Soccer team honours residential school children

Courtesy Harry Rice By Joseph Czikk When Kahnawake’s Under-17 girls soccer team stepped on the field Thursday night, they did so showcasing brand new jerseys. The colour the girls wore was different this time. Orange, rather than the usual purple.  There was also something new on the sleeves. The words: “Every child matters.” Both

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

Wrestlers steering in right direction

(Luca Scott, The Eastern Door) [apss_share] Two local wrestling clubs made their presence felt at the Riverdale Invitational Tournament last weekend. The Kahnawake Survival School Wrestling Club entered a total of six wrestlers and were able to grapple their way to two gold medals along with four silver medals. The Screaming Eagles Wrestling Club

First marathon in the books for Kanesatake runner

(Courtesy Brandon Bonspiel) [apss_share] Brandon Bonspiel began the Marathon Oasis de Montreal half marathon this Sunday with a rough start, as the race was delayed 50 minutes. But, with determination and high spirits, Bonspiel finished at 2,464 out of over 9,580 people, which was, “Pretty good considering it was my first ever,”

Two local boys play hard, have fun with Rochester

Darris Jones has strong family support in his pursuit of the game his father played for so long and they both love so much. (Courtesy Al Jones) [apss_share] Darris Jones was in the lobby of the hotel that his Rochester Knighthawks were sharing with another team. Both teams were in Oakville, Ontario for

Tips and tricks for beating the heat wave

Hit up the splash pad and stay hydrated to beat the heat as the mercury rises, and sweating starts and never seems to stop. (Tehosterihens Deer, The Eastern Door) [apss_share] Patrick J. Zachary  Head's Up student Patrick Zachary may be just 15, but he knows a think or two about a thing or

Both sides of the river celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day

Grand Chief Joe Norton joins Mayor of Montreal Valérie Plante at the unveiling of the new name for Rue Amherst in Montreal on Friday, June 21, 2019. The street will be known as Rue Atateken and was announced on National Indigenous Peoples Day. (Photo by William Riley) [apss_share] Mina Mazumder Montreal mayor Valérie

Four women push their limits in muddy waters

Four badass women from Kahnawake got dirty and pushed their limbs to the limit at the Montreal Mud Hero in St. Bruno. (Courtesy Mud Hero) [apss_share] Mina Mazumder Four Kahnawa’kehró:non slammed themselves in the mud Saturday in the Montreal Mud Hero Obstacle Races in St. Bruno. Mud Hero is the largest obstacle course event

Marking graves and reconciling with veterans

A non-for profit group is looking for researchers as part of a program to properly name Indigenous unmarked graves. (Courtesy Last Post Fund) [apss_share] Mina Mazumder In April, Canadian non-profit organization the Last Post Fund (LPF), officially kicked off their Indigenous Unmarked Grave Program for anyone with a service number and an Indigenous background