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Tips and tricks for beating the heat wave

Hit up the splash pad and stay hydrated to beat the heat as the mercury rises, and sweating starts and never seems to stop. (Tehosterihens Deer, The Eastern Door) Patrick J. Zachary  Head's Up student Patrick Zachary may be just 15, but he knows a think or two about a thing or

Four women push their limits in muddy waters

Four badass women from Kahnawake got dirty and pushed their limbs to the limit at the Montreal Mud Hero in St. Bruno. (Courtesy Mud Hero) Mina Mazumder Four Kahnawa’kehró:non slammed themselves in the mud Saturday in the Montreal Mud Hero Obstacle Races in St. Bruno. Mud Hero is the largest obstacle course event

Marking graves and reconciling with veterans

A non-for profit group is looking for researchers as part of a program to properly name Indigenous unmarked graves. (Courtesy Last Post Fund) Mina Mazumder In April, Canadian non-profit organization the Last Post Fund (LPF), officially kicked off their Indigenous Unmarked Grave Program for anyone with a service number and an Indigenous background

Legendary, humble war hero passes on

Levi Oakes did not share the stories of his time as a code talker with his children or grandchildren, as he had been sworn to secrecy with the military. It was not until later in life that Oakes started opening up about what he did during the war. (Courtesy Teresa

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

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