“They didn’t win, we are still here”

FILE PHOTO After Bill C-5 passed earlier this month, the federal government is now officially recognizing September 30 as the National day for Truth and Reconciliation (Orange Shirt Day). This sacred day was introduced by the strength and determination of Phyllis Jack-Webstad. The brave woman retold the story of her first day in

The resilience of our youth

COURTESY TEIAWENNISERATE TOMLINSON On a typical day in Kanehsata’kehró:non Teiawenniserate Tomlinson’s house, you will find a five-year-old boy and a sevenyear-old girl, fidgety and energetic, trying their very best to glue their bums to their seats, as they listen to their teacher on-screen. “My daughter is very, very active. Like me, she

Initiative keeping youths safe

COURTESY TAMMY WHITEBEAN In June 2019, community member Tammy Whitebean teamed up with the Kahnawake Peacekeepers and started the Kids Safe Zone. The goal of this initiative is to keep kids in the community safe, by designating certain houses a safe haven, in case of emergencies. “I asked the Peacekeepers if they

Sesame Park not ready until next spring

(STEVE BONSPIEL THE EASTERN DOOR) [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 like this flowing, in our print product, though an online subscription at www.eastermdoor.com and here, for free, on our website and Facebook. But when a

Book launch sees many happy faces

(COURTESY RAVEN SWAMP) [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 like this flowing, in our print product, though an online subscription at www.eastermdoor.com and here, for free, on our website and Facebook. But when a large portion