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Border Crossing

Tsi Tkaristì:seronThe Mohawk Council of Kahnawá:ke is part of the Iroquois Caucus, made up of different Elected governments throughout the Confederacy. One of the Iroquois Caucus' priorities is addressing the enactment of the recent Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) with the creation of a new Border Crossing Identification card for all Confederacy members.

The first of two stages of the WHTI was implemented in participating countries (United States, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Carribean Region) in January of 2007. The premiere stage of the WHTI restricts air travelers from crossing the border without a valid passport from their country of origin. The second stage will see this initiative enacted for all land and sea port crossings.

The intent of this page is to keep you up-to-date on the progress of the issues surrounding border crossing. The other intent is to create a forum for those who have had trouble crossing the border.

Below is a submission form for those who wish to record their border crossing incident. On the menu to the right are recorded incidents of community members who have had trouble crossing the border. Please note: Your personal information will not be revealed. We ask that you provide your contact information for follow up purposes only.

Department of Homeland Security

Traveler Redress Inquiry Program

To better serve the traveling public in redress matters, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has created the Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (TRIP) to serve as a single point of contact for individuals who have inquiries or seek resolution regarding difficulties they experienced during their travel, which may be the result of information derived from other Government authorities.

Your constituents can file an inquiry directly with DHS TRIP. DHS TRIP may be contacted online at or by mail at the following address:

DHS Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (TRIP)
601 South 12th Street, TSA-901
Arlington, VA 22202

This group will then conduct an inquiry with the port in question and
reply with their findings. If you continue to have concerns during CBP processing, affected individual(s) should request to speak to a supervisor on-site. A supervisor is always available to address the concerns of travelers.


Link to Additional Information

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

    Submit Details of Your Complaint

    Please fill out as many of the fields as possible for us to record your encounter.

    1) Your name:

    2) Your community: (ex. Kahnawá:ke, Akwesasne)

    3) Date of Crossing:

    4) Time of Crossing:

    5) Location of Crossing and Border Post Name:

    6) Name and Badge Number of Agent: (Ex. John Smith, #44020-20)

    7) Details of the Complaint:

    8) Witness(es): (Name)

    9) Your Contact Information: (Ex. 450-555-5555, Box 75, Kahnawá:ke, J0L 1B0) - Your Contact Information will NOT be posted

    10) Please enter the number 9812 in the box to successfully submit the form