An army, a death land disputes still outstanding

This past weekend marked the 30th anniversary of the Oka Crisis. A land rights battle that not only haunts Canada’s conscious but sparked a rallying call to Indigenous people country wide. That now 30 year old unresolved land battle in 1990 would be followed by the Ipperwash Indigenous land battle five years later in 1995 that would see the death of Dudley George The 56-hectare Ipperwash Provincial Park was the site of lands that had been expropriated and 16 Kettle and Stoney Point families displaced in 1942. George, 28, became the “first aboriginal person to be killed in a land-rights dispute in Canada since the 19th century,” according to the commissioner who led the inquiry into his death. Acting OPP Sgt. Kenneth Deane was eventually charged with criminal negligence causing…

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