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Green Leaf dispensary raided… for the fifth time

February 1 was raid number five at Green Leaf dispensary on Highway 138 with the Peacekeepers seizing around $20,000 of suspected cannabis products. (Tehosterihens Deer, The Eastern Door) The adage goes, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. When it comes to the Green Leaf in Kahnawake, add two

Browder Foundation gets help from Kahnawake

Local designer Carla Monson took the initiative and got invoved with a global human rights campaign because it was the right thing to do. (Tehosterihens Deer The Eastern Door) Carla Monson is a local woman willing to help others, and make a change. Monson got her foot in the door through collaboration

Kanien’kéha opening highlights United Nations

After UNESCO hosted the launch of its Year of Indigenous Languages campaign in Paris Monday, the United Nations did likewise February 1 in New York City. (Courtesy Marian Masaquiza, Kichwa Salasaka, Ecuador) Friday in New York City, the United Nations hosted its launch of the International Year of Indigenous Languages. As the

Shame if you miss Monkman’s take on prejudice

Shame and Prejudice:A Story of Resilience is now at the McCord Museum in Montreal and tells an unabashedly critical and cheeky history of Canada and its relationship with Indigenous people, as only Kent Monkman could. Miss Chief Eagle Testickle is here making a statement about appropriation of Indigenous imagery in

Bob the bus driver makes one last stop

Bob the bus driver was a legend behind the wheel taking the community's children with care to and from school. He was so famous, a book was made about him. (CourtesyWahsontí:io Kirby) Kahnawake lost a ray of school bus yellow sunshine on the weekend when the man who gave hundreds of

Humble intellectual leaves unique legacy

Brian Deer was not meant to live past 16, but the intellectual and determined man lived well beyond that and created a system known across Turtle Island. (Courtesy Philip Deering) In a Brooklyn blizzard January 10, 1945, Nora Johnson trudged through the snow to the hospital, pregnant and in labour. Nora

Toolkit launched to help increase sensitivity

The Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Network (from left to right) co-chair Maya Cousineau-Mollen, co-chair Vicky Boldo, Dakota Swiftwolfe, Allison Reid, Leilani Shaw, and Brooke Wahsontiiostha Deer. (Courtesy Leilani Shaw) Today’s “Understanding Allyship” panel discussion and workshop is the first of the “Talking Lunches” series at Concordia University’s John Molson School of

Long layoff leaves layups lacking in loss at LCC

James Scott knows his team needs to work on two things if Survival is to win its final game of the regular season: shots and drives. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Rust and rims were the twin themes of Kahnawake Survival School’s second to last regular season game Wednesday night

Parents lodge complaint about education administration

Protests in November at KSS revolved around ongoing tensions at the time, which included disciplinary actions taken against five students who were sent home that day. (file photo) The Eastern Door asked what a recently reinstated student thought Kahnawake Survival School was all about. “I’d say family, but I can’t say that

Getting to the centre of strength and health

Kanienhtawaks Lauder suffered chronic back pain her whole life, but found a saviour for her pain in Pilates, which she now dedicates her days to practicing, promoting and teaching in Kahnawake and Kanesatake. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) The gym at Step by Step Child and Family Center is full