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Marking graves and reconciling with veterans

A non-for profit group is looking for researchers as part of a program to properly name Indigenous unmarked graves. (Courtesy Last Post Fund) Mina Mazumder In April, Canadian non-profit organization the Last Post Fund (LPF), officially kicked off their Indigenous Unmarked Grave Program for anyone with a service number and an Indigenous background

Walking together tomorrow for healing retreat

The Native Women’s Shelter’s Spirit Walk fundraiser tomorrow is an annual event to help disadvantaged mothers and their children in healing. (Courtesy Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal) The Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal (NWSM) will host the sixth annual Spirit Walk fundraiser tomorrow in Mount Royal Park to collect funds for the

Tea, herbs, and art… follow the Purple Dragonfly

The Purple Dragonfly Trading Post offers a variety of products that promote health and wellness, and for owner Leah Kanerahta’ró:roks Diome it is much more than just a business, it is a sacred space. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Last Friday saw the soft opening of The Purple Dragonfly

Fishing, trading and reviving the language

Kanien’kéha Ratiwennahní:rats Adult Immersion graduate Teiotién:taron River McComber’s goal is to revitalize the language, and have one of the many pairs of shoulders that will carry the language forward. (Kahenientha Cross, The Eastern Door) Kanien’kéha Ratiwennahní:rats Adult Immersion Program graduate Teiotién:taron River McComber sat with The Eastern Door before his Wednesday

Racing to promote early cancer detection

Brandon White is in the race of his life against cancer, but the 43-year-old racer is not ready to let the disease slow him down from reaching out and helping others dealt the same raw deal. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Sunday at the Jukasa Motor Speedway in Hagersville, Ontario,

What it means to be a female vet from town

Marissa Leblance went from a 17-year-old John Abbott student to boot camp where she excelled despite sexist abuse and assumptions about her ability to handle stressful situations as a U.S. Marine. (Courtesy Marissa Leblanc) Marissa Leblanc Special to The Eastern Door I was 17 years old, and a John Abbott Social Sciences student,

Diabo to give one last tour of the ice rink Sunday

Sunday is the final skating show where Zamboni driver Ray Diabo will be behind the wheel keeping the ice smooth for the skaters. Thus ends a 33-year career at the Sports Complex. (Daniel J Rowe, The Eastern Door) When Ray Diabo joined Frank “Putsky” Rice, Kenny Kane and the late Roger

Surviving without an iPhone? It is possible

Lil tykes from Kateri School are running through the last traces of winter with Tom Scott and Shakohaiiostha McComber, learning all the tricks and tips about the wilderness and how to spend your days without a device in your hand every second. (Courtesy Kateri School) Teens today feel like they just

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