Highlighting culture at Corn Fest

Natalia Fedosieieva Kahnawake Tourism and Maison LePailleur in Chateauguay presented the fourth edition of Corn Fest at the Kahnawake Sports Complex to showcase the traditional art, food, and techniques to visitors last Saturday. According to Kahnawake Tourism, over 700 people attended the event on September 24 to enjoy traditional activities, sports,

Standing up for his Indigenous heritage

(Courtesy Tsyoyunthu Adriana Poulette) Community member Tsyoyunthu Adriana Poulette and her two boys Tharahkwisere Stacey, 11, and Tahaniehtatihentho Stacey, 9, were so excited when they heard that the boys had been cast in a mini-series. It was the first such experience for both boys, said Poulette. The mini-series is about residential schools,

Council election makes history

CALLIE GIACCONE THE EASTERN DOOR The people of Kahnawake have spoken, and elected Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer as the first-ever female grand chief. It was a historic and ceiling-shattering moment for the community. “Niawenhkó:wa kwah akwé:kon for all of your support and your faith in me and in us. As Kahnawa’kehró:non and Kanien’kehá:ka you

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

Day school students get runaround

TEHOSTERIHENS DEER THE EASTERN DOOR As a national outcry persists following the recent uncovering of childrens’ graves at a residential school in Kamloops, BC, former students of federally-operated institutions are forced to come to terms with this tragedy while continuing their own battle for justice. Since January 13, 2020, Indigenous people forced

Looking back at Earth Day 1990

PHOTOS COURTESY DONNA JONES BAILEY Last year, Donna Jones Bailey from Tennessee came across these two pictures that she took on Earth Day in 1990. “I had been cleaning up since the pandemic, and I found these photos. At the time, I could not remember all of the details, other than I

US Air Force recognizes Indigenous identity

COURTESY KRISTAL STACEY A historical decision was made, as the United States Air Force modified their identification tag policy in order to increase the recognition of Onkwehón:we people in the military. The inclusion of Native American ethnicity in identification (ID) tags, commonly referred to as dog tags, has been approved by the

Council calls out Journal de Montréal

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[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 of our

Montreal presents reconciliation plan

The Reconciliation Strategy is a five-year plan that commits to developing and maintaining good relationships. (COURTESY CITY OF MONTREAL) [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

Back when people dressed with class

The picture of Doris Lazare Meloche sitting on the car is a glimpse of the style of the time. Her daughter Raina Meloche said that people had class back then, and she loves to look at old photographs to see the different fashion styles and clothing. (COURTESY RAINA MELOCHE) [apss_share] Dear Readers: As