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In the Space between Aboriginal Sovereignty and National Security

Re-engaging Border Security and Mohawk Culture at Akwesasne


From: Borders, Culture, and Globalization


This chapter considers the contributions of local leaders and communities to the ways that borderlands become “secured,” not only in the literal sense of security measures but also in the sense of being “securitized” through the institutionalization of First Nations’ participation in the implementation of these policies.



Laetitia Rouvière

Dr. Laetitia Rouvière is currently a Professor of Economics and Social Sciences in Avignon, France. Her postdoctoral research at Carleton University, in Ottawa, focused on cross-border cooperation and Indigenous identity across the border between the United States and Canada. This work continued her doctoral research in political science focused on Latin American borderlands of Chile, Peru, and Bolivia. The themes of her research deal with the articulation and complementarity between national state building and Indigenous borderlands.