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Frustration mounts as brush fires rampant

A brush fire on Highway 132 last Thursday near Survival School was the just one of many this spring emergency services are growing increasingly frustrated with. (Tehosterihens Deer, The Eastern Door) Since April 22, Kahnawake Fire Brigade emergency responders have been forced to seven wild fires. Brigade chief David Scott has

Teenage photographer hears call of drums

An aspiring teenager from Verdun, Felicity Hamer took the bus across the bridge in the mid-‘90s for her first look at an Onkwehón:we powwow a half-decade after Kahnawake began hosting the event. (Courtesy Felicity Hamer) Felicity Hamer grew up across the river from Kahnawake, but had never crossed the river to

Residency hearings concluded, registrar coming

Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer explained that though there was a very poor turnout, the amendment to the Residency Law would go on to the next stage of the expedited process. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) The Kahnawà:ke Residency Law is all but in the books, as the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake held

White beats Quebec tax charge, ready for constitutional challenge

Derek White was acquitted of defrauding the Quebec government of taxes, but guilty of breaking the Exise Tax Act. A constitutional challenge in January will appeal that charge. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) This story is updated from the one printed in today's Eastern Door (vol. 28 no. 19), as

Whitebean pleads guilty, ends Project Malbac case

Robert Whitebean’s long journey through the court system as part of Project Malbec ended Friday with a guilty plea, fine and some community service. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) After almost four years of court dates, hearings and stress after being arrested, Robert Whitebean pleaded guilty in a Longueuil courtroom

Council clarifies Indian Day School deadline

Today's May 3 deadline is only for those wanting to forward their support or objection to the claim, and does not effect anyone's desire to apply for compensation for abuses suffered under any Indian Day School. (Courtesy Mohawk Council of Kahnawake) Mohawk Council of Kahnawake technicians Katsistohwi:io Jacco and Denis Diabo

Goal remains national placement – and beyond

Placing at nationals remains the goal for the year for Konwanakeren Diabo, who is in Florida this week on the water training with the elite paddlers in Quebec. (Courtesy Danny Hallé)   It’s no surprise to anyone that has ever seen the work she puts in on the water that Konwanakeren Diabo was

White worried about tobacco industry’s future

Derek White (left) has been listening to testimony for two weeks as the local businessman stands accused of fraud and gangsterism (along with Hunter Montour), and is concerned with the overwhelming prevalence of undercover agents throughout the industry. The fraud trial against local men Derek White and Hunter Montour wrapped its

Diabo to give one last tour of the ice rink Sunday

Sunday is the final skating show where Zamboni driver Ray Diabo will be behind the wheel keeping the ice smooth for the skaters. Thus ends a 33-year career at the Sports Complex. (Daniel J Rowe, The Eastern Door) When Ray Diabo joined Frank “Putsky” Rice, Kenny Kane and the late Roger

Team Kahnawake returns to ride for the cure

Team Kahnawake was a presence at the Ride to Conquer Cancer, raising thousands of dollars to fund cancer research. The team will reassemble this year after a two-year hiatus. In its heyday, Team Kahnawake included almost three-dozen from the community and beyond, who rode for the cure in the Ride to

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