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Getting the greenhouse and garden growing

The greenhouse at Karonhianónhnha tsi Ionterihwaienstáhkhwa is a place for students to learn about planting, traditional medicines, and food sovereignty. (Daniel J. Rowe, Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) For an hour just about every week, students at Karonhianónhnha tsi Ionterihwaienstáhkhwa get to spend time in their new greenhouse, learning about all aspects

Deer’s engagement nabs honours two times

Engage and try and make change and you will be rewarded, much like Concordia student Wahsontiiostha Brooke Deer, who picked up two prestigious honours in the past week. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) In between cramming for final exams, completing projects and applying for graduate school, Wahsontiiostha Brooke Deer took a

Patton taking impressive academic talents south of the border

Nineteen-year-old Sha’teiohserí:io Patton will be one of the few Kahnawa’kehró:non to experience a distinguishd education with her recent acceptance to Stanford University. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) For the past few weeks, students across Kahnawake have been eagerly awaiting acceptance letters from colleges and universities they applied to. The good news came

Montour ready to make a difference at Concordia

For his final year as an undergraduate student, Brandon Montour will be a member of Concordia University’s prestigious Garnet Key Society. (Courtesy Brandon Montour) The Garnet Key Society’s mandate is to represent a positive image of Concordia University, and it’s something Kanien’kehá:ka student Brandon Montour is excited to take on for

Network eager to indigenize region’s CEGEPs

The network of staff from the five Anglo CEGEPs are eager to get on board with the TRC recommendations. (Courtesy Intercollegiate Indigenizing Initiatives Network) From four students grew a group. From that group grew another, and now the five Anglo CEGEPs in and around Montreal are interested and working to indigenize

Dream Child backed by Ottawa and orchestra

Scary but exciting was the feeling for the Dreamers before they performed in front of a full string orchestra at Vanier College. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) The message St. Willibrord School found in its school anthem “Dream Child” continues to grow and resonate with young and old, professional and student,

Indigenizing a campus, inspiring a city

From left to right Tanu Lusignan, Kale Phillips, Jennifer Paul, Belle Phillips, David Pearson and Tahothoratie Cross have started something at Champlain College in St. Lambert that is inspiring Anglo CEGEPs across Montreal to emulate, in efforts to indigenize their campuses. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Tahothoratie Cross started Champlain

Goodleaf sees hope in new Concordia position

Donna Goodleaf lends her extensive teaching career to a new position as Concordia University’s first Indigenous curriculum and pedagogy advisor. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Kahnawa’kehró:non Donna Goodleaf began her new role at the beginning of January as Concordia University’s Indigenous curriculum and pedagogy advisor. It’s a new position created through the Centre

Indigenous languages get boost from national grant

Onowa McIvor (UVic, Indigenous Education professor) and Peter Jacobs (SFU, linguistics) are co-leads of NETOLNEW, a six-year $2.5 million Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant. (Courtesy Julie Rémy) A new language revitalization project at the University of Victoria will help strengthen Kanien’kéha and several other Indigenous languages across Turtle Island. NEȾOLṈEW̱, which

Students sling steel out of school into workforce

Straight out of the ironworking program in Anjou, the young men from Kahnawake have almost all found work on the Champlain Bridge, in New York and elsewhere. (Daniel J. Rowe,  The Eastern Door) A year ago, The Eastern Door stopped by the Centre de Formation des Metiers de l’Acier in Anjou

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