Recognizing Indigenous excellence

(Courtesy Wahéhshon Shiann Whitebean) [apss_share] Kahnawakehró:non Wahéhshon Shiann Whitebean started university eight years ago at age 30. Already a mother of three, Whitebean embarked on a rigorous academic journey, which led to her being named a 2020 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar, one of Canada’s most prestigious academic awards. In only a few short years,

Back-to-school season in Kanesatake

Schools closed earlier in March while the pandemic was hitting worldwide and forcing everything to shut down. (COURTESY FACEBOOK RATIHÉN:TE HIGH SCHOOL) [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

Kanien’kéha activists adapt to pandemic

(NATALIA FEDOSIEIEVA 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

Healing himself through our language

(COURTESY QUEENIE MCCOMBER) [apss_share] Sahawisóko Arquette went through some hardships that ultimately led to serious addiction a few years ago. “In high school, I found myself abusing substances,” said Arquette. “And then I stopped because of something that happened to me. It didn’t go well for me doing that. After that, I reflected,

Education continues to adapt

(File Photo) [apss_share] The Kahnawake Education Center (KEC) has started to look at several different scenarios for the new school year in the fall, and although no decision has been made yet, there’s a ton of work going on behind the scenes. Robin Delaronde, director of education in Kahnawake, said they are currently

Schools to stay closed till fall

Premier Francois Legault announced recently that schools will gradually re-open in Quebec, but Kahnawake has other plans. All schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year, as stipulated by the Kahnawake COVID-19 Pandemic Task Force. The local Task Force has the mandate to address the pandemic on behalf of

Indian Day School claims dredge up bad memories

Joe Jacobs and his siblings Leona and Bruce have all filed claims regarding their time at Indian Day School in Kahnawake’s old Kateri School. (Lindsay Richardson The Eastern Door) [apss_share]   During the era of residential schools, it was once calculated that Indigenous children raised in their communities spent, cumulatively, 78,000,000 nights away

Cook hopes executive degree inspires others

Kakwiranoron Cook is inspiring people in at least two nations, as he uses his Mohawk and Sioux heritage to push him to a new level. (Courtesy HEC University) [apss_share]   It’s hard enough to get Kakwiranoron Cook to slow down for a few minutes to answer some questions, but considering he managed to