By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario – An Akwesasne activist’s plan to take over an abandoned border checkpoint on Cornwall Island was stopped short by authorities this Saturday.
The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service arrested Stacey Boots around noon as he tried to enter the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) defunct port of entry building on Cornwall Island (Kawehno:ke).
The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) stated that a John Stacey Boots was wanted on two counts of mischief and was turned over to the Ontario Provincial Police service who initiated the original charges.
Boots said in a recent article published in the Two Row Times out of Six Nations that he and his group were prepared to enter the facility and take it over because the land for the customs house was acquired by the CBSA in an underhanded way from a past relative.