Spirit Children’s Walk going strong

An odd 200 kilometres separates Kanehsatake from the town of Arnprior, Ontario. Since the Spirit Children’s Walk began on September 9, this has been the distance travelled by Kanehsatake resident and father, Al Harrington, his son Nation, and Ottawa resident Jessica-Lee Dinovitzer. “We all need to be able to move forward as

Cleaning up the fallen pine trees

The Pines have been the centre stage of ongoing tensions since 1990 and the forest continues to face threats from within the community. (VIRGINIE ANN 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

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

Quebec plans to revoke G&R permit

The recycling site is owned by both Gabriel’s brothers, Robert and Gary, and has been causing tension since 2014. (COURTESY VIRGINIE ANN ) [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

Setting the record straight on threats

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Tourism office sheds light on historical injustices

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Behind the checkpoints

  Before going to work at the west gate access location point in Kanesatake, Patsy Bonspille brings her hot chamomile tea to help keep her warm for her 12-hour night shift. “It was minus-12 one of the first nights, April 21, in the open field road,” Bonspille said. “I was dressed warm

An open letter to the Oka mayor

(Editorial by Steve Bonspiel)  [apss_share] Dear Pascal Quevillon, You, and by extension the village of Oka, will never win. We, the first peoples of this land, will never stop fighting for what has always been, and always will be, ours. So you may as well give up, give in, and do what’s right. Stop fighting