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The inner workings of the Kahnawake Justice system

(Marisela Amador, The Eastern Door) Death forces justice of the peace out of retirement  Since the Justice Act was enacted in 2015, commissioner of justice Kevin Fleischer and his team of dedicated staff at Justice Services have been working diligently to implement it and to create a justice system for the community. “Over

Unique war exhibit coming to town

(Courtesy Mouchie Goodleaf) A travelling exhibition that includes the personal story of the late Angus Goodleaf will be making its last stop in Kahnawake later this month. “I am honoured that they are doing it here in town,” said Goodleaf’s grandson Mouchie Goodleaf. The exhibition is called After the War: Coming Home and

Looking back on a life well-lived

(Courtesy Orenda Curotte) “If you ask anybody in Kahnawake who Josie Curotte was, they will answer ‘the judge,’” said Josie’s daughter, Orenda Boucher-Curotte. “It was what she was known for,” added her older brother, Karonhiio Curotte. Josephine Patricia Kawennihe Curotte passed away suddenly from a suspected heart attack at the age of

Loan approved to buy 7 Generations

(Marisela Amador The Eastern Door) Back in 2015, a decision was made to have 7 Generations Day Care become part of Step-by-Step Child and Family Center (SBS), and now it is one step closer to becoming a reality. “We asked Mohawk Council of Kahnawake to provide us with financial assistance (a loan)

Five candidates, one Council seat

(Marisela Amador The Eastern Door) Two dozen community members showed up at the Golden Age Club for Candidates Night on Wednesday evening, for the one vacant spot left open after Carl Horn resigned last month. Earlier in the day, the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) released the official candidates list for the

Band card refused at St. Remi Giant Tiger

(Courtesy Patty Stacey) On Tuesday, Patty Stacey and one of her friends from out of town decided to go shopping at the Giant Tiger in St. Remi. The two women were having a pleasant time while shopping in the store when things took an uncomfortable turn. “I had a few items that I

Major drug bust on 207

 (Courtesy Kahnawake Peacekeepers)   Last Friday, September 27, Peacekeepers executed a search warrant at around 6:00 a.m. at a residence located on Route 207 near Rice Road. A local male, who has not been officially charged so he cannot be named publicly yet, was arrested. “He was released on a promise to

Orange Shirt Day honours, remembers

(Marisela Amador, The Eastern Door) Many Kanien’kehá:ka came out to commemorate and bring awareness to residential school survivors on Monday for the fifth annual Orange Shirt Day, vowing never to let it happen again. It was a chilly fall morning at the green space next to the Orville Memorial Park, but little

Give your input for a better future 

What issues matter to you? What priorities should the community focus on in order to build a better and stronger future? Community members will have the opportunity to voice their opinions at KCI’s open house. (Marisela Amador The Eastern Door) If the future of Kahnawake’s social and economic development, head on

Council chief faces DUI charges

(File Photo) Mohawk Council of Kahnawake chief Carl Horn was at the Valleyfield courthouse for a hearing recently, related to a September 2018 drunk driving arrest. According to court documents obtained by The Eastern Door, Horn has been criminally charged with two counts of drunk driving and one count for violating

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