Local beaders showcase masks in exhibit

Courtesy Janice Patton Beaded face masks made by Kahnawa’kehró:non are being highlighted at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff, Alberta. The exhibition titled Breathe. aims to reflect resiliency throughout the 21st century from various cultures across Canada, with a particular emphasis on Indigenous resiliency. “One mask is actually

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

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

Residential school survivors’ mini-series premiers

Courtesy Nish Media Kanesatake filmmaker Sonia Bonspille Boileau’s first-ever French dramatic mini-series premiered on Tuesday night on Radio-Canada. Pour toi Flora centres around two Anishinaabe residential school survivors trying to come to terms with their painful past. “I’m relieved now that it’s out in the world. I don’t feel the weight

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

Regular Kanehsatake powwow returns

Courtesy Kanehsatake Annual Pow Wow After a two-year pandemic-related hiatus, the Kanehsatake Annual Pow Wow is finally back, and people are excited! And if social media activity on the event’s Facebook page is any indication, the turnout will be the biggest yet. Community member Shirley Bonspille, who helped organize this year’s

Gabriel directs award-winning film on the Pines

Courtesy Oreana Franchy In just 20 minutes, Ellen Gabriel has turned 32 years of reporting on its head, with the debut of her documentary film, “Kanatenhs - When The Pine Needles Fall,” which recently won Best Short Documentary from the LA Independent Women Film Awards eighth edition.  The film details what happened

Tattoo gathering in the Pines this weekend

Courtesy Karonhioko’he Doxtater Karonhioko’he Doxtater gave her first stick-and-poke tattoo to her sister with just a sewing needle and thread. She said her start as a tattoo artist began as a fluke, but six years later, she had amassed a growing client list. Doxtater’s availability is booked through the Kanehsatake Traditional Indigenous

One year of Community Watch

Marcus Bankuti The Eastern Door No matter the price of gas, at 6 p.m. Jeremiah Johnson gets in his car and goes for a drive. He won’t be home for three hours. He doesn’t go far, mind you - he’s cruising the quiet streets of Kahnawake, his eyes peeled for anything

Support Group co-founder leaves behind legacy

Courtesy Skawennati After a lifetime of service to her family and her community, Brenda Dearhouse Fragnito passed away on May 11, 2022, at the age of 75. She leaves behind five children and her beloved husband, and scores of Kahnawa’kehró:non who benefitted from the community’s Cancer Support Group, Dearhouse’s legacy. “Brenda