flu-like symptoms,
depression, hallucination, delirium, sweating, muscle and bone
pain, confusion, extreme irritability and muscle spasms.
Withdrawal is a dirty word when it comes to addiction, because
the process can be brutally painful and difficult to manage, many
people avoid seeking help. Fortunately, there are treatment options
that can minimize the severity – even eliminate – the withdrawal
symptoms. Withdrawal happens when the body is detoxing from
drugs and alcohol. The symptoms that accompany prescription
painkiller withdrawal are notoriously challenging. Though it can be
intimidating, it should not keep you from getting help for prescription
painkiller addiction. If you or a loved one is addicted to prescription
painkillers and need help or some additional information, please do
not hesitate to contact Leo at the Kanesatake Health Center at 450479-6000. We can discuss your options and help develop an action
plan to help you get your life back on track.
1) In the submission about the Kaniatarak’ta Riverside Car Raffle
in the January/February issue of Karihwiios; it should have read:
2) There were several people omitted from the thank you list of
Catherine and Pamela Gabriel Ferland in the January/February
issue of Karihwiios. They would also like to thank the following...
“We would like to thank both Derek and Russell Denis of Double
D Tobacco for their generous contribution to the Kaniatarak’ta
Riverside Elder’s Home.” Without the continued support of
our community members, we would not be able to purchase the
equipment that we need to maintain our home, and for that we
and an anonymous donor
...for their assistance in getting to the international conference
“Healing Our Spirits Worldwide” which took place in Hawaii last
Effects of Community Violence on Children
and Teens taken from http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/effects-community-violence-children.asp
submitted by Kelly Gabriel, Mental Health Worker
article used with permission
ommunity violence includes many events. It might be a
stranger using physical threat or direct violence to take
something or hurt someone. It can also be violence between
family members, close partners, or peers. These events may include
cruel acts such as being shot, raped, stabbed, or beaten.
Most of the attention from media and research is on community
violence that involves adults. However, many children and teens
face violence in their neighborhoods and schools. Such violence
can have effects on children.
How much community violence do
Many people think that community violence only happens
in gangs and inner cities. It is true that people who are poor, nonWhite, and living in crowded areas deal with a lot of violence.
Community violence also occurs, in both suburban and rural areas.
All kinds of youth are at risk for community violence.
Over one-third of girls and boys across the country ages 10
to 16 years are victims of direct violence. Direct violence includes
attempted kidnapping, physical and sexual assault. Even more
children have faced indirect community violence. That is, they have
seen violence or they know a victim of community violence. In one
study, over three-quarters of children in a high-violence urban area
reported coming into contact with community violence. Of note,
more than half of the parents said that their children had not been
exposed to violence in the community.
What are the effects of community
well-being. If resources and help are limited, parents can become
angry. As a parent, you might blame yourself for not being able to
keep your child safe. You may even become too protective. Parents
sometimes use harsh discipline when the child acts out, even
though the child’s behavior is related to a trauma. Relations among
family members can become strained. Parents are trying to comfort
their child while at the same time trying to handle their own fears.
This is hard, even more so if they live in an area where violence is
What can we do?
Children can be helped. The best thing for a child is a caring adult.
If a child is touched by violence, spend time with the child. Be sure
the child understands that you are there to listen. Help the child talk
about the trauma, but do not make him or her talk. Answer questions
honestly using words that your child understands. Try to understand
that children may have new problem behaviors as a result of the
trauma. These behaviors need your patience and understanding.
Ask for help from friends, family, and medical and mental health
experts for you and your child.
Foy, D.W. & Goguen, C.A. (1998). Community violence-related
PTSD in children and adolescents. PTSD Research Quarterly, 9(4),
Sanders-Phillips, K. (1997). Assaultive violence in the community:
Psychological responses of adolescent victims and their parents.
Journal of Adolescent Health, 21, 356-365.
Scheeringa, M.S. & Zeanah, C.H. (1995). Symptom expression and
trauma variables in children under 48 months of age. Infant Mental
Health Journal, 16, 259-270
If hurt by violence, a child may have to cope with physical or
medical problems. A child may also have mental health problems,
including PTSD. Some people think that young children are not
harmed by community violence because they are too young to
understand or remember. However, studies have found signs of
PTSD in babies and young children.
