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Indigenizing a campus, inspiring a city

From left to right Tanu Lusignan, Kale Phillips, Jennifer Paul, Belle Phillips, David Pearson and Tahothoratie Cross have started something at Champlain College in St. Lambert that is inspiring Anglo CEGEPs across Montreal to emulate, in efforts to indigenize their campuses. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Tahothoratie Cross started Champlain

Goodleaf sees hope in new Concordia position

Donna Goodleaf lends her extensive teaching career to a new position as Concordia University’s first Indigenous curriculum and pedagogy advisor. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Kahnawa’kehró:non Donna Goodleaf began her new role at the beginning of January as Concordia University’s Indigenous curriculum and pedagogy advisor. It’s a new position created through the Centre

Indigenous languages get boost from national grant

Onowa McIvor (UVic, Indigenous Education professor) and Peter Jacobs (SFU, linguistics) are co-leads of NETOLNEW, a six-year $2.5 million Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant. (Courtesy Julie Rémy) A new language revitalization project at the University of Victoria will help strengthen Kanien’kéha and several other Indigenous languages across Turtle Island. NEȾOLṈEW̱, which

Students sling steel out of school into workforce

Straight out of the ironworking program in Anjou, the young men from Kahnawake have almost all found work on the Champlain Bridge, in New York and elsewhere. (Daniel J. Rowe,  The Eastern Door) A year ago, The Eastern Door stopped by the Centre de Formation des Metiers de l’Acier in Anjou

Three peoples, one incredible school anthem

Ten kids at St. Willibrord School in Chateauguay created a school anthem, launched this week, that celebrates the diverse student body in three languages. (Courtesy N’we Jinan) How many kids get the chance to write an anthem? How many adults do? Ten elementary school students from St. Willibrord School in Chateauguay can now

Graduate completes four-year walk across stage

Myrna Gabriel graduated from McGill University this fall with a certificate in Indigenous Business Management. (Courtesy Myrna Gabriel) After four years, Kanehsata’kehró:non Myrna Gabriel was finally able to walk across the stage at Place des Arts to receive her diploma in Indigenous Business Management from McGill University. “It’s like the baby I

Kahnawa’kehró:non makes history in new role

Curran Jacobs is Nova Career Centre’s new First Nations resource teacher. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Indigenous students attending the Nova Career Centre can now seek help from a familiar face. Kahnawa’kehró:non Curran Jacobs was recently hired as the adult education centre’s First Nations resource teacher to primarily assist students with their

From Concordia student to Aboriginal Student Resource Centre coordinator

Kahnawa’kehró:non Orenda Boucher-Curotte was hired as the new coordinator for Concordia University’s Aboriginal Student Resource Centre. (Courtesy Orenda Boucher-Curotte) With the start of the fall semester just around the corner, Concordia University will have a familiar face coordinating its Aboriginal Student Resource Centre. Kahnawa’kehró:non Orenda Boucher-Curotte was hired for the position, which

Aspiring veterinarian launches online campaign

“It’s something to think about but it’s not dampening my plans to become a vet,” Montana Diabo said of the cost of veterinary school.  High price tag won’t keep Diabo from her dream. (Courtesy Montana Diabo) By: Darya Marchenkova, The Eastern Door Montana Diabo has launched an online fundraising campaign to raise $85,000, about

Research dives into Rotinonhsión:ni history of raising steel

Allan Downey and Carlee Loft presented their research at this year’s NAISA conference in British Columbia. (Courtesy Carlee Loft) For nearly two years, McGill professor Allan Downey and his research assistant Carlee Loft have spent their time collecting archival material around Rotinonhsión:ni communities and their history with ironworking. The material is for