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Self-proclaimed Mikinak Aboriginal community a ‘lie,’ Mohawk chief says

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An example of a government-issued Indian status card (left), compared to a membership card (right) issued by the Confederation of Aboriginal People of Canada, which is aligned with the Mikinak community. (CBC)

Kahnawake Grand Chief accuses new group of using ID cards to avoid taxes

By Jaela Bernstien, CBC News, July 14, 2016

A Montreal-area Mohawk council says a self-proclaimed Aboriginal community is “nothing but lies,” and is accusing its members of fraud.

The Mikinak community first emerged in January 2016, according to their website.

The community, based in Quebec’s Montérégie region, says its name means “turtle” in the Algonquin language. Read the rest of this entry

Mohawk Council of Kahnawake hands out more eviction letters

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There have been protests in front of some homes where Mohawks live with non-natives in Kahnawake since the renewed enforcement of the law banning mixed couples from staying on the territory. (CBC)

Letters asks band members and their non-native spouses to respect marry out, stay out rule

By Salimah Shivji, CBC News, June 29, 2016

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake has resumed handing out eviction letters to non-natives living in the community on Montreal’s South Shore, asking them to obey the controversial law that bans mixed-marriage couples from staying on the territory. Read the rest of this entry