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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

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

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