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Good news for little fighter Madden Diabo

Kahente McGregor is all smiles now that her son Madden is cancer-free for two years. (Ambre Giovanni, The Eastern Door) Madden Diabo may have been too young to understand what was happening to him, but his parents Kahente McGregor and Brody Diabo are happy to see light at the end of

Mohawks and mohawks at ’77 Montreal festival

Eastern Door reporters Jessica Deer and Daniel J. Rowe did not really blend in with the denim vest-wearing and mohawk-sporting sea of crusties both young and old that came out to Parc Jean-Drapeau on Friday. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Punk, you’re old. As I watched X take over one of

Heart beats for baby Bella needs your support

Michaela Montour with her daughters: Three-year-old Brayley-Jane and five-month-old Isabella. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) At only five months old, Isabella Fure has undergone a number of major medical procedures that most won’t endure in a lifetime. Born on February 17 to Kahnawa'kehró:non Michaela Montour and her boyfriend Brad Fure, Isabella was

Path of Resilience highlights Indigenous artists

Skawennati Fragnito’s Celestial Tree blooms by the corner of Pine Avenue and McTavish, as a part of the Path to Resilience exhibition on Montreal’s new Promenade Fleuve-Montagne. (Courtesy Sébastien Roy) Three pieces of public art created by Onkwehón:we artists can be seen along Montreal’s newly-unveiled Promenade Fleuve-Montagne. As one of the largest projects

Morrison still has hope for national inquiry

Tiffany Morrison’s family is still confident in the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Amid a wave of resignations and criticism of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Kahnawa'kehró:non Melanie Morrison said she’s still confident in the

Walking With Our Sisters steps into Kahnawake

Hundreds of moccasin vamps cover the floor of Kateri School’s gymnasium for Walking With Our Sisters, a commemorative art installation to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Over 2,000 moccasin vamps are on display at Kateri School to represent the unfinished lives of hundreds

Research dives into Rotinonhsión:ni history of raising steel

Allan Downey and Carlee Loft presented their research at this year’s NAISA conference in British Columbia. (Courtesy Carlee Loft) For nearly two years, McGill professor Allan Downey and his research assistant Carlee Loft have spent their time collecting archival material around Rotinonhsión:ni communities and their history with ironworking. The material is for

Painting sunsets for stolen Onkwehón:we sisters

Twenty participants painted works of art on Monday eveningas a part of a fundraising event organized by Walking With Our Sisters Kahnawake. (Courtesy Julie Delisle) A handful of community members spent their Monday evening painting picturesque sunsets for a good cause. The fundraising activity, which took place at Xavier’s Steak and Wine Bar, was organized for Walking With Our Sisters, a commemorative art installation that has been

Karonhianónhnha grads say adieu to elementary

Twenty-seven students from Karonhianónhnha Tsi Ionteriwaienstáhkhwa received diplomas at their graduation ceremony on Monday afternoon, and will be heading off to high school come September.  (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Over two dozen students from Karonhianónhnha Tsi Ionteriwaienstáhkhwa graduated from the Mohawk immersion school on Monday afternoon, with smiles and some tears. The

Vigil marks 11 years since Morrison’s disappearance

Dozens of community members marched around the foot of the Mercier Bridge on Sunday afternoon, demanding justice for Tiffany Morrison. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Eleven years have passed since Tiffany Morrison’s life was taken. The 24-year-old mother was last seen leaving the Hiraki Bar in LaSalle taking a taxi back to