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Cowboys and Indians examined like never before

Alien Thunder by Claude Fourneier, 1974. Courtesy of Elephant: memoire du cinema Quebecois. (Courtesy MMFA) Gunslingers, the noble Indian, Buffalo Bill’s stagecoach, Sergio Leone, Russell Means, Kent Monkman, and the majestic herd of buffalo. In story and history, the images recall one genre: the Western. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ current major exhibition is

Law proposed to regulate marijuana

Jeremiah Johnson's proposed law would, ideally for him, make grow ops (like the one raided in 2014) and marginalization of those who use cannabis a thing of the past. (Courtesy the Kahnawake Peacekeepers) Community member Jeremiah Johnson has used medicinal marijuana since he was 15 years old for chronic pain. He

Mohawk Girls’ tales draws Toronto tourist to town

Jackson Eidelberg visited “Caughnawaga” as a child with his holocaust survivor parents, and came back after being reintroduced to the community through APTN’s Mohawk Girls. (Courtesy Jackson Eidelberg) Mohawk Girls season five premieres November 14, and there is one fan who will be very upset to see it run its course. Jackson Eidelberg,

Dawson Blues looks for final push with consistency

Dawson College Blues’ lacrosse team is looking to a quartet of quality Kanien’kehá:ka players in Tehonerahtathe Beauvais, Nic Styres, Kanerahtens Bush and Tehosterihens Deer. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) The Dawson College Blues missed an opportunity to pull into second place in the RSEQ standings Sunday against fellow middle-of-the-table team the

Pain plagued man looking for mobility support

“I cannot maintain a standard of living,” said Gerald Deer-Snow, who is hoping the community can help him afford a mobility aid, which he has been rejected for. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Gerald Deer-Snow is in a bad place. In 2011, the 60-year-old local handyman was jumped and hurt badly,

Hunt with respect, permission and knowledge of rights

Lloyd Phillips and his daughter Kawisaronkwas will be in Listuguj this weekend looking to nab a moose. The family has long-standing connections in the community and always hunt with permission from the Mi’kmaq community. (Courtesy Lloyd Phillips) It is “the rut,” the prime time for hunting when animals mate, and many Kahnawa’kehró:non

First-ever fair coming to celebrate Kanien’kéha

The organizations dedicated to promoting and encouraging Kanien’kéha were represented and ready to promote an upcoming celebration to kick off Spirit of Wellness Month. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) To kick off Spirit of Wellness Month, the Kahnawake Language and Culture Network announced this week that it will host a

Kuper youngsters dominant, Muskies stay hot

Bonnie Zachary is among the talented Kuper Academy Bantam girls that have yet to lose a game this season, as the playoffs loom. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Soccer teams across the Greater Montreal Athletic Association (GMAA) are starting to shake off early rust and show their character, with Kahnawake’s

Planting day commemorates job well done

Friday was an outdoor day at Karonhianónhnha as students, teachers, staff and members of the community picked up shovels, spades and dirt and planted. Unfortunately, the pleasant feelings were tainted the next day when a janitor noticed a tree had been stolen. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Karonhianónhnha Tsi Ioteriwienhstahkwa principal

Highway 30 decision stands, no appeal

Though the court ruling will stand, the land along Highway 30 remains undeveloped while other sites off-reserve are under construction. (File photo) “I’m not doing cartwheels.” It was the line from Mohawk Council of Kahnawake grand chief Joe Norton when the Superior Court found against the surrounding municipalities in the spring that