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Fancy dancer in silver reconciling the solitudes

The Canadian Mint unveiled a new collector coin Friday at the McGill Pow Wow featuring the fancy dancer design of Akwesanse artist Garrison Garrow. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Akwesasne artist Garrison Garrow is well aware his work on the tail side of a Royal Canadian Mint collector coin does

Murray Porter blasts the Black Bridge with blues

The Six Nations Sensation is good for the soul, and the Juno-winning artist was in Kahnawake Tuesday on his tour of the area. (J. David Bush, The Eastern Door) Mohawk piano man Murray Porter is billed as “the Six Nations sensation.” At the start of his show on Tuesday night at

Workshop, panel embrace Indigenous stories

An Indigenous storytelling roundtable with Cherie Dimaline, Tharonhianente Barnes and Jessica Deer during the Turtle Island Reads event at McGill University in Montreal. (Natalia Fedosieieva The Eastern Door) Readers, Indigenous authors and advocates gathered Wednesday night for the third annual edition of Turtle Island Reads (TIR) at McGill as part of the

Two nights of Obomsawin at Pop

What is that? A screw? A fuse? A puck with a medical problem? (Courtesy Pop Montreal) Alanis Obomsawin was born in 1932 and a large part of her life has been spent as an advocate for Native issues. She has done this through art, music, and written word, but she is

Keeping Kanien’kéha alive with a little help

There are a number of additional language possibilities thanks to new funding from a generous donor. (Courtesy Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer) Mohawk Council of Kahnawake grand chief Joe Norton and council chief Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer returned from Durban, South Africa last month after meeting with a software developer in the country to secure future funding for

Kahnawake designer weathers the powwow trail

Tammy Beauvais got more than she bargained for after a freak storm hit the powwow she was attending. Her powwow days are winding down, she said. (Courtesy Tammy Beauvais) Lachlan Madill The Eastern Door   If you’ve been to a powwow, chances are you’ve seen clothing designer Tammy Beauvais’s display tent. For the past

Holy sh*t B@man is f%*king funny!

If you want tons of laughs and to support local theatre, run, don't walk, to Mosher Auditorium at Howard S. Billings today or tonight! (Courtesy Kirk Elsmore) First the bad: the Mosher Auditorium at Howard S. Billings was hot as hell. Now the good: holy f*&k it was worth it! In case

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