The Canadian Press

2015-07-11 | Oka Crisis Anniversary

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Events were held today to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the Oka crisis. In the Mohawk community of Kanesatake, residents marched along some of the roads that were blockaded in 1990 to protest the expansion of a golf course. The standoff between the Mohawk warriors and the army and provincial police lasted 78 days and resulted in the death of police corporal Marcel Lemay. His sister Francine Lemay says in the years since her brother's death, she has developed a greater understanding of First Nations history. She hopes to act as a peacemaker who can bridge the divide between the two sides of the conflict. (The days' events included a commemorative march and a lacrosse game. Tomorrow, the community will hold an event honouring residential school survivors.)

Date: 2015-07-11
Placeline: OKA, Quebec.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we don't deny the pain on both side everything that happens here during the polka Christmas but we decided not to dwell will it back to you in the past to build a future to build Bridges >>


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