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Solidarity camp still going strong

(Marisela Amador The Eastern Door)  Months after the Kahnawake rail blockade that was erected in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en nation in BC came down, the sacred fire keeps burning. Onowakohton Rusty Nolan, a land defender that was at the Adirondack Junction from the beginning of the blockade and was also present during

Father, daughter test positive for COVID-19

(Courtesy Shaylyn Montour)  On May 15, Thomas Montour found out that one of his colleagues had tested positive for COVID-19. He immediately told his daughter, Shaylyn Montour, because they reside in the same household. Montour works at Terrapure Environmental, an industrial waste management plant specializing in environmental and recycling services, located in

Food sovereignty initiatives receive boost

(Marisela Amador, The Eastern Door)  This week, the Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) announced it had approved funding for two new gardening initiatives that were deemed essential by the Kahnawake COVID-19 Task Force. The application process for CIF’s third round of funding ended in January, but the novel coronavirus delayed the review and

Pandemic is tough when you’re pregnant

  The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent measures that have been implemented to slow the spread of the virus has caused anxiety and stress, but the pressure is even more heightened for pregnant women. “It’s a pain,” said Kwahará:ni Jacobs, who is due to give birth to her first child in less

Visiting a virtual gallery

“Finally, the present has caught up to the future,” said Kanien’kehá:ka artist Skawennati, who recently dropped her last name, during a phone interview with The Eastern Door, while discussing AbTeC Gallery’s inaugural virtual exhibition Reformatted. The virtual gallery and exhibition opened Friday, May 1, and takes place in an online virtual world

First COVID-19 case in town

  (Marisela Amador, The Eastern Door) On Wednesday (March 18), the Kahnawake COVID-19 Task Force announced the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in Kahnawake.  “I am here today to advise the community that we had a first positive case of COVID-19 in the community,” said Lisa Westaway, Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre

The Riverside Inn, the way it used to be

 (Courtesy KORLCC) This very old photograph (above) is of Old Riverside Road circa 1912. Visible in the picture is the house that one day would be converted into the Riverside Inn, which still exists today. Rosemary Montour grew up in that house and was the one who converted it into an inn in

Ready to extinguish with The Intimidator

 (Marisela Amador, The Eastern Door) The Kahnawake Fire Brigade (KFB) recently received a brand new custom-made UTV to help fight the increasingly intense brush fire season. “We used to get grass fires, then we got brush fires, and now we are getting forest fires,” said KFB chief David Scott. “Last year, we

New medical transportation vehicles

 (Marisela Amador, The Eastern Door) Kahnawake’s Medical Transportation just added new wheels to its fleet. The Kahnawake Fire Brigade (KFB), who has been running the transportation service since 1996, received five new vehicles last week to better serve the community. “Through Health Canada, we supply vehicles to take people to doctor’s appointments

An essay on self-discovery and colonization

(Courtesy Kareen Diabo) During her school’s 110th anniversary, young Kahnawa’kehró:non Rayne Aonhawinonno:rón Stevens was chosen to be a special speaker and gave an impassioned speech on the effects of colonization. She then won a speaker of excellence award. “Let me start off by saying that my father (Conrad Stevens) is one of