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Come out for The Eastern Door’s Spring Cleanup!

The snow has mostly left us, but the garbage underneath remains. Come out Friday and do your part to make Kahnawake clean again like superstar Brandi Meloche did last year. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) This year’s Eastern Door Spring Cleanup, the 23rd edition, promises to be, in the words

The Eastern Door is up for 18 provincial awards

This year promises to be a banner one for The Eastern Door, as the Quebec Community Newspapers Association announced its awards short list, and we’ll be competing for 18 of them – the most by any newspaper this year. “I am so proud of my staff, no matter where they finish

Winter Carnival glows from snowbowl to the plunge

The Kahnawake Youth Center's annual Winter Carnival wrapped on a Saturday with a classic game of dodgeball. The carnival included a week of activities some that glowed, some that bounced and some that got people wet in the cold. Take a look at some of the photos Eastern Door staff snapped

Two local laxers’ careers moving upward

Stone Jacobs and Trevor Stacey hope the next step will be at the highest of levels on the field and in the box. Jacobs verbally committed to the Div I Vermont Catamounts last week, while Stacey signed a two-year contract with his boyhood favourite team: the Rochester Knighthawks. By: Daniel J.

Community members call out Oka mayor on land

By: Franca G. Mignacca, The Eastern Door Around 125 community members from Kanesatake met with Pascal Quevillon, the mayor of Oka, and government representatives, as well as citizens of the Oka community Monday night. They discussed land disputes at the church in Oka. Kanien’kehá:ka activist Ellen Gabriel and community members voiced their concerns

First-time Onake paddlers hold own at provincials

“I can see that they are working hard,” said Onake Paddling Club Coach Maris Jacobs about first time paddlers performace at provincials last week. (Courtesy Onake Paddling Club) By: Joseph Coppolino, The Eastern Door The Onake Paddling Club put forward another worthy performance at the Sprint Canoe-Kayak Provincial Championships this past week, with a

Aspiring veterinarian launches online campaign

“It’s something to think about but it’s not dampening my plans to become a vet,” Montana Diabo said of the cost of veterinary school.  High price tag won’t keep Diabo from her dream. (Courtesy Montana Diabo) By: Darya Marchenkova, The Eastern Door Montana Diabo has launched an online fundraising campaign to raise $85,000, about

Three sisters deliver babies back-to-back-to-back

Emily, Kelli-Ann and Melissa Frate were supposed to give birth in that order. Instead, the order was flipped. (Courtesy Tammy Standup) By: Darya Marchenkova, The Eastern Door Emily Frate rushed down the hospital hallway in her gown, making it just in time to watch her sister Melissa Frate give birth to Mila. Nine hours

The benefits of being home for the school year

By: Tahotharatie Diabo, The Eastern Door’s Heads Up Honcho Since I was young my mother has taught me everything I know, from reading to writing to math to science and history. Being home schooled has taught me not only about basic subjects but has taught me about life too. It’s strange to think that

Was it an AFN assembly or a Liberal party meeting?

By: Russell Diabo, Special to The Eastern Door The Assembly of First Nations just held its 38th Annual Assembly in Regina, Saskatchewan two weeks ago, with reportedly about 320 chiefs or proxies attending, including Mohawk Council grand chief Joseph Tokwiro Norton. During his opening speech AFN national chief Perry Bellegarde said the AFN “is