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Negotiations at Oka dissolve

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Federal Indian Affairs Minister Tom Siddon says he's willing to negotiate but only if the Mohawks lay down their arms. But the Mohawk warriors refuse. Ellen Gabriel, chief negotiator and spokesperson for the native people of Kanehsatake reserve, outlines their position on CBC's As It Happens.

Medium: Radio
Program: As It Happens
Broadcast Date: July 20, 1990
Guest(s): Ellen Gabriel
Host: Michael Enright, Alan Maitland
Duration: 11:36

Did You know?


• Ellen Gabriel, who was 26 years old at the time, was thrust in the limelight in the summer of 1990 as a spokesperson for the people of Kanehsatake reserve. She continues her role with speaking engagements.

• Gabriel has become an established artist, working primarily as an illustrator.


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