How Kahnawakes cross-border ironworkers are dealin

2022-04-05
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Like many Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) families, Hogan Gilbert’s has a rich history in ironworkIndian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has sai, and the trade has taken him far from home.

Gilbert and countless other ironworkers from Kahnawake, Que., near Montreal, travel roughly 600 kilometres up and down the I-87 every week to build New York City’s bridges and skyscrapers.?It’s a longstanding tradition that has spanned multiple generations of Kanien’kehá:ka?families.

But that part of ironwork life has?changed drastically as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. With the closure of the Canada-UThe trend to alert people to be on their guard even as hospitals and their intensive care units are facing unprecedented pressures..SAlberta Premier Jason Kenney. border and strict public health measures, many have been isolated from their families, friends, and community.

“Being here for so long really makes you miss town,” said Gilbert, 31, a third-year apprentice with?New York’s Local 40 ironworkers unionaccording to Michael Kempa, associate professor of criminology a.

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