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Guatemala experience opens two girls’ eyes

The girls from Trafalgar School and Kuper Academy bucked the trend of taking spring break on a beach and did something that gave them a broader understanding of other people, their culture and how they live their daily lives. (Courtesy Sabrina Diabo) How did you spend your Spring Break? Cuba? Disney World?

Business insurance a must, says fire brigade chief

A fire ripped through Plaza 138 January 12, completely destroying several local businesses. While firefighters from the Kahnawake Fire Brigade worked to quell the raging flames, surrounding departments (joined by a mutual aid agreement) helped deal with the situation. When the ashes had died, another fire arose. “Since we’ve joined the mutual

Associate principal announces his departure

Kanen’tó:kon Hemlock resigned as associate principal at Kahnawake Survival School. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Two years is all it took for Kanen’tó:kon Hemlock to realize his place was in the classroom, and not administration. Hemlock decided to resign as associate principal at Kahnawake Survival School at the end of the

Leaving a legacy others looked up to

Red O’Brien (bottom left) knew, like the ironworkers of the day, that the job required hard work, and the fun would happen when the clock said so. Also in the picture are Alan Paul (top left), Harold Horn (middle top), Tommy Rice (bottom centre), and Efren Muldinado. (Courtesy Mike O’Brien) When

Rapids gives Deer women place to work and run

Rapids Convenience and Carwash now occupies the old Robertson’s Convenience, and is part of the growing list of businesses by the entrepreneurial Deer family. (Daniel J. Rowe The Eastern Door) A convenience store and carwash are perhaps not the most natural next business venture for someone steeped in the construction industry,

McGill panel honours International Women’s Day

Women in International Security Canada executive director Dr. Cassandra Steer (left) hosted intergenerational panel of Inuk Nina Segalowitz, Kanienkehá:ka Ellen Gabriel, and Cree Maïtée Labrecque-Saganash. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Wednesday was International Women’s Day and McGill University’s faculty of law celebrated the day by hosting a documentary and panel

Mohawk council considering the “high” road

Council chief Rhonda Kirby  said the MCK will be consulting the community on regulations for medical and recreational cannabis in the coming months. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Membership and marijuana highlighted the first Mohawk Council of Kahnawake community meeting of 2017 with predictably controversial results. Medical Marijuana With expectations that the federal

Peacekeepers looking to recruit more officers

Officers John Dee Delormier and Forrest Horn provided insight into what it's like to be a Kahnawake Peacekeeper to over a dozen interested Kahnawa'kehró:non looking to join the force. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) The Kahnawake Peacekeepers are amid a recruitment process to fill just under a dozen positions at the

Suspected gas dumped into sewer

After flushing the storm drain with water, the suspected gas that was dumped in the sewer dissipated leaving the houses effected by the smell safe and comfortable. (courtesy Karihwakátste Deer) Last Friday night, OSHA Road resident Karihwakátste Deer noticed a strong gas smell in her house, and jumped into action immediately. “I left

Future engineer civilly constructing his future

Lance McComber will be graduating this spring with a degree in civil engineering. (Courtesy Lance McComber) Come spring, Kahnawake will have at least one more civil engineer. Lance McComber started the undergraduate Civil Engineering program as a full-time student at Concordia University in 2013, following quite a stretch attaining prerequisites. “It’s been a lot