Canada, natives locked in uneasy dance over self-governance

Posted by admin on Jul 24th, 2011

Aaron Lynett/National Post Jul 24, 2011 – 12:48 PM ET | Last Updated: Aug 5, 2011 6:55 PM ET

When asked by authorities to declare his citizenship at the Canada-U.S. border in Ontario, Leroy Hill will say, “North American Indian.” When pressed and asked where he resides, the sub-chief of the Iroquois Confederacy will point across the Niagara River and say, “I live on that side of your line,” and then submit his Iroquois passport. Neither the words “Canadian” nor “American” will cross his lips. Never have, he said. Never will. “We’ve never relinquished our sovereignty, we’ve been our own nation for centuries,” said Mr. Hill, of the Six Nations of Grand River, Canada’s largest band of 23,000, with more than half living on a reserve near Brantford, Ont. “We were raised that we’re not Canadian and we’re not American…. I would never carry a Canadian passport.”

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WIKILEAKS: Border Guards feared Mohawks

Posted by admin on May 23rd, 2011

By Brenda Norrell, Censored News, May 23 2011

The US Embassies in Montreal and Quebec monitored Mohawks and Indigenous activists. In a series of cables released by Wikileaks in May, the US Ambassadors in Canada make it clear that no one wants to fight the Mohawks. In fact, the US Embassy in Ottawa points out that the Canadian Border Guards feared the Mohawks.

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Military to apologize for Mohawk inclusion in counter-insurgency manual

Posted by admin on Dec 9th, 2010

By Greg Horn, Iori:Wase, Dec 09, 2010

The Canadian military is expected to formally apologize for including the Mohawk Warrior Society in a draft version of its counter-insurgency manual. The apology is expected to come in January or February.

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Native protest closes bridge to Cornwall border-crossing

Posted by admin on Sep 19th, 2009

Sat Sep. 19 2009 19:21:06,

Police blocked access to a temporary border-crossing in Cornwall, Ont. for more than six hours on Saturday after Akwesasne Mohawks protested what they call unfair treatment by Canada Border Services. Cornwall police closed the Seaway International Bridge leading to the United States just after 11 a.m. because of a dispute between Mohawks and the government agency. Although the border-crossing remained open, the bridge was closed until just before 5:30 p.m. Those hoping to travel to the United States were being advised to cross the border at Dundee, Que., located 45 minutes east of Cornwall; or Prescott, Ont., about 45 minutes west of Cornwall.

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No One Is Illegal-Vancouver Statement of Solidarity to the Kanionke:haka (Mohawk) Community of Akwesasne

Posted by admin on Jun 18th, 2009

No One Is Illegal Vancouver would like to extend our deepest respect and solidarity with the Mohawk Community of Akwesasne for your courageous actions against the arming of Canadian Border Service Agency (CBSA) guards. We recognize that CBSA is a foreign occupier on Akwesasne territories and the arming of border guards is a declaration of war against the sovereignty of your Nation.

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