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.

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

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

Remembering the first responders

Courtesy Lindsay LeBorgne Days after September 11, 2001, Lindsay LeBorgne trudged through ground zero, toiling in the shadow of the Deutsche Bank Building. Each time he heard a piece of glass fall, he ran. So did everyone else. “Everybody was jittery about that building collapsing,” LeBorgne said. The South Tower of

Back to school in full swing in Kanesatake

Teacher and school bus shortages in the province have made headlines over the last few weeks as students and parents prepared for back to school. Luckily, Kanesatake has been spared from these issues, and school administrators and educators are optimistic about the upcoming school year. “Both schools (Rotiwennakéhte Ionterihwaienhstáhkhwa and Ratihén:te

Skawennati’s clothing walks the runway

Courtesy Skawennati The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) celebrated 100 years of its Santa Fe Indian Market with an expanded programming and two whole days of fashion shows. Last week, artist Skawennati and her Calico & Camouflage clothing line took to the catwalk for the Indigenous Fashion Show. It was

A new era for a familiar coffee brand

Courtesy Mike David Mike David and his sister Julie Anne are really excited about the future. The siblings, both entrepreneurs, recently took over ownership of Moccasin Joe, a popular coffee roasting company in the community. Mike recounted that earlier this year, his parents Walter and Lise, who opened the micro-roastery in