Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Stories of Oka: Land, Film, and Literature

a lecture by Dr. Isabelle St-Amand

In the summer of 1990, the Oka Crisis—or the Kanehsatake Resistance—exposed a rupture in the relationships between settlers and Indigenous peoples in Canada. In the wake of the failure of the Meech Lake Accord, the conflict made visible a contemporary Indigenous presence that Canadian society had imagined was on the verge of disappearance. The 78- day standoff also reactivated a long history of Indigenous people’s resistance to colonial policies aimed at assimilation and land appropriation
 

 

Thursday, February 8
1:00 – 2:30 MacCorry D214

 

Everyone welcome.

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