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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

Toolkit launched to help increase sensitivity

The Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Network (from left to right) co-chair Maya Cousineau-Mollen, co-chair Vicky Boldo, Dakota Swiftwolfe, Allison Reid, Leilani Shaw, and Brooke Wahsontiiostha Deer. (Courtesy Leilani Shaw) Today’s “Understanding Allyship” panel discussion and workshop is the first of the “Talking Lunches” series at Concordia University’s John Molson School of

Parents lodge complaint about education administration

Protests in November at KSS revolved around ongoing tensions at the time, which included disciplinary actions taken against five students who were sent home that day. (file photo) The Eastern Door asked what a recently reinstated student thought Kahnawake Survival School was all about. “I’d say family, but I can’t say that

Indigenous issues on the docket at Kairos meeting

It was cold outside, but warm and inviting inside at the Christ Church Cathedral where Joe Deom met with members of Montreal's faith communities to share his knowledge on a variety of Indigenous issues. (Tehosterihens Deer, The Eastern Door) It was a cold and nasty day January 19, in the minus

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

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