A child’s exposure to community violence affects the whole
family. Parents are often very worried about their child’s health and
Final Words From the AHTF Project
by Rola Helou, AHTF Project Manager
t has already arrived – the end of the Aboriginal Health
Transition Fund in Kanesatake. It is now time for us to
celebrate; time to inform you, the community, about all that
we have learned over the past 19 months.
Please join us on Friday March 25th for the AHTF Conference:
My health, My Community. The event begins at 10:00 am in the
gymnasium of Ratihente High School. There will be:
a community luncheon at 11:30 am
songs, dances and many prizes
and several booths, each describing one aspect of the project, including:
the Baby-Friendly Initiative
the Healthy Community Initiative
the Cultural Training that is being presented to the local provincial health care workers
the services offered at the Kanesatake
the new First Line Services
how the health center can help provide a better continuum of health care through the new protocols established with the hospital and CLSC
and much more.
For more information about this event or any other AHTF
related activity, please do not hesitate to call anyone from the
team Barbara, Suzanne or Rola at 450-479-6000.
Are you tired of all the bla,bla?
Do you feel it’s time for action?
Then you don’t want to miss this:
Community Mobilization and
Action Plan Writing Training
...offered through the Healthy Communities
Initiative. All those present at this training
will have the opportunity to decide on a
project of interest. You will leave the two day
training session with an Action Plan to make
Kanesatake a healthier community. You get to
decide what that means.
The training will be held in the conference
room of the health center on Monday and
Tuesday, March 21st and 22nd from 6:00
pm to 8:30 pm. Light refreshments will be
Call Diane Harding at the health center:
(450) 479-6000 to register today.
Little Changes Mean Good Things For Our
by Susan Oke
f you’re making little changes you’re probably helping our
environment more than you know. For instance, most people
in Kanesatake recycle to some extent which keeps a lot of
garbage out of landfills. I have heard of a few locals who also do
some composting, another small thing that makes a difference.
Maybe you have a small vegetable garden that is pesticide
free. This is a very good thing for the earth. Not only is your food
healthier than store bought groceries, you don’t use any gas to pick
it up which saves money and fuel. More than that you are getting
a big bonus of some fresh air and excercise while you tend to your
There are many people in Kanesatake who help the environment
when they pass down gently used clothing, appliances, or furniture,
whether it’s to family or a charitable organization, these items will
be reused and not on a garbage pile.
Even doing something as simple as
hanging your laundry out to dry is a step
in the right direction. Let the sun do most
of the work. Even if you use the dryer
for a few minutes just to soften up the
clothes, you are still saving electricity.
Every little bit helps. Consider
the environment before you throw
the cigarette butt out the window or the trash on the ground. You
help the environment when you make the decision to pack your
lunch in reusable containers or when you consume a little less of
If you have been making the small changes then congratulations and if you haven’t been doing any of the above, it’s not too
late to start. Don’t wait for an organized event around earth day, just
step outside on the next nice day and pick up the trash around your
home and yard. It would be a great start on your way to becoming
Translation courtesy of
Tsi Ronterihwanónhnha Ne Kanienkéha Resource Center
Are you well?
Yes, I am well
Kentóhrha. I am lazy.
Énhseke kenh ne ora’wísta?
Will you eat pancakes?
Hen, énska khok.
Yes, just one.
Tesatonhontsó:ni kenh ne wáhta óhses?
Do you need maple syrup?
Yes, pour it.
Unofficial Winter Carnival Continued from front page
The Floor Hockey Teams were:
Team 1 – Nathan Gabriel, Kevin Simon, Shawn Nelson,
Team 2 – Eddy Gabriel, Travis Etienne, Brandon Bonspiel
Team 3 “FATBOYS” winners
Daniel Baker, Brandon Etienne, Randy Etienne,
Team 4 – Skyler Baker, Keith Simon, Andrew Simon,
Team 5 – Jansen Nicholas, Hugo Maihot, Michael Harding,
Team 6 – Zach Toohey, Victor Bonspille, Barry Bonspille,
Team 7 – Greg Cree, Keith Cree, Hank Albany, Justin Darrow
* goalies are underlined
All teams were put together before the tournament. After
the round-robin was played, the team with the weakest record
was eliminated from the playoffs. All the games were relatively
close, which demonstrated a wide range of skill and goaltending.
