Mohawk land defender Ellen Gabriel on the continuing struggle for land and territory –

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 2019151 Views

Peace Brigades International closely followed the July-September 1990 confrontation between Mohawk land defenders (who opposed the expansion of a golf course onto Indigenous burial grounds) and the Quebec police and Canadian army.

That 78-day confrontation took place just 50 kilometres west of Montreal and about 150 kilometres east of Ottawa, and is the subject of Alanis Obomsawin’s National Film Board documentary Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance.

The PBI Annual Report in 1991 notes that PBI was invited by members of the Mohawk communities of Kahnawake and Kanesatake to provide training.

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