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>The Oka Crisis, also known as the Mohawk Resistance, was a 78-day standoff (11 July–26 September 1990) between Mohawk protesters, police, and army. At the heart of the crisis was the proposed expansion of a golf course and development of condominiums on disputed land that included a Mohawk burial ground. Tensions were high, particularly after the death of Corporal Marcel Lemay, a Sûreté du Québec police officer. Eventually, the army was called in and the protest ended. The golf course expansion was cancelled, and the land purchased by the federal government; however, it has not yet been transferred to the Kanesatake community.
Although the developer who currently owns the land has stated that he wants to give some of the land back to the local Indigenous nation, the town of Oka has fought this initiative and so their struggle to preserve their traditional land is still ongoing almost 30 years later.
Video of the Royal 22e Regiment (the “Van Doos”) confronting the protesters.
Also the cover of D.O.A album Loggerheads
thats cheating, the one guy has sunglasses on. How can you tell if he blinks first?
You can still find the bullet holes in the trees.
What kind of camo is that?
Not long after this /r/historyporn worthy shot, Pte Cloutier went on to do actual porn, a film called "Quebec Sexy Girls II: The Confrontation".
The treatment of the indigenous populations of Canada is sickening.
People often forget about them as treatment in the U.S. wasn’t much better.
Soldier looks like he was just time-warped out of Vietnam, this must have been right before a bunch of militaries switched to the modern 1990s gear that comes to mind (i.e. Gulf War)
Why aren’t helmets ever strapped??
I seem to recall the gentleman on the right went by the name Lasagna