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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 (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

Two Rivers’ wrestling career pops up in album

A familiar face to many in Kahnawake graces the cover of Van Morrison's new album. (Courtesy It may have been more than 40 years since Billy Two Rivers last stepped into a wrestling ring for a professional bout, but that doesn’t mean he’s willing to give up everything he accomplished

Creator’s game will be showcased for 150th

Survival School hosted traditional lacrosse contests to kick off the school year for the past couple of years with laxers applying their trade with the traditional wooden sticks, and shot for a pole rather than a net. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) The true origins of lacrosse will be on

Scholarship awarded to deserving numbers whiz

Hayley Morris, 19, knew what she wanted to do with her life before many were through with the Harry Potter series. (Courtesy Martin Morris) Hayley Morris knew early in high school what she wanted to do with the rest of her life. While that’s not unusual, her choice of career was

Wrestlers shine and get some needed support

KSS Wrestlers Winter Goodleaf receiving the silver medal and Sabrina Montour receiving the bronze medal at Provincials in St-Cesaire. (Courtesy Peter Montour) Simply put, it was a great week for the Kahnawake Survival School wrestling team. The school brought 29 wresters to the Provincial Championships in St. Cesaire last weekend, and the

Knighthawks pay tribute to lacrosse roots

(Courtesy Ward Laforme Jr.) The Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) know who they owe a huge debt to for their success. Which is why they created Native American Night eight years ago. “Our owner (Curt Styres) being Native, it’s something he feels passionately about,” said Nate Snyder, the Knighthawks