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Simpson taking a second to take a picture with a couple of her biggest fans at Dawson College. Left to right: Diana Rice, Lylee Horn, Michele Smith, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Kahenientha Cross, Sage Goodleaf, Pauline Morel and Tiawentinon Canadian. (Kahenientha Cross, The Eastern Door) Indigenizing literature is something I hold close

Thirty years of Kanien’kéha at Karihwanoron

Kids continue to embrace the unique style of learning offered by Karihwanoron, which is celebrating three decades of instructing young students in the community in their language. (Lachlan Madill, The Eastern Door) It’s been 30 years since the Karihwanoron School language program first started in Kahnawake. The full immersion program teaches

Concordia continues to indigenize campus

Elder-in-residence Vicky Boldo speaks to students at Concordia University, as part of the school's continued work to indigenize the campus and broaden understanding of Indigenous issues. (Lindsay Richardson, The Eastern Door) It’s the second week of class, and there are some new faces in the group. Right away, it’s obvious that

Celebrating 40 years of Survival School in style

Gym teacher extraordinaire Danny Stacey made the crowd laugh and showed how much of an impact Survival School has had, as a majority of the crowd with some sort of hand in it were called to the front. (Steve Bonspiel, The Eastern Door) They came for the meat pie and they

McGill youth camp teaches teens to have fun with science

McGill University's Eagle Spirit Camp hosted by their Faculty of Medicine and organized by the Indigenous Health Professions program (IHPP) since 2017, inspire Indigenous youth in their future education. (Courtesy Philemon Beaudet) From learning how to suture a wound, to how to draw blood from a vein, to inserting an IV

Archaeology site brimming with ancient artifacts

Karonhianoron Curotte's been digging in the dirt on Ile St. Bernard looking for artifacts that will shed light on the history of the area. The team has found pieces ranging from broken glass to smoking pipes to ceramic objects. (Tehosterihens Deer, The Eastern Door) An archaeological team, which began digging in

Ms. Fran is saying goodbye after over 35 years

Fran Montour is ready to say good-bye to teaching, for now after over 35 years. She hopes to return to Kateri School each time she starts missing it. (Mehanaz Yakub, The Eastern Door) Fran Montour has been teaching grades one through six – but never three – for over 35 years.

Kateri School produces first French-language grads

Students in Kateri School’s first French immersion class will be graduating from elementary school on June 19. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Over a hundred students will be graduating from Kahnawake schools this month, including 12 students who will historically be the first graduating French immersion class at Kateri School. “They’ve come

Dawson College honours Indigenous students

Several Kanien’kehá:ka students received awards from Dawson College on May 21 upon completing Journeys: A First Peoples College Transition Program. (Courtesy Dawson College) Several Indigenous students at Dawson College who completed a one-year transition program were honoured with awards for their academics, leadership and community involvement.  Kanien’kehá:ka student Kahenientha Cross received the

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