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Canada: The Story of Us The Canadian Experiment (1976-1999)

Canada seeks to navigate the complexities of its diverse population, keeping its borders open to those who have nowhere else to turn while trying to negotiate a new relationship with Indigenous peoples. This unique example of nationhood serves as an example for the world as Canada moves into the 21st century. Features stories/events include: the Vietnamese boat people, the Oka ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

Firsthand The Oka Legacy

The Oka Legacy is a POV documentary that explores how the Oka Crisis has transformed contemporary Indigenous identity in Canada. Through Mohawk filmmaker Sonia Bonspille Boileau’s own personal journey, The Oka Legacy retraces the events that took place in her hometown in 1990 by talking with people who lived through the events firsthand, like Clifton Nicholas and Waneek Horn Miller, as well as ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/01/2015

News in Review - September 1990 Oka

Canada’s summer peace was exploded in Oka (Kanesatake) and Chateaugay (Kahnawake) as armed Mohawk Warriors confronted first the Quebec provincial police and then the Canadian Armed Forces. The conflict quickly escalated from one in which the Mohawks attempted to prevent the expansion of a golf course into their territory to one of diametrically opposed views of law, land and rights.
  • 1990
  • 00:14:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/25/2014

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Focus North Oka Summary

Beginning with a historical review of native land claims going back to the 18th century, this program includes political analysis and commentary from various sources, including Joanne Barnaby, executive director of the Dene Cultural Institute. It concludes with a profile on Jenny Jack, a Tlingit woman from B.C. who went to fight alongside the warriors at Oka.
  • 1990
  • 00:30:32
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/18/2013