However, team 1 struggled and did not make it to the playoffs. The
top two teams, team 2 and 4, received a first round bye into the
semi-finals. Team 3 and 6 played the first quarter final match and
team 3 advanced to face team 2 in the semi-finals. Next up was
team 5 and 7. With some good goaltending from Jansen, team 5
prevailed and met team 4 in the semis. Surprisingly, both top seeds
lost their games in the semi-finals. This left team 3 and 5 to compete
for the championship. In a hard fought game, Team 3 pulled out the
victory in a nail biter game. The score was 4-3. Congratulations to
team 3, team name the “FATBOYS.”
Hibou’s 1st Annual Broomball
This year’s edition, “Hibous’ 1st annual broomball tournament”, was held on Friday February 4th and Saturday February
5th 2011. The tournament began on Friday night with the first two
games. Both games ended in a draw. In my experience, this had
never happened before. The following day, the tournament continued in unusually mild temperatures, which caused many rough
patches on the ice. The first game of the day supplied the first goals
of the tournament with “BIG RED” beating out “Blue Balls” by a
score of 3-2. The second game featured the “GREEN HORNETS”
vs. “WHITE POWER.” The final score was 2-1 for the Green Hornets. The next game involved the Green Hornets and the Blue Balls.
The Hornets got a goal late in the game, but lost 2-1. The final
game of the round-robin was Big Red vs. White Power with the
final score ending in a tie 3-3.
The semi-final games were then put in place according to
where each team finished the round-robin. The #1 ranked team, Big
Red, would take on the #4 team, White Power. The winner would
take on the winner of the game between the #2 ranked team, Blue
Balls, and the #3 team, Green Hornets. The White Power would end
up squeaking out an upset victory 5-4. Their opponent in the finals
were the Blue Balls who pulled off a shoot-out victory.
The final game ended up being the most one sided game of the
tournament because the Blue Balls won easily. Congratulations to
the Blue Balls for winning Hibou’s 1st Annual Broomball Tournament. I would like to thank those who refereed, kept score, or took
care of the timer. I would also like to thank the Ratihente students
for supplying us with some food and refreshments. Finally, I would
like to send out a big thank you to all of the players that came out
and helped keep this annual event alive.
Big Red – Justin Nelson, Travis Etienne, Matt Simon, Eddy
Gabriel, Daniel Baker, Tyler Nelson, Tathe Nelson, Carl Dunn,
Kyle Canatonquin, Cody Albany, Tiohenta McComber, Brigitte
White Power – Greg Cree, Kevin Simon, Shawn Nelson, Jonathan Daoust, Nathan Gabriel, Poe Albany, Jansen Nicholas, Ryan
Mcleod, Nevada Baker, Alex Beaupre, Julie David
WINNERS: Blue Balls - Jason Nelson, Steve Bonspiel, Randy
Etienne, Victor Bonspille, Mark Tolley, Mike Gabriel, Will
Gareau, Teki Albany, Brandon Rice, Lynn Cataford
Green Hornets – Keith Cree, Mike David, Brandon Etienne, Skyler
Baker, Andrew Simon, Joe Hannaburg, Danny Turenne, Zach
Toohey, Kevin Clermont, Frank Hannaburg, Kimberly Simon
Reducing Waste by Reducing Consumption
he critical first step of waste prevention has been
overshadowed by a focus on recycling. Please help to
promote a greater awareness of the importance of the
“Reduce” part of the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle mantra. For a great
overview of how raw materials and products move around the
world, see the video The Story of Stuff.
Simplify: Simplify your life as much as possible. Only keep
belongings that you use/enjoy on a regular basis. By making the
effort to reduce what you own, you will naturally purchase less/
create less waste in the future. For information on voluntary
simplicity, check out Voluntary Simplicity Websites. Learn more
through books on voluntary simplicity.
