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Court of appeals hears arguments on Project Machine case

Fraud charges were laid in 2009, and the case related to Project Machine continued last week with the Quebec Court of Appeals hearing arguments for and against staying the case due to extensive delays. Project Machine defendants Peter “Boy”, Burton and Peter Francis Rice, along with Salvatore Cazzetta, were at the

Attempted arson quelled with quick thinking

A flaming gas canister that blazed next to a propane tank was kicked away by a quick-thinking friend of one of the residents, whose house was near to going up in flames. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) An attempted arson early Friday morning could have been catastrophic if not for

Community members call out Oka mayor on land

By: Franca G. Mignacca, The Eastern Door Around 125 community members from Kanesatake met with Pascal Quevillon, the mayor of Oka, and government representatives, as well as citizens of the Oka community Monday night. They discussed land disputes at the church in Oka. Kanien’kehá:ka activist Ellen Gabriel and community members voiced their concerns

Celebrating a decade of rights at the United Nations

Wednesday afternoon’s panel discussion on the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples included Kenneth Deer, Jennifer Preston, Romeo Saganash, Marie Wilson, with moderation by APTN’s Monika Ille. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) As the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples turned

When sports matters in the face of tragedy

NFL football games on the weekend were replete with remembrance ceremonies and events honouring victims of the terrorist attacks 16 years ago that took lives and cancelled games. (Courtesy Mike Delisle) Sixteen years ago Monday, four planes were hijacked, two of which crashed into the sides of the Twin Towers, destroying the

Childhood friend honours community in his gift

Those looking for a loved one's final resting place can now access a database at the Catholic Church thanks to a gift from a friend in New York, who met the late Johnny Jocks when he was six years old and always remembered his promise to visit him in Kahnawake.

Montreal museum mistake spotted, to be fixed

A map at Pointe-à-Callière museum intended to depict 17th century Montreal had a noticeable mistake. (Photos courtesy Russell Imrie) When Russell Imrie visited Pointe-à-Callière earlier this summer, he noticed something strange on a map that’s part of the museum’s new permanent exhibit dedicated to the 375th anniversary of Montreal. “I was walking

Hands-on with high pressure for firefighters

Firefighters from Kahnawake, Listuguj, and Kawawachikamach received training to become certified pump operators last week. (Photos by Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) A handful of firefighters from the Kahnawake Fire Brigade (KFB) furthered their training last week to become certified pump operators. Kateri Oesterreich was one of six KFB members to take

Kanesata’ké:ha dictionary’s second edition released

Elder Harvey Gabriel has translated the Bible and many other forms of scripture, but in order to share his knowledge of the language to a broader audience, he launched a dictionary back in 2014 to serve as a guide. Once it came out he soon realized a second edition would be

Immersion program gets big boost of funds

Ratiwennahní:rats students will now have a helping hand as they work through their two-year immersion program, as an unlikely funding source came through last week. Karennenhá:wi Goodleaf (right) graduated from the program in 2016. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Students who take the plunge and enter the Kanien’kéha Ratiwennahní:rats Adult Immersion