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10 year anniversary of Oka

In the summer of 1990, all eyes were on the small town of Oka for a showdown between native people, Quebec police and eventually the Canadian army. The violent clash was triggered by something as simple as a golf course and as complicated as native burial traditions. The Oka Crisis drew worldwide attention, catapulting native land rights into the spotlight. (Note: Some clips contain explicit language.)

CBC looks back at the Oka Crisis after a decade.

Medium: Television
Program: The National Magazine
Broadcast Date: July 10, 2000
Guest(s): Marlene Brandt-Castilano, James Gabriel, Ellen Gabriel, Ovide Mercredi, Joe Norton, Yvan Patrie
Host: Francine Pelletier
Reporter: Joan Leishman
Duration: 13:32

Last updated: June 24, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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