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Akwesasne: Foot in two worlds
Borderlines

The First

Published On: May 31, 2019

Long before Europeans came to North America, the Mohawks lived and thrived on the land that now forms the border between northern New York and Canada. That border now splits the Mohawk Nation territory of Akwesasne in two.

Canadian border patrol confront migrants from Cameroon and Uganda as they cross the border at Roxham Road with their luggage on March 1.
Borderlines

Border Crossing

Published On: May 30, 2019

While the Southern border has made headlines, the border to the north is nearly as active, with millions of crossings a year, smuggling, trade disputes and asylum seekers heading both north into Canada and south into the United States in search of a better life.

Borderlines: Bucket collecting maple tree sap
Borderlines

Working Life

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Canada and the United States seem similar at first glance, so is life in the two countries really that much different? For dairy farmers, maple syrup producers and marijuana entrepreneurs, the answer is most certainly “yes.”

The Blue Church in Prescott, Ontario
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Living Past

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Border residents reflect on how the past continues to shape their hometowns, from the urban renewal that seeks to revive tourism in the Niagara Falls region to the “river rats” who smuggled alcohol across the Saint Lawrence during prohibition.

About Borderlines: Reporters and photographers at the Blue Church in Ontario
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About Borderlines

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Dozens of Newhouse School students deployed to New York’s border with Canada to report stories about the people, cultures, businesses and landscapes at the edge of two nations.

The Brockville Railway Tunnel in Canada features a light show set to Canadian music.
Borderlines

Miles Apart

Published On: May 29, 2019

Borders can be surprisingly fluid and can exist within a country as they do in Canada at the intersection of English speaking Ontario and French Quebec. These stories explore how that fluidity can create both tension and opportunity.

Rock Steady Boxing is a one-of-a-kind, nonprofit gym founded that provides a uniquely effective form of physical exercise to people who are living with Parkinson’s. This non- contact, boxing-inspired fitness routine is proving to dramatically improve the ability of people with Parkinson’s to live independent lives.
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Inspiration and hope through Rock Steady Boxing

Published On: May 12, 2019

Rock Steady Boxing is a one-of-a-kind, nonprofit gym founded that provides a uniquely effective form of physical exercise to people who are living with Parkinson’s.