YOU ARE ON INDIAN LAND
Synopsis: A film report of the 1969 protest demonstration by Mohawk Indians of the St. Regis Reserve on the international bridge between Canada and the United States near Cornwall, Ontario. By blocking the bridge, which is on the Reserve, and causing a considerable tie-up of motor traffic, the Indians drew public attention to their grievance that they were prohibited by Canadian authorities from duty-free passage of personal purchases across the border; a right they claim was established by the Jay Treaty of 1794.
Filmmaker: Mort Ransen
Contact: National Film Board of Canada
Producer: George C. Stoney
Year of Production: 1969
Distributor Information: National Film Board of Canada