Fort Wall restoration underway in Kahnawake

By Eve Cable  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter For many in Kahnawake, the Fort St-Louis Wall is an important piece of the community’s history. To some, it’s a reminder of the painful legacy of colonization, and should be torn down. To others, it’s a marker not to forget the past, and should be restored as a physical way to teach future generations about Kahnawake’s story. The wall has been crumbling for years, with sections of the wall removed in 2016 and 2019 after collapsing. Now, with funding from Parks Canada, the section of the wall that collapsed is being restored, with work having started at the beginning of this week. “It’s about preservation, not necessarily updating it with modern materials but rather trying our best to keep it to what it…

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