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Cornwall Island dispute continues

Controversy continues as Canadian border officials and Mohawk tribal leaders struggle with an ongoing dispute over the international crossing on Cornwall Island. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Border re-opens; Mohawks not alerted

For the first time in six weeks, the general public could cross the border between Massena and Cornwall, Ontario yesterday morning. Canada set up a temporary checkpoint on the Cornwall end of the bridge. The move brought relief to a region that's been hammered economically by the closure. But it also raised new questions about long-term fixes for the port of entry. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Mohawks, union trade barbs in border stand-off

Mohawk chiefs and Canadian officials were back at the negotiating table yesterday in Ottawa after a reported deal to re-open the international bridge in Cornwall never materialized. Canada closed the port of entry on Cornwall Island six weeks ago in the face of native protests over the arming of customs officers there. Meanwhile, Mohawks and the Canadian customs officers' union are sparring in a war of words. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Border closure frustrates Cornwall

The impasse at the border near Massena is almost three weeks old. The international crossing remains closed to almost all traffic. Neither Canada nor the Mohawks are showing any signs of giving an inch in their dispute over the arming of customs officers on Cornwall Island. The customs station is located on sovereign Mohawk territory. Across the St. Lawrence River in the city of Cornwall, people are getting fed up, mostly with their own federal government. David Sommerstein spoke with Bill Kingston, assistant news director at Cornwall radio station AM 1220.  Go to full article

Seaway International Bridge remains impassable to most travelers

The Seaway International Bridge near Massena reopened to limited traffic yesterday. But Mohawk protesters are still only allowing certain cars to travel from the city of Cornwall in Canada to Cornwall Island. All traffic from Canada to the United States remains suspended. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article
This was all the public - and reporters - could see of the Mohawks' protest on Cornwall Island.
This was all the public - and reporters - could see of the Mohawks' protest on Cornwall Island.

Canada, Mohawks dig in heels at Cornwall border

The international bridge between Massena and Cornwall, Ontario has been closed for more than two days now. And the stand-off between Akwesasne Mohawks and the Canadian government continues. The Mohawks are peacefully protesting Canada's new policy of arming their customs officers. The policy was to have taken effect on Monday. But the officers closed the border crossing on Cornwall Island the night before, saying they didn't feel safe. As David Sommerstein reports, neither side appears ready to budge.

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Cornwall bridge closed as Mohawks protest arming Canadian officers

State police in Massena confirm that the international bridge at Cornwall Island is closed this morning. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Mohawks protest arming Canadian customs agents

Mohawks are gearing up for a fight with the Canadian border agency. Canada will begin arming its customs officers on June 1st. But Mohawks say the step is inappropriate at the port of entry on Cornwall Island, which is tribal territory and a residential area. A protest is planned for Saturday. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
First NRG officials pose in front of the gasifier in DC.  Photo credit: First NRG
First NRG officials pose in front of the gasifier in DC. Photo credit: First NRG

Akwesasne Man Promotes "Magic" Gasifier

An Akwesasne Mohawk investor and his New Zealand tribesman partner say they have a machine that turns garbage into water, oxygen, ash, and usable gas. They've garnered the unlikely support of former Washington, DC mayor Marion Barry and comedian Dick Gregory. And today, they're planning to do a demonstration for the city of Washington, DC. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

"Project Truth" Probes Cornwall Pedophile Charges

A public inquiry into an alleged pedophile sex ring in Cornwall, Ontario is grabbing headlines in Canada. The Ontario government this week began a sort of "truth and reconciliation" process. As David Sommerstein reports, it's designed to lift the sordid cloud that's plagued Cornwall for years and promote community healing.  Go to full article

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