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Canadian Indigenous Protest

Plans to expand a golf course led to a stand-off between Mohawk protestors and the authorities in Quebec, which lasted all summer long.

Throughout the summer of 1990 the authorities in Canada found themselves in a standoff with indigenous people over the question of land rights. The Oka crisis, as it became known, started when a small group of Mohawk protesters in Quebec attempted to block plans for a golf course on an ancient burial ground. Rebecca Kesby has been speaking to one of the indigenous protestors.

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Fri 25 May 2018 12:04