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Healing himself through our language

(COURTESY QUEENIE MCCOMBER) Sahawisóko Arquette went through some hardships that ultimately led to serious addiction a few years ago. “In high school, I found myself abusing substances,” said Arquette. “And then I stopped because of something that happened to me. It didn’t go well for me doing that. After that, I reflected,

NASCAR vehicle gets Warrior flag treatment

Chad Finchum of NASCAR, driving the #13 car being sponsored by local Kahnawake business Mohawk Market. (Courtesy Derek White) A piece of Mohawk decor was on NASCAR driver Chad Finchum’s car at Unhinged 500 in the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama on Saturday. The Mohawk Warrior Society flag on NASCAR driver Chad

Graduation during a pandemic

(Marisela Amador The Eastern Door) The class of 2020 had a grad experience like no other. After schools in the province shutdown, no one knew what was going to happen to graduation ceremonies or whether they would even have one. But finally, in early June, after weeks of anticipation, the Kahnawake Education Center

Social distance dancing for the elders

(Chloe Emond-Lane The Eastern Door) A small powwow took place at the Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre on Saturday, to help lift the elders’ spirits after being isolated for close to three months now. Senior patients and residents were able to watch the performances through the hospital windows while their loved ones gathered

Going back to the roots

(Marisela Amador The Eastern Door) Every day at around 6:30 a.m., Ruth Jacobs goes outside in her backyard and waters her garden. Jacobs has tomatoes, squash, cucumber, pumpkin and watermelon planted in her garden in Kahnawake. “My father, my uncle, my brother, my whole family had a garden,” Jacobs said. “I used to

New role for Kahnawake professor

(Courtesy Kahente Horn-Miller)   On Tuesday, Carleton University announced that Kanien’keha’ka associate professor Kahente Horn-Miller was named the inaugural assistant vice-president of Indigenous Initiatives. Horn-Miller posted the news on Facebook, and then the messages started to flood in. “It’s really nice to be supported,” said Horn-Miller. “It’s been a grind. To know that people

Eastern Door finishes second in Quebec

(File Photo)   For the second year in a row, The Eastern Door (TED) finished second overall for best newspaper in English Quebec, a top three finish for the 10th time in 11 years. “We keep pushing to get better and better, supported by the community, with all of the amazing and sometimes

Asbestos removal continues

(File Photo)   This week, the removal of asbestos containing material (ACM) from lot 106 in the New Development Area of town resumed as part of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake’s (MCK) larger asbestos remediation strategy. “This was in the works since last year,” said MCK chief and the lead on the Asbestos

Kahnawake joins anti-racism protest

(Courtesy Brooklyn Joseph) The gruesome murder of George Floyd was recorded on video and it quickly went viral on social media and was played over and over on the news. The image of his violent death will stay in our memories forever, and has also led to global civic engagement against injustice;

Reopening raises questions

(Marisela Amador The Eastern Door) The decision to open up Kahnawake to non-residents has left some community members questioning their safety. After a consensus among members of the Kahnawake COVID-19 Task Force, Monday (June 1) marked the official reopening date for non-essential businesses, such as cafes, golf clubs, convenience stores and cigarette