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From the screen to the New York runway, Jacobs walks for fashion designer Patricia Michaels

Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs was among the handful of Onkwehón:we to model Patricia Michaels’ 2018 New York Winter Collection (Courtesy Robert I Mesa) Kahnawake actress Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs made her runway debut last week in front of a packed audience at Madison Square Garden’s theatre. Decked out in a costume for her latest role in

Tobacco, from seed to smoke in 223 pages

The task for Jim Poling was large, but the former Canadian Press writer was up for it, and the result is a fascinating look at the history of one plant that is the source of controversy, tension, politics and a whole lot of money. If someone wanders into Kahnawake with no

Who knew Plattsburgh had an art gallery?

One of the four serigraphs artist Martin Loft will have on exhibition this month at The Strand Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh, New York. (Courtesy Martin Loft) Onkwehón:we artists are at the front and centre of a new exhibition in Plattsburgh, New York. Native American Artists Exhibition opened on Friday at The

Workshop aims to catch dreams across the country

Artist Nick Huard will be taking his skills across the country to teach youth in Canada how to make dreamcatchers. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) With a focus on reconciliation and inclusion, three Kahnawa’kehró:non will be a part of a Canada-wide project exploring young people’s dreams for themselves and the country. Between February

New art work explores identity and technology

“Becoming Skywoman” is one of the handful of machinimagraphs, or production stills, that will be on display as a part of Tomorrow People. (Courtesy Skawennati Fragnito) Kanien’kehá:ka artist Skawennati Fragnito’s new work is front and centre at a solo exhibition that kicks off a year of Indigenous programming at a Montreal artistic centre. The

“Cayman Hustle” has Mohawk flair

Every once in awhile, someone comes along when least expected, and that chance meeting leads you both down an unexpected path, that if you weren’t receptive to at the beginning, you would never know existed at the end. That’s how I met Devi Di Guida, author of the novel The Cayman

The art of burlesque dancing for Standing Rock

Kanien’kehá:ka performer Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière will hit the stage tonight at the Wiggle Room. (Courtesy Lauren Jiles) Across Canada and the United States, Onkwehón:we have organized events to raise funds and supplies for water protectors in Standing Rock opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). There have been donation collections,

Give the gift of knowledge, by Chelsea Vowel

Status, blood quantum, stereotypes, tax exemption, Metis identity, stolen generations… The list could very well go on of the topics discussed in the 31 chapters of Chelsea Vowel’s recently published book Indigenous Writes: a Guide to First Nations, Metis & Inuit Issues in Canada (Highwater Press, $20.80-$26). Don’t let the rather academic

Combing traditional sounds with contemporary issues

Daniel French and the rest of his band, Las Cafeteras, rocked Le National last weekend to wrap up Mundial Montreal. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Las Cafeteras. Remember that name. The Los Angeles-based band brought their unique and energetic performance to a Montreal stage on Friday night as a part of a showcase for an international

Art show in Montreal straddles multiple realities

Rebecca Bellmore became the first Native artist to represent North America at the Venice Biennale, and her "Mixed Blessing" sculpture is currently on display at Art Mur in Montreal. (Daniel J. Rowe The Eastern Door) By: Stephanie E.M. Coleman, The Eastern Door's fashion diva So what if I told you that last weekend

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