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Cook hopes executive degree inspires others

Kakwiranoron Cook is inspiring people in at least two nations, as he uses his Mohawk and Sioux heritage to push him to a new level. (Courtesy HEC University)   It’s hard enough to get Kakwiranoron Cook to slow down for a few minutes to answer some questions, but considering he managed to

Kanien’kéha word sparks fight

Ronald Phillips is still waiting for an apology from Howick Elementary. (Courtesy Ronald Phillips)   Racism: the one word that can instantly cause trouble and spark a movement. We’ve all had our fair share of issues with people, especially in schools. At the end of February, Ronald Phillips sent his daughter Saharah and

Mohawk Bridge Consortium loses appeal

Johnny Jacobs' case is officially closed and he is happy to move on. (Daniel J. Rowe The Eastern Door)   The Quebec Court of Appeals sided with ironworker Johnny Jacobs in his case against the Mohawk Bridge Consortium, closing the controversial case. The February 25 Court of Appeal judgement follows arguments heard November

Young family needs your love and support

Through the loving support of their friends and family, Lindsay Delaronde and Guy Louie Jr. are planning to beat cancer and come out stronger. (Courtesy Lindsay Delaronde)   Kahnawake is well-known for coming together in times of need and helping one another, and the most recent time is no different. Lindsay Delaronde and

Montreal tourism to better reflect Native history

Donovan King has singlehandedly turned Montreal tourism on its side as he pushed for Indigenous recognition, like here, where he changed the face on a Montreal cab via Photoshop. (Courtesy Donovan King)   Montreal’s designated tourism school has decided, after much pressure, that its curriculum is in need of an overhaul. Beginning

Suspicious fire destroys CrossFit, members rally to rebuild

Within the past year two fires have destroyed beloved organizations in Kanesatake. The blaze last Monday that left Kanehsatake CrossFit in ashes was devastating to those who used the gym and thought of it as a second home. (Courtesy Isabelle Nicholas) “We lost the best thing Kanesatake had,” said Pilates instructor

Battling complacency an issue on S-3 for council

Council continues to try to engage the community on the federal bill MCK feels is an existential threat to the community's membership. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) A disheartening total of four people showed to the Bill S-3 youth information session last Thursday, February 28 at the Kahnawake Youth Center. Allan

Potholes, potholes everywhere! It’s winter!

Kahnawake's crews ran out of cold asphalt and are working overtime to fill those nasty holes that pop up around town when the temperatures drop. (Tehosterihens Deer, The Eastern Door) Montreal is well-known as one of the best places to be, with their fantastic food, art, bars, and…..potholes! The city is locally-known

Kanehsatà:ke Radio moves forward with plans

Sylvain “Syd” Gaspé said the main mission of the RKR project is to promote the language and culture. (Natalia Fedosieieva The Eastern Door) The third meeting of the Reviving Kanehsatà:ke Radio (RKR) group was held in the United Church hall in Kanehsatake last Tuesday, to provide some updates and to discuss current results

McComber wins by-election, takes seat at table

Frank "Fafa" McComber took his seat at the council table Monday after winning Saturday's election. It is the first time McComber threw his hat in the ring to stand for election, as the JFK Quarry owner replaces Lloyd Phillips who resigned his seat at the beginning of February. (Tehosterihens Deer