Oka Crisis: worst moment revisited: Native filmmaker's documentary recalls 1990's fatal rock-throwing incident
The Globe and Mail, June 21, 2000
The article highlights Native filmmaker AIanis Obomsawin's documentary Rocks at Whisky Trench. Her documentary recounts the crisis that occured on August 28, 1990, in which government, police and Aborginal relations led to a violent outcome that resulted in the death and injury of members from the adjacent Aboriginal communities. Obomsawin depends on interviews from the impacted Aborignal witnesses, and historical information regarding the construction of Montreal's Mercer Bridge. Her approach narrates the blockade and the protests from the Aboriginal communities.
ITEM 2000.141 – available for viewing in the Research Centre
Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited
Rocks at Whisky Trench – Ianis Obomsawin
Kanehsatake: 2 – Ianis Obomsawin