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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

Chief resigns amid DUI charges

 (File Photo) Mohawk Council chief Carl Horn faced mounting pressure after his second known drunk driving charge in late August, and decided to call it quits yesterday (September 19). The Eastern Door broke the story of his appearance in Valleyfield Court August 20, where he faced three separate charges. “Carl Horn…… did operate

A few surprises at Akwesasne Powwow

A trio of local girls impressed in Akwesasne last weekend, taking home two seconds and a third while strutting their stuff for all to see. (Courtesy AndreJIPhotography and Caralee Montour)   Ie’nahkwenhá:wi Rice wasn’t going to let a little thing like a broken arm stop her from dancing. Luckily for her competition in

Morris looks forward to sophomore season at Dawson

Kyla Morris is looking forward to an awesome second year with the Blues. (Courtesy Kyla Morris) Last year, Kyla Morris was a raw rookie with the Dawson Blues. This year? Higher expectations: from herself and her coach. “I think I’m looking forward to actually playing a lot more and not being a

Arson suspected in truck fire

An early morning fire left Garyjace Curotte's new truck completely destroyed as PKs launched an investigation. (Steve Bonspiel, The Eastern Door) If you live in the area of Bell’s Beach or Barnes Road, you were probably awoken by strange, loud popping sounds in the early morning hours last Sunday (August 25). Garyjace

Casino group vows re-start but chief has concerns

Arlene Diabo is set up in her new office on the River Road to answer questions from community members regarding the proposed casino, hotel and water park. (Steve Bonspiel, The Eastern Door) The issue of a local casino/water park/hotel is not dead, say proponents, and they sat down with The Eastern