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Complaints lead to bus depot firing

(Marisela Amador The Eastern Door) The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake fired Robert Montour from his job as manager of daily transportation at the Public Works Unit on July 18, after receiving multiple complaints about his attitude from angry parents. What was supposed to be a simple call to the transportation

Over $24k awarded in scholarships, grants

 The 2019 Karonhiaráhstha Memorial Fund recipients were thrilled to learn that they had been chosen as winners. Once they graduate, they hope to practice or work in the health care system in Kahnawake. (Courtesy Jerry Lazaris) Family and friends gathered at the Host Hotel last Thursday (August 1) to celebrate the fourth

Communication severed with Oka

(Marisela Amador The Eastern Door)  The war of words continued last Friday (August 2) between Mohawk Council of Kanesatake grand chief Serge Otsi Simon and the mayor of Oka Pascal Quevillon over a land dispute that has grown increasingly contentious.  Quevillon refused, yet again, to publically apologize for his derogatory remarks about

Cultivating a new garden for the elders

This summer at the Turtle Bay Elders’ Lodge, staff has been taking steps to expand the garden that is being built on the lot. The garden project was first proposed by the Lodge’s activity department and was initially approved for funding by the board of the Kahnawake Shako’tiiatakehnhas Community Services (KSCS)

Council restructures finance, board responds

This week, the Mohawk Council’s restructuring of the finance department saw Paul Rice moved to business advisor to continue work in revenue generation and business development. (Faith Curotte, The Eastern Door) In a continuation of last week’s announcement concerning Tewatohnhi'saktha's change in mandate, the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake announced this week

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

Longhouse releases statement opposed to Mercier

Surveys are underway in preparation for the MTQ's Mercier Bridge replacement on the river's north side. The local longhouse will be watching closely and not allowing further loss of land. (File photo) Drilling will begin in the St Lawrence River this week as surveys of the riverbed begin for the new

Ottawa steps in as protests continue in Oka

Protestors set up a checkpoint at the entrance to Kanesatake to remind both communities that they will stand up to the mayor of Oka if he continues his misleading and incendiary speech. (Marisela Amador, The Eastern Door) Federal and provincial politicians will meet with Mohawk Council of Kanesatake grand chief Serge Otsi

Land fight heats up in Kanesatake

Kanesatake protesters let their drums be heard this week as tensions escalate in the area over a proposed land transfer from an Oka developer. (Marisela Amador, The Eastern Door) Tensions flared this week in Kanesatake and the municipality of Oka, where meetings were called by Mohawk Council of Kanesatake grand chief