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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

Alcoholic’s Daughter, a rocky roller coaster ride

If you pick up David Sherman’s book and you happen to know him personally, even just a little bit, you can’t help but read the Alcoholic’s Daughter like it was his personal memoir, with the base, of course, strong fiction writing. How much of it was pure truth, smattered with colour

Mohawk change makers grace brand new mural

Shanna Strauss’ mural can be seen at 4617 St. Jacques in St. Henri. (Courtesy Shanna Strauss) Kanien’kehá:ka activists Ellen Gabriel and Mary Two-Axe Earley are front and centre of a mural that was recently completed in St. Henri. “It’s a really nice gesture of reconciliation and this is a part of marking

Hemlocks continue to make mark in Santa Fe

Kanien’kehá:ka artist Carla Hemlock was the recipient of multiple awards at the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts’ 96th Santa Fe Indian Market. (Courtesy Raven Swamp) Carla and Donald “Babe” Hemlock’s latest work has earned them further accolades at this year’s prestigious Southwestern Association for Indian Arts’ (SWAIA) Santa Fe Indian Market. “To

Unceded Voices paints Indigenous perspectives

Ojibwe artist Cedar Eve Peters’ mural graces a wall near St. Jacques and St. Philippe in St. Henri. (Ambre Giovanni, The Eastern Door) Montreal’s St. Henri neighbourhood just got a little bit more Indigenous in a big colourful way. Ten Indigenous artists are in the process of painting large-scale murals in the

Treuer: an author to push to top of the list

Prudence grabs you with its first pages and does not let up to the final tragic words  David Treuer is an author one would be wise to check out. Sit down for a minute or two with David Treuer’s book Prudence (Penguin/Random House; $21), and those minutes may turn into an hour

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

Half dozen years, half dozen filmmakers: tonight

Jarrett Teiotsi’tsathe Jacobs’ work will make its grand debut at tonight’s Eastern Connection Film Festival at the Host. He is among the half-dozen talented local filmmakers and writers who will feature work. (Ambre Giovanni, The Eastern Door) An homage to Italian horror, a first-person journey from the mind of Tharonhianén:te Barnes, a

Laxer provides fascinating look into War of 1812

The last major war fought on Canadian soil which featured a rare moment of unity among indigenous peoples, a British empire determined to keep its foothold in Canada and a rising new American power. (Peter Phillips, The Eastern Door) Tecumseh and Brock: the War of 1812, is a great read for

Books to pass a day by the pool this summer

The Eastern Door was introduced to Nonvella recently, and the publisher’s two suggested picks did not disappoint. They are two memoires that are well worth picking up and checking out over the summer. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Tale of trapline and discovery: Duncan McCue put his money where his