Reduce Purchases: In general, think before you buy any product do you really need it? How did the production of this product impact
the environment and what further impacts will there be with the
disposal of the product (and associated packaging materials)? When
you are thinking about buying something, try the 30-Day Rule -wait 30 days after the first time you decide you want a product to
really make your decision. This will eliminate impulse buying.
Replace Disposables: Wherever possible, replace disposable
products with reusable ones (i.e., razor, food storage, batteries, ink
cartridges (buy refill ink), coffee filters, furnace or air conditioner
Buy Used: Buy used products whenever possible.
Borrow From Friends: If you only need something temporarily,
ask if a friend or neighbor would loan it to you.
Share With Friends: Share things like books, magazines, movies,
games, and newspapers between friends and neighbors.
Replace paper napkins with cloth napkins. Replace paper towels
with a special set of cloth towels/napkins store the used ones in a
small container in your kitchen and just wash and reuse.
Reuse envelopes, wrapping paper, the front of gift cards (as postcards)
and other paper materials you receive wherever possible.
Read books, magazines, and newspapers from your local library
create and use note pads from once-used paper and leave messages
for family members/roommates on a reusable message board.
Make your own cards/letters from once-used products or handmade
Bulk Purchases: Avoid products that are packaged for single use
(i.e., drinks, school lunches, candy, cat and dog food, salad mixings,
etc.). Instead, buy in bulk and transfer the products to your own
reusable containers. Many health food stores have bulk bins where
they sell everything from grains to cereal to cleaning products.
Buy Only What You Need: Buy only as much as you know you’ll
use for items such as food, cleaning supplies, and paint.
Avoid Creating Trash: Avoid creating trash wherever possible:
when ordering food, avoid receiving any unnecessary plastic
utensils, straws, etc. (ask in advance), buy ice cream in a cone
instead of a cup, buy products with the least amount of packaging,
etc. Every little bit of trash avoided does make a difference!
Shopping Bags: While shopping, if you only buy a few products
skip the shopping bag. For larger purchases, bring your own. Learn
about the dangers of plastic bags and what countries around world
are doing about it (“The Dangers of Plastic Bags” slide show from
Teacher Vishal Mody).
Waste-Free Lunches: Pack a Waste-Free Lunch whenever
Mug-to-Go: Carry a mug with you wherever you go for take out
Purchase bleach-free, toilet paper that is made from the highest
post-consumer waste content you can find (80% minimum).
If you print documents, print on once-used paper and/or bleachfree, recycled paper with the highest post-consumer waste content
available (or hemp/alternative-source paper, if you can afford it).
The Baby-Friendly Initiative in Kanesatake
by Tanja Knutson
with support by Isabelle Côté, Karen MacInnes
and Suzanne Dumais
What is the Baby-Friendly Initiative?
ou may be hearing a bit of a buzz in the community about
“baby-friendly”....and be wondering...is this some new
rule that makes everyone be nice ‘n’ friendly to my baby?
Close, but not quite. The Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI), is a term
used to describe an international project that was launched by the
World Health Organization (WHO), and UNICEF in 1991. The aim
is to give all babies the best start in life, by creating a health care
1. Breastfeeding is the norm
2. Practices known to benefit the health of mothers and babies
KHC is seeking to become accredited as a Baby-Friendly
Health Center. In order to help our community reach a higher level
of health, we are starting with the most vulnerable population: our
newborns. They are our future.
One of the many strengths of Kanesatake is that breastfeeding
is deeply rooted in its tradition. More than 9 mothers out of 10
in Kanesatake choose to naturally feed their newborn, which is
a lot more than the minimum required by WHO and UNICEF to
seek accreditation. Another very important strength is the strong
spirit of helping each other in the community. And most of all, the
enthusiasm of all the partners of the project is making it move very
All the staff and health care workers are involved in this
incredible initiative and have all received specific training on
Baby Friendly Artwork Contest Winner: Jasmin Gunn
breastfeeding. We have also begun a community-based peer support
program. These volunteers will complement the breastfeeding
support offered by the nursing staff at KHC and give new mothers
the kind of support that traditionally was available to all new
mothers through their aunts, sisters, and mothers. This month, a
group of twelve wonderful mothers got together, with their babies
and children, to learn more on how to support new mothers and each
other. Their energy was contagious! One of the tota’s also attended
and brought her unique wisdom to the group. This 12 hour training
has provided them with a breastfeeding peer support certificate.
