G&R report meeting questioned

“The recommendations are just band-aid solutions,” said Tracy Cross, referring to the mitigation options proposed to address the nauseating odours emitting from the recycling site in Kanesatake. “We cannot and will not stand by government officials any longer as our health deteriorates.” Cross was among the Kanehsata’kehró:non who attended a meeting

Local hotel project raises questions

Minister of Indigenous Affairs Ian Lafrenière (pictured right) announced the funding for the private hotel project at the Grand Economic Circle of Indigenous People and Quebec. Laurence Brisson Dubreuil, The Eastern Door Check-in time for visitors will soon be starting in Kahnawake. A private hotel project that has been in development since

Indigenous inclusion in economy

Economic wealth is intrinsically dependent on the land. First Nations leaders attending the Grand Economic Circle of Indigenous People and Quebec continually made this point during the event held in Montreal on November 25 and 26. “It’s all happening on our land and this needs to be respected and recognized,” Mohawk Council

G&R air study report released

(File photo) A putrid smell fills the air and lungs of those living near the shut-down recycling centre. Characterized by its pungent “rotten egg” odour, hydrogen sulphide (H2S) is not only malodorous. It is also a toxic and potentially harmful gas. An ambient air quality study report obtained by The Eastern Door raises

Riverside Inn displays gorgeous art

A historical building in Kahnawake is currently hosting a collection of modern art pieces created by Onkwehón:we artists. The inaugural Iontkahthóhtha exhibition launched at the beginning of the month by the Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center (KOR) at the Riverside Inn will continue until October 24. Scott Berwick, KOR’s photo

Fighting climate change one tree at a time

When it comes to the fight against climate change, planting trees is part of the solution. As a substantive and affordable counter-action to mitigating human-caused emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2), the Kahnawake Environment Protection Office (KEPO) launched its tree planting Há’o Tewaiéntho! Let’s Plant! initiative. Between Monday, October 4 and

Indigenous women outshine Paris

“What’s the worst thing that could happen?” is what Waneek Horn-Miller asked herself as she walked down the runway. “I guess I could trip and fall,” she laughed, while recounting her Paris City Fashion Week experience in an interview with The Eastern Door. As a mother of three in her 40s and

Remembering Joyce Echaquan

Purple was the colour of honour at the vigil held to commemorate the life of Joyce Echaquan. A year has come and gone since the Atikamekw mother of seven live-streamed her last moments where she was taunted by racist remarks from nursing staff at the Joliette Hospital. The anniversary of her death

Indigenous leaders inspire Montreal crowd

Every word spoken by Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel carried through the heavy air as hundreds of people attentively listened, desperately trying to absorb their meaning. “Why did it take finding evidence of the children for you all to rise up together with us?” pleaded the Kanehsata’kehró:non, as she addressed the sea of