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Two Rivers’ wrestling career pops up in album

A familiar face to many in Kahnawake graces the cover of Van Morrison's new album. (Courtesy It may have been more than 40 years since Billy Two Rivers last stepped into a wrestling ring for a professional bout, but that doesn’t mean he’s willing to give up everything he accomplished

Kanesatake gears up for another fight

Ellen Gabriel and Oka mayor Pascal Quevillon argued over who had rights to disputed land Wednesday. (Photos by Peter Phillips, The Eastern Door) When Ellen Gabriel passed by an area outside of what is the present-day village of Oka, on the edge of the famous Pines, she noticed a large cluster

Commemorating, never forgetting 1990

Bryan Deer spent his summer 27 years ago at the barricades on the Mercier Bridge. Tuesday he commemorated that act of resistance with his daughter Kashennoktha at the foot of the same bridge. (Peter Phillips, The Eastern Door) Early in the morning on July 11th, the Surete du Quebec conducted a

Morrison still has hope for national inquiry

Tiffany Morrison’s family is still confident in the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Amid a wave of resignations and criticism of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Kahnawa'kehró:non Melanie Morrison said she’s still confident in the

Claiming jurisdiction for Kahnawake’s workers

Mohawk Bridge workers are all covered under Kahnawake’s Mohawk Self Insurance, and MBC partner Amy Rice said the cost of ensuring workers are covered is well worth the price tag. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door)   Kahnawake Labor Office director Mike O’Brien sat down with The Eastern Door this week to

Looking ahead (with a little fear) to high school

Tewatohnhi'saktha's Heads Up program brought math whiz Kaden Phillips to The Eastern Door last week. (Steve Bonspiel, The Eastern Door) By: Kaden Phillips, The Eastern Door’s Heads Up Kid Elementary school was fun as I met lots of close friends and learned new things such as: French, Mohawk, lots and lots of math, art, physical education,

Four cultures exit their silos and break down stereotypes

Four communities with questions and minds open to discovery showed the power of listening to and learning from each other last week. (Courtesy Lisa Byer De Wever) Two days before Canada 150 celebrations and accompanying protests dotted the country, Kahnawake was host to a much different celebration, one of sharing and

Walking With Our Sisters steps into Kahnawake

Hundreds of moccasin vamps cover the floor of Kateri School’s gymnasium for Walking With Our Sisters, a commemorative art installation to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Over 2,000 moccasin vamps are on display at Kateri School to represent the unfinished lives of hundreds

Stuff your face and watch the dancers

Artist Jye McComber lent his skills to the Echoes of a Proud Nation Powwow. For the past two weeks, he volunteered his time to paint a new mural at the entrance of the CP Rail tunnel to promote this weekend’s powwow. He told The Eastern Door that part of his motivation