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Nuclear waste hot topic for caucus

The Iroquois Caucus met in Kahnawake on Wednesday and Thursday to discuss a long list of issues affecting each community. (Daniel J. Rowe The Eastern Door) Elected members of the Iroquois Caucus met last week in Kahnawake to sign a document opposing a proposal to transport radioactive liquid material from Chalk River,

Chiefs lob criticism over lawsuit

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake sat down with the press this week to chat about issues in Tioweró:ton that could result in a rift between Kahnawake and Kanesatake. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Mohawk Council of Kahnawake grand chief Joe Norton did not mince words or hold back his contempt for

Swamp wants to bring Miss Indian World title home

Raven Swamp is hoping to blend traditional knowledge with local flare to bring home a much-coveted title across Turtle Island. (Courtesy Raven Swamp) Every spring, hundreds of Indigenous people across Turtle Island travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico for the biggest powwow in the world: Gathering of Nations. This year, Kahnawa'kehró:non Raven Swamp will

New water system promises to fix water crisis

Mario Caggiano, president and CEO of Caggiano Advanced Engineered Systems and Technologies (CAEST), says his new water system technology can help solve water problems in First Nations communities. (Daniel J. Rowe The Eastern Door) PH2OCP System. It sounds like something straight out of Star Wars, but the Montreal-based company that developed the

Blazing truck fire now deemed arson

The suspect vehicle, a white two (2) door sedan with black rims was seen passing the area throughout the day and evening, eventually stopping at the residence. (Courtesy Evelyn Jacobs) Ten weeks after an early-morning fire destroyed a vehicle and garage in Katisville, the Kahnawake Peacekeepers are now calling it arson, after

Budget surpasses $50 million for first time

Paul Rice and Joe Norton may have smiled briefly as they announced a surplus in this year's MCK budget. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Mohawk Council of Kahnawake grand chief Joe Norton and executive financial officer Paul Rice had semi-smiles on their faces Tuesday at the annual budget news conference for

Group has high expectations for budding biz

President of the national association Tim Barnhart (right) and vice-president Kevin Daniels (left) signed the first documents creating the National Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association on Saturday. (Courtesy Clifton Nicholas) With the federal government expected to legalize recreational marijuana use by 2018, Indigenous people across Turtle Island are trying to stay one

The Fishin’ Magician casts his last line

Eugene Stacey passed away on March 18 at the age of 63. (Photos courtesy Debra Stacey) Kahnawake said goodbye to one of its most unique community members yesterday. Eugene Stacey, who was known for his nickname ‘the Fishin’ Magician,’ passed away on March 18 at the age of 63, after suffering a

Safety report recommends 207 traffic restrictions

About a dozen community members participated in a small protest on a Friday morning in September 2016 to voice their concerns about the traffic, noise and trucks on Route 207. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) A recent report compiled by the Public Safety Commission is recommending a restriction on Route 207 to

Daughter-in-law lops off locks for love

Megan Diabo cut her hair on Tuesday as a way to show support for a family member currently battling cancer. (Courtesy Jon Jacobs) Megan Diabo recently decided to chop off her long brunette locks because she wanted to make a difference. The mother of three decided to donate a foot of her

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