Mohawks move to add Franklin County land to Akwesasne reservation
March 9, 2017
Mar 08, 2017 — The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has asked the federal government to make 140 acres of contested land in Franklin County part of the Akwesasne reservation. The tribe did the same with another 80 acres last month.
The land is part of the decades-old Mohawk land claim lawsuit. St. Lawrence County agreed to a settlement to end the claim almost three years ago. But that can’t be finalized until Franklin County follows suit. But so far, it hasn’t.