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From Onondaga to Geneva with love and respect

The meeting between the Haudenosaunee delegation from 1977, and the mayor of Geneva Claude Ketterer is an example of the positive relationship between the Swiss city and the confederacy. The Haudenosaunee delegation is (from left to right) Loran Thompson (Akwesasne), Leo Henry (Tuscarora), Oren Lyons (Onondaga), Tadodaho Leon Shenandoah, Bruce

Shooting a slap shot in focus

One of the hardest pics to get is an action shot in a winter scene with the mass amounts of white and movement, making almost every shot blurry or overexposed. With care and a proper camera, however, those pics can go from the trash can to the mantle. (Photos courtesy

A guide to capturing a winter wonderland

Photographer Ben Louwerse’s stellar cowboy shot is an example of how to do it right. (Courtesy Ben Louwerse) They are some of the most fantastic images captured on camera, but they are also some of the most difficult to capture; they are the winter shots. Ben Louwerse is a photographer gifted with

No matter the size of the town, go all in with glam

Karihwenhawi Kirby shows how to exit a pickup truck in spectacular style, as it should be. (Photos by Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) One would presume the peacock with the prettiest feathers is a lady. After all, their plumage has all the flounce and sparkle of a Dior gown embroidered with glass

She always has a trick up her sleeve

Sleeves are the thing this season and they can hide your arms in oh-so-many ways. Model Julie Delisle shows off a trio of stylish sleeves for this week’s photoshoot. (Photos by Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Quite literally. Who needs a hat? The way the sleeve is having a moment this

Christmas with your four-legged furry friends

It remains to be seen whether Crash likes to be dressed up in Christmas garb and pose for photos, but, it is not in dispute, that it will happen, and he'll just have to deal with it. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) I’m one of those obnoxious dog owners that created

Show appreciation for a neighbour and honouring veterans

Brandi Meloche and her family’s dedication to their late neighbour is a literal example of honouring the community’s veterans, as she does every year. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) This year, like every year, Brandi Meloche made sure to find herself in attendance at the Remembrance Day parade November 4

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

Second World War buddies hanging in Buffalo

In the photo from right to left are Ernie Hill, Rainy Diabo Sr. and Norman Lefebvre. Unfortunately the officer with the peaked cap could not be identified. (Debbie Cross) This week’s Blast from the Past takes things back to late second World War America and features two young Mohawks in the

Three generations of walking and raising steel

Chester Gilbert snapped this photo of himself  during a lunch break on the job in August 1985. (Photos courtesy Chester Gilbert) The only photo Chester Gilbert has of his father Albert was taken while the father-son duo worked together on the IBM Building in New York City. Like many Kahnawa'kehró:non, Albert, who passed