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The benefits of being home for the school year

By: Tahotharatie Diabo, The Eastern Door’s Heads Up Honcho Since I was young my mother has taught me everything I know, from reading to writing to math to science and history. Being home schooled has taught me not only about basic subjects but has taught me about life too. It’s strange to think that

Was it an AFN assembly or a Liberal party meeting?

By: Russell Diabo, Special to The Eastern Door The Assembly of First Nations just held its 38th Annual Assembly in Regina, Saskatchewan two weeks ago, with reportedly about 320 chiefs or proxies attending, including Mohawk Council grand chief Joseph Tokwiro Norton. During his opening speech AFN national chief Perry Bellegarde said the AFN “is

Casino project has supporters, detractors

Unanswered questions. That’s what came out of the media’s meeting with Lee Thompson and his supporters, for his proposed new water park/hotel/casino. The plan, according to the proponents, was to get a petition into the community two weeks ago to gauge support, and, if 850 people signed, the project would go ahead,

Celebrating 25 years of telling your stories

What does it mean when an independent Onkwehón:we newspaper makes it to 25 years in operation? First off, it’s important to consider this: without a free press that asks the tough questions and covers the difficult stories, free of any influence from outside forces (including the Mohawk Council or anything that

Keepers of the Earth: Continuing to stand up

This past weekend’s big news about the US Army Corps of Engineers turning down the Dakota Access Pipeline permit was a great victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, as well as for our local supporters, other Indigenous people and earth lovers everywhere. Celebratory #NoDAPL articles, videos and individual posts were

Why Orange Shirt Day matters to everyone

This morning the community will gather to honour residential school survivors and remember the ones who never came home. Orange Shirt Day, an initiative started a few years ago in BC and based on a story from residential school survivor Phyllis Jack-Webstad, is as important a day as any other. It’s a

Keepers of the Earth: Making the switch to organic produce

Nothing beats the welcome return of warm weather to the northeast and the accompanying selection of fresh fruits and vegetables for family get-togethers, BBQs or lunch at the office. Fresh-cut tomatoes on your burger (or veggie burger!), homemade salsa with tomatoes, onions and hot peppers, a giant strawberry spinach salad, maybe

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