Saturday, July 9, 2011

On July 9

On this day in ...
... 1991 (20 years ago today), the Paris-based International Human Rights Federation issued a report finding that Canadian authorities had committed human rights violations during clashes with indigenous peoples the previous year. The 2-1/2-month-long Oka Crisis of 1990 had stemmed from "a violent land dispute between the Mohawk nation of Kanesatake and the town of Oka"(right) about 50 km northwest of Montréal, Québec, which wanted to expand its golf course into disputed land. (credit for 2005 photo) "The Oka Crisis eventually precipitated the development of Canada's First Nations Policing Policy."

(Prior July 9 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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