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Kirby earns rare National Theatre School spot

Wahsontiio Kirby, whose acting days began with the Turtle Island Theatre program, has now risen through the ranks to join the National Theatre School of Canada. (File photo) In what was her biggest and most daunting challenge yet, Wahsontiio Kirby became one of the few locals to be accepted into the

Spring symphony of sounds

Budding musicians from Kahnawake joined the St. Francis Xavier Mission’s Mohawk Choir and the Longueuil Symphony Orchestra at a fundraising concert on Saturday afternoon. (Photos by Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Music echoed throughout the St. Francis Xavier Mission as dozens of Kahnawake’s young musicians performed alongside the Longueuil Symphony Orchestra Saturday

Karihwanoron launches online fundraiser

Karihwanoron: Precious Things follows Karihwanoron  Mohawk Immersion student Yagorihwanirats Shilling and her mother Wentahawi Elijah. (Courtesy Roxann Whitebean) Parents, staff and teachers at Karihwanoron Mohawk Immersion are taking their fundraising efforts online with the launch of a donation campaign through Generosity by Indiegogo. The campaign, which aims to raise $40,000 for programming, supplies

Hamilton-Diabo recognized as emerging leader in Toronto

Jonathan Hamilton-Diabo received the 2017 Chancellor’s Award in the emerging leader category yesterday from the University of Toronto. (Courtesy University of Toronto) The University of Toronto is honouring Kahnawa’kehró:non Jonathan Hamilton-Diabo for his commitment to advancing knowledge of Indigenous cultures, his ability to build relationships and his support of Indigenous students,

Whitebean named sustainability champion

Shiann Whitebean was honoured at the 2017 Gala last Thursday, April 13 at the Loyola Chapel for her leadership work at Concordia University. (Courtesy Concordia University) Shiann Whitebean will be graduating from Concordia University this summer with one more award recognizing her accomplishments on campus. Last Thursday evening, the First Peoples Studies

Education Center launches new curriculum

Kakaionstha Deer, a former Kateri School principal, also taught the first Kanien'kéha immersion nursery classes. (Jessica Deer The Eastern Door) In December, the Kahnawake Education Center (KEC) received a $35,000 grant from the National Indian Brotherhood Trust Fund to support education programs aimed at healing, reconciliation and knowledge-building to address the

Young scientists compete for best in province

Konwanakeren Diabo will be heading to the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Regina next month to represent Kahnawake and First Nations in Quebec. (Courtesy Curran Jacobs) Three students from Kahnawake walked away from last week’s Quebec Aboriginal Science Fair with prizes for their projects, and Kanesatake came in with a strong showing, including

Scholarship awarded to deserving numbers whiz

Hayley Morris, 19, knew what she wanted to do with her life before many were through with the Harry Potter series. (Courtesy Martin Morris) Hayley Morris knew early in high school what she wanted to do with the rest of her life. While that’s not unusual, her choice of career was

Beginner builders battle bots on the big stage

Students from Kateri School and Karonhianónhnha Tsi Ionteriwaienstáhkhwa were among the Kahnawa’kehró:non represented at this year’s First Lego League robotics qualifying competition. (Courtesy Jessica Hernandez) Three teams of elementary students from Kahnawake spent last week putting their science and engineering skills to the test, with one even taking home a trophy

Future engineer civilly constructing his future

Lance McComber will be graduating this spring with a degree in civil engineering. (Courtesy Lance McComber) Come spring, Kahnawake will have at least one more civil engineer. Lance McComber started the undergraduate Civil Engineering program as a full-time student at Concordia University in 2013, following quite a stretch attaining prerequisites. “It’s been a lot

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