Borderlines
Akwesasne: Foot in two worlds
Borderlines
Published: 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
Published: 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
Published: May 30, 2019

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
Borderlines
Published: May 30, 2019

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
Borderlines
Published: May 30, 2019

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.

Canadian border patrol confront migrants from Cameroon and Uganda as they cross the border at Roxham Road with their luggage on March 1.
Borderlines
Published: May 30, 2019

Asylum-seekers, many French-speaking U.S. immigrants, have steadily been traveling to a rural road north of Plattsburgh, New York, in search of a safe haven in Canada.

The Friendly Stranger, a marijuana paraphernalia store, sells a variety of items. The store is filled with all sorts of items ranging from smoking supplies to marijuana themed gifts
Borderlines
Published: May 30, 2019

The positive early returns from Ontario’s first 10 pot shops encapsulate the optimism many people have for the future of the industry.

Borderlines: Akwesasne Schooling
Borderlines
Published: May 30, 2019

Some Mohawk parents prefer to send their children to the U.S. or Canada for secondary school, while others advocate for a high school at Akwesasne.

The border, as seen from the Rainbow Boulevard bridge, just before dusk.
Borderlines
Published: May 30, 2019

Tourists have flocked to Niagara Falls for decades for entertainment and beauty of its landscape. Yet the area struggles to recapture its former glory.

Quebec Borderlines Mosque
Borderlines
Published: May 30, 2019

Quebec’s new law makes it illegal for anyone working in the public sphere to wear religious symbols or clothing.