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Diabo hopes to spark bright future with diploma

Jennifer Diabo is the first woman from Kahnawake to study to become an electrician. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Kahnawa'kehró:non Jennifer Diabo was the first woman from Kahnawake to graduate from the Pearson Electrotechnology Centre (PEC) in Lachine, and she is working towards a dream. The mother of three started the program

International competition proves tough for Phillips

Competing in four events, gymnast Megan Phillips brought her A game to the International Gymnix gymnastics competition. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Representing Canada at the 26th edition of International Gymnix, Kanien'kehá:ka gymnast Megan Phillips earned a bronze medal as a part of her team. The team, which also included Rose-Kaying

Synchronized skating squad scores silver

Kahnawa'kehró:non Danika Zachary and Erin Patton are among the 13 skaters on the Chatelaines' intermediate synchronized skating team. (Courtesy Sylvie Allard) The Chateauguay Chatelaines’ intermediate synchronized skating team came close to winning it all at the Eastern Ontario SynchoSkate. The team, which includes Kahnawa'kehró:non Danika Zachary and Erin Patton, scored a total

Mohawk council considering the “high” road

Council chief Rhonda Kirby  said the MCK will be consulting the community on regulations for medical and recreational cannabis in the coming months. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Membership and marijuana highlighted the first Mohawk Council of Kahnawake community meeting of 2017 with predictably controversial results. Medical Marijuana With expectations that the federal

Peacekeepers looking to recruit more officers

Officers John Dee Delormier and Forrest Horn provided insight into what it's like to be a Kahnawake Peacekeeper to over a dozen interested Kahnawa'kehró:non looking to join the force. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) The Kahnawake Peacekeepers are amid a recruitment process to fill just under a dozen positions at the

Beginner builders battle bots on the big stage

Students from Kateri School and Karonhianónhnha Tsi Ionteriwaienstáhkhwa were among the Kahnawa’kehró:non represented at this year’s First Lego League robotics qualifying competition. (Courtesy Jessica Hernandez) Three teams of elementary students from Kahnawake spent last week putting their science and engineering skills to the test, with one even taking home a trophy

Nuit Blanche exhibition brings us back to the 60s

This early 1960s photo of Phyllis Snow (standing) and Mary Armstrong will be among the dozen photos a part of an exhibition for Nuit Blanche tomorrow night. (Courtesy Snow Family Collection) Kahnawa'kehró:non are the focus of a new installation that opens tomorrow night for Nuit Blance à Montreal. "Home on Kanien'kehá:ka Territory:

Future engineer civilly constructing his future

Lance McComber will be graduating this spring with a degree in civil engineering. (Courtesy Lance McComber) Come spring, Kahnawake will have at least one more civil engineer. Lance McComber started the undergraduate Civil Engineering program as a full-time student at Concordia University in 2013, following quite a stretch attaining prerequisites. “It’s been a lot

Changes to Solidarity Tax prove problematic

Changes to Revenu Quebec's Solidarity Tax Credit has some Kahnawa'kehró:non left with uncertainties about whether or not they will be eligible to receive it when they file their 2016 income tax return. The refundable tax credit, which is aimed at low and middle-income families, now requires proof of eligibility for the

Judge sides with stolen Native kids

Co-directors Elaine Kicknosway, Colleen Cardinal and Duane Morrisseau Beck of the National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network. (Courtesy Colleen Cardinal) An Ontario judge has ruled that Canada failed to take reasonable steps to prevent thousands of First Nations children who were placed with non-Indigenous families during the so-called Sixties Scoop. “It