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Kanesatake wants answers after youth centre burns

Community members and leaders in Kanesatake remain eager to get answers and healing after the KYOT building went up in flames halting several valued programs, and eliminating a treasured place for youth to gather. (Courtesy Isabelle Nicholas) At around 11 p.m. Sunday night, a fire completely destroyed a treasured part of

Tale of threes at Mohawk Council elections

Harry Rice, Tonya Perron and Ross Montour are all first-time chiefs at the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake. Perron enters as the highest vote-getter at the election. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) July 7’s Mohawk Council of Kahnawake election followed, almost to a T, the rule of three. Three candidates were elected

Ms. Fran is saying goodbye after over 35 years

Fran Montour is ready to say good-bye to teaching, for now after over 35 years. She hopes to return to Kateri School each time she starts missing it. (Mehanaz Yakub, The Eastern Door) Fran Montour has been teaching grades one through six – but never three – for over 35 years.

Listening and looking for flying feathered friends

The marsh monitoring program spotted 34 species including the impressive black-crowned night heron, but just one of the five focal species the crew was hoping to hear. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) A team of four was in Kahnawake’s marshlands Tuesday listening for feathered friends targeted in the annual marsh

Organic farmers dish the dirt and dig in the soil

Chase Barnes got his hands dirty and learned a little about gardening and farming in Kanesatake thanks to an open house at the Nations Garlic/Dearhouse Farm hosted by organic agriculturalists Chuck Barnett and Valerie Gabriel. (Daniel J. Rowe) Chuck Barnett and Valerie Gabriel’s hands are dirty. No, it’s not what you’re

Oka Crisis documentary screened in Kanien’kéha

Hilda Nicholas (left) said she was honoured to translate legendary documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin’s seminal documentary, though the material was emotional to get through at times. (Courtesy NFB) One of the most viewed and heralded documentaries in National Film Board history was, 25 years after its premiere, screened last Thursday for

Mohawks shining after gold and silver weekend

The Mohawk Bantam lacrosse squad showed its quality on the weekend in West Durham, as Kahnawake's teams work towards the ultimate goal of provincial glory in August. (Courtesy Lacey Paul) The Kahnawake Minor Lacrosse Association is looking shiny after gold and silver finishes on the weekend at the Don Swindells Memorial

Mohawks golden weekend, stay perfect on season

Carmen Lahache and the next generation of incredible Kahnawake female footballers have arrived, as the U14 Mohawks continued their fine season by winning a tournament in Ste. Catherine over the weekend. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Message to the competition: You come to play the Kahnawake Mohawks U14 girls soccer

Have fun watching World Cup because I won’t

For those of you, unlike myself, who are all excited about the upcoming World Cup in Russia, this will be your guide to the “greatest” football tournament in the world. (The quality at WC is far inferior to the Champions’ League, and about four other tournaments). I will be watching grudgingly

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