Restoring the St. Lawrence Thanks to the Mohawks of Akwesasne
October 11, 2016•28 min
Delve into the culture of Mohawks of Akwesasne. Living on the St. Lawrence River, these people were impacted by industrialization along its shores and the pollution that resulted.
They have since led the charge to clean up the River including a law suit against several large polluters that took 20 years to settle. With the clean-up of the River underway, compensation to nearby communities for their loss of recreational fishing opportunities secured, its now the Mohawk's time to re-establish their traditional linkages with the water. Listen as four Mohawks explain how.