Treatment of tribes varies at the US-Canadian border
July 20, 2021
Canada and the United States closed their border to non-essential travel in March 2020 and have renewed the restrictions monthly ever since, most recently on July 5.
We'll look at the varying border-crossing requirements for the Akwesasne people of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Reservation in New York, the Red Lake Band of Chippewa in Minnesota, the Sinixt people of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Washington state, and people who wish to drive through Canada to Alaska.
COVID-related per capita deaths in the United States are 2.5 times the rate in Canada, and Canadian requirements are more restrictive than on the U.S. side. U.S. travelers to Canada had to: