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Wendy and her crazy antics return

(Courtesy Dana Marquis)   Wendy, that hard-drinking, over-thinking, introverted slacker who is perpetually hung-over is baaaaaaack! All 273 pages of her; 275 if you count the last two totally dark ones, which you probably should, since, you know, she’s pretty dark. Reviewing books in a community newspaper can be serious work, but when Kahnawa’kehró:non

Kahnawake couple battle COVID-19 

    Peter and Randi (Diabo) Jaramillo will be fully recovered from COVID-19 by Sunday, but having their three-year-old daughter Sofia during the recovery process, and trying to keep her safe, free of the sickness, has been stressful. “She still hasn’t shown any symptoms, we check her temperature daily and keep a close

Faith and ceremony during a pandemic

  For those who attend the longhouse or church, the calls for social distancing may be hard on their spirituality.  “We’ve been participating in giving thanks as a family in our own ways and each time it’s been a boost for our morale,” said Raven Swamp.  “We eliminate all the distractions of the

Brave faces of the frontlines

  Dr. Bruemmer has been working at the Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre (KMHC) for almost 23 years, and with the COVID-19 pandemic, he’s had to find ways to adapt his practice quite drastically. “I would say, overall, there are fewer patients, but it’s very unusual from the way we usually practice, you

New group pushes people to be more active

Janice Patton is one of the devoted Soaring Spirit Movement members on Facebook.   When she started a special Facebook group, Waneek Horn-Miller wasn’t exactly in the best of spirits. “I was feeling super isolated, getting down and stressed and so, as I always do, I exercised,” she said.  “I started to think about

Blockades bring out emotion through art

 (Courtesy Kaiente:ri McGregor) Kaiente:ri Tyra McGregor has a deep love and appreciation for Frida Kahlo, often drawing in similar cartoon-like fashion, emulating one of the most famous Indigenous artists in the world, whose popularity continues to rise long after her death. Although she said she doesn’t draw old school selfies of her

Blockades pop up in Kanehsatake

Kanesatake protesters were blocking Highway 344 in response to the OPP decision to arrest people Monday at a rail blockade in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. (Steve Bonspiel, The Eastern Door) A few hours after the Ontario Provincial Police raided Tyendinaga, arresting 10 people and hospitalizing two, Kanehsatake land protectors closed off all access

Secret Door raises over $56K for radio station

(Courtesy Ashley Stacey) To say the Secret Door fundraiser was successful would be a big understatement. What started out as an idea of this reporter years ago, turned into months of selling, sponsors, buyers and supporters coming together from multiple Native communities, resulted in over $56,000 raised for Reviving Kanehsatà:ke Radio to

Kateri statue commissioned for university

Stephen McComber has worked 55 long years at his craft, including this latest piece of commissioned art. (Steve Bonspiel, The Eastern Door)         Stephen McComber was asked to use his wood carving expertise, and he gladly created a beaut. Although it wasn’t easy. The task? Sculpting a rather large statue

White wraps up NASCAR season

Cancer's got nothing on Brandon White, who came back and finished strong in NASCAR's Pinty's Series. (Courtesy Brandon White) Adding Dexter Stacey into the mix for the last two NASCAR Pinty’s Series races meant two Kahnawa'kehró:non were able to duke it out in the last race of the season at the