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Akwesasne Notes [publication]
SPC.2019.020  
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Description
This collection contains issues of Akwesasne Notes (Vol. 3, No.1- Vol. 19, No. 6. Contact repository for exact issues), a publication of the Traditional Mohawk Nation. Started by Ernest M. Kaientaronkwen Benedict- an educator, activist, and chief of the Mohawk Council in 1968; "Akwesasne Notes" became one of the largest newspapers dedicated to topics regarding Native Peoples and Native culture. Topics include: Native affairs in the Western Hemisphere; land rights; and social justice.
Background
"Akwesasne Notes began as a mimeographed newsletter during a bridge blockade on the International Border near Cornwall, Ontario in 1968. The incident which sparked that blockade involved efforts by the Canadian government to deny Mohawk people free access across the border- a right of access which had been guaranteed under the Treaty of Ghent and other Treaties. The newspaper which was born during the conflict continued to grow in response to a need for greater distribution of information concerning Native peoples throughout the Hemisphere. From those humble beginnings, NOTES grew rapidly."
Extent
3 boxes
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
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