Dissecting the asbestos file

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) finally released the long-awaited executive summary of the Asbestos Civil Investigation’s final report. However, many unanswered questions remain regarding accountability, decision-making, and transparency. Last Friday, MCK executive director Onerahtókha (Karlie) Marquis, chief Cody Diabo and the investigation’s community observer Doug Lahache participated in a press


In Kahnawake and many other communities from coast to coast, actions and demonstrations were held this week in solidarity with land defenders in Wet’suwet’en territory. After the RCMP arrested 29 people on November 18 and 19 while enforcing an injunction granted to Coastal GasLink, Kahnawa’kehró:non organized a rolling blockade Wednesday on

Highway plan draws ire of Council

Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) chief Ross Montour recently participated in a meeting with the Ministere des Transports (MTQ) regarding a provincial project that would see the urbanization of Highway 132 and would cut into the territory. “Right now, people are sick and tired about people making assumptions about our lands.

Longhouse intervenes

On Monday morning (October 4), land defenders from the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation of Kahnawake made their way to the foot of the Mercier Bridge and halted a small construction project that was set to start. This action was taken as a reflection of the community’s ‘not one more inch’ perspective. The Longhouse

Grassroots movements fight a broken system

For the last 75 days, land defenders from the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation at Kahnawake have been occupying an area at the end of the Old Chateauguay Road (OCR) in the hopes of stopping a proposed housing development project and reclaiming their land. Just under a year earlier, out in Caledonia, Ontario, members

New chief comes clean

Steve Bonspiel The Eastern Door Ryan Montour was on a path of self-destruction when a lifestyle of drinking, drugging and high-risk behaviour finally caught up to him that one fateful night 10 years ago.  On March 2, 2011, Montour’s life changed forever after he left a local bar under the influence

Pandemic-related challenges shown in new budget

MARISELA AMADOR THE EASTERN DOOR The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) will be releasing its annual budget next Wednesday, March 31, the last day of the fiscal year. MCK chief and lead of the Administrative Affairs portfolio, Mike Delisle Jr., told The Eastern Door that a press conference will be held to

Council chief faces DUI charges

(File Photo) [apss_share] Mohawk Council of Kahnawake chief Carl Horn was at the Valleyfield courthouse for a hearing recently, related to a September 2018 drunk driving arrest. According to court documents obtained by The Eastern Door, Horn has been criminally charged with two counts of drunk driving and one count for violating

McComber wins by-election, takes seat at table

Frank "Fafa" McComber took his seat at the council table Monday after winning Saturday's election. It is the first time McComber threw his hat in the ring to stand for election, as the JFK Quarry owner replaces Lloyd Phillips who resigned his seat at the beginning of February. (Tehosterihens Deer

There’s slots of magic in the air at the Palace

Get your hands on some money magic with the new Electronic Gaming Devices at the cutting-edge game stop - Magic Palace. With the EGD's bright colours and endearing function, owners are hoping the slot machines will be a hit. (Tehosterihens Deer, The Eastern Door) [apss_share] The day has finally come. Magic Palace