Diabo’s eloquence leads to award

(Courtesy Sylvie-Ann Paré) Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo’s work bringing Indigenous traditions to the dance world in Montreal has been recognized with a prestigious award. At an awards ceremony on December 3, Diabo was named laureate of the Prix interprète de la danse de Montréal, an award highlighting the contributions of a local dancer

Community turns out for Winter Wonderland

(Courtesy Carla Skye-Delisle) Even though COVID-19 measures meant La Vista was mostly empty, Monday’s draw day was a festive denouement for Karonhiaráhstha’s Winter Wonderland. The seventh annual fundraiser was hosted at La Vista restaurant by the Kateri Memorial Foundation (KMF), which streamed the draw live on its Facebook page to hundreds of

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

Grand chief deals with death threat

After outside media reports started circulating online about the Quebec government investing $3.3 million for a hotel project in Kahnawake, the reaction by some in the community was swift and hostile. Posts on social media included threats of violence against the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) and specifically grand chief Kahsennenhawe

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

#ShutDownCanada

In Kahnawake and many other communities from coast to coast, actions and demonstrations were held this week in solidarity with land defenders in Wet’suwet’en territory. After the RCMP arrested 29 people on November 18 and 19 while enforcing an injunction granted to Coastal GasLink, Kahnawa’kehró:non organized a rolling blockade Wednesday on

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

Racing to provide high-speed internet

Terms like megabit and gigabit might go over some people’s heads, but the need for fast, reliable internet in Kahnawake is something nearly everyone understands. “It puts people on the same level as on the outside,” said Wallace “Bully” Stacey, president of K Fiber Optic. The local company hopes that within