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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

Council joins Microsoft and others in AI startup

Kahnawake students had the opportunity to dive into the tech world last Friday when they were introduced to the world of artificial intelligence. (William Riley, The Eastern Door) Last Friday (April 26) the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK), Blackberry, Microsoft, SAS (Institute) and Forrest Green all participated in the AI and

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

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

Indian Day School claims dredge up bad memories

Joe Jacobs and his siblings Leona and Bruce have all filed claims regarding their time at Indian Day School in Kahnawake’s old Kateri School. (Lindsay Richardson The Eastern Door)   During the era of residential schools, it was once calculated that Indigenous children raised in their communities spent, cumulatively, 78,000,000 nights away

Cook hopes executive degree inspires others

Kakwiranoron Cook is inspiring people in at least two nations, as he uses his Mohawk and Sioux heritage to push him to a new level. (Courtesy HEC University)   It’s hard enough to get Kakwiranoron Cook to slow down for a few minutes to answer some questions, but considering he managed to

Busting rods, breaking into booming industry

Those studying the fine art of rod busting are almost guaranteed to find work once they finish their program in June, as construction contractors are looking for workers from the community. (Courtesy Konwawennenhawi Diabo) For the past few years Konwawennenhawi Diabo has been working part-time jobs as she raises her son. Her

Third grader working on five language fluency

Rotehrhatá:se Lahache (ribbon shirt) is learning Kanien’kéha with the rest of his studies, but is also working on Cayuga, Spanish and French. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) While many eight-year-olds are bugging their parents for more time to play Fortnite, Minecraft, or road hockey, third grader Rotehrhatá:se Lahache wants to

Half a million dollars coming to Karihwanó:ron

Classes at Karihwanó:ron like Raven Swamp's will have a lot more support next year thanks to funding being secured for the next three years meaning much less demands for parents to do fundraising. Mohawk Council of Kahnawake education portfolio chiefs Harry Rice and Ross Montour know better than some how much Karihwanó:ron

Winter Carnival highlight events honour young and old

The competition is high for top skits at the Tetewatierónnion variety show with groups working hard to get laughs and create something with style and originality. (Marisela Amador) Tetewatierónnion about babies and laughter and Kanien'kéha Marisela Amador Winter Carnival is upon us and with it a plethora of fun and exciting activities for

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