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Survey and stats tell the complicated crime story

Kahnawake's Peacekeepers continue to struggle with tight budgets and lack of staff, but stats show crime has reduced in recent years though many in the community see it as rising. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Has crime increased in Kahnawake? What do the Peacekeepers need to do more? What types

Revealing identity the long way through adoption

Singer/sonwriter Tom Wilson has been on a six-year journey of discovery after he found out about his Kanien'kehá:ka roots in Kahnawake. (Courtesy John Gilder) Whatever way an adoption story is told, there’s always the part with isolation and heartbreak, and then the searching, finding and acceptance. Being a part of a

Concordia’s Inuit celebration shows off the north

Crowds gathered at Concordia's FOFA gallery to check out the showcase of Inukpuk dolls, created over decades using cloth, tanned skin, beads, woven grass, and carved stone. (Lindsay Richardson, The Eastern Door) by Lindsay Richardson “It is said to happen from time to time,” is a traditional Inuk way to begin a story

From Rae to Mud to Dirt to 4AM on big screen

Nothing is going to put butts in seats in a cinema like a lot of Dirt (here with his son Rahniitsatorats), who will be on the big screen this weekend at screenings of Dirt McComber: Last of the Mohicans in Montreal and Kahnawake. There is a place that is not blazing hot

Iroquois village dug up downtown on Peel Street

Montreal archaeologists dug only 60 centimetres below the asphalt before uncovering artifacts from a 14th century St. Lawrence Iroquoian village near Peel and Sherbrooke Street. (Courtesy Roland Tremblay) After 11 long months of digging, archaeologists from the private company Ethnoscop have publicly announced the discovery of thousands of fragmented artifacts of

Khal Drogo draws K-town hoards like Dothraki

You are in the minority if you are not one of those decked out head-to-toe in costume at Montreal's Comiccon, which draws the fantastically inclined from across the region and beyond every year. (Tehosterihens Deer, The Eastern Door) Montreal Comiccon at the Palais de Congres brought over 60,000 people (see geeks, nerds

Oka Crisis documentary screened in Kanien’kéha

Hilda Nicholas (left) said she was honoured to translate legendary documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin’s seminal documentary, though the material was emotional to get through at times. (Courtesy NFB) One of the most viewed and heralded documentaries in National Film Board history was, 25 years after its premiere, screened last Thursday for

Celebrating a half century of Onkwehón:we art

The “Picturing Ourselves” exhibit will run until the end of June and features some of the most impressive Onkwehón:we artwork on Turtle Island. A book featuring photographs of the work will be released June 21. (Courtesy Indigenous Art Centre) Stroll the gallery at 10 rue Wellington in Gatineau where Indigenous and

New book explores bias and accounts of 1990

Isabelle St-Amand, with her two-year-old son Leon, returned to the KOR Friday to talk about the book she literally spent years researching the Oka Crisis, at the cultural centre’s library and elsewhere. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) A new translation is out of an incredible piece of research exploring the