Kahnawake Voices (Web Site)
Kahnawake Voices is a community website where
individuals share their personal stories, thoughts and experiences on the
non-native evictions and the larger issues of membership and identity. People
can post their stories as notes on the bulletin board, listen to audio
recordings, follow the project and the issue in the blog and view editorial
cartoons by artist Jesse Bochner.
The project was inspired by the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake's delivery of eviction notices to non-native partners residing in the community in February 2010. The current Kahnawake Membership Law and a 1981 moratorium on mixed marriages do not allow non-natives to reside in the community. The Membership Law is now being reviewed and Council is calling on the community for input on the matter. With the delivery of the eviction notices, a local issue quickly became national news but the stories and voices of many went untold. This site is a space for those voices to be heard.
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