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Graduate completes four-year walk across stage

Myrna Gabriel graduated from McGill University this fall with a certificate in Indigenous Business Management. (Courtesy Myrna Gabriel) After four years, Kanehsata’kehró:non Myrna Gabriel was finally able to walk across the stage at Place des Arts to receive her diploma in Indigenous Business Management from McGill University. “It’s like the baby I

Kahnawa’kehró:non makes history in new role

Curran Jacobs is Nova Career Centre’s new First Nations resource teacher. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Indigenous students attending the Nova Career Centre can now seek help from a familiar face. Kahnawa’kehró:non Curran Jacobs was recently hired as the adult education centre’s First Nations resource teacher to primarily assist students with their

From Concordia student to Aboriginal Student Resource Centre coordinator

Kahnawa’kehró:non Orenda Boucher-Curotte was hired as the new coordinator for Concordia University’s Aboriginal Student Resource Centre. (Courtesy Orenda Boucher-Curotte) With the start of the fall semester just around the corner, Concordia University will have a familiar face coordinating its Aboriginal Student Resource Centre. Kahnawa’kehró:non Orenda Boucher-Curotte was hired for the position, which

Aspiring veterinarian launches online campaign

“It’s something to think about but it’s not dampening my plans to become a vet,” Montana Diabo said of the cost of veterinary school.  High price tag won’t keep Diabo from her dream. (Courtesy Montana Diabo) By: Darya Marchenkova, The Eastern Door Montana Diabo has launched an online fundraising campaign to raise $85,000, about

Research dives into Rotinonhsión:ni history of raising steel

Allan Downey and Carlee Loft presented their research at this year’s NAISA conference in British Columbia. (Courtesy Carlee Loft) For nearly two years, McGill professor Allan Downey and his research assistant Carlee Loft have spent their time collecting archival material around Rotinonhsión:ni communities and their history with ironworking. The material is for

Karonhianónhnha grads say adieu to elementary

Twenty-seven students from Karonhianónhnha Tsi Ionteriwaienstáhkhwa received diplomas at their graduation ceremony on Monday afternoon, and will be heading off to high school come September.  (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Over two dozen students from Karonhianónhnha Tsi Ionteriwaienstáhkhwa graduated from the Mohawk immersion school on Monday afternoon, with smiles and some tears. The

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,