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Akwesasne girls face off MPs on Parliament Hill

MP Marc Miller wanted to honour the country's missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls with this year's lacrosse game on Parliament Hill. (Natalia Fedosieieva, The Eastern Door)  It was Mohawks versus MPs at Parliament Hill Tuesday night in Ottawa. The Akwesasne Ride girls’ lacrosse team travelled to the nation’s capital to

Walking together tomorrow for healing retreat

The Native Women’s Shelter’s Spirit Walk fundraiser tomorrow is an annual event to help disadvantaged mothers and their children in healing. (Courtesy Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal) The Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal (NWSM) will host the sixth annual Spirit Walk fundraiser tomorrow in Mount Royal Park to collect funds for the

Missing and murdered report labels genocide

Melanie Morrison's continued efforts to draw attention to her sister Tiffany and the thousands of missing or murdered women across the country resulted in the final report delivered last week. (Natalia Fedosieieva, The Eastern Door) Commissioners for the National Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) presented the

Lifeline tossed in flood zone, as waters rise

Julie Gaspé looks at what was her yard, and now is completely submerged. The only way to leave her property is via a small path in the back yard. (Natalia Fedosieiva, The Eastern Door) Montreal authorities declared a state of emergency last Friday, as the number of flooded homes on the

Looking at past and into future at Concordia

Concordia University plans to indigenize its campus, and improve curriculum and services to be more inclusive for Indigenous students attending the Montreal institution. (Natalia Fedosieieva, The Eastern Door) Concordia’s Indigenous Directions Leadership Group (IDLG) launched its action plan last Thursday to highlight the strategies of moving the university towards “a more

Kanehsatà:ke Radio moves forward with plans

Sylvain “Syd” Gaspé said the main mission of the RKR project is to promote the language and culture. (Natalia Fedosieieva The Eastern Door) The third meeting of the Reviving Kanehsatà:ke Radio (RKR) group was held in the United Church hall in Kanehsatake last Tuesday, to provide some updates and to discuss current results

Hair Project gives at-risk women style, slick dos

Hairstylists Heather Ross and Ian Frear worked their magic volunteering for the Hair Project at Chez Doris, as part of The Hair Project where stylists give women working through tough situations style. (Natalia Fedosieieva, The Eastern Door) The Hair Project started last year in Montreal to provide free monthly hairstyling services

Group works to increase healthier life choices

The group of Living in Balance with the Natural World workshop with Elaine Delaronde, who shared her knowledge and experience about various foods. (Natalia Fedosieieva, The Eastern Door) Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project (KSDPP) organized Living in Balance with the Natural World event Tuesday at the Kahnawake Library, to provide vital

Drums, panels and supporters kick off week

The Fox Tail Singers performs a contemporary song in the Mi’kmaq language during the First Voices Week Opening ceremony. (Natalia Fedosieieva, The Eastern Door) First Voices Week (FVW), led by Concordia University students and staff, started its event series this Monday to celebrate Indigenous peoples and to recognize the importance of

Ghislain Picard re-elected to regional chief

Community leaders lined up, and, in the end, chose Ghislain Picard to return to the post of regional chief, a position he's held since 1992. (Natalia Fedosieieva, The Eastern Door) Ghislain Picard was re-elected as regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL), as members gathered to vote last