Kahnawake First Nation sued over mixed-race marriage policy

Waneek Horn-Miller can't live on the Kahnawake Reserve in Quebec because her husband is non-Native. Photo from Facebook

Seven mixed-race couples are suing the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake over a law that prohibits them from living on the reserve in Quebec.

The law has been in effect since 1981, CBC News reported. It states that any Mohawk who marries or lives with a non-Native must move away.

"It's not right, I feel, because we're all human beings. I married my wife not because of her colour or her race, but because she's a lovely person. She loves me for who I am and I love her for who she is," Barry Stacey told CBC.

Stacey and his wife are part of the lawsuit, which could take years to resolve, CBC reported. They returned to the reserve on Saturday to defend another mixed-race couple whose home was vandalized.

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Mohawk man’s house targeted in Kahnawake because of non-Indigenous wife (APTN 5/3)
Kahnawake family's home vandalized as 'marry out, move out' campaign heats up (The Montreal Gazette 5/3)

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