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A film report of the 1969 protest demonstration by the Kanien'kéhaka (Mohawk) of St. Regis Reserve on the international bridge between Canada and the United States near Cornwall, Ontario. By blocking the bridge, which is on the Reserve, and causing a considerable tie-up of motor traffic, they drew public attention to their grievance. The community was prohibited by Canadian authorities from duty-free passage of personal purchases across the border; a right  established by the Jay Treaty of 1794. The film shows the confrontation with police, and ensuing action, including footage of Mohawk political activist Kahn-Tineta Horn.

1969, 36 min 48 s

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Etrog - prix spécial décerné pour un reportage décerné à Michael Rubbo
Prix Génie
3 octobre 1970, Toronto - Canada

Prix Blue RIbbon
Itinérant - American Film and Video Festival
Du 12 au 16 mai 1970, New York - États-Unis