Speed-painting for a good cause

(Courtesy Owisokon Lahache) “I thought to myself, failure is not an option,” said artist Owisokon Lahache. Not on stage, in front of so many people. She had been preparing for this moment, drafting sketches, photographing objects she would like to paint to get an idea of how to size them out on

Standing up for his Indigenous heritage

(Courtesy Tsyoyunthu Adriana Poulette) Community member Tsyoyunthu Adriana Poulette and her two boys Tharahkwisere Stacey, 11, and Tahaniehtatihentho Stacey, 9, were so excited when they heard that the boys had been cast in a mini-series. It was the first such experience for both boys, said Poulette. The mini-series is about residential schools,

Art with a powerful message

(Courtesy Kaia’tanó:ron Dumoulin Bush)  For a soft-spoken artist, Kaia’tanó:ron Dumoulin Bush’s art has a lot to say. With bright, bold colours and a canvas chock-full of action and movement, the Kanien’kehá:ka and French artist’s work has a message to deliver. And from now until December 18, that message is on display at

Indigenous photos to take over Montreal streets

(Courtesy Martin Akwiranoron Loft) Photographer Martin Akwiranoron Loft’s portraits of Kahnawa’kehró:non will be displayed in the streets of Montreal as part of a photo project highlighting the forced displacement of Indigenous Peoples. Indigenous Forced Displacement is a photo action organized through the international Inside Out Project, which is an initiative that encourages

Riverside Inn displays gorgeous art

A historical building in Kahnawake is currently hosting a collection of modern art pieces created by Onkwehón:we artists. The inaugural Iontkahthóhtha exhibition launched at the beginning of the month by the Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center (KOR) at the Riverside Inn will continue until October 24. Scott Berwick, KOR’s photo

Indigenous Voices of Today

A new permanent exhibit at the McCord Museum shines a spotlight on Indigenous knowledge, trauma and resilience, as told by Onkwehón:we themselves. Museums have long been criticized for the way they represent non-European societies, often portraying them through the settler point of view and perpetuating subjugation by displaying culturally important artifacts that were

Indigenous women outshine Paris

“What’s the worst thing that could happen?” is what Waneek Horn-Miller asked herself as she walked down the runway. “I guess I could trip and fall,” she laughed, while recounting her Paris City Fashion Week experience in an interview with The Eastern Door. As a mother of three in her 40s and

“He was everything to the choir”

(Courtesy Gabriel Berberian) [apss_share] Bernardin Houle, choir director and organist for the St. Francis Xavier Mission Catholic Church, and a prominent figure in Kahnawake, passed away last Wednesday, June 3. He was 96. Houle was a member of the choir since he was 29 years old, for over 60 years. Even though he was

Visiting a virtual gallery

“Finally, the present has caught up to the future,” said Kanien’kehá:ka artist Skawennati, who recently dropped her last name, during a phone interview with The Eastern Door, while discussing AbTeC Gallery’s inaugural virtual exhibition Reformatted. The virtual gallery and exhibition opened Friday, May 1, and takes place in an online virtual world