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. She recently spoke at the Peoples Social Forum.
In conversation with Kanesatake Mohawk Clifton Nicholas about the 1990 Oka Crisis.
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) asking 26 non-Natives to leave the community has been making waves of discussion, debate and dialogue for and against this measure across Turtle Island.
On This Day
the Oka Crisis was a standoff between the Mohawk Nation of Kanesatake and Canadian security forces that began July 11, 1990
While the rest of Canada had their sights set in October on who to choose for our next prime minister, many of us in the Native community were waiting for another big announcement to happen.