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ReVision Quest Blog: July 2010 Archives

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July 28, July 31: First Nations Resource Development: Eco-Warrior or Eco-Developer?

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The iconic image of the Native warrior standing up against the developers is now part of our national experience, be it Oka, Clayoquot Sound, or Burnt Church.
But, who makes a stand when it's the Natives themselves logging the forest, and mining the hills?
ReVision Quest dives into the murky waters of resource extraction and First Nations. How did we go from keeper of the land, to reaper of the spoils?
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July 21, July 24: The Metis: Keeping it Riel!

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When Riel Day was declared in Manitoba in 2007, it was greeted with both applause and derision. Some seeing him as a Metis hero, and some as a traitor who instigated a Metis rebellion against the nation of Canada.
Seems the Metis can still cause a stir.
We'll look at who they are, why they are, and what the future holds for those sash-wearing, flag-waving sons and daughters of the founding peoples.
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July 14, July 17: Oka: 20 years later. What have we learned?

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We look back at one of the defining moments of Aboriginal/ Canadian relations. Oka led to near civil war, and resulted in tremendous changes in relations between Canadians and the country's first peoples. The Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples was created out of Oka, as was a new policy on policing First Nations. The world was made aware of Canada's simmering Aboriginal situation, and learned a lot about the Warrior society. And, no golf course was built in the pines.

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The Oka Invitational comedy. A web exclusive!
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The full length Ballad of Oka:
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