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  • A man in a car with a paper posted in the window that reads
    YOU ARE ON INDIAN LAND
  • A seated woman, wearing a sweatshirt and a beaded necklace.
    MOHAWK NATION
  • A large sign reads:
    MOHAWK NATION
  • Two men converse in the woods; one holds a microphone to record.
    MOHAWK NATION
  • Two adult women and a child sit together.
    MOHAWK NATION
  • A man stands against a backdrop of trees.
    MOHAWK NATION
PREVIOUSLY PLAYED

YOU ARE ON INDIAN LAND & MOHAWK NATION

6:20*

Wednesday, June 5

*MOHAWK NATION introduced by director Allan Siegel.

YOU ARE ON INDIAN LAND 
(1969, Mike Kanentakeron Mitchell) Border crossing dispute on the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation (straddling the U.S. and Canada), as the tribe asserts its rights to duty-free passage. Participant filmmaking by Mitchell, member of the National Film Board of Canada’s Indian Film Crew, later long-serving Grand Chief of Akwesasne. Digital. Approx. 37 min.

MOHAWK NATION
(1978, Allan Siegel) Mohawk activists reclaim ancestral land, naming it Ganienkeh. Shot by the occupants themselves with assistance from Third World Newsreel. Unseen in 40 years. Digital. Approx. 45 min.