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Aspiring cinema writer wins scholarship

Nineteen-year-old Tehosterihens Deer was awarded this year’s Jesse Deer Memorial Media Scholarship. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Second-year cinema student Tehosterihens Deer is the latest recipient of the Jesse Deer Memorial Media Scholarship, which commemorates the life of the well-known and loved media personality in Kahnawake. “It really means a lot to me.

Loose dog meeting calls for more than just barks

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake organized a community meeting last week to discuss the ongoing issue of loose dogs. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) A month after a 13-year-old was attacked by a large lab mix and pit bull, community members are calling on Kahnawake’s animal control law to have stronger

“Money never enough,” says 60s Scoop survivors

The photo of Nakuset that was used in a catalogue of Indigenous children from the Adopt Indian Metis program. (Courtesy Nakuset) Several Sixties Scoop survivors are feeling mixed emotions over Ottawa’s proposed $800 million settlement with those who lost their Indigenous identity as a result of being adopted out of their communities. “Money is

Kahnawa’kehró:non makes history in new role

Curran Jacobs is Nova Career Centre’s new First Nations resource teacher. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Indigenous students attending the Nova Career Centre can now seek help from a familiar face. Kahnawa’kehró:non Curran Jacobs was recently hired as the adult education centre’s First Nations resource teacher to primarily assist students with their

Geekdom gathering, from Star Wars to My Little Pony

The K-Town Collectables Expo brought geeks of all walks of life to the Knights of Columbus hall on Sunday afternoon. (Photos by Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Over the weekend, the Knights of Columbus hall was filled with vintage toys, video games, comics, and action figures as far as the eyes could

Orange Shirt Day honours residential school survivors

Organizers June Skye-Stacey and Helen Montour spent Thursday morning handing out orange t-shirts at the Knights of Columbus hall in anticipation of today’s event for Orange Shirt Day. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) For the third year in a row, a group of Kahnawake women will bring the nationwide “Orange Shirt

From the rapids to the canals

Mohawk women in a canoe by Towanna Miller. (Photos courtesy Imago Mundi) Two Kanien’kehá:ka artists from Kahnawake had the opportunity to travel to the city of water to see their work on exhibition during the prestigious Venice Biennial. “It was an honour to be part of this huge international exhibition of both

Indigenous derby crew ready to roll overseas

Michelle “Squarrior” Cross will be one of 20 Onkwehón:we women traveling to Manchester next year to compete in the Roller Derby World Cup. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) For the first time, an all-Onkwehón:we roller derby squad will be skating on an international rink at the next World Cup. “We didn’t wait

Celebrating a decade of rights at the United Nations

Wednesday afternoon’s panel discussion on the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples included Kenneth Deer, Jennifer Preston, Romeo Saganash, Marie Wilson, with moderation by APTN’s Monika Ille. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) As the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples turned

Montreal museum mistake spotted, to be fixed

A map at Pointe-à-Callière museum intended to depict 17th century Montreal had a noticeable mistake. (Photos courtesy Russell Imrie) When Russell Imrie visited Pointe-à-Callière earlier this summer, he noticed something strange on a map that’s part of the museum’s new permanent exhibit dedicated to the 375th anniversary of Montreal. “I was walking