Saturday, July 6, 2024


The Oka Crisis of 1990 was a turning point in First Nations & Canadian history. The town of Oka, Quebec tried to replace a Mohawk burial ground with a gold course, which led to a 78 - day armed stand-off, between Mohawk Warriors & the Canadian military.

 The names in red are the warriors who manned the barricades & the names in gray are the warriors who were sent to prison. The photograph is of Canadian soldiers patrolling the concertina wire, at the perimeter of the Mohawk stand-off.

 Currently, it is being exhibited in an exhibition, “Future Memoria”, at the Surrey Art Gallery.

#okacrisis  #firstnations #mohawkwarriors

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