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Losing identity and finding it again through language

Jessica Lazare is focused on continuing her dive into culture and language and plans on being a part of Kahnawake’s future. (courtesy Teiotsistohkwathe Jessica Lazare) Kanien’kéha Ratiwennahní:rats Adult Immersion Program graduate Teiotsistohkwathe Jessica Lazare has her eyes on her community’s future and is taking the steps to be a part of

Justice commission on the horizon

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake agreed to five directives concerning Kahnawake Justice Services and the soon-to-be enacted Justice Commission. (Kahenientha Cross, The Eastern Door) The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake passed a handful of directives last Monday related to Kahnawake Justice Services that will alter the local organization.  “There’s been a lot of

No breaks for Sunday when it comes to language

Kanien’kéha Ratiwennahní:rats Adult Immersion Program graduate Chelsea Sunday isn’t giving herself any time to celebrate her finished studies in the Kanien’kéha language. Catch her in Akwesasne planning and integrating the language and culture wherever she can. (Kahenientha Cross, The eastern Door) Relaxing after a tough two years with the Kanien’kéha Ratiwennahní:rats

Nothing like a little mud in your race.. and face

The three dirt bike stooges, Zander McComber, Sto Jacobs and Jesse Kane, had a muddy blast getting their engines dirty on the weekend. The adrenaline was high and they plan to continue riding and getting dirty. (Courtesy Zander McComber) Three muddy musketeers took their chances on the dirt bike track in

Language, culture and Skye’s pursuit in justice

Kanien’kéha Ratiwennahní:rats Adult Immersion graduate Shea Skye is on her way to solving crimes and speaking Kanien’kéha at the same time. She hopes to find a way to mix both her studies at Carlton and Ratiwennahní:rats. (Kahenientha Cross The Eastern Door) Kanien’kéha Ratiwennahní:rats Adult Immersion Program graduate Shea Skye survived “the

Obomsawin prints a must-see, and a first

Award-winning Waban-Aki multi-disciplinary artist Alanis Obomsawin isn’t restricted when it comes to art. The first showcase of her etchings at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts shows that her work with film and music isn’t where she draws the line. (Kahenientha Cross, The Eastern Door) Waban-Aki artist  Alanis Obomsawin has a

‘Satirical sexual pageantry’ à la Lou Lou

Lauren “Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière” Jiles was a sensual hit in this year’s Burlesque Hall of Fame: Tournament of Tease competition. She came home with two trophies showing her love of performance and entertaining the audience. (Courtesy Lauren Jiles) Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière, or Lauren Jiles as

Scrums, bums and a gold medal for Lahache

ECS forward Kelsey Lahache tore up the field during GMAA Juvenile final, tackling anyone who came within arm’s reach. Lahache is in her third year of playing rugby and has a 28-game winning streak going with ECS. (Tehosterihens Deer, The Eastern Door) The GMAA (Greater Montreal Athletic Association) girls’ rugby season

Fishing, trading and reviving the language

Kanien’kéha Ratiwennahní:rats Adult Immersion graduate Teiotién:taron River McComber’s goal is to revitalize the language, and have one of the many pairs of shoulders that will carry the language forward. (Kahenientha Cross, The Eastern Door) Kanien’kéha Ratiwennahní:rats Adult Immersion Program graduate Teiotién:taron River McComber sat with The Eastern Door before his Wednesday

Marquis ready for ultimate challenge in state

Freshman Koleton Marquis is bringing his A-game to the field when it comes to varsity lacrosse playing his heart out and proving to his coach and peers that he’s got what it takes. (Courtesy Koleton Marquis) Nothing feels better than going into a do-or-die match and coming out victorious - not