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Cultural Awareness Month ends in rain and song

The mini sing at Kahnawake Survival School capped Cultural Awareness Month bringing busloads of students, staff and parents to the school's gym for a social with song. Karonhianónhnha hosted its annual display of art courtesy of the talented students, who embraced Cultural Awareness Month once again. (Tehosterihens Deer, The Eastern Door) The

What it means to be a female vet from town

Marissa Leblance went from a 17-year-old John Abbott student to boot camp where she excelled despite sexist abuse and assumptions about her ability to handle stressful situations as a U.S. Marine. (Courtesy Marissa Leblanc) Marissa Leblanc Special to The Eastern Door I was 17 years old, and a John Abbott Social Sciences student,

Eastern Door garners 14 award nominations

For the ninth time in 10 years, The Eastern Door is vying for top spot in the Quebec Community Newspapers Association, an award TED has won the past two years. (File Photo)   The list is in and the wait is on, as The Eastern Door once again fights two other English-language

“Rights recognition framework” delayed for now

Russell Diabo (right), pictured here with Assembly of First Nations national chief Perry Bellegarde, is warning all First Nations in Canada about dealings with Ottawa. (Courtesy Russell Diabo)   Russell Diabo Special to The Eastern Door   During the 2015 federal campaign the Liberal party of Justin Trudeau made a number of big promises in

Parties coming, time to make the face shine

With care, you can make your face a work of art. With impatience, it can go a totally different way. (Karihwenha:wi Kirby, The Eastern Door) Karihwenha:wi Kirby Special to The Eastern Door Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. With the holiday parties right around the corner, having the perfect Christmas

Back when “Redmen” meant one clear thing

In 1936, the title “Half-time show by Montreal area Scouts at McGill stadium,” appears above this photo, which was captioned, “Half-time break during a football game at Percival Molson Stadium, McGill University, Montreal. Scouts are disguised as Native Americans wearing plumes.” (Courtesy National Archives of Quebec) Eric Pouliot-Thisdale Special to the Eastern

Indigenous Montreal politician named to reconciliation dossier

Montreal is making strides towards reconciliation with the appointment of Marie-Josée Parent to a key position.   Lindsay Richardson The Eastern Door   Marie-Josée Parent apologizes for getting to her messages so late - but with baby in bed, and her husband in a meeting, she finally has some time to catch up with correspondence. “It

Kahnawake designer weathers the powwow trail

Tammy Beauvais got more than she bargained for after a freak storm hit the powwow she was attending. Her powwow days are winding down, she said. (Courtesy Tammy Beauvais) Lachlan Madill The Eastern Door   If you’ve been to a powwow, chances are you’ve seen clothing designer Tammy Beauvais’s display tent. For the past

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

Phillips Jr. represents Kahnawake at Spalding Cup

The "toaster" Michael Jr. has no problem running his opponents down on defence, and then switching sides and running through them on offence. (Courtesy Mike Phillips Sr.) For you American football lovers out there, there’s an up-and-coming star you’ll have to be cheering for in the coming years, and his name

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