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It was about the colonial history of Canada:’ 30-year anniversary of the Oka Crisis brings home memories – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 202027 Views

July 12, 2020

REGINA — Peter Gilmer remembers the summer of the Oka Crisis as if it were yesterday.

Gilmer, 26 at the time, had just become the president of the Saskatchewan Coalition Against Racism.

“Well I certainly remember the siege on Kanesatake took place and almost instantly, there was organizing going on in the community to respond,” he said.

July 11, 2020 marks the 30-year anniversary of the beginning of the Oka Crisis, between the town of Oka and the Mohawk of Kanesatake.

During the conflict, people of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous backgrounds would gather at Victoria Park in Regina at what was called the Friends of Mohawk camp.

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