A FILM BY MORT RANSEN196936 MIN 48 S

The film shows the confrontation between police and a 1969 demonstration by Mohawks of the St. Regis Reserve on the bridge between Canada and the United States near Cornwall, Ontario. By blocking traffic on the bridge, which is on the Reserve, 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.

<iframe src=”https://www.nfb.ca/film/you_are_on_indian_land/embed/player/” width=”560″ height=”315″ frameborder=”0″></iframe><p style=”width:560px”><a href=”https://www.nfb.ca/film/you_are_on_indian_land/” target=”_blank”><em>You Are on Indian Land</em></a><span>, </span><a href=”/explore-all-directors/mort-ransen/” title=”more films by Mort Ransen” target=”_blank”><span>Mort Ransen</span></a><span>, </span><a href=”https://www.nfb.ca” target=”_blank”>National Film Board of Canada</a></p>