“Winter Freedom” from winter blues

Courtesy Mackenzie Whyte Kahnawake’s Sports and Recreation Unit is busy preparing outdoor facilities and programming to be made available to the community over the next two weeks. The “Winter Freedom” project, named to acknowledge the way people have been stuck indoors since the onset of the Omicron variant, builds on last

One Kahnawa’kehró:non’s road to recovery

Courtesy Jon McComber Jon McComber was too eager to sleep. Before the sun had even begun to rise, he sat straight in his bed as excitement continued building up. “Every year is another milestone for me,” said the Kahnawa’kehró:non. “Around this same moment each year, I get time to reflect on

Mental health help is out there

Alana Kane enjoying the great outdoors with her daughter Vivian this winter. Courtesy Alana Kane Local mother Katsitsahawe Norton found a sense of community at the parenting teens group offered by Kahnawake Shakotiia’takehnhas Community Services (KSCS). “We still feel young ourselves, and it’s like, how are we raising these teens?” she

State of Emergency renewed over objections

Courtesy MCK The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) extended the State of Emergency this week, but the decision was not unanimous for the first time since the resolution was first passed. The MCK announced that it extended the decree for another 30 days in accordance with the Kahnawake Emergency Preparedness Law.

A new direction for the Onen’tó:kon Healing Lodge

(Courtesy Lori Tarbell) Genuine compassion leads the path towards recovery. This is the approach that guides the work of Lori Tarbell, the new Onen’tó:kon Healing Lodge (OHL) executive director. “The staff has an enormous amount of wisdom and knowledge,” said Tarbell as she commended the ardor with which her new staff

The end of local COVID-19 stats

Overwhelmed by the Omicron wave and unable to keep up with testing, local health authorities will no longer track or report the number of COVID-19 cases in Kahnawake. Throughout the pandemic, these numbers have been a key metric in evaluating an appropriate balance between personal liberty and community safety. The

First baby of 2022 makes a grand entrance

(Courtesy Jenny Lahache) Baby Ietsirénhawe was already a week late. Her due date was December 24, which came and went without a peep. Mother Jenny Lahache was left feeling like she was in labour for two straight weeks - until the morning of January 1, when Ietsirénhawe decided it was time

Kahnawake feeling pandemic pinch

The fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic ushered in the highly transmissible Omicron variant, dramatically increasing positive cases in the community and around the world over the last few weeks. As of Wednesday evening, there were 110 active cases of COVID-19 in Kahnawake and a total of 223 since the beginning

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

Local cooking show wins innovation award

(Courtesy Frankie Massicotte) What’s for Lunch, a community cooking show that promotes healthy eating and family bonding, was the winner of the innovation award at this year’s Order of Dietitians and Nutritionists of Quebec award gala. Co-hosts Chantal Haddad, a community dietitian and nutritionist at the Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre (KMHC), and