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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

Texan ashes tell Kahnawake story of generations

Carl holds his son Richard, whose ashes returned to the community of his grandmother recently. (Courtesy Carl Morris) Mid-March, during the snowstorm that sent students and workers alike home, Brian Goodleaf went to check the mail. He returned to his wife Michelle Phillips, and placed a 29-pound parcel on the table, along

Poker Palace offers classy place to play and eat

Stanley Myiow's plan was always to come back bigger and better, and with Poker Palace, a more modern poker house with an upscale restaurant, he's accomplished his goal. (Photos by Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Stanley Myiow said it was all part of his

Hamilton-Diabo recognized as emerging leader in Toronto

Jonathan Hamilton-Diabo received the 2017 Chancellor’s Award in the emerging leader category yesterday from the University of Toronto. (Courtesy University of Toronto) The University of Toronto is honouring Kahnawa’kehró:non Jonathan Hamilton-Diabo for his commitment to advancing knowledge of Indigenous cultures, his ability to build relationships and his support of Indigenous students,

Persevering art educator overcomes hurdles

Skarahkotà:ne Deom’s educational path was a tough one that involved swallowing the tough pill of perseverance that saw her overcome a subject that sends shivers down the spines of many in Kahnawake: French. (Daniel J. Rowe The Eastern Door) The journey has not been short, easy or without a swerve in

Swinging around for half a century

The legendary Intersectional team in 1978. Front row (left to right): John Diabo, Fred Kirby, Ron Kirby, Louis Patton and Andrew Patton. Back (left to right): Lester Zachary, Dan Kirby, Herby Kirby, George Hemlock, Jimmy Patton and Rene Boisevert. (Courtesy Jimmy Patton) This week’s rain pushed the snow and frost out

Massage therapy to welding, Lahache does it all

In addition to being a certified welder, Jenny Lahache is an independent massage therapist. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Jenny Lahache knows very well that life’s path often looks like a maze rather than a straight line. Nearly a decade since initially pursuing a trade program at the NOVA Career Centre in

Diabo hopes to spark bright future with diploma

Jennifer Diabo is the first woman from Kahnawake to study to become an electrician. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Kahnawa'kehró:non Jennifer Diabo was the first woman from Kahnawake to graduate from the Pearson Electrotechnology Centre (PEC) in Lachine, and she is working towards a dream. The mother of three started the program

From a broken ankle to a full heart and a puppy

Amanda-Lee Phillips (right) married Acacia Prophet on October 15, 2016 on the balcony of Xavier's Steak and Wine in front of nearly 100 family members and friends. (Courtesy Natalie Palmer Photography) Want to see if the person you started dating is for real? Do one simple thing: break your ankle, and see