Monday, May 23, 2011

Wikileaks Cables on Mohawks

Censored News is now posting the Wikileaks US diplomatic cables from Quebec and Montreal, about Mohawks. The border, land claims and struggles are among the issues. Five cables have been posted so far in Censored News Special edition.

In a cable dated July 30, 2009, from Ottawa, the US Ambassador said, "The CBSA customs post on Cornwall Island (Kawehnoke) located on the Mohawk reserve territory of Akwesasne on the Canada-U.S. border closed on May 31. Canadian border guards had left the post citing fears of a violent confrontation with Mohawk residents, who opposed a CBSA directive requiring border guards to carry firearms at the Canadian port-of-entry, effective June 1."


WIKILEAKS: Border guards feared Akwesasne Mohawks

Wikileaks Cable: Mohawks Borders, Land Claims, Treaties

Wikileaks Montreal Cable: Mohawks 2004

Wikileaks Cable: Mohawks, Kanesatake, May 2004

Wikileaks: US and Canadian militaries like a marriage

Photo: Indigenous Peoples Border Summit of the Americas 2006, San Xavier, Tohono O'odham. Photo by Brenda Norrell.

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