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Lawsuit architect ousted in election

Pierre-Paul Routhier upset outgoing mayor Nathalie Simon in last weekend’s election in Chateauguay, news the MCK welcomed. (Courtesy  Sonia Lopez Moran) Pierre-Paul Routhier is saying all the right things since he was elected as the new mayor of Chateauguay. He was officially sworn in on Sunday. In his first interview (on K103.7 FM Kahnawake)

Rash of Mikinak car deliveries causing confusion

In May, PKs intercepted two separate purchases by individuals using Mikinak cards to skirt tax obligations. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) On top of their usual duties investigating and preventing crime, as well as ensuring the steady flow of traffic through the community, the Kahnawake Peacekeepers have something relatively new

Two Rivers settles lawsuit against Van Morrison

A familiar face to many in Kahnawake graces the cover of Van Morrison’s new album. (Courtesy vanmorrison.com) (In the interest of full disclosure, my brother, Michael Graif, is the lawyer representing Billy Two Rivers. How did this come about you ask? I happened upon the story of Billy’s image being used

Two Rivers’ wrestling career pops up in album

A familiar face to many in Kahnawake graces the cover of Van Morrison's new album. (Courtesy vanmorrison.com) It may have been more than 40 years since Billy Two Rivers last stepped into a wrestling ring for a professional bout, but that doesn’t mean he’s willing to give up everything he accomplished

Creator’s game will be showcased for 150th

Survival School hosted traditional lacrosse contests to kick off the school year for the past couple of years with laxers applying their trade with the traditional wooden sticks, and shot for a pole rather than a net. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) The true origins of lacrosse will be on

Scholarship awarded to deserving numbers whiz

Hayley Morris, 19, knew what she wanted to do with her life before many were through with the Harry Potter series. (Courtesy Martin Morris) Hayley Morris knew early in high school what she wanted to do with the rest of her life. While that’s not unusual, her choice of career was

Wrestlers shine and get some needed support

KSS Wrestlers Winter Goodleaf receiving the silver medal and Sabrina Montour receiving the bronze medal at Provincials in St-Cesaire. (Courtesy Peter Montour) Simply put, it was a great week for the Kahnawake Survival School wrestling team. The school brought 29 wresters to the Provincial Championships in St. Cesaire last weekend, and the

Knighthawks pay tribute to lacrosse roots

(Courtesy Ward Laforme Jr.) The Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) know who they owe a huge debt to for their success. Which is why they created Native American Night eight years ago. “Our owner (Curt Styres) being Native, it’s something he feels passionately about,” said Nate Snyder, the Knighthawks

Stacey returns to Maine with world silver

Brooke Stacey of Kahnawake with the second place trophy she helped Team Canada earn at the Nations Cup in Germany. (Courtesy Tina MacComber) The first thing Tina McComber thought when she found out that her daughter Brooke Stacey was being called up to play for Canada’s Development Team at the Nations Cup

A look back at the Caughnawaga Golf Club

Angus Patton's envisioned Caughnawaga Golf Club's course to  grow from nine holes to the 27-hole challenge it is today. (Courtesy Carrie Patton) When Angus Patton died last week at the age of 92, he took a little piece of the Caughnawaga Golf Club with him. After all, he was the founder of the course in

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