Indigenous women outshine Paris

“What’s the worst thing that could happen?” is what Waneek Horn-Miller asked herself as she walked down the runway. “I guess I could trip and fall,” she laughed, while recounting her Paris City Fashion Week experience in an interview with The Eastern Door. As a mother of three in her 40s and

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

A Kanien’kehá:ka star’s Emmys debut

Courtesy Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs Millions of eyes locked on Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs and her fellow Onkwehón:we Reservation Dogs stars while they took over the 73rd Primetime Emmys Award stage to present an award. Since the television show, created by and for Indigenous Peoples, began to air, it resulted in a rippling tide

Kahnawake to honour residential school victims

The verdict in Kahnawake is unanimous: all offices and organizations will be closed on September 30, as the community declares the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Orange Shirt Day). “The discoveries at several residential school sites have shocked the entire country,” expressed Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) grand chief

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 &

Orange Shirt Day changes gears

Orange Shirt Day will look a little different this year. The devoted community members Curran Jacobs, June Skye-Stacey and Helen Jarvis Montour, have been raising awareness about the legacy of residential schools for seven years now. This year, on September 30, the team has decided to hold a birthday party. “In residential schools,

A man’s journey of identity leads to Kahnawake

As a young boy, acclaimed musician Tom Wilson would only ever hear about Kahnawake around the kitchen table when adults – who later turned out to be close relatives – visited his parents Bunny and George in Hamilton, Ontario. He grew up listening to tales about famous wrestlers, activists, ironworkers and

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,

Potential destructive port halted

COURTESY LAURENTIA PROJECT The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) breathed a sigh of relief after Ottawa announced that it had blocked the Quebec City Laurentia port expansion project. The decision, announced in late June, was made after the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada published an environmental assessment report on the project. The report

Coming to your TV screen this August

(Left: COURTESY KRISTINA RUDDICK Right: COURTESY IMDB) Who would have thought that one of Kahnawake’s own would be sipping tea and cracking jokes with critically-acclaimed director Taika Waititi? Although once you have a chance to watch Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs on screen, this will no longer come as a surprise. With a breath of