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Busting rods, breaking into booming industry

Those studying the fine art of rod busting are almost guaranteed to find work once they finish their program in June, as construction contractors are looking for workers from the community. (Courtesy Konwawennenhawi Diabo) For the past few years Konwawennenhawi Diabo has been working part-time jobs as she raises her son. Her

Potholes, potholes everywhere! It’s winter!

Kahnawake's crews ran out of cold asphalt and are working overtime to fill those nasty holes that pop up around town when the temperatures drop. (Tehosterihens Deer, The Eastern Door) Montreal is well-known as one of the best places to be, with their fantastic food, art, bars, and…..potholes! The city is locally-known

Celebrating Kahnawake’s female veterans’ service

In 2019, Kahnawake's Legion is celebrating the community's female veterans, and The Eastern Door will profile women who served throughout the year. For International Women's Day, we look at U.S. Marines Tara Jacobs and Randi Diabo Jaramillo. (Courtesy Tara Jacobs, Randi Diabo Jaramillo) From a shy student at Survival to a

Third grader working on five language fluency

Rotehrhatá:se Lahache (ribbon shirt) is learning Kanien’kéha with the rest of his studies, but is also working on Cayuga, Spanish and French. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) While many eight-year-olds are bugging their parents for more time to play Fortnite, Minecraft, or road hockey, third grader Rotehrhatá:se Lahache wants to

Fire Brigade assembles new paramedic team

Tanner Phillips is instructing a class of paramedics-in-training that includes sister Ashlan, and is a first of its kind in Kahnawake. The instructor continues a familial tradition in emergency services that includes his father and mother.  (Tehosterihens Deer, The Eastern Door) The Kahnawake Fire Brigade (KFB) has begun a course for

Hair Project gives at-risk women style, slick dos

Hairstylists Heather Ross and Ian Frear worked their magic volunteering for the Hair Project at Chez Doris, as part of The Hair Project where stylists give women working through tough situations style. (Natalia Fedosieieva, The Eastern Door) The Hair Project started last year in Montreal to provide free monthly hairstyling services

Group works to increase healthier life choices

The group of Living in Balance with the Natural World workshop with Elaine Delaronde, who shared her knowledge and experience about various foods. (Natalia Fedosieieva, The Eastern Door) Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project (KSDPP) organized Living in Balance with the Natural World event Tuesday at the Kahnawake Library, to provide vital

Fishing biz cracks ice at Winter Carnival derby

Kirby Joe Diabo (left), his children (Kaymen, Poppy, Dash and Saha:kohe), father Mickey and cousin Cody Delormier (right with son Arakwatiio) along with cousin Clayton Bomberry. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) While some were wrapped in a blanket burrito-style complaining of the cold, over 150 from Kahnawake zipped up their

There’s slots of magic in the air at the Palace

Get your hands on some money magic with the new Electronic Gaming Devices at the cutting-edge game stop - Magic Palace. With the EGD's bright colours and endearing function, owners are hoping the slot machines will be a hit. (Tehosterihens Deer, The Eastern Door) The day has finally come. Magic Palace

Browder Foundation gets help from Kahnawake

Local designer Carla Monson took the initiative and got invoved with a global human rights campaign because it was the right thing to do. (Tehosterihens Deer The Eastern Door) Carla Monson is a local woman willing to help others, and make a change. Monson got her foot in the door through collaboration

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