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Kanien’kehá:ka honoured by local community

Several representatives from the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake were in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue in 2005 for a tree planting ceremony, which will now have a plaque recognizing Kanien’kehá:ka. (Courtesy Ryan Young) The city of Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue will unveil a new historical plaque this week, recognizing the Kanien’kehá:ka presence in three languages. “It’s about time. To

Christmas with your four-legged furry friends

It remains to be seen whether Crash likes to be dressed up in Christmas garb and pose for photos, but, it is not in dispute, that it will happen, and he'll just have to deal with it. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) I’m one of those obnoxious dog owners that created

Indigenous languages get boost from national grant

Onowa McIvor (UVic, Indigenous Education professor) and Peter Jacobs (SFU, linguistics) are co-leads of NETOLNEW, a six-year $2.5 million Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant. (Courtesy Julie Rémy) A new language revitalization project at the University of Victoria will help strengthen Kanien’kéha and several other Indigenous languages across Turtle Island. NEȾOLṈEW̱, which

Winter Wonderland trees up, get to the hall ASAP

Karonhiaráhstha’s Winter Wonderland is one of the highlight fundraising events of the year and the Kateri Hall is where to go to enter a chance to win one of the incredible trees replete with treats for all. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) It's on. The third annual Karonhiaráhstha’s Winter Wonderland is underway, and

A labour of love, competency and qualifications

Director Mike O’Brien and certification and competency officer Oliver Montour have big plans for the Labor Office’s future. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake approved new qualification procedures for those working in the construction industry in the community. Monday, council passed an executive directive (MCED) approving and bringing into

Camo collection shows off satirical protest style

Dozens of models were clad in their best camo on Friday night for a satirical fashion show in commemoration of the 1990 Oka Crisis. (Photos by Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Camouflage: It’s one of the most influential prints in Onkwehón:we activism, and was front and centre of a satirical fashion show paying

Seaway trash remains a major problem

Workers from the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake’s Waste Management department were on the ground this week, cleaning abandoned trash along the Seaway. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Although crews from the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake’s Waste Management Department carried out a weeklong cleanup along the Seaway road, the effort only made a

Verdun council woman ready to change city hall

Former general director of DestiNATIONS, Marie-Josée Parent, was elected in Verdun during Montreal’s municipal elections earlier this month. (Courtesy Marie-Josée Parent) The island of Montreal’s citizens heralded in a series of firsts during the municipal elections November 5. In addition to electing a woman as mayor for the firs time, Verdun citizens elected, for the

Graduate completes four-year walk across stage

Myrna Gabriel graduated from McGill University this fall with a certificate in Indigenous Business Management. (Courtesy Myrna Gabriel) After four years, Kanehsata’kehró:non Myrna Gabriel was finally able to walk across the stage at Place des Arts to receive her diploma in Indigenous Business Management from McGill University. “It’s like the baby I

Peewee Raiders looking to the weekend for President Cup glory

The Chateauguay Raiders Atom AAA Silver squad capped a stellar year with a league championship win, as the Peewee Raiders look for the same glory this weekend. (Courtesy Dale Cronk O'Neill) For the second year in a row, the Chateauguay Raiders are vying for the Peewee football championship. On Sunday, the squad,