Kahnawake’s own celebrate at McGill

Eve Cable After a two-year break, McGill’s annual powwow returned to Montreal, featuring a full schedule of dances and more at the university’s downtown campus. Dancing at McGill was an amazing experience for Konwatharani Jacobs, who danced for the first time with her daughter, f ive-year-old Iako’tarakehte on September 23.

Tawnya gives Top Chef a taste

Courtesy Food Network Canada Kanien’kehá:ka chef Tawnya Brant of Six Nations was not the only chef who arrived on the set of Top Chef Canada with a personal pantry containing some treasured ingredients from home. “Everybody that brought stuff literally brought stuff from whatever their culture was,” Brant said. “It was

Local beaders showcase masks in exhibit

Courtesy Janice Patton Beaded face masks made by Kahnawa’kehró:non are being highlighted at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff, Alberta. The exhibition titled Breathe. aims to reflect resiliency throughout the 21st century from various cultures across Canada, with a particular emphasis on Indigenous resiliency. “One mask is actually

Concordia University hosts first powwow

Hadassah Alencar At the Concordia University Loyola campus in NDG, students and faculty attended the first powwow on campus, as the educational establishment makes efforts to increase Indigenous culture and tradition. For many, the event was a chance to witness throat singing, jingle dancing, and drumming between classes, with many students

Kanesatake grand chief suspends by-election

File photo Grand chief Victor Bonspille personally instructed PlanIT to delay the upcoming Mohawk Council of Kanesatake (MCK) by-election until further notice, according to the chief electoral officer. The shocking disruption came last Saturday, September 17, smack in the middle of an advance poll that was shuttered after votes had already

Infighting at Council escalates

File photo The situation between elected officials at the Mohawk Council of Kanesatake (MCK) appears to be unravelling. On Friday, September 16, another altercation occurred that led to the arrest of chief Brant Etienne for allegedly assaulting chief Valerie Bonspille. Etienne and chief Amy Beauvais told The Eastern Door that this latest

By-election coming as chief departs

Courtesy Alan John Rice Chief Alan John Rice has stepped down from the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK), moving to a new position as MCK’s executive operations officer. Rice will replace Kevin Kennedy, who recently retired from the role after several years of service. He is expected to begin his role

Kahente wins Celebration of Nations Award

Courtesy Kahente Horn-Miller Before Kahente Horn-Miller joined the cohort of professors on graduation day at Carleton University, Indigenous graduates wore common graduation robes and hats, standing in a sea of black robes to celebrate finalizing their degree. But the associate professor and assistant vice-president of Indigenous teaching, learning, and research at

Residential school survivors’ mini-series premiers

Courtesy Nish Media Kanesatake filmmaker Sonia Bonspille Boileau’s first-ever French dramatic mini-series premiered on Tuesday night on Radio-Canada. Pour toi Flora centres around two Anishinaabe residential school survivors trying to come to terms with their painful past. “I’m relieved now that it’s out in the world. I don’t feel the weight

Election appeal board looms for Simon

File photo Two members of a newly-formed appeal board - enough to form a majority - publicly agreed with a Facebook post criticizing Serge Otsi Simon’s candidacy for the Mohawk Council of Kanesatake (MCK) by-election and the by-election’s timing in general. The appeal board sweeping powers to disqualify candidates and invalidate election