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Indigenous, Politics, Society

Canada History: July 11, 1990, the crisis and death at Oka

Quebec provincial pollce officer killed during attack It was a conflict –a land dispute-that had its origins as far back as the early 1700’s. It reached a boiling point and international headlines on this day, July 11, 1990. That was »

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History: Oka crisis ends

It began with argument over land between a Mohawk reserve and the small town of Oka, about 60 kilometres north-west of Montreal. The small area of land claimed by the Mohawk reserve of Kahnestake had been in dispute for centuries. »