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For the love of horses and westerns

These pictures highlight the love that James Kane had for horses and everything western. (Courtesy Helen Kane Ross) This week’s Blast from the Past is an interesting one. On Tuesday afternoon, Helen Kane Ross contacted The Eastern Door about a photo plaque that she found hidden in the ceiling of her

Complaints lead to bus depot firing

(Marisela Amador The Eastern Door) The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake fired Robert Montour from his job as manager of daily transportation at the Public Works Unit on July 18, after receiving multiple complaints about his attitude from angry parents. What was supposed to be a simple call to the transportation

Over $24k awarded in scholarships, grants

 The 2019 Karonhiaráhstha Memorial Fund recipients were thrilled to learn that they had been chosen as winners. Once they graduate, they hope to practice or work in the health care system in Kahnawake. (Courtesy Jerry Lazaris) Family and friends gathered at the Host Hotel last Thursday (August 1) to celebrate the fourth

Communication severed with Oka

(Marisela Amador The Eastern Door)  The war of words continued last Friday (August 2) between Mohawk Council of Kanesatake grand chief Serge Otsi Simon and the mayor of Oka Pascal Quevillon over a land dispute that has grown increasingly contentious.  Quevillon refused, yet again, to publically apologize for his derogatory remarks about

Ottawa steps in as protests continue in Oka

Protestors set up a checkpoint at the entrance to Kanesatake to remind both communities that they will stand up to the mayor of Oka if he continues his misleading and incendiary speech. (Marisela Amador, The Eastern Door) Federal and provincial politicians will meet with Mohawk Council of Kanesatake grand chief Serge Otsi

Land fight heats up in Kanesatake

Kanesatake protesters let their drums be heard this week as tensions escalate in the area over a proposed land transfer from an Oka developer. (Marisela Amador, The Eastern Door) Tensions flared this week in Kanesatake and the municipality of Oka, where meetings were called by Mohawk Council of Kanesatake grand chief

Celebrating pride, identity, family and transition

Although initially worried about his father’s reaction to his coming out as a transgender man, Tanner Phillips’s father, Lloyd Phillips accepted and supported his decision because what matters to him is his son’s wellbeing. (Courtesy Tanner Phillips) The Knights of Columbus was packed Wednesday with Kanien’kehá:ka and over 200 Indigenous people from

Tea, herbs, and art… follow the Purple Dragonfly

The Purple Dragonfly Trading Post offers a variety of products that promote health and wellness, and for owner Leah Kanerahta’ró:roks Diome it is much more than just a business, it is a sacred space. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Last Friday saw the soft opening of The Purple Dragonfly

Whitebean discusses Indian day school research

Wahéhshon Shiann Whitebean defended her master’s thesis at Concordia University last March. She decided to share her research and findings with the community as a way to start the healing process. (Marisela Amador, The Eastern Door) On Tuesday evening a small group of community members gathered at the Kanien’keháka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa