Indigenous athletes ready to roll

With the official beginning of the Tokyo Olympics Games starting tomorrow, Indigenous athletes worldwide prepare for this unique experience, following a particularly difficult training period. This year, the Canadian Women’s hammer throw team includes a motivated Kanien’kehá:ka athlete named Jillian Weir. “To represent the Mohawk people at the Olympics is a

Looking back at sweet lacrosse memories

COURTESY TEWENHNI’TATSHON LOUIS DELISLE This article was written by Tewenhni'tatshon Louis Delisle, special to The Eastern Door.  The year was 1969, the Caughnawaga Indians had just won the Quebec Division of the Ontario – Quebec Inter – Provincial Lacrosse League, and the right to challenge for the President’s Cup, emblematic of the

Taken by cancer too soon

Brandon White and Trevor Montour fought brave battles against cancer, but both sadly died within less than a month of each other, leaving behind many loved ones. (COURTESY MONTOUR FAMILY) [apss_share] Dear Readers: As an essential service that is still open during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Eastern Door is fighting hard to keep news

NASCAR vehicle gets Warrior flag treatment

Chad Finchum of NASCAR, driving the #13 car being sponsored by local Kahnawake business Mohawk Market. (Courtesy Derek White) [apss_share] A piece of Mohawk decor was on NASCAR driver Chad Finchum’s car at Unhinged 500 in the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama on Saturday. The Mohawk Warrior Society flag on NASCAR driver Chad

Kahnawake tennis, anyone?

Two tennis courts constructed last fall at the Kahnawake Sports Complex will be opened today (Friday) at noon. The splash pads at the arena were constructed with the courts at the same time. (Courtesy Vanessa Alfred) [apss_share] Two new tennis courts at the Kahnawake Sports Complex will be open for free use

Mohawk lacrosse player named to Hall of Fame

Ross Powless as a player-coach for the Hamilton Lincoln Burners Senior A team from 1956-1958. He earned several awards including league scoring champion, best defensive player, league MVP and coach of the year. (Courtesy Richard Powless) [apss_share] One of the most distinguished figures of Mohawk lacrosse will be inducted in Canada’s Sports Hall

Lacrosse leagues face uncertainty from COVID-19

Kahnawake Mohawk Jacob Ruest scores a goal while fighting off captain John Lintz of the then three-time defending President’s Cup champion St. Albert Miners at the Kahnawake Sports Complex in 2019. (David Tuan Bui, The Eastern Door) [apss_share]  While several leagues typically begin playing lacrosse in late May, COVID-19 has caused several suspended