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Nuclear waste hot topic for caucus

The Iroquois Caucus met in Kahnawake on Wednesday and Thursday to discuss a long list of issues affecting each community. (Daniel J. Rowe The Eastern Door) Elected members of the Iroquois Caucus met last week in Kahnawake to sign a document opposing a proposal to transport radioactive liquid material from Chalk River,

Whitebean named sustainability champion

Shiann Whitebean was honoured at the 2017 Gala last Thursday, April 13 at the Loyola Chapel for her leadership work at Concordia University. (Courtesy Concordia University) Shiann Whitebean will be graduating from Concordia University this summer with one more award recognizing her accomplishments on campus. Last Thursday evening, the First Peoples Studies

Walking the Steel casts light on ironworkers

From installations, paintings, and photography, the focus of the Iroquois Indian Museum’s latest exhibition focuses on a familiar story. (Photos courtesy Iroquois Indian Museum) Like many families in the community, John McGowan comes from generations of ironworkers. “My grandfather, father - they were all ironworkers. They worked on the original twin towers, which

Education Center launches new curriculum

Kakaionstha Deer, a former Kateri School principal, also taught the first Kanien'kéha immersion nursery classes. (Jessica Deer The Eastern Door) In December, the Kahnawake Education Center (KEC) received a $35,000 grant from the National Indian Brotherhood Trust Fund to support education programs aimed at healing, reconciliation and knowledge-building to address the

Woodwork show highlights young artisans

A variety of woodwork created by past participants of Where the Creek Runs Clearer is currently on exhibition at the Kanien'kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door)   The Kanien'kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center’s latest exhibition shines light on traditional woodworked wonders created by local

Swamp wants to bring Miss Indian World title home

Raven Swamp is hoping to blend traditional knowledge with local flare to bring home a much-coveted title across Turtle Island. (Courtesy Raven Swamp) Every spring, hundreds of Indigenous people across Turtle Island travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico for the biggest powwow in the world: Gathering of Nations. This year, Kahnawa'kehró:non Raven Swamp will

Massage therapy to welding, Lahache does it all

In addition to being a certified welder, Jenny Lahache is an independent massage therapist. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Jenny Lahache knows very well that life’s path often looks like a maze rather than a straight line. Nearly a decade since initially pursuing a trade program at the NOVA Career Centre in

Young scientists compete for best in province

Konwanakeren Diabo will be heading to the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Regina next month to represent Kahnawake and First Nations in Quebec. (Courtesy Curran Jacobs) Three students from Kahnawake walked away from last week’s Quebec Aboriginal Science Fair with prizes for their projects, and Kanesatake came in with a strong showing, including

New water system promises to fix water crisis

Mario Caggiano, president and CEO of Caggiano Advanced Engineered Systems and Technologies (CAEST), says his new water system technology can help solve water problems in First Nations communities. (Daniel J. Rowe The Eastern Door) PH2OCP System. It sounds like something straight out of Star Wars, but the Montreal-based company that developed the

Blazing truck fire now deemed arson

The suspect vehicle, a white two (2) door sedan with black rims was seen passing the area throughout the day and evening, eventually stopping at the residence. (Courtesy Evelyn Jacobs) Ten weeks after an early-morning fire destroyed a vehicle and garage in Katisville, the Kahnawake Peacekeepers are now calling it arson, after