Kahnawake Longhouse leader gives Montreal kids lesson in Great Law of Peace

Education org brings students cross-cultural teachings amid pandemic


For one group of children in Montreal, a leader of one of the three Longhouses on Kahnawake Mohawk Territory turned teacher for a day, sharing lessons about the Two Row Wampum and the Great Law of Peace.

The workshop was staged by Partageons le Monde, or “Share the World,” an organization that promotes learning across cultures.

Not all children in Quebec will be returning to school this fall, so lesson plans will look a little different.

With the idea of sending kids back to school during a pandemic making many parents uneasy, the organization brought learning to them.

Reporter / Montreal

Lindsay was born and raised on the unceded territory of Tiohtià:ke (Montréal), and joined APTN News as a Quebec correspondent in 2019. While in university, she collaborated on a multiplatform project about the revitalization of the Kanien’kéha (Mohawk) language to commemorate the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Before APTN Lindsay worked at the Eastern Door, CTV Montreal and the Montreal Gazette.