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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

Mohawk makes world debut

By: Gage Diabo, The Eastern Door More Mad Max than The Orenda, Mohawk made a gory, crowd-pleasing splash during its world premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Set during the War of 1812, when the Mohawks of present-day New York remained neutral, the film involves the cat and mouse chase between a

Path of Resilience highlights Indigenous artists

Skawennati Fragnito’s Celestial Tree blooms by the corner of Pine Avenue and McTavish, as a part of the Path to Resilience exhibition on Montreal’s new Promenade Fleuve-Montagne. (Courtesy Sébastien Roy) Three pieces of public art created by Onkwehón:we artists can be seen along Montreal’s newly-unveiled Promenade Fleuve-Montagne. As one of the largest projects

Two Mohawk Girls stars set to wave adieu

Iqaluit actress Maika Harper – was the first of three Mohawk Girls to give birth during the series’ production, and spoke about the emotional strains of performing through the process. (Courtesy Rezolution Pictures) The four Mohawk Girls are back for a final season of romance, comedy, picnics and a swing or

Mural celebrates defence of human rights

Taka Sudo’s mural overlooking Lionel Groulx metro included handprints from Kahnawake’s Alwyn Morris and Kakaionstha Deer. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) It’s hard to miss the flaming yellow bird, a symbol in support of human rights, overlooking the Lionel Groulx metro painted in dramatic style on the side of 1500 St.

First Peoples Fest gives big nod to creation story

Feature-length films and living arts are the focus of this summer’s First Peoples Festival. The 27th edition of the annual event will transform Place des Festivals from August 2-9, organizers announced on Tuesday morning. “This year, as always, we have great outdoor activities around what we call now Place du Makusham (Place

Trio of books well worth a summer read

It’s warm out most days, and the perfect weather for spreading a blanket and chilling on the grass with a book. The Eastern Door found a trio of recently published books well worth a look. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Poetry Kanien’kéha and Tuscarora spoken-word artist Janet Rogers’ Peace in Duress (Talon

Missing and murdered, not forgotten

The Montreal 375 celebration has been a mix of parties, reflection and some reconciliation, and artist Hannah Claus’s “je me souviens” series of window displays draws dramatic attention to the missing and murdered Indigenous women in Quebec and Canada. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Each week, the piece is different, but

Ojibwe author honoured with literary prize

Author David Treuer received this year’s Blue Metropolis First People’s Literary Prize, and spoke about his craft at the McCord Museum in Montreal. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) David Treuer became the third recipient of the First People’s Literary Prize handed out by the Blue Metropolis during its annual festival