“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

Indigenous languages acknowledged

COURTESY GOVERNMENT OF CANADA On Monday, June 14, the federal government appointed the first-ever commissioner to protect endangered Indigenous languages. Four representatives, the commissioner, Ronald E. Ignace, and three directors - Georginia Liberty, Joan Greyeyes and Robert Watt - make up the first-ever Office of the Commissioner of Indigenous Languages (OCIL). Commissioner Ignace,

Gaming bill moves forward sans amendments

  COURTESY SENATE OF CANADA Kahnawake was ignored, again. This was the consensus that the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) came to after Bill C-218, the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act, was passed by the Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce without amendments on June 4. The committee reported the private member’s

More funding for Resilience Montreal

(COURTESY FACEBOOK OF IAN LAFRENIÈRE - DÉPUTÉ DE VACHON) This was the second time that Ian Lafrenière and Nakuset sat down together at a press conference. In an unprecedented move, the Quebec government announced the investment of $3 million to buy a permanent home for Resilience Montreal. On Monday, February 22, Quebec Indigenous

Vaccines are here!

The healthcare workers received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. (COURTESY KAHNAWAKE 911) [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,

Council critical of Language Act implementation

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Quebec government revokes G&R permit

(VIRGINIE ANN THE EASTERN DOOR) Located on 389 rang St-Jean, the G&R recycling site has been causing tension since 2014. [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