Kahnawake membership battle faces looming flare-up

Some call it racist

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Some call it racist and an abuse of basic human rights.

Others say it’s necessary to ensure the long-term survival of Mohawk lineage and culture.

Kahnawake’s membership law has been a reoccurring lightning rod of debate for years.

And now, a grassroots group has declared May 1 to be moving day for non-Indigenous people.

APTN’s Tom Fennario has this story.

Producer Nouvelles Nationales d'APTN / Montreal

Born and raised in Montreal, Tom cut his teeth working in community television in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory before joining APTN as a cameraman/editor in 2008. In 2015 he was promoted to Video Journalist. Since 2019 Tom has been a producer for the French weekly newscast Nouvelles Nationales d’APTN.