Habs Indigenous soiree highlights Kahnawa’kehró:non

Courtesy Montreal Canadiens On a special night to honour all Indigenous Peoples, Kahnawake took centre stage. Kahnawa’kehró:non Teiowí:sonte Tommy Deer’s artwork on an orange Habs’ warm-up jersey, including the Two Row Wampum belt bookending the Montreal Canadiens’ logo, was front and centre at the Bell Centre on Saturday. The special orange

Looking deeper at land claims

Land claims and land grievances are no stranger to Onkwehón:we, and the convoluted history of Indigenous rights and lands has been prevalent since settlers arrived hundreds of years ago. In this series, we will be breaking down the significance of land claims and land grievances while spotlighting notable voices that

New chief comes clean

Steve Bonspiel The Eastern Door Ryan Montour was on a path of self-destruction when a lifestyle of drinking, drugging and high-risk behaviour finally caught up to him that one fateful night 10 years ago.  On March 2, 2011, Montour’s life changed forever after he left a local bar under the influence

Grand Debate unveils key platforms

STEVE BONSPIEL THE EASTERN DOOR This article was written in collaboration with Greg Horn, Iorì:wase.  The five candidates for grand chief squared off in the second-ever Grand Debate, hosted by the community’s media outlets. This was the first opportunity for the community to hear directly from each candidate. The Eastern Door and Iorì:wase

Fighting for Onkwehón:we women’s rights

COURTESY COURTNEY MONTOUR Mary Two-Axe Earley was a powerful woman who affected change, yet far too many people don’t know who she is. That’s about to change. Kahnawa’kehró:non Courtney Montour’s latest film, Mary Two-Axe Earley: I am Indian Again, is equally as powerful. Created with archival footage cultivated from Two-Axe Earley’s incredible fight