Tattoo gathering coming to Kanesatake

Courtesy Mercedes Terrance Kanehsata’kehró:non Margie Canadian was scrolling Facebook last year when she saw an advertisement for the 2021 Indigenous Tattoo Gathering in Tyendinaga. The event piqued her interest, but she left it at that. When later she received a phone call from someone she knew inviting her to go, she

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

Traditional detox centre in the works

Iohahiio Delisle was lending a hand at Cabot Square in Montreal, where the Raphaël André Memorial Tent offers warmth to those without shelter, when he encountered a Kahnawa’kehró:non man in his 30s who was homeless and suffering from an opioid addiction. Delisle was among the people who helped the man

Showing Indigenous pride

Courtesy Linda Hemlock Linda Hemlock had never made regalia until two months ago. When the Shuswap woman living in BC caught word that kids in her community had been invited to dance at the Alpine World Junior Championships, she was determined to lend a hand. “With all those athletes coming to

Round Table honours local women

The doulas who comprise the group Konwati’shatstenhsherawi’s - Women Empowering Women were among those nominated for the KSCS International Women’s Day event. Courtesy Jody Jacobs The parenting team at Kahnawake Shakotiia’takehnhas Community Services (KSCS) marked International Women’s Day with a special edition of Round Table Talk on Facebook Live. “Our role is so important to

Sharing the pain of intergenerational trauma

Courtesy Carol McCormick “This whole past year was about hanging on,” said Kahnawa’kehró:non Tonia Williams, who was forced to confront the sins of her church against her own people. Williams recounted how harrowing it was for everyone in the community after the horrifying news that the remains of 215 children had

Honouring the lives of loved ones lost

Courtesy Diane Yeung On the day devoted to love, Montreal’s downtown was painted in red. Red banners, red signs and red handprints – all symbolizing the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Two-Spirit, Trans and 2SLGBTQ+ (MMIWG2ST) movement. On Monday, February 14, hundreds responded to an invitation by the Native Women’s

One Kahnawa’kehró:non’s road to recovery

Courtesy Jon McComber Jon McComber was too eager to sleep. Before the sun had even begun to rise, he sat straight in his bed as excitement continued building up. “Every year is another milestone for me,” said the Kahnawa’kehró:non. “Around this same moment each year, I get time to reflect on

Nation2nation support Wet’suwet’en

Courtesy Nation2Nation All aboard the caravan: final stop is Wet’suwet’en land. In an act of support, a group of Onkwehón:we is setting out to lead a cross-nation journey from the Eastern Shore of Mi’kmaq territory, all the way to Wet’suwet’en lands on the West Coast. “As Indigenous people, we have a

30 years of The Eastern Door

For the 30th anniversary of The Eastern Door, founder Kenneth Deer and current editor/publisher Steve Bonspiel look back on how far the newspaper has come, and how much it has achieved. Where have the years gone? It doesn’t seem like 30 years, but again it seems like a lifetime ago for