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Barricade goes up at Kanesatake

The Story


Over the year, Mohawks try to prevent the golf course expansion through the courts. They get nowhere. Fed-up and angry, Mohawk warriors set up barricades, string barbed wire and occupy part of Kanesatake forest known as the Pines. It's the very strip of land the town council wants to bulldoze for the golf course.

Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News
Broadcast Date: April 27, 1990
Guest(s): Luc Carbonneau
Reporter: Paul Carvalho
Duration: 1:53

Did You know?


• In 1988, Georges Erasmus, leader of the Assembly of First Nations, delivered this warning about unsettled native land claims: "We want to let you know that you are dealing with fire. We say, Canada, deal with us today because our militant leaders are already born. We cannot promise that you are going to like the kind of violent political action we can just about guarantee the next generation is going to bring to our reserves."


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