Dozens of protesters spent Saturday demonstrating in front of a house in Kahnawake, Que., where a Mohawk man lives with his non-native wife.
Marvin and Terry McComber woke up Saturday morning to spray-painted graffiti on the front of their two-storey yellow house, and on their daughter’s car.
Terry McComber told CBC News she feels intimidated by the protesters, and fears for the safety of her children.
The protesters say the couple is breaking a law that has been on the books in Kahnawake since 1981. It states that any Mohawk resident who marries or lives with a non-native must move away from Kahnawake.
Nineteen-year-old resident Keisha Goodleaf is among the protesters outside the McComber home.
“Well I am here because I was raised [knowing that] you marry out, you get out. We all knew that. Everyone in town grew up knowing that,” Goodleaf says.
She says she is worried about losing native land, language and culture.