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A film report of the 1969 protest demonstration by the Kanien'kéhaka (Mohawk) of 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, they drew public attention to their grievance. The community was prohibited by Canadian authorities from duty-free passage of personal purchases across the border; a right established by the Jay Treaty of 1794. The film shows the confrontation with police, and ensuing action, including footage of Mohawk political activist Kahn-Tineta Horn.
Director: Michael Kanentakeron Mitchell
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, Kanentakeron Mitchell, Michael
60 min 48 s
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