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Akwesasne under surveillance by military counter-intelligence unit: documents


Crest of the Canadian Forces National Counter Intelligence Unit with what appears to be a Northwest Coast Indigenous style eagle. Photo: Wikipedia

by Jorge Barrera, APTN National News, Feb 19, 2016
The Canadian military’s counter-intelligence unit has been conducting surveillance of a Mohawk community straddling the Canada-U.S, according to “confidential” reports released to APTN National News.

The documents, a handful of counter-intelligence reports from 2012 to 2015, reveal that the Canadian Forces National Counter Intelligence Unit regularly mentioned Akwesasne—a Mohawk community straddling the Ontario-Quebec-New York State borders—as part of its “threat information collection.”

The heavily redacted reports, which are comprised of “raw data,” incorrectly describe Akwesasne as a “First Nation located on Cornwall Island.” Read the rest of this entry