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Kanesatake gears up for another fight

Ellen Gabriel and Oka mayor Pascal Quevillon argued over who had rights to disputed land Wednesday. (Photos by Peter Phillips, The Eastern Door) When Ellen Gabriel passed by an area outside of what is the present-day village of Oka, on the edge of the famous Pines, she noticed a large cluster

Poker Palace offers classy place to play and eat

Stanley Myiow's plan was always to come back bigger and better, and with Poker Palace, a more modern poker house with an upscale restaurant, he's accomplished his goal. (Photos by Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Stanley Myiow said it was all part of his

“Bad” Brad returns to boxing ring after 20 years

It doesn't get any better than having your dad watch you win. (Courtesy Brad Gabriel) Over the course of “Bad” Brad Gabriel’s fighting career – which includes kickboxing, MMA and boxing – he’s always had that awe factor. He pulls people out of their seats just by stepping into the ring. Not necessarily

Casino project has supporters, detractors

Unanswered questions. That’s what came out of the media’s meeting with Lee Thompson and his supporters, for his proposed new water park/hotel/casino. The plan, according to the proponents, was to get a petition into the community two weeks ago to gauge support, and, if 850 people signed, the project would go ahead,

Celebrating 25 years of telling your stories

What does it mean when an independent Onkwehón:we newspaper makes it to 25 years in operation? First off, it’s important to consider this: without a free press that asks the tough questions and covers the difficult stories, free of any influence from outside forces (including the Mohawk Council or anything that

The Eastern Door is just hitting its stride

As The Eastern Door turned 25 yesterday,  I wanted to take a look back at what the paper has meant to me and, from what I can gather, Kahnawake. Kenneth Deer owned the Door for 16.5 of those years and I, the current editor/publisher, have owned it for 8.5 and counting

“Cayman Hustle” has Mohawk flair

Every once in awhile, someone comes along when least expected, and that chance meeting leads you both down an unexpected path, that if you weren’t receptive to at the beginning, you would never know existed at the end. That’s how I met Devi Di Guida, author of the novel The Cayman

Plaza 138 arsonists caught on camera

Kahnawake Peacekeepers are asking the public for help as stills from a video camera at Plaza 138 were released, with two males fleeing the scene quickly. The Eastern Door also obtained copies of the video, which give some clues as to who lit the fire that burned the main part of

Arson suspected in Plaza 138 fire

Derek White’s 99 Resto Bar was among the businesses completely destroyed in the fire. (Courtesy Jeremy White) A massive blaze early last Thursday morning burned the majority of Plaza 138 to the ground and saw over 60 firefighters and five neighbouring fire departments answer the call for help. The call came into the

Walking in a Winter Wonderland!

Bigger and better is understatement to describe the second annual Karonhiaráhstha’s Winter Wonderland. (Photos by Steve Bonspiel) What do you get when you put together 15 gorgeous Christmas trees, over $50,000 in prizes and a wonderful event to honour a lost little one? It’s called Winter Wonderland, and it’s the second annual demonstration