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Stacey nets winner in North American pro debut

(Courtesy Tina McComber) Brooke Stacey has never intentionally sought out the spotlight. “I’m pretty shy and always have been,” she said. In her debut with the Buffalo Beauts last Saturday in the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL), Stacey got off to a slow start in the early going. “It was a tough first

Longhouse releases statement opposed to Mercier

Surveys are underway in preparation for the MTQ's Mercier Bridge replacement on the river's north side. The local longhouse will be watching closely and not allowing further loss of land. (File photo) Drilling will begin in the St Lawrence River this week as surveys of the riverbed begin for the new

Portraits honour Mohawk ironworkers in New York

Artist/Photographer Melissa Cacciola (right) was inspired by the Kanien'kehá:ka ironworkers stories in building the city she grew up in. Her tintype portraits, such as the one of Lindsay LeBorgne (left), now hang at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in Manhattan. (Courtesy Austin Nelson) Mohawk Ironworkers are part of the fabric of New York

Major Mercier Bridge headaches were avoidable

That long line of cars could have been dealt with a little better according to some monitoring the situation and knowing that the blitz period on the Mercier Bridge was bound to cause massive traffic issues. (Courtesy Jennifer Stacey) Kahnawake Peacekeeper Jen Stacey has never worked a summer without having to

Fire brigade takes training into their own shop

Kahnawake Fire Brigade chief David Scott and paramedic instructor and director of quality assurance Amanda-Lee Phillips. (Paul Graif, The Eastern Door) Tired of trying to save lives under increasingly restrictive rules from the Quebec government, the Kahnawake Fire Brigade (KFB) is taking matters into its own hands. Woefully understaffed, the KFB is launching

Workers protest hospital contract

Some Kahnawake workers staged a peaceful protest outside of the KMHC early last Thursday morning over the awarding of a work contract to an outside company. (Paul Graif, The Eastern Door) They didn’t say a word or carry a sign. They didn’t have to. Their message was loud and clear: Kahnawake

Deep freeze causes oversized traffic jam on the seaway

Freezing temperatures like none in recent memory caused more than just a few pipes to stop supplying water to houses, as ships lined up in the St. Lawrence Seaway to wait for frozen locks to be defrosted over the holidays. (Courtesy Java James Jacobs) If you have ever driven over the

Lawsuit architect ousted in election

Pierre-Paul Routhier upset outgoing mayor Nathalie Simon in last weekend’s election in Chateauguay, news the MCK welcomed. (Courtesy  Sonia Lopez Moran) Pierre-Paul Routhier is saying all the right things since he was elected as the new mayor of Chateauguay. He was officially sworn in on Sunday. In his first interview (on K103.7 FM Kahnawake)

Rash of Mikinak car deliveries causing confusion

In May, PKs intercepted two separate purchases by individuals using Mikinak cards to skirt tax obligations. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) On top of their usual duties investigating and preventing crime, as well as ensuring the steady flow of traffic through the community, the Kahnawake Peacekeepers have something relatively new

Two Rivers settles lawsuit against Van Morrison

A familiar face to many in Kahnawake graces the cover of Van Morrison’s new album. (Courtesy vanmorrison.com) (In the interest of full disclosure, my brother, Michael Graif, is the lawyer representing Billy Two Rivers. How did this come about you ask? I happened upon the story of Billy’s image being used

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