In part two: After a peaceful reclamation of the army base built on their land in 1993, elders of Stoney Point lead a movement to take back Ipperwash Provincial Park, which was also part of their original land and contained a burial ground. Racism and political interference turned a peaceful movement into a violent act of state aggression on September 6, 1995. This episode recalls the events of that night, and examines the fallout in the 28 years since, asking if reconciliation will ever be possible for the people of Stoney Point.
In this podcast: interviews include Bonnie Bressette, Caroline “Cully” George, Pierre George, Kevin Simon, Claudette Bressette, Alabama Bressette, and Donald Worme.
The episode is in memory of Anthony “Dudley” George.
Deep thanks to Heather Menzies editor, and Kerry Kilmartin publisher of “Our Long Struggle for Home: The Ipperwash” by Aazhoodenaang Enjibaajig (in which Stoney Pointers tell their full story in their own words, available on Amazon)
Host: Karyn Pugliese
Credits: Karyn Pugliese (Producer), Kim Wheeler (Producer)
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