Topic: oka crisis

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Ellen Gabriel on 28th Anniversary of the Oka Crisis, as it is now known World Wide.

Today is the 28th Anniversary of one of Canada's most infamous days - July 11th, 1990 - the Siege of Kanehsatà:ke began. It lasted 78 days and spread to the community of Kahnawake where the Mercier Bridge was closed. One of the key woman who became active for peace in the crisis was Ellen Gabriel. We talked with her on this 28th anniversary of the Oka Crisis.

Frustration mounts as land dispute continues in Oka, Que.

Frustration continues to mount in Kanesatake, Que., where residents of the Mohawk community are once again rallying to protect a stand of trees known as The Pines from encroaching development.
Opinion

The Oka Crisis was supposed to be a wake-up call. Little has changed in 27 years

The land in dispute? It's still in the hands of Oka. Mohawk land illegally taken, yet no one is doing anything to take it back.
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THE DREAMER

Kahnawake-born filmmaker Tracey Deer brings the raw, funny and rarely explored experiences of women on the rez into the spotlight through her hit TV series, Mohawk Girls. Her place in her own community is now uncertain.
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THE DREAMER

Kahnawake-born filmmaker Tracey Deer brings the raw, funny and rarely explored experiences of women on the rez into the spotlight through her hit TV series, Mohawk Girls. Her place in her own community is now uncertain.
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Tracey Deer on the moment in 1990 that changed everything

The Mohawk filmmaker looks back on a late August day in 1990 when she was in a convoy of cars pelted by rocks hurled by angry white men. She was 12. The incident shaped her life.

Filmmaker screens Oka crisis doc at Canadian Film Day event

Alanis Obomsawin made her mark in the 90's by documenting the Oka Crisis.
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Sociologist Rima Wilkes discusses the bigger picture of iconic image

It was an image that was thought to capture a tense standoff between a Canadian soldier performing his duty to his country and a Mohawk warrior protecting his land. Rima Wilkes explains how a picture is not always what it seems.
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Unreserved looks back 25 years at the Oka Crisis

September 26th marks the 25th anniversary of the end of the Oka Crisis. It was a turning point in the way Canadians saw Indigenous Peoples and the way they saw themselves. Twenty-five years later, Unreserved takes you behind the lines.
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Kaniehtiio Horn behind the barricades at Oka

Mohawk actress Kaniehtiio Horn recalls her summer behind the barricades during the Oka Crisis.
Blog

Oka Crisis: 5 films that shed light on the events

The "Oka Crisis" was a tumultuous time in the history of Canada and one that all Canadians should be familiar with. Here are five films that shed light on the events before, during and after what indigenous people call Oka Summer.

Oka Crisis 25th anniversary marked in Kanesatake's Pines

Twenty-five years after the Oka Crisis, the relationship between the Kanesatake Mohawks and the municipality of Oka remains fractured, like a wound that never quite heals.

Oka Crisis: Mohawk claim to pine forest never resolved

The Mohawks of Kanesatake will on Saturday mark 25 years since the start of the standoff that became known as the Oka Crisis on the very spot where a botched police raid triggered those events on July 11, 1990.
Opinion

Behind the lines: Invisible scars left by Oka Crisis 25 years later

On July 11, 1990, my world became a lot more black and white as a writer and journalist. The actions of Canada and Quebec shattered most of the illusions I’d been taught about a “Just Society”, the “rule of law”, and “honour of the Crown.”

Oka Crisis deepened understanding of land claims in Canada

Twenty-five years on, the legacy of the Oka Crisis for many of those who experienced the tension west of Montreal is a greater awareness of indigenous issues.

Oka standoff: Mohawk barricades went up 25 years ago

What began as a dispute between Kanesatake Mohawks and the neighbouring town of Oka over a proposed golf-course expansion turned into a costly 78-day standoff with police and the Canadian army.
Timeline

Oka Crisis: 78 days of civil unrest

Twenty-five years ago, barricades went up in Oka, Que. and on Montreal's Mercier Bridge after a botched police raid on a Mohawk protest camp. It would become the biggest military intervention on Canadian soil of the 20th century.
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CBC News was there: Oka Crisis

Here's a look back at then-CBC Newsworld's coverage of the land dispute between police and Mohawks in Quebec in 1991

A sister's grief bridges a cultural divide

Twenty years ago, a young Quebec police constable became the first casualty in the Oka standoff with Montreal's Mohawks. Today, his sister has translated into French a book of Mohawk stories, to help bridge the gap between the two communities.