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Centre looking for big boost to save on heat

The ancient, archaic and inefficient gas heating system at the youth centre is in dire need of replacement, and, if done, would save the organization thousands of dollars a year in utilities costs. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Kahnawake Youth Center director of operations Kyle Zacharie said the biggest chunk

Mohawk Bridge Consortium loses appeal

Johnny Jacobs' case is officially closed and he is happy to move on. (Daniel J. Rowe The Eastern Door)   The Quebec Court of Appeals sided with ironworker Johnny Jacobs in his case against the Mohawk Bridge Consortium, closing the controversial case. The February 25 Court of Appeal judgement follows arguments heard November

Suspicious fire destroys CrossFit, members rally to rebuild

Within the past year two fires have destroyed beloved organizations in Kanesatake. The blaze last Monday that left Kanehsatake CrossFit in ashes was devastating to those who used the gym and thought of it as a second home. (Courtesy Isabelle Nicholas) “We lost the best thing Kanesatake had,” said Pilates instructor

Busting rods, breaking into booming industry

Those studying the fine art of rod busting are almost guaranteed to find work once they finish their program in June, as construction contractors are looking for workers from the community. (Courtesy Konwawennenhawi Diabo) For the past few years Konwawennenhawi Diabo has been working part-time jobs as she raises her son. Her

Celebrating Kahnawake’s female veterans’ service

In 2019, Kahnawake's Legion is celebrating the community's female veterans, and The Eastern Door will profile women who served throughout the year. For International Women's Day, we look at U.S. Marines Tara Jacobs and Randi Diabo Jaramillo. (Courtesy Tara Jacobs, Randi Diabo Jaramillo) From a shy student at Survival to a

Third grader working on five language fluency

Rotehrhatá:se Lahache (ribbon shirt) is learning Kanien’kéha with the rest of his studies, but is also working on Cayuga, Spanish and French. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) While many eight-year-olds are bugging their parents for more time to play Fortnite, Minecraft, or road hockey, third grader Rotehrhatá:se Lahache wants to

Playoffs wrap with mixed results, undeniable talent

Ava Green and St. George's School were upset in the first round of the playoffs after going perfect in the regular season. The multi-sport star took the loss in stride and is ready to come back next year. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Bounces went both ways for Kahnawake’s talented

Fishing biz cracks ice at Winter Carnival derby

Kirby Joe Diabo (left), his children (Kaymen, Poppy, Dash and Saha:kohe), father Mickey and cousin Cody Delormier (right with son Arakwatiio) along with cousin Clayton Bomberry. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) While some were wrapped in a blanket burrito-style complaining of the cold, over 150 from Kahnawake zipped up their

Kuper hang on for win, Billings suffer heartbreak

It was prayer time in the final minutes of the semi final for Kuper, as the Kodiaks worked to hang on to a slim lead and book a date in Monday's GMAA final. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) It came down to one basket for two games in the semi

Screen Awards highlight new Indigenous talent

Abenaki actor Jacob Whiteduck-Lavoie (right) is nominated as supporting actor for a Canadian Screen Award for his first acting gig, as are his co-stars Emilie Bierre (leading role, centre) and Irelande Cote (supporting, right), who both got nods. (Courtesy Julie Caron) Every year, the Canadian Screen Awards (CSAs) highlight a broad collection