Teioshontathe McComber to make NLL debut

Teioshontathe McComber was four years old when he got his start in the Kahnawake Minor Lacrosse league. Tomorrow he will play his first game in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) for the Georgia Swarm.  McComber was drafted 48th overall back in September. Before that, he played for the University of Albany

Report exposes ongoing sterilization crimes

A damning new report released last week has exposed the ongoing practice of imposed sterilization of First Nations and Inuit women in Quebec. The report, published by the Universite du Quebec en Abitibi-Temiscamingue (UQAT), Canada Research Chairs, and the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC), 

New field guide for local birds

Bird-watching may seem like a refined specialty only tailored to those with infinite patience and pro-grade binoculars, but that isn’t always the case. There are more than a handful of species that can be spotted out and about or even right in your backyard.  The Kanien'kehà:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural

Onen’tó:kon worker gets desk at Montreal hospital

Years ago, when the detox unit at Montreal’s CHUM hospital was receiving only one or two Indigenous clients per year, staff confiscated an Onkwehón:we’s beading needles. It seemed like an obvious thing to do - patients are not supposed to keep sharp objects because of the risk of self-harm and other

The unstoppable family

It’s got to be hard growing up as a Miller-Morgan.  Waneek Horn-Miller is a world-renowned water-polo player, the first Kanien’kehá:ka woman to represent Canada at the Olympic Games, co-captain of the Sydney 2000 Olympic team, and a member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. Her husband and fellow olympian Keith Morgan

Candidates answer community questions

Kicking back with a livestream of “meet the candidates” night - again - is not everyone’s idea of a relaxing Wednesday evening. But that doesn’t mean the question of who should become the next Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) chief doesn’t deserve some consideration. To this end, The Eastern Door invited the

Magic Palace works magic

The folks at Magic Palace, like many other businesses, barely made it through the pandemic. But after months of hard work, they’re back on their feet, and they’re ready to share the prosperity - with a $1 million donation to Kahnawake’s soon-to-be built Cultural Arts Centre. Located on Highway 132, Magic Palace

Walkers honour residential school children

Each day that 67-year-old Virgil Moar wakes up on the side of the Trans-Canada Highway, he turns to his companions, both decades his junior, and he says “Top of the morning to you.” He says it because - in his words - it sounds really damn cheerful. “Sometimes you want to

Winter Wonderland marks eighth year

“It’s become a healing place. The community comes together to grieve, and heal, and enjoy together.” These are the words of Carla Skye-Delisle, the president of the Kateri Memorial Foundation (KMF), who for the eighth year running, has organized Karonhiaráhstha’s Winter Wonderland in honour of her daughter Karonhiaráhstha Delisle, who passed

All Rhodes lead to local student

Iakoiehwahtha (Iako) Patton has just made history. The Kahnawa’kehró:non is one of the first Indigenous women in Canada to receive the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. “It all still feels unreal,” said Patton, who remembers exactly where she was when she got the news - the hallway of her apartment building. After a rigorous monthslong