The press reports that the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake has given a group of 25 white people that are living on the Mohawk Indian reservation near Montreal 10 days to move away. Most of the non-natives are in relationships with Mohawks.
The band has forbidden mixed marriages since 1981 with the goal of preserving native bloodlines.
“We’re very concerned about protecting our identity because at a certain point, the Canadian government will look at us and say: ‘You’re not even Indians,'” a tribal spokesman said.
The reservation is home to some 7,500 Mohawks.