July 1990 Reports from Behind the Barricades

In July 1990 Mohawk Warriors and their supporters began an blockade to stop a group of developers from expanding a golf course onto a piece of land referred to as “The Pines”, a sacred burial ground in Kanehsatà:ke. The resistance expanded to  Akwesasne and Kahnawake  and then across the country, which lasted throughout the summer. The confrontation with Canada’s Armed Forces and Sûrté du Québec were at times violent.  CKUT programmers were embedded behind the barricades and provided regular reports.  

This piece is a montage of reports made from behind the barricades by Lisa Vinebaum


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