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Government steps up to fund language initiatives

A huge chunk of change for the Iakwahwatsiratátie Language Nest from the federal government will give staff some relief from year-round fundraising efforts to help the youngest Kanien’kehá:ka in the community grow up learning their first language. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door)   Liberal MP Marc Miller was in Kahnawake Wednesday

A double wedding and milestone anniversary

(Left to right) Donald Jocks, Olive Day, Duckie Jocks, Johnny Jocks, Big Six, Jeanne Jocks, Pauline Stacey, Pat Stacey and Evelyn Montour Cook celebrating a double wedding and 25th wedding anniversary. (Courtesy Christine Stacey) “You know, if we don’t get these names written down, they are going to get lost,” said

WWII veteran Herbert Rice’s post-war trauma

Like many men during his time, Herby Rice went off to war to never return the same again. (Courtesy Christine Stacey) This week’s Blast from the Past is one of the only photographs Christine Stacey has of her uncle Herbert Rice. Looking handsome in his military uniform and lopsided cap, Rice is

Master laxers return to sport of their youth

The mixed Mann's Travel team came in third at the Ohi'yo tournament this weekend, thanks to strong defence and smooth offensive plays. (Courtesy Teiawenniserate Tomlinson) The passion for the Creator’s game did not evaporate like the sweat off the backs of a core number of Kanehsata’kehró:non. Today, as men with jobs and

Junior Knighthawks: future lax stars in the making

Owen Rice is making a name for himself, along with other mini Mohawk lax stars. (Courtesy David Rice) Minus the blood, there was a lot of sweat and probably a few tears at the Junior Rochester Knighthawks’ tryouts earlier this month. Fourteen Onkwehón:we lacrosse players were selected to play for the Peewee,

Iroquois village dug up downtown on Peel Street

Montreal archaeologists dug only 60 centimetres below the asphalt before uncovering artifacts from a 14th century St. Lawrence Iroquoian village near Peel and Sherbrooke Street. (Courtesy Roland Tremblay) After 11 long months of digging, archaeologists from the private company Ethnoscop have publicly announced the discovery of thousands of fragmented artifacts of

McGill youth camp teaches teens to have fun with science

McGill University's Eagle Spirit Camp hosted by their Faculty of Medicine and organized by the Indigenous Health Professions program (IHPP) since 2017, inspire Indigenous youth in their future education. (Courtesy Philemon Beaudet) From learning how to suture a wound, to how to draw blood from a vein, to inserting an IV

Ms. Fran is saying goodbye after over 35 years

Fran Montour is ready to say good-bye to teaching, for now after over 35 years. She hopes to return to Kateri School each time she starts missing it. (Mehanaz Yakub, The Eastern Door) Fran Montour has been teaching grades one through six – but never three – for over 35 years.

Indigenous remains return home to Kahnawake

Montreal mayor Valerie Plante continued to show the city’s dedication to reconciliation in returning Mohawk remains to Kahnawake in a ceremony at City Hall in the Old Port. Reconciliation seemed to be the key word last Thursday during National Indigenous Peoples Day, when Valerie Plante, mayor of Montreal, announced that the

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