The life of a residential school survivor

Trigger warning: This article contains graphic details and strong reference to sexual abuse. STEVE BONSPIEL THE EASTERN DOOR The first thing you notice about Mi’kmaq elder Nick Huard is his sense of humour. He can laugh about anything. He’s used it to survive over his 72 years, first in a tough upbringing in

Elder demands accountability from hospital

Courtesy Cheryl Scott Several months after Kanesatake community member, Winston Nelson, arrived home from St. Eustache Hospital wearing nothing but a patient’s gown, an investigation confirmed he was not treated with the diligence and care expected of health care staff. The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) des Laurentides,

Chief opens up about abuse

(COURTESY FRANK MCCOMBER) [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 www.eastermdoor.com and here, for free, on our website and Facebook. But when a large portion

A campaign to end violence against women

(COURTESY ECHO HAMELIN) [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 www.eastermdoor.com and here, for free, on our website and Facebook. But when a large portion