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Car-moose collision produces miracle

Miraculously, no one was hurt when a fully-grown cow moose collided with a Ford Fusion on an unlit road, as a couple, including a pregnant woman, travelled to visit family. (Courtesy Karihwenhawi Kane) Soon-to-be-mother Karihwenhawi Kane and her boyfriend Kevin were driving to visit family in the Tobique First Nation in

Norton questions Bill S-3 in Ottawa’s house of parliament

Mohawk council grand chief Joe Norton was in Ottawa last week to tell the Canadian parliament that no matter what changes are made to the Indian Act, "no one will decide for us what we're going to do." (file photo) Mohawk Council of Kahnawake grand chief Joe Norton made it clear

Students lend helping hand for beloved teacher

Seven students at Karonhianónhnha Tsi Ionteriwaienstáhkhwa helped raise money for their teacher, Kaherawaks Carol Boyer Jacobs, as she goes through treatment for breast cancer. (Courtesy Kaherawaks Carol Boyer Jacobs) A group of grade five and six students at Karonhianónhnha Tsi Ionteriwaienstáhkhwa decided to raise money for their former teacher who is

Spraying suspended, concerns remain

Sonya Dee Cross (with children Karihwiiostha, 4, and Konwaronhiatakwen, 2) started a Facebook group with concerns about herbicides used to clear vegetation near the train tracks. CP Rail says the spray is virtually harmless for residents. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Each year, CP Rail sprays herbicides along its tracks

A fistful of firsts for The Eastern Door

After years of coming runner-up, The Eastern Door took home top prize for Best Overall Newspaper in addition to Best Sports Section, Best Editorial Cartoon and three top individual writing spots at the Quebec Community Newspapers Association awards last Friday. (Courtesy Onawa Jacobs) The Eastern Door took home best overall newspaper

Mohawk Girls’ permits delay means lost money

Rezolution Pictures' dramedy Mohawk Girls director Tracey Deer will soon start shooting season five of the show, but, after a delay in obtaining a permit, will not be shooting as much in the community where the show is set. Mohawk Girls was granted approval to film its final season this week after weeks

Community garden ready for a sticky situation

The grassroots community garden will be buzzing with plenty of bees thanks to a new hive installed by beekeepers Tealey Normandin and Stephane Ouellet. (Photos couresty The Honey Lodge) While it’s the third summer that a grassroots garden along Highway 30 has been producing corn and other vegetables for the community, this

Canadian parliament hears address in Kanien’kéha

Montreal MP Marc Miller was motivated to make Mohawk heard to launch National Aboriginal History Month yesterday, as he delivered an address entirely in Kanien’kéha in parliament. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Before question period in the House of Commons in Ottawa yesterday, Ville Marie-Sud Ouest-Nuns’ Island member of parliament

Dredging the water and creating flow

It’s a plan years in the making, and it’s one that the Kahnawake Environmental Protection Office (KEPO) is keen to see completed, so Recreation Bay is transformed and can be used by more community members wanting to enjoy the water. KEPO’s goals are three-fold: to create more flow through the bay,

After delay, new roof for Step by Step underway

Construction of the new roof began last week, and will finish in July or August. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) By: Franca G. Mignacca, The Eastern Door After years of issues and repairs, Step By Step Child and Family Center is finally getting a new roof. Installation of a new, tin roof began