Besides the obvious goal of improved health for our babies,
the BFI of Kanesatake seeks to empower women by giving them
the information they need about breastfeeding - information that
is based both on science and tradition...but not on myths or oldwives tales. When breastfeeding and mother’s milk are valued in
a community, then women begin to feel they have authority over
something they “own” – something priceless not only to their
baby, but to the entire community. When women feel this sense of
empowerment, everybody benefits. The family benefits because that
unique relationship between a mother and her baby is protected and
encouraged, the health and development of the baby is improved,
as is the health of the mother. The father also takes part in all of
this by protecting both the mother and the baby – the future of the
The effect of an empowered, healthy mother and thriving
family has a spill-over effect on the community as well. Strong
communities need strong families as their foundation. And strong
families need strong mothers and fathers to nurture and nourish
their children. BFI has been shown to increase the level of respect
for both women and children in communities worldwide, and from
a human-rights perspective, this translates to better care for women.
And once again, we can`t forget the cost-savings to a community
when it does not need to depend on outside sources - breastmilk is
What We Know About Breastfeeding
Some of the health benefits to breastfeeding include less
obesity, diabetes (both for mother and baby) and heart diseases.
Breastmilk provides the antibodies and other immune factors that
your baby needs to help fight infections, especially ear infections
and diarrhea. It also promotes your child’s cognitive development
and protects against allergies.
Continued on page 10
Baby Friendly Initiative continued from page 9
The mother also benefits greatly by breastfeeding; she
is protected against postpartum hemorrhage and depression.
Researchers have noted that breastfeeding mothers have more selfconfidence and less stress. Later in life, it offers protection against
osteoporosis and some cancers.
Environmentally, BHI also supports the tradition of respect
for our habitat. If more mothers breastfed, imagine how much
cleaner our environment would be without the pollution from
manufacturing and transportation of formula, and without the waste
from the factories and packaging.
We hope this article gives you a better understanding of the
Baby-Friendly Initiative, and what it means to Kanesatake. There is
currently no Aboriginal community health centre in North America
that has received this prestigious status. Kanesatake is well on its
way to being recognized as one of the first!! Please join us for the
unveiling of the Baby-Friendly Policy Poster on March 25, 2011 at
the Ratihente High School Gym at 1:00 p.m. It’s time to recognize
and celebrate one of the greatest strengths of this community - our
commitment to family.
Photo: Rola Helou. Breastfeeding Peer Support Training.
3. Inform all pregnant women about the benefits and
management of breastfeeding. This will help expectant moms
to get all the basics they need to make an informed choice and
to get started.
4. Help mothers initiate breastfeeding within one hour
of birth. This will involve skin-to-skin contact of the newborn
baby with mom, as baby learns to feed for the first time.
5. Show mothers how to breastfeed and how to maintain
lactation, even if they are separated from their infants. This is
learning about the supply & demand function of the breasts,
and might involve hand-expressing milk, or using a pump if
there is a separation of mom and baby.
6. Give newborn infants no food or drink other than breast
milk, unless medically indicated. This is a reminder of the
supply & demand required for the breasts to make milk, and
an effort to protect newborns from exposure to cow`s milk
protein in formula, a strong allergen.
The Baby-Friendly Initiative Ten
Steps to Successful Breastfeeding:
In order to get accreditation by WHO and UNICEF, KHC has
to demonstrate that they follow the highest standards of quality care
to all the families of Kanesatake. When we have completed the 10
steps as part of this process, a team of 3 evaluators from WHO and
UNICEF will spend 3 days in the community and assess its services
by observation and meeting staff and families.
