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Mohawks of Akwesasne face discrimination at border crossing says class-action suit – APTN News

July 18, 2019

A proposed class-action lawsuit led by plaintiff Kanawakeron Jody Swamp, alleges Mohawk residents of Akwesasne face “systemic discrimination” as they are forced to go through a border crossing to access the rest of Canada.

The lawsuit alleges the Canada Border Services Agency and the Attorney General of Canada have turned a blind eye to illegal searches, seizures and detention inflicted on members of Akwesasne living on Cornwall Island.

The island is located in the St. Lawrence River, on Canadian territory, with bridges linking it to the U.S. and Cornwall, Ont.

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