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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

Camo collection shows off satirical protest style

Dozens of models were clad in their best camo on Friday night for a satirical fashion show in commemoration of the 1990 Oka Crisis. (Photos by Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Camouflage: It’s one of the most influential prints in Onkwehón:we activism, and was front and centre of a satirical fashion show paying

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

When Indians fight back on stage

A new off-Broadway show promises to present the Onkwehón:we experience in a satirically hilarious new way. (Courtesy Kevin Tarrant) Those in the mood for a slice of theatre, satire and straight up comedy might want to take a road trip to La MaMa’s Downstairs Theatre in Manhattan and check out a

Cowboys and Indians examined like never before

Alien Thunder by Claude Fourneier, 1974. Courtesy of Elephant: memoire du cinema Quebecois. (Courtesy MMFA) Gunslingers, the noble Indian, Buffalo Bill’s stagecoach, Sergio Leone, Russell Means, Kent Monkman, and the majestic herd of buffalo. In story and history, the images recall one genre: the Western. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ current major exhibition is

Mohawk Girls’ tales draws Toronto tourist to town

Jackson Eidelberg visited “Caughnawaga” as a child with his holocaust survivor parents, and came back after being reintroduced to the community through APTN’s Mohawk Girls. (Courtesy Jackson Eidelberg) Mohawk Girls season five premieres November 14, and there is one fan who will be very upset to see it run its course. Jackson Eidelberg,

Truth is stranger than the cricket’s friction

Eastern Door reporter Jessica Deer's standard wardrobe of blazers and band t-shirts finally found their way to stylish runways, but... she still isn't capable of walking in those beautiful red heels. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) I really wish I could remember the name of the book, but in a certain young

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