Another prestigious nomination for Tracey Deer

File photo The nominations for the Rogers Best Canadian Feature Award have been announced, and the critically-acclaimed film Beans directed by Tracey Deer has made the cut. The powerful coming-of-age story set to the backdrop of the Siege of Kanesatake (aka Oka Crisis) is one of three films nominated for this

Beans: First Mohawk film voted best in Canada

COURTESY SEBASTIEN RAYMOND Making her 12-year-old heart tremendously proud, filmmaker and director Kahnawa’kehró:non Tracey Deer made Kanien’kehá:- ka history this week, big time. Deer’s first-ever feature film, “Beans” won best picture on the last night of the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards, along with the John Dunning best first feature award. “I was shocked,”

Memories of 1990

(COURTESY KANIEHTIIO HORN) [apss_share] Dear Readers: As an essential service that is still open during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Eastern Door is fighting hard to keep news like this flowing, in our print product, though an online subscription at and here, for free, on our website and Facebook. But when a large portion

Land fight heats up in Kanesatake

Kanesatake protesters let their drums be heard this week as tensions escalate in the area over a proposed land transfer from an Oka developer. (Marisela Amador, The Eastern Door) [apss_share] Tensions flared this week in Kanesatake and the municipality of Oka, where meetings were called by Mohawk Council of Kanesatake grand chief

Walking with the ghosts of the Oka Crisis

[apss_share] Twenty-Nine years after the Oka Crisis, Kanesatake is faced with an opportunity to dance with old traumas as they navigate new relations around the pine forest area with the old wounds that accompany it. The Pines, for many Mohawk people in both Kanesatake and Kahnawake, has come to represent a place