1. Have a written breastfeeding policy that is routinely
communicated to all health care staff. This provides guidance
for staff and helps establish consistent care for mothers.
2. Train all health care staff in skills necessary to implement
this policy. This means moms not only have “cheerleaders”,
but also “coaches” to help them learn this new skill.
7. Practice “rooming in”-- allow mothers and infants to
remain together 24 hours a day. This makes getting to know
baby so much easier, so breastfeeding and bonding get off to
the best start.
8. Encourage breastfeeding on demand. The best way to
get mom’s supply established! Baby knows when he/she’s
9. Give no pacifiers or artificial nipples to breastfeeding
infants. This lets the baby learn one skill at a time...
breastfeeding is a learned skill, and needs to take priority.
10. Foster the establishment of breastfeeding support groups
and refer mothers to them on discharge from the hospital or
clinic. This is a great family support system, replacing the
support that used to be given by clan-mothers.
Don’t Wait, Vaccinate!
Protect your child from
many childhood diseases like
whooping cough, chickenpox
and measles by having them
March 15 and 17 2011
Hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation
Commission (TRC) in Inukjuak and Kuujjuaq
March 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm
Deadline to apply on the first call of proposals
for a commemoration project. www.trc.ca
September 19, 2011
Deadline to apply for the Common Experience
Payment (CEP). www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cep
JUNE 28 to JULY 1, 2011
2nd national event of the TRC in Inuvik
September 19, 2011
Deadline to apply for the Independent
Assessment Process (AIP) www.iap-pei.ca
If you would like more information on the
application process or to pick up the applications
forms, please contact Mary Jane Hannaburg
at the health center: (450) 479-6000.
Healthy Fruit Smoothie
Recipe taken from:
1 large ripe banana, peeled and sliced
1 cup blueberries, frozen
1 cup cherries, pitted and frozen
1 packet of vanilla stevia
1 tsp of lemon/lime juice
1 1/2 cup of pure water
3-6 ice cubes
First, pour water and juice into the blender. Second, place the banana and stevia on the bottom with the frozen fruit and ice
on top. Blend on low for 10-20 seconds. Then increase the speed to medium/high until creamy smooth.
submitted by: Leo Parent, NNADAP Worker
here used to be a time when individuals who are addicted
to porn would have to rent adult videos or subscribe to
pornographic magazines in order to feed their addiction.
Today, however, gaining access to pornographic material is
a lot easier – especially with the easy accessibility of the Internet
though being addicted to online porn is not the only form of
porn addiction. Basically, porn addiction in general is a form of
psychological addiction wherein a person possesses a compulsive
The sexual compulsion would be so strong that if the urge
is denied, it may have physical manifestations such as headaches,
nausea or depression. The feeling of being ‘high’ on porn is not unlike
the ones felt by those who are addicted to illegal substances.
Porn addicts have this dependence and obsession on reading,
viewing or thinking about pornographic material that it reaches a
point when it interferes with their normal lives.
If you feel that thoughts of sex are dominating your daily
activities, if your palms literally, sweat at the thought of viewing
pornographic material, if your sexual fantasies are getting more and
more active each day and if you would rather be alone watching
porn than spending time with your family, friends or co-workers,
these are sure signs of porn addiction. Fortunately, there are a lot of
avenues where you can seek treatment for porn addiction.
If you or someone you love is affected by pornography
addiction or would like some more information regarding this or
any other topic, we have an excellent mental health team consisting
of Mary Hannaburg and Kelly Gabriel who are always available
to talk and to listen with you. Also there is the NNADAP worker,
Leo Parent, who can assist in referring you to the appropriate
professional help; as well there is a psychologist available here at
the Kanesatake Health Center by referral only.
Six Major Signs of
•You spend hours in front of the computer searching for
porn each day
•You have lost interest in your wife, girlfriend and other
sources of a real relationship in favor of watching porn.
•You spend hundreds of dollars paying for membership
at various porn sites or pay strangers to have sex with or
perform for you.
•You have marks on your genital often left behind by
•You can’t think straight until you have masturbated.
