A whole lotta hockey coming up

Courtesy Justin Kariwakeron Horne The weather is heating up, and so is Minor Hockey in Kahnawake as local players get ready for their end-of-season tournaments. One player to watch in this weekend’s President’s Cup action is Oniehtase James Day, captain of the U13C Mohawks team. He pulled off a double hat

Wrestling championships go ahead without Survival School

Courtesy Peter Montour Howard S. Billings High School wrestler Gabriel Ouellette-Whalen had no experience when the captain of the wrestling team, Nicholas Elliott, suggested around Halloween that he try out for the squad. Ouellette-Whalen is one of the smaller guys on the roster, according to his coach, Kahnawa’kehró:non Peter Montour. The

Showing Indigenous pride

Courtesy Linda Hemlock Linda Hemlock had never made regalia until two months ago. When the Shuswap woman living in BC caught word that kids in her community had been invited to dance at the Alpine World Junior Championships, she was determined to lend a hand. “With all those athletes coming to

“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

A shot at wrestling glory for Kyle Zachary

Courtesy Kyle Zachary Kyle Zachary is getting ready to represent Kahnawake in a Canadian wrestling competition show later this year. Wrestling Academy, created by the esteemed pro wrestler Jacques Rougeau, will pit candidates coming from anywhere coast-to-coast against each other for the chance to win $5,000 and a tryout at the

Kahnawake wrestling shows signs of life

(Courtesy Peter Montour) Small groups of Kahnawa’kehró:non youth and adults have returned to the Kahnawake Youth Center to reunite with a sport they love. The Kanien’kehá:ka Tehontatie:nas Mohawk Wrestling Club (KTMWC), which started in November 2019, has seen its attendance slowly creep up since re-starting this September after a year of dormancy. “Normally,

Mosquito Raiders headed to finals

After a muddy victory, the Chateauguay Raiders’ Mosquito team is heading to the championship game this weekend. “It started off scary,” said head coach Kevin Wyeth of the semi-final, which took place on Halloween. After a good kick-off return, the St. Lazare Stallions scored a touchdown on their first drive of the

Raiders head into playoffs with local help

Chateauguay vs. Chateauguay. Black vs. Silver. Teammate-turned-adversary. There were so many seven to nine-year-olds playing football this year in Chateauguay that the Raiders Football Association fielded two Atom teams. When they were pitted against each other for the last match of the season, only one point separated them on the scorecard

Goodbye Kahnawake, but not forever!

(COURTESY DAVID TUAN BUI) Since working for The Eastern Door, David Tuan Bui has broadcasted lacrosse for K103.7 FM and LacrosseTV. He has commented on events like the President’s Cup and The North American Invitational. I love to speak and broadcast my voice, but writing this farewell piece had become more difficult

Football family cheers together

(COURTESY EUGENE NICHOLAS) [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