From the Montreal Gazette,February 12, 2010
It's a little chilling to read, in 2010, of a community expelling certain people in effort to protect its bloodline from dilution. It smacks of the kind of odious race theories that most of thought had been consigned to the dustbin of history.
And yet Joe Delaronde had both Canadian law and Canadian custom on his side when he used just that reason to explain why the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake had decided to evict 25 non-Mohawks from the reserve, just across the river from Montreal. He also had a point. "We're very concerned about protecting our identity," he told The Gazette's Hubert Bauch, "because, at a certain point, the Canadian government will come along and say, 'You're not even Indian.'"