Remembering Joyce Echaquan

Purple was the colour of honour at the vigil held to commemorate the life of Joyce Echaquan. A year has come and gone since the Atikamekw mother of seven live-streamed her last moments where she was taunted by racist remarks from nursing staff at the Joliette Hospital. The anniversary of her death

Governments react to G & R contamination

File photo Despite the permit revocation and stalling of the operations of G & R Recycling last October, the harmful contamination caused by the centre’s activities in Kanesatake continues to stir up concern. An investigation published by The Eastern Door last Friday, September 10, revealed that over a five-year period, G &

“They didn’t win, we are still here”

FILE PHOTO After Bill C-5 passed earlier this month, the federal government is now officially recognizing September 30 as the National day for Truth and Reconciliation (Orange Shirt Day). This sacred day was introduced by the strength and determination of Phyllis Jack-Webstad. The brave woman retold the story of her first day in

Elder brings fight to human rights commission

Courtesy Centre for Research-Action on Race Relations Tears filled the eyes of Cheryl Scott as she spoke about the mistreatment her husband, Kanehsata’kehró:non Winston Nelson, was subjected to while in the care of the St. Eustache Hospital. “They cannot treat a human that way,” Scott said. “There are too many things that

Allegations of more racism in hospital

COURTESY GOOGLEMAPS Two nurses were terminated on Tuesday at a Joliette CLSC after Jocelyne Ottawa, who is Atikamekw, alleged that they had mocked and taunted her with racist insults. The incident occurred last Friday (March 12) at an establishment in the same regional health network, Centre Intégré de Santé et de Services

Bishop’s student quits diversity force

After facing public accusations of racism, tokenism and whitewashing, the Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) at Bishop’s University (BU) is now left with an empty seat as their last Indigenous member gave her resignation last week. Kanehsata’kehró:non Bishop’s student Kailey Karahkwinéhtha Nicholas made a public announcement in a

Mohawk-Mi’kmaq solidarity

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In solidarity with Mi’kmaq Nation

Although last minute, Sunday’s demonstration gathered close to 100 hundred cars along Highway 640. (COURTESY AL HARRINGTON) [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

Supporting Mi’kmaq fishermen

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