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Editorial: Contraband cigarettes an 'economic cancer' in Canada (09/23)
"With one in four Canadian aboriginal children living in poverty, and over 50% of native people on reserve unemployed, aboriginal communities understandably are desperate to raise their standards of living. Unfortunately, for a number of reserves in Quebec and Ontario,...

Series: The 'underground' tobacco industry on Mohawk reserves (09/23)
"As a young smoker, Jordan Anderson faced two major obstacles to his new habit: steep cigarette prices and laws barring retailers from selling to minors. The Toronto teenager skirted both barriers with ease, however, procuring bags of contraband smokes from...

Series: The 'underground' tobacco industry on Mohawk reserves (09/22)
"Father Jacques Labelle spies them at night from his rectory window, and later often has to fix the damage they leave behind. Perched on the edge of the St. Lawrence River, his Precious Blood Catholic Church boasts a picturesque setting...

Series: The 'underground' tobacco industry on Mohawk reserves (09/21)
"Tucked away at the end of a narrow driveway, the factory is easy to miss, an anonymous blue metal box ringed by a towering green fence. Inside, however, a handful of workers are producing the controversial new lifeblood of Kahnawake...

Kanesatake First Nation calls meeting to discuss youth violence (09/14)
The Kanesatake First Nation of Quebec held an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss acts of youth violence on the reserve. Band members say a group of youth is responsible for vandalism, arson, attacks and other crimes. They youth recently...

Canadian government offers apology for Inuit who were relocated (08/19)
The Canadian government offered an official apology on Wednesday to Inuit who were relocated in 1953. The Inuit were moved from their traditional homelands in northern Quebec to far areas of the Arctic and many died after they were unable...

Interview: Chief Mike Delisle of Kahnawake Mohawk First Nation (08/16)
"Canada still has hundreds of outstanding land claims involving First Nations in Canada, but one of the largest involves the Mohawks of the 12,000-acre Kahnawake Reserve in Montreal. Grand Chief Mike Delisle, elected for a three-year term, sat down for...

Mohawk girls soccer team faced taunts at game off reserve (06/18)
A girls soccer team from the Kahnawake First Nation in Quebec were taunted at a game off the reserve, parents said. The girls said players from a rival team made featherhead gestures and called them savages. Some parents also joined...

PRI: Mohawk First Nation evicts non-Natives from land (03/08)
"A Mohawk community near Montreal, Canada, is divided over the basic question of who is allowed to live in their community. Last month, Mohawk leaders of the Kahnawake Reservation issued eviction notices to 25 non-native residents. The move is...

Innu in Quebec continue hunt in protest of land deal (02/23)
Innu hunters from Quebec have killed over 100 caribou as part of a protest into a land deal that excludes them. The hunt started on Sunday in a protected area of Labrador. It is due to last all week....

Mohawk First Nation continues non-member evictions (02/12)
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake is moving forward with evictions of non-members on the Quebec reserve. The council sent 26 notices last week. Some have agreed to leave and others have shown they don't actually live on the reserve, CBC...

Mohawk First Nation evicts non-members from reserve (02/02)
The Mohawk Council of Kahnaw√°:ke has ordered all non-members to leave the reserve in Quebec. Grand Chief Michael Delisle said the band issued 26 eviction notices to non-Natives. "It's been a longstanding custom that the community of Kahnawake is for...

Drug raids result in 13 arrests on Mohawk reserve (05/20)
Law enforcement authorities conducted more than a dozen early-morning raids on the Kanesatake Mohawk Nation in Quebec. Authorities said 13 people were arrested in connection with marijuana trafficking on the reserve. "Project CERRO," as the investigation is known was...