•You suffer from chronic depression and mood swings, as a
result of pornography addiction
Some information excerpted from:
Students Learn About
ast fall teachers Martha Guindon and Gloria Nelson put
their pupils creativity to the test when they had them create
a typical Longhouse and Kanienkehá:ka village. The grades 1-2
and 3-4 classes worked very hard on the project over a number of
weeks and then had their creations displayed at the school last fall.
They did an excellent job as you can see.
Happy birthday to Jansen
and Jimmy Nicholas
March 4 & April 26
You are wished the very best today. Hope your
special day brings lots of surprises and that your
birthdays mark the beginning of a wonderful year
of new teachings and learnings. We love you.
Mama (Robin), Caira, Kailey, and Mathieu xxx
A big niawenhkó:wa goes out to Joyce Bonspiel
Nelson for her many years og service to the
community while working at the Kanesatake
Health Center. We wish you well on your journey.
by Susan Oke
ormer WWF wrestler Jacques Rougeau recently paid a visit
to the community schools. He was here to speak to the kids
about gang violence. He also showed a video of his wrestling career
and even gave a demonstration of wrestling moves using some of
the Ratihente High School students. He flipped male and female
students to the great laughter and applause of not only students
but also the staff, who were allowed to select his “volunteers.”
This very popular event was organized by Caroline Dussault and
Health Center Birthdays
Happy Birthday Ladies!
Have a great day.
January 16, 2011
We are proud to welcome baby Leah to our
family, born on January 16, 2011 at 2:56 a.m.,
weighing 6.3-lbs. and 18-inches long. We are
so happy to finally have you with us.
Love, Mommy, Daddy,
and your sisters Malika and Arianna
We would like to thank the Kanesatake
Community for supporting our Ratihente
spaghetti fundraiser on January 29th. We held
this fundraiser to raise money for our prom
and yearbook. It is great when the community
comes out to support these events. We would
also like to extend a big thank you to Leo of the
Kanehsatake Youth Council, for helping out with
everything, Jimmy for the delicious cake and
sauce, Diane Nelson for her yummy sauce, and
finally our students who gave up their Saturday
to come out and work.The students were so
helpful and respectful throughout the day. They
worked hard manning the phones, cooking up
a storm, and delivering meals. They showed
good leadership skills and worked extremely
well as a team. Once again, thank you to all
who supported, donated, and helped out.
Jennie, Melissa, and Andrea
Happy 3rd birthday to our little princess. You
are growing so fast! You make Mommy and
Daddy proud every day!
Love, Mommy, Daddy,
and your sisters Malika and Leah
Happy birthday to the best uncle in the world.
You’re awesome! Thanks for everything.
YYY Leo and Tiffany YYY
Together with our families, I, Leo Parent, wish
to announce that I shall wed my best friend,
Tiffany McGregor on Saturday April 23rd, 2011
Words cannot begin to express the magnitude
of my love and respect for you, Tiffany. I promise
to be your protector, confidant, and to always
love you!! I thank Shonkwaia’tison everyday for
sending you into my life and teaching me that
love can be the best medicine and for making
my life whole again. I love you with all of my
From Jo and Eddy
Happy 25th birthday to my little Rahskwe
Mom and Eddy
Auntie Jo and Eddy
Love Roxy, Arianna, and baby Leah
Allister “Dimba” Nicholas
Happy 60th birthday! We are so grateful for
all your help and always being willing to help.
Hope you enjoy your birthday and have an
awesome day! We love you lots and are so
happy to have you in our lives!
Lots of love,
Cassandra, Jamie, Steph (your other
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABA!!
17 Patrick’s 18
7 Health Day 8
National Kidney Month
Red Cross Month
National Social Work Month
Poison Prevention Week
1, 15, 29
Daffodil Month: Cancer Awareness
Oral Health Month
National Immunization Awareness Week
Photo: Susan Oke
Susan Oke, Leo Parent, Kelly Gabriel
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Emergency Phone Numbers
Karihwi:ios Deadline for
May / June
Friday, April 22, 2011
Fire and Ambulance (Emergency): 911
Police (Emergency): 310-4141 by cell: *4141
Police (SQ office.): 450-479-1313