A Voice from the Eastern Door

Articles written by Rease Doxtdator

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  • MCA/Department of Tehotiiennawa:kon "Working Together"

    Rease Doxtdator|Nov 27, 2013

    Kawehnoke/Akwesasne - After much planning and strategizing, a 'meeting of the minds' came together at the Anowarakowa Arena on Monday, November 25 for a two day session. The Mississauga FN delegates included: Sue Chiblow, (Anishinabeqwe For Garden River FN) a consultant developing environmental management plan under the Land Management Code; Alesia Boyer, Sr. Lands & Resources Technician; Carla Marcellus, Environmental Technician responsible for developing Fisheries Management, fish...

  • Kawehnoke Recreation Holds Spirit of Christmas - Part 1

    Rease Doxtdator|Nov 27, 2013

    The weather outside turned frightful but no one attending the ‘Spirit of Christmas’ event hosted by the Kawehnoke Recreation committee was intimidated by this. Visitors to the recreation center were treated to a wide variety of items from local craftspeople on Saturday and Sunday. Beaded items, one-of-a-kind Christmas decorations, leatherwork, mitts, raffles for medical expenses, jewelry, moccasins, baked goods and fine art were displayed on vendors’ tables. Some vendors stayed for the one d...

  • Memorial Bench Finds New Home at the Kanatakon School

    Rease Doxtdator|Nov 14, 2013

    Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead While the group of people gathered on Remembrance Day in the Kanatakon School gymnasium was small, their intent was honorable. There was no head table with dignitaries; no rambling speeches; and no obligatory hand shaking. Instead, the group of people was brought together because of a small, stone Bench and the history and experiences it represented. This Bench had...

  • Wellness Begins With You!

    Rease Doxtdator|Nov 14, 2013

    The Recreation Centre on Cornwall Island was busy as interested community members took the time to learn how to take better care of their health. The various tables of information ranged from making your own arthritis reliever with kitchen cupboard ingredients to sampling teas made from the following plants: plantain; burdock; Stinging Nettle; Yarrow; Coltsfoot; Dandelion; White Pine; Sassafras; Sarsaparilla; and Ginger to commercially prepared anti-aging formulas. Included in the commercial cat...

  • Don't Frack New York's Farms!

    Rease Doxtdator|Nov 14, 2013

    In support of the Mi'Kmaq struggle to oppose FRACKING in their territory, Akwesasne Mohawks shut down traffic on the bridge for a brief period of time on Saturday, November 9th. As vehicular traffic approached the crossroads on Cornwall Island, volunteers distributed fliers of information from the Northeast Organic Farming Association of NY. Cornwall city police cruisers were parked within blocks of the CBSA port of entry on Brookdale Ave in anticipation of the bridge shutdown. At approximately...