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The Eastern Door  is a community-based newspaper serving the community of Kahnawake since 1992, regardless of birth, gender, age, language, politics or religion. The paper strives to be a factual, balanced, authoritative source of information with access to all segments of the community.

Steve Bonspiel

Eastern Door Editor/Publisher Steve Bonspiel started his journalism career in January 2003 with The Nation magazine, a newspaper serving the Cree of northern Quebec. Since that time, he has won numerous regional and national awards for his in-depth, impassioned writing on a wide variety of subjects, including investigative pieces, features, editorials, columns, sports, human interest and hard news. He has freelanced for the Montreal Gazette, Toronto Star, Windspeaker, Nunatsiaq News, Calgary Herald, Native Peoples Magazine, and other Native publications. Steve was awarded the Paul Dumont-Frenette Award for journalist of the year with the Quebec Community Newspapers Association in 2015. He has also been QCNA president since 2012 and is currently developing curriculum at Concordia University for Indigenous Journalism Studies.

Ni:ne McComber


Ni:ne McComber has been in the public eye since she was a child working in the family business at Chief Poking Fire’s Indian Village here in Kahnawake. She learned at a young age the importance of business and becoming the people person she is today. She has been working in media since 1988, starting with K103 Radio and since 1992, has been working at The Eastern Door. Ni:ne enjoys being on the road meeting new people and exciting businesses. In 1996, Ni:ne was nominated as SODER’s “Personality of the Year” for her project uniting the communities of Kahnawake and Chateauguay after the Oka Crisis of 1990.

Tara Wall


Tara Wall is a bilingual advertising consultant. She graduated from O’Sullivan College in the Business Administration program with a Marketing specialization. Prior to joining The Eastern Door in 2003, Tara worked in banking, accounting and running her own business. She appreciates connecting with business people on a daily basis and loves helping to grow their business with our readers.

Dana Marquis


Dana Marquis started her career at The Eastern Door in 2003 as Administrative Assistant. During that time she learned graphics and began ad design for special supplements at The Eastern Door. When she returned from maternity leave, Dana left the front desk to continue graphics part-time. Dana now does the layout, ad design and other special projects and supplements at The Eastern Door.


Dear Readers:

As an essential service that is still open during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Eastern Door is fighting hard to keep news like this flowing, in our print product, though an online subscription at and here, for free, on our website and Facebook.

But when a large portion of our regular revenue has disappeared due to so many other businesses being closed, our circulation being affected by the same issue, and all of our specials canceled until the end of the year, we are looking for alternative ways to keep operations going, staff paid, and the paper out every Friday for you to enjoy.

Please consider a financial contribution to help us keep doing what we do best; telling the stories of our people in a contemporary medium – a solid, continuing archive that documents our cherished, shared history. Your kind donation will go to a newspaper that stands as the historical record, in-depth, informative and award-winning news; colourful stories, and a big boost to the local economy by employing 95 percent local workers.

Also, please consider subscribing to our e-edition, which comes out Thursday night, at today, or pick up your copy Friday morning in Kahnawake, Kanesatake or Chateauguay. Akwesasne delivery has been suspended due to the pandemic and border issues.

We exercise real freedom of the press every single day. Without our reporters fighting for the truth our community would be missing a whole lot of facts, separated from gossip and rumors.

E-transfers are accepted and very much appreciated at: [email protected]

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