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REAL ESTATE #5 Oka
The Oka Crisis was the biggest military confrontation on Canadian soil in more than a century. On its face, it was about a golf course expansion. But for the Mohawks who took up arms, it was the culmination of a centuries-long fight for recognition of their sovereignty and their land.

Featured in this episode: Thaioronióhte Dan David, Loreen Pindera, Geoffrey York (Globe and Mail)

Tape from July 11, 1990 recorded by Kahsennahawi Marie David.

 

To learn more:

People of the Pines: The Warriors and Legacy of Oka by Loreen Pindera and Geoffrey York

Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance by Alanis Obomsawin

Rocks at Whiskey Trench by Alanis Obomsawin

“The Oka Crisis — looking forward after 30 years” by Thaioronióhte Dan David in CBC News

 

Additional music from Audio Network

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