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Ms. Fran is saying goodbye after over 35 years

Fran Montour is ready to say good-bye to teaching, for now after over 35 years. She hopes to return to Kateri School each time she starts missing it. (Mehanaz Yakub, The Eastern Door) Fran Montour has been teaching grades one through six – but never three – for over 35 years.

Kateri School produces first French-language grads

Students in Kateri School’s first French immersion class will be graduating from elementary school on June 19. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) Over a hundred students will be graduating from Kahnawake schools this month, including 12 students who will historically be the first graduating French immersion class at Kateri School. “They’ve come

Dawson College honours Indigenous students

Several Kanien’kehá:ka students received awards from Dawson College on May 21 upon completing Journeys: A First Peoples College Transition Program. (Courtesy Dawson College) Several Indigenous students at Dawson College who completed a one-year transition program were honoured with awards for their academics, leadership and community involvement.  Kanien’kehá:ka student Kahenientha Cross received the

And the prestigious education award goes to….

Timothy Loon and instructor Tiio Hemlock spend some quality time with David the rabbit, a part of the school's award winning farming program. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) The innovation and traditional knowledge taught at the First Nations Regional Adult Education Centre earned the school recognition from the EdCan Network. The centre’s

Getting the greenhouse and garden growing

The greenhouse at Karonhianónhnha tsi Ionterihwaienstáhkhwa is a place for students to learn about planting, traditional medicines, and food sovereignty. (Daniel J. Rowe, Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) For an hour just about every week, students at Karonhianónhnha tsi Ionterihwaienstáhkhwa get to spend time in their new greenhouse, learning about all aspects

Deer’s engagement nabs honours two times

Engage and try and make change and you will be rewarded, much like Concordia student Wahsontiiostha Brooke Deer, who picked up two prestigious honours in the past week. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) In between cramming for final exams, completing projects and applying for graduate school, Wahsontiiostha Brooke Deer took a

Patton taking impressive academic talents south of the border

Nineteen-year-old Sha’teiohserí:io Patton will be one of the few Kahnawa’kehró:non to experience a distinguishd education with her recent acceptance to Stanford University. (Jessica Deer, The Eastern Door) For the past few weeks, students across Kahnawake have been eagerly awaiting acceptance letters from colleges and universities they applied to. The good news came

Montour ready to make a difference at Concordia

For his final year as an undergraduate student, Brandon Montour will be a member of Concordia University’s prestigious Garnet Key Society. (Courtesy Brandon Montour) The Garnet Key Society’s mandate is to represent a positive image of Concordia University, and it’s something Kanien’kehá:ka student Brandon Montour is excited to take on for

Network eager to indigenize region’s CEGEPs

The network of staff from the five Anglo CEGEPs are eager to get on board with the TRC recommendations. (Courtesy Intercollegiate Indigenizing Initiatives Network) From four students grew a group. From that group grew another, and now the five Anglo CEGEPs in and around Montreal are interested and working to indigenize

Dream Child backed by Ottawa and orchestra

Scary but exciting was the feeling for the Dreamers before they performed in front of a full string orchestra at Vanier College. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) The message St. Willibrord School found in its school anthem “Dream Child” continues to grow and resonate with young and old, professional and student,

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