Mohawks polled on guards at US-Canada border
Mohawks in the United States and Canada are being polled on the presence of armed guards on the Canadian side of the border.

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne in Ontario went door to door while the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe in New York is conducting a phone survey. The results could be released by the end of the week.

Earlier this year, Mohawks staged protests against the armed guards. They are worried about potential harassment and they point out that the crossing station is on tribal land.

The Canadian Border Services Agency shut down the crossing station for over a month. The agency has been talking with the Mohawk Council but an agreement hasn't been reached.

Get the Story:
Future of border guards on table (The Cornwall Standard-Freeholder 11/10)
Mohawks, Canadian officials mull solutions (The Watertown Daily Times 11/5)

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