Ellen Gabriel was chosen by the People of the longhouse and her community of Kanehsatà:ke to be their spokesperson during the 1990 “Oka” Crisis. For the past 22 years she has been a human rights advocate for the collective and individual rights of Indigenous peoples and has worked diligently to sensitize the public, academics, policing authorities and politicians on the history, culture and identity of Indigenous peoples
Ellen Gabriel spoke at the People's Social Forum, held in Ottawa August 21-24.
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