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Getting the greenhouse and garden growing

The greenhouse at Karonhianónhnha tsi Ionterihwaienstáhkhwa is a place for students to learn about planting, traditional medicines, and food sovereignty. (Daniel J. Rowe, Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) For an hour just about every week, students at Karonhianónhnha tsi Ionterihwaienstáhkhwa get to spend time in their new greenhouse, learning about all aspects

Xanax, cocaine, growing concerns among youth

Ativan, like Xanax, is in the benzodiazepine family and is meant for one-time use in cases of panic attacks. Recreational Xanax use has become trendy among youth drawing huge concern to many in Kahnawake. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) “I seen it happening like every day,” said Chloe (not the student’s

Come out for The Eastern Door’s Spring Cleanup!

The snow has mostly left us, but the garbage underneath remains. Come out Friday and do your part to make Kahnawake clean again like superstar Brandi Meloche did last year. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) This year’s Eastern Door Spring Cleanup, the 23rd edition, promises to be, in the words

For tóta, herself, and for future generations

Kwahará:ni Jacobs described her two-year journey learning Kanien’kéha as the best school experience she has ever had, and something that changed her life for the better. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Easter Door) Ask Kwahará:ni Jacobs the value in taking the two-year Kanien’kéha Ratiwennahní:rats Adult Immersion Program, and the response comes quick. “Ratiwennahní:rats

Surplus the norm for Mohawk Council budget

Executive finance officer Paul Rice and Mohawk Council grand chief Joe Norton expect smooth sailing for the foreseeable future in budget presentations that have resulted in surpluses for the past two years. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Sun continued to shine on Mohawk Council of Kahnawake budget sheets even if the sun

Officer rushed to hospital after allergic reaction

A snack turned into a trip to the hospital for PK Clint Jacobs, who now needs to carry an EpiPen should another allergic reaction occur. (Courtesy Clint Jacobs) Last Friday, a morning snack took a dramatic turn for the worse for Kahnawake Peacekeeper Clint Jacobs after a severe allergic reaction landed

Twelve people define great-grandparent

The Kahnawake Membership Law entered the second hearing phase of the Community Decision-Making Process on Tuesday, with a dozen community members in attendance. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Coming up with a definition for Kanien’kehá:ka great-grandparent was priority number one as the Membership Law started the second hearing phase of the Community

The Eastern Door is up for 18 provincial awards

This year promises to be a banner one for The Eastern Door, as the Quebec Community Newspapers Association announced its awards short list, and we’ll be competing for 18 of them – the most by any newspaper this year. “I am so proud of my staff, no matter where they finish

Inquiry helps sister’s healing journey

Kanehsata’kehró:non Cheryl McDonald shared the story of her sister Carleen’s disappearance and death. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Warning, this article contains sensitive words not suitable for everyone. The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has a toll-free crisis call line and is available to provide support

Re-zoning raises eyebrows, flagpoles of concern

The end of the OCR will be where any businessperson interested in opening an erotic service in Chateauguay will have to go after a rezoning announcement in January. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) After new Chateauguay mayor Pierre-Paul Routhier announce a rezoning policy in January, it seems anyone interested in operating