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Tailgating turns to weed bust – UPDATED

A local male, unwisely tailgating an unmarked Peacekeeper van, wound up facing drug charges last weekend. (Courtesy Kahnawake Peacekeepers) A local man was charged with possession with intent to sell marijuana this week after a tailgating incident led to his vehicle being searched and suspected drugs seized. According to a Peacekeeper report, investigator

Winter Carnival 2017: Bring on the snow!

When winter and February collide it can mean only one thing: Winter Carnival! (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door.) Curriculum sale Kanien’kéha enthusiasts flocked to the always popuar annual curriculum sale at the Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center to pick up the latest language manuals, new BINGO cards, video products, and maybe a

Montreal projects welcome Kahnawake ironworkers

Kahnawa’kehró:non Matthew Montour (pictured) works as a connector on the new Champlain Bridge. (Courtesy Matthew Montour) From New York City’s Chrysler Building to an aluminum mill in Kitimat, BC, Kahnawake’s ironworkers have reshaped the landscape of Turtle Island. That tradition is closer to home this year, as work ratchets up on revamped

New entrepreneurship program launched

Former Canadian prime minister Paul Martin was in Kahnawake Tuesday to sign a partnership and establish a new entrepreneurship course at the Adult Education Centre in town. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) John Diabo is a trainer Kahnawake CrossFit and wanted to ensure the business could grow to the fullest extent. He had the

Private casino faces many hurdles

Ambitious may be an understatement for the hotel, water park and casino proposed by local entrepreneur Lee Thompson. (Courtesy Lee Thompson) If you’re going to go, go big. It seems to be the mantra of local entrepreneur Lee Thompson, who proposed the following statement in a petition that has been circulating for a

Red light leads to drug bust for police

Officers seized an assortment of drugs, cash and cell phones after a drug bust under the Mercier Bridge this week. (Courtesy Kahnawake Peacekeepers) Peacekeeper Cody Diabo stopped a vehicle on Highway 138 Monday night just after 11 p.m. for running a red light, but the traffic infraction was just the start of

Ambitious initiative takes on community challenges

A new tech initiative revealed at the Host Hotel in Kahnawake last week is hoping to uncover real numbers for specific potentially vulnerable sections of the community - Peter Phillips, The Eastern Door. Last Friday, January 27, the Host Hotel served as the backdrop for an ambitious new tech initiative in

The Eastern Door is just hitting its stride

As The Eastern Door turned 25 yesterday,  I wanted to take a look back at what the paper has meant to me and, from what I can gather, Kahnawake. Kenneth Deer owned the Door for 16.5 of those years and I, the current editor/publisher, have owned it for 8.5 and counting

The beginning of The Eastern Door

By: Kenneth Deer, Special to The Eastern Door When asked to write about the beginnings of The Eastern Door, it was harder to write than I realized when I accepted. Twenty-five years ago is like another life. So much has happened since January 31, 1992, that it was difficult to remember all the

Kinesthetic desks kick-start new approach to learning

Student Jace Norton spent Wednesday afternoon using the bicycle desk that is available in his grade five French immersion classroom. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) As a way to facilitate kinesthetic learning, Kateri School introduced a number of new workstations in their classrooms to keep students’ bodies moving and minds focused. In December the school