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A film report of the 1969 protest demonstration by Mohawk Indians of the St. Regis Reserve on the international bridge between Canada and the United States near Cornwall, Ontario. By blocking the bridge, which is on the Reserve, and causing a considerable tie-up of motor traffic, the Indians drew public attention to their grievance that they were prohibited by Canadian authorities from duty-free passage of personal purchases across the border; a right they claim was established by the Jay Treaty of 1794. The film shows the confrontation with police, and ensuing action.

Director: Mort Ransen
Producer: George C. Stoney
Photography: Tony Ianzelo
Sound: Hans Oomes
Editing: Kathleen Shannon
Sound: George Croll
Sound: Jean-Pierre Joutel

You Are on Indian Land

1969, Ransen, Mort

60 min 48 s

 

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