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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

Stone images reflect Indigenous cultures

Stone artwork has been a part of Turtle Island for centuries, and a new exhibit celebrates the Indigenous artists engaged in the work. (Courtesy Akefen. Musee de la Civilisation) The Musée de la civilisation launched an online exhibit last Thursday called Images on Stone, highlighting the ancient rock art in Canada

Engines are hot, air is cold, it’s time to race

Catch him if you can. Derek White drove his iconic no. 99 around the track to a first place finish on the day in the RWD category, as ice racing season has begun. (Natalia Fedosieieva, The Eastern Door) Around 20 cars hurtled and slipped around the track last Saturday, as the

Reviving Kanehsatà:ke Radio moving toward dials

Mike Mathieu, Alex Beaupré, and Sylvain "Syd" Gaspé are part of the Reviving Kanehsatá:ke Radio group looking to get the community's voice back on the airwaves. (Natalia Fedosieieva, The Eastern Door) The second Reviving Kanehsatà:ke Radio (RKR) meeting was held in the United Church in Kanesatake Tuesday, to provide an update

Missing and murdered dialogues in Quebec

Melanie Morrison, commissioners Michèle Audette, Gerri-Lee Mcpherson-Pangman and Corley McPherson in Quebec. (courtesy Melanie Morrison) The national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) started a series of the guided dialogues to identify gaps in truth gathering process and to develop specific recommendations for the final report last

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