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Kahnawake 14, Quebec
The Kahnawake Mohawk Territory (formerly called Caughnawaga) is an Indian reserve on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada, across from Montreal. It has been a Mohawk settlement since 1719.
Kahnawake has an area of 48.05 square kilometres. With a population of 7,162, it is the largest Native American village in Quebec. Mohawk ironworkers from Kahnawake are considered experts in the construction of skyscrapers.
The Kahnawake Gaming Commission offers gaming licenses to Internet-based poker and casino sites and has established Kahnawake as a substantial player in that business. Many sites are hosted in a managed data center located within the territory.
It has not known the political turmoil that has affected the nearby Kanesatake Mohawk reserve; however, people from Kahnawake blocked the Honoré Mercier Bridge to Montreal during the Oka Crisis in 1990, to manifest their solidarity with the Mohawks of Kanesatake.
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