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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

Seeking survivors to listen to their realities

Colleen Cardinal, Sixties Scoop survivor and Kenn Richard, executive advisor, director of the Indigenous Spirit Fund, Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, have shared their stories over the years. (Courtesy The Foundation For Sixties Scoop Survivors) The foundation for Sixties Scoop survivors will be hosting 10 engagement sessions in

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