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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

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