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Unique employment program coming soon

Kaylia Marquis was hired late last year by Tewatohnhi’sáktha as the coordinator for their new Achieving Concrete Essentials (ACE) Program. (Courtesy Kaylia Marquis) A brand new program at Tewatohnhi’sáktha hopes to bridge the gap between employment training and business support services. The three-year program, called Achieving Concrete Essentials (ACE), is expected to start

Time to kick the habit Kahnawa’kehró:non

Kahnawake Tobacco Reduction Strategy is encouraging people to butt out for National Non-Smoking Week. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) One in six Kahnawa’kehró:non are smokers, according newly released results of the First Nations Regional Health Survey. It’s the first set of data analyzed and made public from the survey, which was conducted

Finding guidance to help those with mental health

Donovan Thompson and his girlfriend Kwahará:ni Jacobs know full well the benefit of having knowledge of mental health issures such as depression. (Courtesy Donovan Thompson) If your teenager has a cold, you can make them some soup. If they have a headache, give them a Tylenol, but what if your son or

Montour opens up on walking off hospital job

The former in-patient wing of the Kateri Memorial Hospital Center was demolished in December 2016. (Courtesy Luke McGregor,Kateri Memorial Hospital Center) Community members wondered what happened after Chris Montour Construction walked off the Kateri Memorial Hospital Center (KMHC) job on December 5, 2017. A series of things, he told The Eastern Door,

La Duchess makes top 50 performers in world

Lauren Jiles said she sometimes cannot believe what her body does on stage when she performs as the Duchess de Riére, which she’ll be doing this weekend in Dallas and next weekend in Montreal. (Photos courtesy Lou Lou La Duchess de Riére) Those lucky devils hitting up the House of Blues in

#NotYourPrincess not to miss addition to your shelf

Karlene Harvey's rendition of Jessica Deer is one of the many quality pieces of artwork throughout the #NotYourPrincess anthology. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) #NotYourPrincess (Annick Press) asks a simple question: what is it like to be an Onkwehón:we woman or girl today? It’s the kind of book The Eastern Door

Deep freeze causes oversized traffic jam on the seaway

Freezing temperatures like none in recent memory caused more than just a few pipes to stop supplying water to houses, as ships lined up in the St. Lawrence Seaway to wait for frozen locks to be defrosted over the holidays. (Courtesy Java James Jacobs) If you have ever driven over the

Onkwehonwehnéha khok tahatiwenníneken’ne kí:ken soséhne ontóhetste

The Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center's annual all-Kanien’kéha Christmas show was live on Wednesday morning. (Photos courtesy Jessica Deer) Nè:’e Aonhà:’a Niwakenhnhí:io Kí:ken Ratonnià:ne Nikahá:wi. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Second-year Kanien’kehá:ka Ratiwennahní:rats Adult Immersion Program student Kanáhne Rice looks forward to this special day every year. It’s the

Locals caught in tobacco operation

Tobacco, money, and a boat that was used to transport the tobacco were seized by the RCMP in a recent investigation dubbed Project Cendrier. (Courtesy RCMP) Several Kanien’kehá:ka from Kahnawake, Kanesatake, and Akwesasne were named in an RCMP operation targeting ‘contraband tobacco’ trafficking in the Valleyfield region this week. The RCMP

Write for Rights recognizes Melanie Morrison

Melanie Morrison (right) was one of 10 people the francophone branch of Amnesty International Canada focused on for its annual Write for Rights campaign. (Courtesy Gilles Pilette) Leading up to International Human Rights Day, Amnesty International supporters from around the world came together to write letters to human rights defenders, including Kahnawa’kehró:non