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Oka: 5 years later

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.)

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A look back at the land claims dispute that sparked the Oka Crisis.

Medium: Radio
Program: The World At Six
Broadcast Date: July 11, 1995
Guest(s): Ellen Gabriel, Serge Pilon
Host: Bob Oxley
Reporter: David McLauchlin
Duration: 3:49

Last updated: June 24, 2013

Page consulted on September 10, 2014

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