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

A man’s journey of identity leads to Kahnawake

As a young boy, acclaimed musician Tom Wilson would only ever hear about Kahnawake around the kitchen table when adults – who later turned out to be close relatives – visited his parents Bunny and George in Hamilton, Ontario. He grew up listening to tales about famous wrestlers, activists, ironworkers and

Coming to your TV screen this August

(Left: COURTESY KRISTINA RUDDICK Right: COURTESY IMDB) Who would have thought that one of Kahnawake’s own would be sipping tea and cracking jokes with critically-acclaimed director Taika Waititi? Although once you have a chance to watch Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs on screen, this will no longer come as a surprise. With a breath of

UNDRIP bill reaches end of its journey

FILE PHOTO Bill C-15, which aims to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), received royal assent on Monday, officially becoming law in Canada. The Liberal-backed legislation passed the third reading in the Senate, last Wednesday (June 16) 61-10. This passed even after repeated attempts by the Mohawk

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

Kanesatake takes a stand

COURTESY PASCAL QUEVILLON - MAIRE D’OKA FACEBOOK PAGE This article was written in collaboration with Eastern Door contributor Robin Della Corte. With the addition of every car lining up on Route 344 last Saturday, June 12, Kanehsata’kehró:non became increasingly concerned. It was an event organized at The Green Room cannabis shop over the

Hydro line removal nearing completion

STEVE BONSPIEL THE EASTERN DOOR The final phase of the massive Hydro Quebec Line 2 Dismantlement project is here. According to Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) chief Lindsay LeBorgne and the lead on the project, all that is left to do is replanting trees. In a previous announcement made by the MCK, they

Bay projects head into final stages

TEHOSTERIHENS DEER The Eastern Door The Kahnawake Environment Protection Office (KEPO) is continuing construction on the completion of the beach, pond and marsh, and the long-awaited turtle nesting ground. Patrick Ragaz, the general manager of Field Science at KEPO, discussed new updates on the projects and possible completion date for the beach. “From

Beans: First Mohawk film voted best in Canada

COURTESY SEBASTIEN RAYMOND Making her 12-year-old heart tremendously proud, filmmaker and director Kahnawa’kehró:non Tracey Deer made Kanien’kehá:- ka history this week, big time. Deer’s first-ever feature film, “Beans” won best picture on the last night of the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards, along with the John Dunning best first feature award. “I was shocked,”

Working in Greenland was an eye-opener

COURTESY LEONARD J. ATONNION BORDEAU In this week’s Blast from the Past, Kahnawakehró:non Leonard J. Atonnion Bordeau shared his once-in-a-lifetime experience of working as an ironworker in Greenland. The year was 1984, and Bordeau, who was 38-years-old at the time, had been working in the field since the age of 18. “I traveled