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Sexual assault victim speaks out

Michelle Phillips began working through the effects of a sexual assault four decades earlier, after running into her assaulter in the most common of situations. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Three years ago, Michelle Phillips was south of the border at a car show in Lake George with her husband Brian

Car-moose collision produces miracle

Miraculously, no one was hurt when a fully-grown cow moose collided with a Ford Fusion on an unlit road, as a couple, including a pregnant woman, travelled to visit family. (Courtesy Karihwenhawi Kane) Soon-to-be-mother Karihwenhawi Kane and her boyfriend Kevin were driving to visit family in the Tobique First Nation in

Purple versus red in a friendly Ottawa lax contest

Canadian parliamentarians faced off against a team of Haudenosaunee from Kahnawake on the front lawn of the Supreme Court of Canada and played the Creator's Game in a celebration of sport, history and friendship. (Courtesy Marc Miller) In 1855, a Canadian dentist named William George Beers founded the Montreal Lacrosse Club.

Spraying suspended, concerns remain

Sonya Dee Cross (with children Karihwiiostha, 4, and Konwaronhiatakwen, 2) started a Facebook group with concerns about herbicides used to clear vegetation near the train tracks. CP Rail says the spray is virtually harmless for residents. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Each year, CP Rail sprays herbicides along its tracks

Hunters snap losing skid, looking forward

Hunter Shako Kirby and the rest of Kahnawake’s penalty killers had more work to do on Tuesday than typical this season, but the boys in burgundy and white pulled out a much-needed win to snap the losing streak. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Two losses on the bounce, assistant coach

Mohawk Girls’ permits delay means lost money

Rezolution Pictures' dramedy Mohawk Girls director Tracey Deer will soon start shooting season five of the show, but, after a delay in obtaining a permit, will not be shooting as much in the community where the show is set. Mohawk Girls was granted approval to film its final season this week after weeks

Canadian parliament hears address in Kanien’kéha

Montreal MP Marc Miller was motivated to make Mohawk heard to launch National Aboriginal History Month yesterday, as he delivered an address entirely in Kanien’kéha in parliament. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Before question period in the House of Commons in Ottawa yesterday, Ville Marie-Sud Ouest-Nuns’ Island member of parliament

Trio of books well worth a summer read

It’s warm out most days, and the perfect weather for spreading a blanket and chilling on the grass with a book. The Eastern Door found a trio of recently published books well worth a look. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Poetry Kanien’kéha and Tuscarora spoken-word artist Janet Rogers’ Peace in Duress (Talon

Dredging the water and creating flow

It’s a plan years in the making, and it’s one that the Kahnawake Environmental Protection Office (KEPO) is keen to see completed, so Recreation Bay is transformed and can be used by more community members wanting to enjoy the water. KEPO’s goals are three-fold: to create more flow through the bay,

Missing and murdered, not forgotten

The Montreal 375 celebration has been a mix of parties, reflection and some reconciliation, and artist Hannah Claus’s “je me souviens” series of window displays draws dramatic attention to the missing and murdered Indigenous women in Quebec and Canada. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Each week, the piece is different, but