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Casino project has supporters, detractors

Unanswered questions. That’s what came out of the media’s meeting with Lee Thompson and his supporters, for his proposed new water park/hotel/casino. The plan, according to the proponents, was to get a petition into the community two weeks ago to gauge support, and, if 850 people signed, the project would go ahead,

Celebrating 25 years of telling your stories

What does it mean when an independent Onkwehón:we newspaper makes it to 25 years in operation? First off, it’s important to consider this: without a free press that asks the tough questions and covers the difficult stories, free of any influence from outside forces (including the Mohawk Council or anything that

Why Orange Shirt Day matters to everyone

This morning the community will gather to honour residential school survivors and remember the ones who never came home. Orange Shirt Day, an initiative started a few years ago in BC and based on a story from residential school survivor Phyllis Jack-Webstad, is as important a day as any other. It’s a

Pushing for a stronger, more stable community

How do we push Kahnawake to the next level, beyond what exists here now? It’s something we wrote about in last week’s EASTERN DOOR, focusing mostly on the economy, but it is also something that is multi-faceted, extremely complicated, and it goes beyond mere dollars and sense. We have to make our

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