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Kanesatake wants answers after youth centre burns

Community members and leaders in Kanesatake remain eager to get answers and healing after the KYOT building went up in flames halting several valued programs, and eliminating a treasured place for youth to gather. (Courtesy Isabelle Nicholas) At around 11 p.m. Sunday night, a fire completely destroyed a treasured part of

Tale of threes at Mohawk Council elections

Harry Rice, Tonya Perron and Ross Montour are all first-time chiefs at the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake. Perron enters as the highest vote-getter at the election. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) July 7’s Mohawk Council of Kahnawake election followed, almost to a T, the rule of three. Three candidates were elected

Listening and looking for flying feathered friends

The marsh monitoring program spotted 34 species including the impressive black-crowned night heron, but just one of the five focal species the crew was hoping to hear. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) A team of four was in Kahnawake’s marshlands Tuesday listening for feathered friends targeted in the annual marsh

Major Mercier Bridge headaches were avoidable

That long line of cars could have been dealt with a little better according to some monitoring the situation and knowing that the blitz period on the Mercier Bridge was bound to cause massive traffic issues. (Courtesy Jennifer Stacey) Kahnawake Peacekeeper Jen Stacey has never worked a summer without having to

Horn releases statement on housing investigation

Mohawk Council of Kahnawake executive financial officer Paul Rice (left with council grand chief Joe Norton) has promised to update the community on the investigation into the housing department, as it continues. (file photo) Leah Horn, former social housing administrator who was fired last week, didn’t want to sit idly by

Cross denied election appeal for blood quantum

Bronson Cross's blood quantum was below the bar, and he was denied an appeal to run for Mohawk Council of Kahnawake chief. Cross is disappointed, but accepts the judgement. In the end, Bronson Cross was deemed to be 46.88 percent Kanien’kehá:ka, which wasn’t good enough to run for Mohawk Council of

Indigenous remains return home to Kahnawake

Montreal mayor Valerie Plante continued to show the city’s dedication to reconciliation in returning Mohawk remains to Kahnawake in a ceremony at City Hall in the Old Port. Reconciliation seemed to be the key word last Thursday during National Indigenous Peoples Day, when Valerie Plante, mayor of Montreal, announced that the

Vigil remembers Tiffany, reminds community

  Lindsay Richardson The Eastern Door The severe storm warning held off as the group made their annual pilgrimage to a simple memorial – a white cross – that sits along the bike path in Kahnawake. But in their voices, there was thunder. “SPEAK UP, ANSWERS NOW. JUSTICE FOR TIFFANY MORRISON,” the group bellowed

Not just another pretty Kanien’kehá:ka face

Mehanaz Yakub Eastern Door Ladies out there, imagine being young and beautiful and modeling in New York for a popular women’s magazine. Well for this week’s Blast from the Past, we have a photograph taken from 1949 of Jeannine Jocks. The headshot was used to accompany a story from True Confessions, a Minnesota-based

Different kind of eviction letters sent

  Steve Bonspiel The Eastern Door This story was our front page from last week. A new story on this subject will be published tonight via online subscription and tomorrow morning (Friday) in print. Faced with a letter demanding $5,105 and a threat of eviction, Tammy Whitebean and Rickey Diabo knew they had to