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Secret Door raises over $56K for radio station

(Courtesy Ashley Stacey) To say the Secret Door fundraiser was successful would be a big understatement. What started out as an idea of this reporter years ago, turned into months of selling, sponsors, buyers and supporters coming together from multiple Native communities, resulted in over $56,000 raised for Reviving Kanehsatà:ke Radio to

Special Assembly in Ottawa

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller delivered remarks at the Assembly of First Nations’ special chiefs assembly in Ottawa. The minister took questions from chiefs following his address this Tuesday. (Courtesy Clinton Phillips) The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Special Chiefs Assembly (SCA) brought together First Nation leaders from across Canada, including

Generous donation of 25K to local school

(Courtesy Derek White)  On Wednesday, Derek White pledged $25,000 to Indian Way School for a new school bus and is challenging all businesses in town to donate as well. “They have been fundraising, and so I figured I’d kick-start the initiative and maybe get other business or other people to help out

Scholarships awarded for outstanding performance

Ra'nikonhrí:io Lazare, Lily Deer, Mariah McComber and Dara Bordeau were awarded scholarships last Thursday for academic success and community involvement. (Courtesy Melanie Morrison)              The Caisse Populaire Kahnawake committee congratulated four scholarship recipients for their outstanding academic achievements last Thursday. A winner in the high-school category,

Deer pays homage to first local female veteran

From left to right, Slim Marquis - Legion Branch 219 Executive, Ray Deer - Legion Branch 219 President, Claire Diabo - Female Veteran U.S. Army, Peter Jacobs, U.S. Army - Legion Branch 219 First Vice President. (Courtesy Rosemary Montour)              Veteran Barbara C. Diabo is

Firefighters put to test in simulation drill

Provided by the Flash Formation enterprise, the main teachings were about analyzing and reading smoke in a fire and using of thermal imaging cameras and nozzle techniques. (Natalia Fedosieieva, The Eastern Door) Major training with the controlled fire took place at the Kahnawake Fire Brigade (KFB) last weekend to give the

The inner workings of the Kahnawake Justice system

(Marisela Amador, The Eastern Door) Death forces justice of the peace out of retirement  Since the Justice Act was enacted in 2015, commissioner of justice Kevin Fleischer and his team of dedicated staff at Justice Services have been working diligently to implement it and to create a justice system for the community. “Over

Unique war exhibit coming to town

(Courtesy Mouchie Goodleaf) A travelling exhibition that includes the personal story of the late Angus Goodleaf will be making its last stop in Kahnawake later this month. “I am honoured that they are doing it here in town,” said Goodleaf’s grandson Mouchie Goodleaf. The exhibition is called After the War: Coming Home and