Antique beadwork returns home

Photos courtesy Martin Loft After two years of COVID-19 kept him away, Grant Jonathan was finally able to return to Kahnawake in December to find new homes for some antique Mohawk beadwork. The Tuscarora artist has tried to come up every year since 2011, bringing with him yards of velveteen and

G&R air study report released

(File photo) A putrid smell fills the air and lungs of those living near the shut-down recycling centre. Characterized by its pungent “rotten egg” odour, hydrogen sulphide (H2S) is not only malodorous. It is also a toxic and potentially harmful gas. An ambient air quality study report obtained by The Eastern Door raises

Sequoia takes over the Bay

(Courtesy Michaelee McComber) Sequoia Soaps - an Indigenous bath and body product company based in Kahnawake - just launched at the Hudson’s Bay Company, a move that opens up a brand-new market for the local favourite. Owner Michaelee McComber said that it was, in fact, the Bay that contacted her and offered

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

Local cooking show wins innovation award

(Courtesy Frankie Massicotte) What’s for Lunch, a community cooking show that promotes healthy eating and family bonding, was the winner of the innovation award at this year’s Order of Dietitians and Nutritionists of Quebec award gala. Co-hosts Chantal Haddad, a community dietitian and nutritionist at the Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre (KMHC), and

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

Canadiens’ land acknowledgment gets politicized

Michel Lacroix has been announcing the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre for nearly three decades, but when he recently found his script containing the words Kanien’kehá:ka and Tiohtià:ke, he turned to community member Kenneth Deer for pronunciation coaching. “He’s doing well,” said Deer, the former secretary for the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation

First Kanesatake woman MD joins Health Center

For Ève Mailhot-Daye, her passion for the human body started at a young age. Now, at 33, she’s a family doctor at the Kanesatake Health Center (KHC), serving her community. Daye, born and raised in Oka, joined KHC in July after recently completing her family medicine residency through McGill University and

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