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Community stands in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

 (Chloe Emond-Lane, The Eastern Door) Following the organized protests happening across Canada to stand in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation’s anti-pipeline campaign, community members gathered last Thursday afternoon (January 16), armed with signs and flags to show their support against the “Coastal Gaslink” pipeline. On the brisk afternoon supporters met at

Centenarian celebrating a century

 (Courtesy Norma Angus) Margaret Diabo is Kahnawake’s newest member of the triple digit club, and to mark this very special birthday, her family organized a small gathering to celebrate her long and healthy life. Diabo’s 100th birthday was on January 9, and the celebration took place on January 11 at the Turtle

Walking in the Healing Forest

The healing forest at the All Saints Anglican Church in Westboro (Ottawa). (Courtesy Patricia Stirbys) While participating in a healing walk in Ottawa in 2015, Patricia Stirbys met and struck up a conversation with Peter Croal about the need for reconciliation and healing in Indigenous communities and Canada as a whole. That

“The Journey Home” for survivors of sexual trauma

Kahnawake Shakotiia'takehnhas Community Services (KSCS) has launched a support group for women that have survived sexual trauma, and they hope it takes hold for the future, to help many community members. Developed by support counsellors at KSCS, Amanda Winslade and Jean O’Conner, the 10-week long program offers a rather different approach

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

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