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Teacher goes from striker to jiu jitsu medalist

Karennenhá:wi Goodleaf trains five days a week and teaches her Kanien’kéha students the grappling terms in class in Ganienkeh. Goodleaf came home with a silver from Brooklyn, ready to learn from her mistakes and hit her training regime with determination. (Courtesy Tanya Iam) Karennenhá:wi Goodleaf is at the Tristar gym in

Two films draw historical, physical trauma

From left to right, directors Roxann Whitebean and Courtney Montour debuted two short films at Black Bridge Brewing Co. in Kahnawake Wednesday, which included rising acting stars Keena and Thunderblanket Kitigan Zibi actress Shaynah Decontie. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) One film depicted the trauma caused to a community by an incision through the centre and soul of its village, while the other showed the physical and emotional pain caused by cancer. Flat Rocks, directed by Courtney Montour, and Roxann Whitebean’s The Paradigm debuted at

New Constellations crew to hit Montreal tonight

Jason Collett of Broken Social Scene wanted to take his Basement Review literary/music jams out of Toronto and across the country in an ambitious attempt at embracing new wave Indigenous art (left). Lido – AKA the “Colombian Darling” or “Soundsister,” Pimienta’s blend of electronic beats and Afro-Colombian rhythms will be

Going to protest a pipeline? Read this book first

The patch and pipelines. It’s the couple that comes with as quick an opinion as BrAngelina (they’re still together right?), and, in this neck of the woods, pretty much everyone is against the former and the industry that wed them. Why? Oil, dummy. Oil. The patch and pipelines have become the embodiment of the

Antsanen thumps main event in under a minute

Forty-two seconds after the starting bell rang, Andrew Antsanen had Pat St. Pierre down and out as he made quick work of Fight Quest 40's main event. “Phenom of combat sport.” They are the words Vigneault MMA trainer Stephane Vigneault used to described Dene fighter Andrew Antsanen, who stopped the main event

Students sling steel out of school into workforce

Straight out of the ironworking program in Anjou, the young men from Kahnawake have almost all found work on the Champlain Bridge, in New York and elsewhere. (Daniel J. Rowe,  The Eastern Door) A year ago, The Eastern Door stopped by the Centre de Formation des Metiers de l’Acier in Anjou

A Raven enters Lambeau Field, standing proud

Even Green Bay Packers fans had to admit they cheered for one Raven Sunday, as the reigning Miss Indian World performed at halftime during the cheesehead’s game against Baltimore. (Photos courtesy Raven Swamp) Though she may have hid her true colours football-wise Sunday, Miss Indian World Raven Swamp donned her people’s colours

Three peoples, one incredible school anthem

Ten kids at St. Willibrord School in Chateauguay created a school anthem, launched this week, that celebrates the diverse student body in three languages. (Courtesy N’we Jinan) How many kids get the chance to write an anthem? How many adults do? Ten elementary school students from St. Willibrord School in Chateauguay can now

Buddy Goodleaf gets long overdue honour

Senator Larry W. Smith (back row left) wanted to honour someone who may not have been as recognized for volunteering as others, and he found a cousin of his former classmate to bestow the honour to in Angus Buddy Goodleaf, pictured here with his family. (courtesy Mouchie Goodleaf) Regulars who attended

Spotlight on Indigenous artists at Beaux Arts

Pipe Beads from the series Code Switching, 2017, digital print. Digital print, 110 x 166 cm. (Courtesy CARCC and Art Mûr) The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is shining a bright light on Onkwehón:we women, as the museum works to expand its representation of artists, who traditionally have not been