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Akwesasne: The Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne is a Mohawk Nation territory that straddles the intersection of international borders and provincial boundaries on both banks of the St. Lawrence River. Most of the land is in what is otherwise the present-day United States. Although divided by an international border, the residents consider themselves to be one community.

  • also known as Akwesasne, Québec
  • part of Québec

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Google previewInsider Histories of the Vietnam Era Underground Press (2012)

by Ken Wachsberger

Akwesasne is a community rich in story, tragic, comedic, and dramatic. By intertwining the oral and written records, a compelling epic emerges, one that is about not only mere survival but also perseverance through decades of adversity.

Google previewSmoke Signals (2012)

The Native Takeback of North America's Tobacco Industry by Jim Poling, Sr.

eographically and politically, Akwesasne is a smuggler's dream of paradise: a place ofthree borders, sovereignty issues, and a waterway filled with channels, islands, marshes, and secluded bays. Akwesasne, a Mohawk word that translates to ...

Google previewAmerican Indian Nations (2007)

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow by George Horse Capture, Duane Champagne, Chandler C. Jackson

Akwesasne is a small community where tribal culture and tradition are strong. The facility is a library and a cultural center combined. Founded in 1971, the library/ cultural center is an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization with its own ...

Google previewThe Fluoride Deception (2011)

by Christopher Bryson

Akwesasne is a Mohawk Indian word meaning “land where the partridge drums.” Those partridges soon fell silent, however, as Reynolds's fluoride filled the air. By the early 1960s a drumbeat of protest was sounding. Mohawk farmers reported ...

Google previewMending the Broken Land (2014)

Seven Stories of Jesus in Indian Country by Christine Graef

Lawrence Rivers, Akwesasne is a place where white trillium blooms in wetlands with communities of wild mint, cardinal flowers, and milkweed. Wild onions take ...

Google previewThe Border (2010)

Canada, the US and Dispatches From the 49th Parallel by James Laxer

Akwesasne is a natural flashpoint along the Canada-U.S. border. Many of the Mohawks here regard themselves as members of an Aboriginal nation and reject the notion that they are citizens of either Canada or the United States. Having to ...

Google previewEnvironmental Forensics (2010)

Contaminant Specific Guide by Robert D. Morrison, Brian L. Murphy

CASE-STUDY: AKWESASNE, NEW YORK The Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne is a Native American community in upstate New York located just down river of Massena (Figure 10.5.1). The Mohawks have lived on the banks of the St ...

Google previewReclaiming the Environmental Debate (2000)

The Politics of Health in a Toxic Culture by Richard Hofrichter

We will show that Akwesasne is a community resisting pollution's damage to human health, cultural diversity ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the War of 1812 (2006)

by Robert Malcomson

AKWESASNE. Also known as St. Regis, this native reserve was located on the St. Lawrence River southwest of Montreal at Lake St. Francis and straddled the international border. Its occupants, part of the Seven Nations and mainly of Iroquois ...

Google previewDictionary of Indian Tribes of the Americas (1995)

by Jan Onofrio

Lawrence Seaway and Power Development flooding the Akwesasne (St. Regis) and Caughnawaga Reservations.

Google preview50 Events That Shaped American Indian History: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic [2 volumes] (2016)

by Donna Martinez, Jennifer L. Williams Bordeaux

Akwesasne and Kahnawá:ke Mohawks Protest the St. Lawrence Seaway In 1941 , President Franklin Delano Roosevelt bypassed Congress to negotiate an agreement with Canada to make the St. Lawrence River—which extends from the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Delaware Indians (2000)

by Donald Ricky

Seaway and Power Development flooding the Akwesasne (Saint Regis) and Caughnawaga Reservations. Only at Tuscarora did they have any success preventing the stealing of land when Clint Rickardt and Wallace “Mad Bear” Anderson ...

Google previewA Native American Encyclopedia (2000)

History, Culture, and Peoples by Barry Pritzker

The Akwesasne community has also been beset by fighting from within. In 1980, after the New York State Police averted a bloody showdown between traditionalists and “progressives,” that body replaced the tribal police. In the late 1980s, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Minorities in American Politics: Hispanic Americans and Native Americans (2000)

by Jeffrey D. Schultz

Akwesasne Notes Akwesasne Notes, established in 1968, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Native Music (2005)

More Than a Century of Recordings from Wax Cylinder to the Internet by Brian Wright-McLeod

FM, Akwesasne. Crafty wordsmithing and good melodies made this release somewhat of a delight. DISCOGRAPHY: Cody Flying Cloud [Akwesasne Communication Society 1989] MILDREDBAIIEY ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Native American Legal Tradition (1998)

by Bruce Elliott Johansen

Regis (Akwesasne) Mohawk Reservation in upstate New York and Canada. Roughly half of this community of about 8,500 people lies in Canada, and half in the United States. The Canadian side's police force ...

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