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Keeping Kanien’kéha alive with a little help

There are a number of additional language possibilities thanks to new funding from a generous donor. (Courtesy Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer) Mohawk Council of Kahnawake grand chief Joe Norton and council chief Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer returned from Durban, South Africa last month after meeting with a software developer in the country to secure future funding for

Orange Shirt Day founder reaches out to kids

Phyllis Jack-Webstad wants to teach youth across Canada the truth about residential schools. (Courtesy Phyllis Jack-Webstad) What’s tougher than writing a residential school story for children? What do you write about? How do you frame it? What topics do you bring up? That was the issue Phyllis Jack-Webstad had with her first endeavour

Indigenous Montreal politician named to reconciliation dossier

Montreal is making strides towards reconciliation with the appointment of Marie-Josée Parent to a key position.   Lindsay Richardson The Eastern Door   Marie-Josée Parent apologizes for getting to her messages so late - but with baby in bed, and her husband in a meeting, she finally has some time to catch up with correspondence. “It

Truck fire alarms family

It was a scary moment when a family on OCR heard there was a fire at their home while they were away, and their teenaged son was in the house sleeping. (Courtesy Kyle Diabo) It was a scary and anxiety-filled day for the Diabo family two Sundays ago, as their truck burst

Battling for the Cup at the big dance

In 2013, the Caughnawaga Indians settled for a bronze medal at the President’s Cup in Kahnawake. After a spectacular finish to the playoffs this year, Dirt McComber’s Indians head to Nanaimo looking for a different colour of medal. (Daniel J. Rowe The Eastern Door) The wait is over, and the big

Kahnawake designer weathers the powwow trail

Tammy Beauvais got more than she bargained for after a freak storm hit the powwow she was attending. Her powwow days are winding down, she said. (Courtesy Tammy Beauvais) Lachlan Madill The Eastern Door   If you’ve been to a powwow, chances are you’ve seen clothing designer Tammy Beauvais’s display tent. For the past

Survey and stats tell the complicated crime story

Kahnawake's Peacekeepers continue to struggle with tight budgets and lack of staff, but stats show crime has reduced in recent years though many in the community see it as rising. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Has crime increased in Kahnawake? What do the Peacekeepers need to do more? What types

Housing report promised after Labour Day

Paula Paul is worried about her credibility and her daughter, as the housing investigation continues to long course. (Steve Bonspiel, The Eastern Door) Two more irate Mohawk Council of Kahnawake Housing Department clients have come forward, both upset and angry over the ongoing fiasco. In the original housing letter Paula Paul received

Battling the beastly borer’s boorish destruction

The little green bug may have met its match as Kahnawake's Environment Protection Agency is now beginning a battle against the pest that is destroying the region's ash trees. (file photo) Emerald Ash Borers crawling through the bark of Kahnawake’s trees get ready, your free days of destruction are ending. Christian Beliveau

Street-naming essential, say emergency responders

If your house is burning, someone is drowning or an important package is being delivered, knowing where you live is vital, according to emergency services personnel. The blue house on Old Malone Highway is one of the few with a number indicating its lot. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) “We know that

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