"We know we are not racists and to be labelled as such is hurtful," said Joe Delaronde, a spokesperson for the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake. Delaronde said it is a matter of survival for a reserve squeezed onto 5 hectares by French-speaking Quebec.Oh, so in other words, you're not racist, but your law is?
"Every single person in this community knows (from a band rule adopted in 1981) that ... we have the right to determine who lives here. I don't know why people think it has anything to do with racism ... our law says (non-natives) don't have the right to live here."
Thanks for clearing that up, Joe.