STATEMENT ON OPENING THE BORDER AT AKWESASNE
The US/Canadian border at Cornwall falls entirely within the Mohawk
community of Akwesasne. Every day, in an affront to the sovereignly
of the Mohawk Nation, U.S. and Canadian authorities determine who
crosses the border and who does not.
OCAP, in partnership with the traditional people of the Mohawk Nation,
labour and community groups is organizing in solidarity with anti-
globalization protesters en route to Quebec to open the border at
It is, for the community of Akwesasne, both an assertion of sovereignty
and an opportunity to expose the conditions Mohawk and Indian people
generally, live under. First Nations people are over-represented on
the street, in the prisons and live crammed on tiny reserves often
without running water or heat in the winter. As one Mohawk man said,
"The State's not so worried about people crossing the border,
but about non-natives coming into the community and seeing how we
OCAP is proud to standby side by side with
Mohawk people, to open the border and grant safe passage to folks
fighting the brutality of the globalization agenda.
Get on a bus. Call OCAP. (416) 925-6939.