In this clip, we hear audio recording from a service in remembrance of the 1990 Oka Crisis. Will Nicholls, former CKUT host of the show Indian Times, spoke during the service. He recounts his experience as host and the dark humor he used in order to survive the repercussion of the Oka Crisis. He explains the reasons for the end of the show as due to the unexpected response by some CKUT listeners along with the harsh realities of racism he experienced personally and as a reporter.
Joseph Norton, the Grand Chief of the Mohawk Council at Kahnawake, reviews the conflict of jurisdiction and policing between the federal government and the Mohawks. He explains the formation and reason for establishing the Peace Keeping Force. He concludes with what be believes the government should do in order to not give but to actually acknowledge the Mohawks’ autonomy.
Interview conducted by then CKUT news programmer David Blair – currently David is CBC’s business reporter.