Kanesatake powwow honours land defenders

LAURENCE BRISSON DUBREUIL THE EASTERN DOOR There were shining rays of sun peeking through the towering trees that circle the traditional powwow grounds in Kanehsatake, as hundreds of Onkwehón:we and friends gathered for a celebration under the theme of Land Back. On Saturday, July 10, and Sunday, July 11, dancers, drummers, artists,

Calls for Raphaël André’s tent to be permanent

Laurence Brisson Dubreuil, The Eastern Door Since its opening in early February, the Raphaël André Memorial Tent has welcomed thousands of homeless Montrealers in search of comfort, security and a sense of community. While it was announced last week that the city had extended the tent's permit to operate in Cabot Square

Opening up, one step at a time

With the help of fearless leaders and the relentless strength and diligence of this powerful collective, Kahnawake is no longer in a state of an emergency. Over the past 17 months and 217 Facebook lives later, along with countless consultations and press releases, the Task Force sat down for its final

Kanesatake takes a stand

COURTESY PASCAL QUEVILLON - MAIRE D’OKA FACEBOOK PAGE This article was written in collaboration with Eastern Door contributor Robin Della Corte. With the addition of every car lining up on Route 344 last Saturday, June 12, Kanehsata’kehró:non became increasingly concerned. It was an event organized at The Green Room cannabis shop over the

Young talent dances up a storm

COURTESY RYLEIGH MAYO “I cry every single time,” said Dana Marquis, the mother of contemporary dance competitor Ryleigh Mayo. “She’s totally different from the rest.” And, it looks like it’s not just her mother who has noticed... After cleaning up at the iDance virtual competition for her contemporary and open dance solos, placing

Kanesatake elections pushed

LAURENCE BRISSON DUBREUIL The Eastern Door While the Mohawk Council of Kanesatake (MCK) elections were expected to be called almost two months ago, the Council has officially confirmed that the elections have been postponed to July 31. MCK grand chief Serge Otsi Simon explained that extenuating circumstances, including the pandemic and his

A tribute to our tireless, hard-working nurses

Mask? Check. Goggles? Check. Face shield? Check. Dressing gown? Check. Superhero cape? Check and check. Although the nurses in the community may have gotten used to the high level of stress throughout their job this past year, Kahnawa’kehro:non are in awe of their consistent battle against this ruthless virus experienced by

Going mad for “Going Native”

COURTESY GOING NATIVE Would you like to witness a nearly 60-year-old man on a bareback racehorse, riding for the first time? Or perhaps see him discover the WigWam Motels chain? Or even watch him learn the unique and powerful combat art, Okichitaw? Well, on May 8, tune into APTN and you might

Vaccines and shelter for the unhoused in Montreal

Resilience Montreal worked alongside Montreal's public health to hold a vaccination clinic for the unhoused population on Wednesday, April 28, at the Pentecostal Church located across from Cabot Square. LAURENCE BRISSON DUBREUIL, THE EASTERN DOOR Since the beginning of the pandemic, the homeless population in Montreal has been confronted with more obstacles

COVID-19 claims far-away community member

                                          COURTESY DIANE MONTOUR Although he resided far from Kahnawake, Matthew Montour lived and breathed his people and culture, until his recent passing from COVID-19. Montour passed away in his home in