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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

Band card refused at St. Remi Giant Tiger

(Courtesy Patty Stacey) On Tuesday, Patty Stacey and one of her friends from out of town decided to go shopping at the Giant Tiger in St. Remi. The two women were having a pleasant time while shopping in the store when things took an uncomfortable turn. “I had a few items that I

Half a million march for change

(Melody Horn The Eastern Door) The Global Climate Strike that took place from September 20 to 27 in places all over the world, included a large number of Kanien’kehá:ka and thousands of other Indigenous people. Last Friday, September 27, all major cities across Canada like downtown Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal were

Apologies, concerns follow inquiry

Regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL) Ghislain Picard believes there is still much work ahead. (Natalia Fedosieieva The Eastern Door) Premier François Legault publicly apologized to the Indigenous people of Quebec this Wednesday, after The Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and

Major drug bust on 207

 (Courtesy Kahnawake Peacekeepers)   Last Friday, September 27, Peacekeepers executed a search warrant at around 6:00 a.m. at a residence located on Route 207 near Rice Road. A local male, who has not been officially charged so he cannot be named publicly yet, was arrested. “He was released on a promise to

Orange Shirt Day honours, remembers

(Marisela Amador, The Eastern Door) Many Kanien’kehá:ka came out to commemorate and bring awareness to residential school survivors on Monday for the fifth annual Orange Shirt Day, vowing never to let it happen again. It was a chilly fall morning at the green space next to the Orville Memorial Park, but little

Chief resigns amid DUI charges

 (File Photo) Mohawk Council chief Carl Horn faced mounting pressure after his second known drunk driving charge in late August, and decided to call it quits yesterday (September 19). The Eastern Door broke the story of his appearance in Valleyfield Court August 20, where he faced three separate charges. “Carl Horn…… did operate

Ottawa to pay $40k per child

Cindy Blackstock (podium) has been fighting hard for the rights and equal treatment of on-reserve children. (File Photo) In a decision announced last Friday, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) ordered the federal government to compensate $40,000 to each First Nation child wrongly taken from their homes and put in care

A few surprises at Akwesasne Powwow

A trio of local girls impressed in Akwesasne last weekend, taking home two seconds and a third while strutting their stuff for all to see. (Courtesy AndreJIPhotography and Caralee Montour)   Ie’nahkwenhá:wi Rice wasn’t going to let a little thing like a broken arm stop her from dancing. Luckily for her competition in