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Cermonial fasting group guides Survival youth

The annual fasting ceremony has been part of Kanien'kehá:ka tradition for millenia, and Survival School students continued the practice this year. (Courtesy Kanentokon Hemlock) The Kahnawake Survival School has been overseeing and aiding in the annual fasting ceremonies where Kahnawake’s youth prepare to enter manhood.  The fasting camp has been going on

Scientists fly to Kuujjuaq, show off projects

Students from Kahnawake and one from Kanesatake scienced their way to the Inuit community of Kuujjuaq for a youth science fair and made their communities proud by bringing home some sweet prizes. Catch them proudly nerding out over their top-notch science experiments. Kahnawake science geeks traveled far and wide to the

Surviving without an iPhone? It is possible

Lil tykes from Kateri School are running through the last traces of winter with Tom Scott and Shakohaiiostha McComber, learning all the tricks and tips about the wilderness and how to spend your days without a device in your hand every second. (Courtesy Kateri School) Teens today feel like they just

Two shows, one fierce actress making waves

Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs is a rising star in the film industry, having two productions she’s involved in, which will be aired one after the other. Catch her playing a stoic werewolf in one and a fierce two-spirit in the other. (Courtesy Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs) Got some extra time on your hands?

Dawson College embraces Onkwehón:we culture

Dawson College invited guests from Kahnawake to share their knowledge and experience for First People's Week at the Montreal CEGEP. The week kicked off with a powwow in the school's atrium. (Tehosterihens Deer, The Eastern Door) The month of April isn’t only a single day to play simple pranks on your

Screen Awards highlight new Indigenous talent

Abenaki actor Jacob Whiteduck-Lavoie (right) is nominated as supporting actor for a Canadian Screen Award for his first acting gig, as are his co-stars Emilie Bierre (leading role, centre) and Irelande Cote (supporting, right), who both got nods. (Courtesy Julie Caron) Every year, the Canadian Screen Awards (CSAs) highlight a broad collection

First Peoples Week a hit for art and culture

Martin Loft shared his expertise in creating magic, teaching any attendees how to create unique designs for prints that could go onto anything they wish. (Lindsay Richardson, The Eastern Door) Loft takes linocut expertise to Concordia Standing in front of a conference room full of people, Martin Akwiranoron Loft jokingly referred to

Shame if you miss Monkman’s take on prejudice

Shame and Prejudice:A Story of Resilience is now at the McCord Museum in Montreal and tells an unabashedly critical and cheeky history of Canada and its relationship with Indigenous people, as only Kent Monkman could. Miss Chief Eagle Testickle is here making a statement about appropriation of Indigenous imagery in

Jacobs joins award-winning CTV program Cardinal

Add the award-winning series Cardinal to the impressive list of film and TV credits for Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs, as the 25-year-old from Kahnawake continues to expand her acting resume. (file photo) Even getting Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs to slow down long enough to answer questions is a challenge. Screenings, a premiere -

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