Canadian soldier and warrior face off during 1990 Oka Crisis.
Leader says conflict will continue to escalate until the government decides to negotiate in good faith and honour First Nations rights
Erin Flegg, Vancouver Observer, Feb 26th, 2014
If Canada fails to respond to live up to its obligations to consult First Nations, British Columbia’s Grand Chief Stewart Phillip believes it will almost certainly see another Oka Crisis, referencing a 78-day standoff in 1990 between the Mohawk people, the Quebec police and the Canadian military that broke out when the province tried to build a golf course on a traditional burial site.
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