NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 24, 1968
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(Studio) Last week Mohawk Indians arrested at Massena, New York, in protest against Canada govt's. ruling with regard to their paying customs duties.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Massena, New York) International bridge linking United States to Canada long an issue with Indians. Land for bridge taken from Indians. Indians dislike idea of there being a national border, an artificial division, which separates tribes. [Indian Spokesman Ernest BENEDICT - explains difficulty.] [Indian MAN - speaks in Indian language.] Public schools rob Indians of heritage, Indians feel. Reorganization of Iroquois nation being sought. Respect for treaties hoped for.
REPORTER: David Burrington
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