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Kahnawa’kehró:non celebrates 100th birthday at home

(Courtesy Roberta Duhaime) Mary Paul described her recent birthday celebration as “unforgettable.” Last Sunday, June 14, Paul joined the centenarian club. Surrounded by balloons, flowers and friends, the occasion was celebrated in her backyard along with her daughter, Roberta Duhaime and fellow neighbors. “I never thought I would reach this age,” said Paul. Paul

Reopening raises questions

(Marisela Amador The Eastern Door) The decision to open up Kahnawake to non-residents has left some community members questioning their safety. After a consensus among members of the Kahnawake COVID-19 Task Force, Monday (June 1) marked the official reopening date for non-essential businesses, such as cafes, golf clubs, convenience stores and cigarette

Pandemic means limited funeral visitations

(Courtesy T. Sansregret)  After discussions with the COVID-19 Task Force, Leanne Poissant from Poissant and Deer funeral home, agreed to temporarily shut down their branch in Kahnawake in order to prevent spreading of the virus.  For now, they have directed all appointments to their branch in St. Constant, according to Poissant.  “We talked

Restaurant owners wrestle with uncertainty

Every second day, George Gogoris drives up to his restaurant. He arrives at around 11:00 a.m., but there’s no sound of staff talking among themselves, no meat simmering on the grill, or the chatter of customers as they wait for their meals at Robbie’s Smokehouse and Burger Bar. It’s just him. Gogoris

KSS girls earn top spot, boys finish fifth

 (Courtesy Alexander Perez) For Teiotsatonteh Diabo, the 2020 Greater Montreal Athletic Association Championships was her chance at redemption. After coming up short in the 2019 finals with silver, Diabo wrestled her way to a gold medal in the 125 KG weight class, signing off her last GMAAs with Kahnawake Survival School

GMAA All-Stars take down defending champs

 (Courtesy Alexander Perez) After pinning his opponent, Owen Diabo walked out of the gym with his mom, Kim. Struggling to catch his breath, Diabo reached for his Gatorade, which he heartily chugged. “It’s hard work,” Kim said. “But I’m proud of you.” Marking his second win of the season, Diabo found it difficult to

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