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Eight Saint Regis Mohawk Citizens Arrested in Landback Protest

This week, eight Saint Regis Mohawk tribal members were arrested by New York state police and charged with trespassing and conspiracy, for attempting to reclaim tribal land on Barnhart Island.

On the evening of May 21, 2024, New York State Police responded to Barnhart Island in upstate New York for a criminal mischief complaint, according to police. The property is currently owned by the New York State Power Authority, and the group of tribal members did not have permission to be on the property, police said.

"An investigation determined a group of tribal members of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe were trespassing and intentionally damaging the property," police said.


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