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Surviving without an iPhone? It is possible

Lil tykes from Kateri School are running through the last traces of winter with Tom Scott and Shakohaiiostha McComber, learning all the tricks and tips about the wilderness and how to spend your days without a device in your hand every second. (Courtesy Kateri School) Teens today feel like they just

Montour recognized for exceptional student leadership

Brandon Montour has a bright future ahead of him and his hard work was honoured recently. (Courtesy Concordia University)   Brandon Montour didn’t know he’d been nominated for a leadership award. In fact, he didn’t even know that an award of its type existed. Last week, however, Montour was named the recipient of

Indian Day School claims dredge up bad memories

Joe Jacobs and his siblings Leona and Bruce have all filed claims regarding their time at Indian Day School in Kahnawake’s old Kateri School. (Lindsay Richardson The Eastern Door)   During the era of residential schools, it was once calculated that Indigenous children raised in their communities spent, cumulatively, 78,000,000 nights away

Cook hopes executive degree inspires others

Kakwiranoron Cook is inspiring people in at least two nations, as he uses his Mohawk and Sioux heritage to push him to a new level. (Courtesy HEC University)   It’s hard enough to get Kakwiranoron Cook to slow down for a few minutes to answer some questions, but considering he managed to

Montreal tourism to better reflect Native history

Donovan King has singlehandedly turned Montreal tourism on its side as he pushed for Indigenous recognition, like here, where he changed the face on a Montreal cab via Photoshop. (Courtesy Donovan King)   Montreal’s designated tourism school has decided, after much pressure, that its curriculum is in need of an overhaul. Beginning

First Peoples Week a hit for art and culture

Martin Loft shared his expertise in creating magic, teaching any attendees how to create unique designs for prints that could go onto anything they wish. (Lindsay Richardson, The Eastern Door) Loft takes linocut expertise to Concordia Standing in front of a conference room full of people, Martin Akwiranoron Loft jokingly referred to

Jacobs joins award-winning CTV program Cardinal

Add the award-winning series Cardinal to the impressive list of film and TV credits for Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs, as the 25-year-old from Kahnawake continues to expand her acting resume. (file photo) Even getting Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs to slow down long enough to answer questions is a challenge. Screenings, a premiere -

Money promised to ’60s Scoop victims

“If there’s one thing that everyone should leave here understanding, it’s that if you are uncertain, or if we’re unable to tell you if you’re eligible or not – submit your form, submit your application,” said Melanie Vincent of those '60s Scoop survivors seeking compensation. (Lindsay Richardson, The Eastern Door) The

Pipeline protest proceeds to the Pines

Activists in Kanesatake blocked the highway in the community to draw attention to pipeline politics in BC. (Courtesy Al Harrington) Before the barricade at Unist’ot’en reluctantly came down late last week, activists and community members of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation found other ways to let the world in. From across the

Concordia continues to indigenize campus

Elder-in-residence Vicky Boldo speaks to students at Concordia University, as part of the school's continued work to indigenize the campus and broaden understanding of Indigenous issues. (Lindsay Richardson, The Eastern Door) It’s the second week of class, and there are some new faces in the group. Right away, it’s obvious that

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