Decolonizing Indigenous designs and artwork

Courtesy Jamie Jacobs @ The Rock Foundation Last Thursday, Kanehsata’kehró:non got the opportunity to learn about Indigenous iconography and history during a presentation given by Jamie Jacobs, an expert on Haudenosaunee culture and history. The virtual event was planned by Miranda Gabriel, the new Cultural Development officer at Tsi Ronterihwanónhnha ne Kanien’kéha

Indigenous land defenders stand with Ukraine

Courtesy Marlene Hale More than 40 Indigenous artists across Canada have shown their solidarity with Ukraine by organizing a fundraiser for Ukrainians struggling due to the ongoing Russian invasion. On behalf of the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF), Marlene Hale, a Wet’suwet’en activist, initiated a campaign with the goal of raising $10,000 through

Diabo’s eloquence leads to award

(Courtesy Sylvie-Ann Paré) Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo’s work bringing Indigenous traditions to the dance world in Montreal has been recognized with a prestigious award. At an awards ceremony on December 3, Diabo was named laureate of the Prix interprète de la danse de Montréal, an award highlighting the contributions of a local dancer

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

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

Commemorating residential school victims

When 215 children were found in unmarked graves at the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, Jessica Hernandez felt the news like a weight on her shoulders. “It was a really heavy week,” said the owner of Nicia’s Accessories. “I had never felt like that before.” She knew she was

A Kanien’kehá:ka star’s Emmys debut

Courtesy Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs Millions of eyes locked on Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs and her fellow Onkwehón:we Reservation Dogs stars while they took over the 73rd Primetime Emmys Award stage to present an award. Since the television show, created by and for Indigenous Peoples, began to air, it resulted in a rippling tide

When beading becomes a weapon for the mind

[spu popup="10211"][/spu]Kahnawa’kehró:non Eleanore Paul said the beadwork challenge brought back memories dating back to her early childhood, when she would watch her great-grandmother bead. “Back in those days, they used to beadwork pieces by the dozen and sell them to the various souvenir stores in Kahnawake," she said. "All those memories

Beyond Beadwork

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Where the digital and real world meet

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