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Keeping Kanien’kéha alive with a little help

There are a number of additional language possibilities thanks to new funding from a generous donor. (Courtesy Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer) Mohawk Council of Kahnawake grand chief Joe Norton and council chief Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer returned from Durban, South Africa last month after meeting with a software developer in the country to secure future funding for

Kahnawake designer weathers the powwow trail

Tammy Beauvais got more than she bargained for after a freak storm hit the powwow she was attending. Her powwow days are winding down, she said. (Courtesy Tammy Beauvais) Lachlan Madill The Eastern Door   If you’ve been to a powwow, chances are you’ve seen clothing designer Tammy Beauvais’s display tent. For the past

Holy sh*t B@man is f%*king funny!

If you want tons of laughs and to support local theatre, run, don't walk, to Mosher Auditorium at Howard S. Billings today or tonight! (Courtesy Kirk Elsmore) First the bad: the Mosher Auditorium at Howard S. Billings was hot as hell. Now the good: holy f*&k it was worth it! In case

Survey and stats tell the complicated crime story

Kahnawake's Peacekeepers continue to struggle with tight budgets and lack of staff, but stats show crime has reduced in recent years though many in the community see it as rising. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Has crime increased in Kahnawake? What do the Peacekeepers need to do more? What types

Revealing identity the long way through adoption

Singer/sonwriter Tom Wilson has been on a six-year journey of discovery after he found out about his Kanien'kehá:ka roots in Kahnawake. (Courtesy John Gilder) Whatever way an adoption story is told, there’s always the part with isolation and heartbreak, and then the searching, finding and acceptance. Being a part of a

Concordia’s Inuit celebration shows off the north

Crowds gathered at Concordia's FOFA gallery to check out the showcase of Inukpuk dolls, created over decades using cloth, tanned skin, beads, woven grass, and carved stone. (Lindsay Richardson, The Eastern Door) by Lindsay Richardson “It is said to happen from time to time,” is a traditional Inuk way to begin a story

From Rae to Mud to Dirt to 4AM on big screen

Nothing is going to put butts in seats in a cinema like a lot of Dirt (here with his son Rahniitsatorats), who will be on the big screen this weekend at screenings of Dirt McComber: Last of the Mohicans in Montreal and Kahnawake. There is a place that is not blazing hot

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