Peter Jacobs retiring from minor hockey

After more than 30 years of involvement with the Kahnawake Minor Hockey Association, president Peter “Pitt” Jacobs is ready to say goodbye. A few weeks ago, he officially told the association that he would be retiring. It was a tough but necessary decision for a man who has dedicated his life

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,

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,

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

The resilience of our youth

COURTESY TEIAWENNISERATE TOMLINSON On a typical day in Kanehsata’kehró:non Teiawenniserate Tomlinson’s house, you will find a five-year-old boy and a sevenyear-old girl, fidgety and energetic, trying their very best to glue their bums to their seats, as they listen to their teacher on-screen. “My daughter is very, very active. Like me, she

COVID-19 vaccine shifts to teenagers

The vaccination uptake in Kahnawake is set to continue rising, as 16 and 17-year-old community members will soon have the opportunity to receive their first dose. In an announcement made last week by the COVID-19 Task Force, it was confirmed that the Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre (KMHC) had successfully secured a

New foundation to focus on the youth

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A beautiful soul gone too soon

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Community’s kindness helped grieving families

(COURTESY JUDITH BESNER) The crosses were made by Étienne Rémillard, Antoine’s cousin, to pay tribute to the lost men.  [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

Football family cheers together

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