Kanesatake: Let's talk about what happened long before the 'Oka Crisis'
Anniversaries are a strange thing in Canada, depending on who you are and which side you're watching from. It's been 30 years since an event you may know as the Oka Crisis; but that's not where the story begins for The Secret Life of Canada.
In the newest episode of the podcast — Kanesatake 300 Years Later — Leah and Falen talk about the long history leading up to what happened in Oka; a story that spans generations.
- We learn about the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Great Law that governs them
- Falen tells Leah the story of Hochelaga (not the music festival Osheaga)
- Falen tries to bring back Coles Notes
- The return of scurvy
- Where the word Mohawk comes from
- How the Sulpicians, a group of priests, were put in charge of Mohawk land
- Who wore more makeup 17th century kings or Instagram influencers? (For reference: James Charles.)
- We learn about the Two Dog Wampum Belt and traditional agreements
- Meet Joseph Onasakenrat, Leah and Falen's new historical crush
- We learn about all the events that led up to the 1990 "crisis at Oka"
- Falen explains the slow chipping away of Mohawk land
- The League of Nations Haudenosaunee Confederacy Website
- The Art of Peace by Elizabeth Doxtater
- The Sulpicians The Canadian Encyclopedia
- "Trouble started with a Sulpician mission at Oka, which led to a land dispute" Article by John Kalbfleisch The Montreal Gazette (June 17, 2017)
- Hochelaga The Canadian Encyclopedia
- Jacques Cartier French Explorer Article W.J. Eccles. Encyclopedia Britannica
- "The Mohawk" Book by Nancy Bonvillain. 2015
- Kanesatake's Long Struggle for Land Rights Montreal Gazette. 2015
- In Defense of Mohawk Land: Ethnopolitical Conflict in Native North America by Linda Pertusati. 1997
- Image of the Two Dog Wampum Belt Website
- Joseph Onasakenrat Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Website. Donald B. Smith