Anniversary: Oka Crisis

July 11th 1990 Canada invaded Kanien’kehá:ka land to force a golf course expansion. This singular event, which lasted 77 days, broke … Continue reading Anniversary: Oka Crisis


Decolonial Atlas

If Decolonization is about changing one’s relationship to the land where one lives, this site is indispensable.     … Continue reading Decolonial Atlas


Sincerity and Conciliation

Asinabka, Outaouais/Ottawa,Québec/Ontario, Canada, Turtle Island


One of the questions that was hurled at me somewhere in the early 1990s had to do with the relationship between the Institutions of Canada (government, law, education, health care, trade, commerce, finance, etc.) and the First Peoples of Turtle Island. This was shortly after the Oka crisis, and I got to hear from the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) as well as from the children of RCMP officers who had been on site. Having heard both sides, I thought hmmmm. And promptly left the country for a few years. Continue reading “Sincerity and Conciliation”