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Student building mobile tech tools in Kanien’kéha

Kahentawaks Tiewishaw-Poirier is the recent recipient of the Milieux Undergraduate Fellowship, and will work on a project to bring artistic technology with an Indigenous perspective to the modern mobile world. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Kahentawaks Tiewishaw-Poirier has a passion for her culture and language, but also for how technology

Phillips earns her long-awaited doctorate

It took over a half-decade of hard work, but the dedication and determination paid off as Morgan Phillips can now affix PhD to the end of her name. (courtesy Morgan Phillips) It’s taken seven years and right up until the last moment Morgan Phillips put everything she had into completing her

Winter partiers enter the real and online worlds

While holiday cheer was in the room at the AbTeC office, cultural exchange and winter fun was online on an island where Indigenous presence is explored. (Daniel J. Rowe The Eastern Door) Before the holidays, The Eastern Door took the elevator to the 11th floor of Concordia University’s EV building and

Students protest, finance officer not returning

After standing apart from their administrators, KSS students sat and had a long and emotional discussion with education centre staff many said was much-needed. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Just after noon November 30, students from Kahnawake Survival School’s student council left through the front doors, walked across the parking

Education centre staff defends system at tense meeting

Education centre Robin Delaronde had the mic at the front of the room for most of the meeting last week as community members peppered her about KEC policy and assistant director Earlyn Sharpe's (left) status in the community. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) The much-anticipated Kahnawake Combined Schools Committee Annual

Rise in tension concerning in education

KEC director Robin Delaronde is excited at where Kahnawake's education system is going despite some discontent from educators who have cited a culture of fear exists in the schools' halls among staff. (file photo) The Kahnawake Education Center took out a two full-page ads in The Eastern Door two weeks ago

Wee’git is back and ready to serve some grub

Eden Robinson's first two books in the trickster trilogy are an cover-to-cover delight brimming with culture, mystery, magic and humanity. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Some sequels you just can’t wait to come out, and the build up to their release can either let you down, fulfil the craving or

Goddess of nature imagery and allusions speaks

Simpson taking a second to take a picture with a couple of her biggest fans at Dawson College. Left to right: Diana Rice, Lylee Horn, Michele Smith, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Kahenientha Cross, Sage Goodleaf, Pauline Morel and Tiawentinon Canadian. (Kahenientha Cross, The Eastern Door) Indigenizing literature is something I hold close

Thirty years of Kanien’kéha at Karihwanoron

Kids continue to embrace the unique style of learning offered by Karihwanoron, which is celebrating three decades of instructing young students in the community in their language. (Lachlan Madill, The Eastern Door) It’s been 30 years since the Karihwanoron School language program first started in Kahnawake. The full immersion program teaches

Concordia continues to indigenize campus

Elder-in-residence Vicky Boldo speaks to students at Concordia University, as part of the school's continued work to indigenize the campus and broaden understanding of Indigenous issues. (Lindsay Richardson, The Eastern Door) It’s the second week of class, and there are some new faces in the group. Right away, it’s obvious that

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