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Freedom to wear your own culture on skin

Artist Kanentokon Hemlock has been doing tattoos for two years. He took time to consider what the story was about in the episode and reflect on what would be important in the show. (Courtesy Jason Brennan) The second season of Skindigenous, the documentary series on the art of tattooing, feature Kahnawake

Special Assembly in Ottawa

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller delivered remarks at the Assembly of First Nations’ special chiefs assembly in Ottawa. The minister took questions from chiefs following his address this Tuesday. (Courtesy Clinton Phillips) The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Special Chiefs Assembly (SCA) brought together First Nation leaders from across Canada, including

Scholarships awarded for outstanding performance

Ra'nikonhrí:io Lazare, Lily Deer, Mariah McComber and Dara Bordeau were awarded scholarships last Thursday for academic success and community involvement. (Courtesy Melanie Morrison)              The Caisse Populaire Kahnawake committee congratulated four scholarship recipients for their outstanding academic achievements last Thursday. A winner in the high-school category,

Firefighters put to test in simulation drill

Provided by the Flash Formation enterprise, the main teachings were about analyzing and reading smoke in a fire and using of thermal imaging cameras and nozzle techniques. (Natalia Fedosieieva, The Eastern Door) Major training with the controlled fire took place at the Kahnawake Fire Brigade (KFB) last weekend to give the

Making time and cultures intertwine

Karine Echaquan told some legends from her Atikamekw background and presented pieces of her culture to teach those present. (Natalia Fedosieieva, The Eastern Door)   The opening of the public artwork L’étreinte des temps in the Tiohtià:ke Otsirakéhne Park on the summit of Outremont last Saturday highlighted the nature of the

Apologies, concerns follow inquiry

Regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL) Ghislain Picard believes there is still much work ahead. (Natalia Fedosieieva The Eastern Door) Premier François Legault publicly apologized to the Indigenous people of Quebec this Wednesday, after The Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and

Mohawk Miles run, rain or shine, young or old

(Natalia Fedosieieva, The Eastern Door) A total of 119 participants indifferent running groups hit the streets in Kahnawake for the 34th annual Mohawk Miles race, organized by the Kahnawake Youth Center (KYC), last Sunday. Each of the eight categories varied in age, children from zero to five, adults, and all the way

Ottawa to pay $40k per child

Cindy Blackstock (podium) has been fighting hard for the rights and equal treatment of on-reserve children. (File Photo) In a decision announced last Friday, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) ordered the federal government to compensate $40,000 to each First Nation child wrongly taken from their homes and put in care