What Impact Did the Oka Crisis Have On You?

mediaINDIGENA‘s own Waubgeshig Rice has a stellar piece in today’s Facts & Arguments section of the Globe about the 1990 Oka Crisis. (Although I’m frankly baffled, to put it charitably, by the accompanying picture.) In “Oka helped us find our voice,” Waub nails it when he writes: “We learned what it truly meant to be […]

“The Real Oka” and Other Conspiracy Theories

I read Doug George’s anti-warrior diatribe in Tuesday’s Montreal Gazette (“As I Saw It: The Real Oka Story,” July 13, 2010) with a mixture of shock, horror, and sadness — roughly in that order. It’s clear (to me, anyway) that he doesn’t know the real story at all. In fact, the only sentence I could trust […]

Discrimination… (take 3)

There’s no denying that the Kahnawake eviction story is complicated and has more than a few twists and turns. It blew onto the front pages a little more than a week ago, then lay dormant for a couple of days until television picked it up. THEN it became a big story… again. And again. But […]