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Looking back on a life well-lived

(Courtesy Orenda Curotte) “If you ask anybody in Kahnawake who Josie Curotte was, they will answer ‘the judge,’” said Josie’s daughter, Orenda Boucher-Curotte. “It was what she was known for,” added her older brother, Karonhiio Curotte. Josephine Patricia Kawennihe Curotte passed away suddenly from a suspected heart attack at the age of

Pharmacy follows community’s lead, goes green

Ashley Standup has been busy refilling customers’ toothpaste, shampoo, detergent and other products the Old Malone Pharmacy has begun offering in an environmentally-friendly manner. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Jamie Diabo needed to go shopping for shampoo and conditioner this week, and rather than swinging by the pharmacy to buy

Goodleaf’s celebrates 60 years of dedication

The gas station Buddy Goodleaf built has passed on its generosity towards helping the community from one generation to the next. Buddy, with grandson Zach Goodleaf, who works at the garage today. (Courtesy Michelle Phillips) Sandra Hercegova For six decades, Goodleaf’s Auto & Tire provided for the community by offering help or

Former grand chief Andrew Delisle passes on

Andrew Delisle Sr. leaves behind a history not easily replicated and never reproduced, as the former Mohawk Council grand chief bridged Kahnawake’s history like no other. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Andrew Tanakohate Delisle Sr. was a community leader of the highest order, but he was also a father, husband,

Wendy Skye completes dream nursing career

The Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre will be without another face that has graced its halls for decades after Wendy Skye worked her final day as a community health nurse Tuesday. Her retirement comes a week after long-serving executive director Susanne Horne finished her final day at the hospital a week

Susan Horne’s tenure as executive director ends

Just over four decades after she began her career at a previous iteration of the Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre, executive director Susan Horne is calling it a career at the head of the hospital. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Last Friday, Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre (KMHC) executive director Susan Horne

Tips and tricks for beating the heat wave

Hit up the splash pad and stay hydrated to beat the heat as the mercury rises, and sweating starts and never seems to stop. (Tehosterihens Deer, The Eastern Door) Patrick J. Zachary  Head's Up student Patrick Zachary may be just 15, but he knows a think or two about a thing or

Residency and membership laws ready to go

Melanie Gilbert is ready to take on the workload as the regulations related to the Kanien’kehá:ka of Kahnawà:ke Law comes into effect. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake accepted regulations regarding the KKR law Monday, in addition to enacting the recently read residency law. Regulations related to

Four women push their limits in muddy waters

Four badass women from Kahnawake got dirty and pushed their limbs to the limit at the Montreal Mud Hero in St. Bruno. (Courtesy Mud Hero) Mina Mazumder Four Kahnawa’kehró:non slammed themselves in the mud Saturday in the Montreal Mud Hero Obstacle Races in St. Bruno. Mud Hero is the largest obstacle course event

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