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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

Making time and cultures intertwine

Karine Echaquan told some legends from her Atikamekw background and presented pieces of her culture to teach those present. (Natalia Fedosieieva, The Eastern Door)   The opening of the public artwork L’étreinte des temps in the Tiohtià:ke Otsirakéhne Park on the summit of Outremont last Saturday highlighted the nature of the

Kateri statue commissioned for university

Stephen McComber has worked 55 long years at his craft, including this latest piece of commissioned art. (Steve Bonspiel, The Eastern Door)         Stephen McComber was asked to use his wood carving expertise, and he gladly created a beaut. Although it wasn’t easy. The task? Sculpting a rather large statue

Loan approved to buy 7 Generations

(Marisela Amador The Eastern Door) Back in 2015, a decision was made to have 7 Generations Day Care become part of Step-by-Step Child and Family Center (SBS), and now it is one step closer to becoming a reality. “We asked Mohawk Council of Kahnawake to provide us with financial assistance (a loan)

Project heals through embroidery

(Courtesy Sacred Fire Productions) Healing comes in many forms, and community member Melanie Morrison has found a way to help on her own healing journey. Her sister Tiffany disappeared in 2006 and her remains were found four years later. The file is still open. Morrison is currently involved in a project created

Five candidates, one Council seat

(Marisela Amador The Eastern Door) Two dozen community members showed up at the Golden Age Club for Candidates Night on Wednesday evening, for the one vacant spot left open after Carl Horn resigned last month. Earlier in the day, the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) released the official candidates list for the