1990, 24:19 minutes, colour, French


Golfers, a Belgian baron, the Mohawks and the Sulpicians throw the ball back at one another over some land title deeds. Videotaped just prior to the events of summer, 1990, this work relives the history of the Mohawks in Kanehsatake as they themselves perceive it , from the coming of the white man to today's situation. It also deals with violent confrontations involving the Sulpician religious community. Essential for understanding the Oka crisis in its historical context.

Des golfeurs, un baron belge, les Mohawks et les Sulpiciens revendiquent la propriété des terres. Tourné tout juste avant les événements de l'été 1990,
Kanesatake retrace l'histoire des Mohawks de cette réserve indienne proche de Montréal, telle qu'ils la perçoivent, depuis l'arrivée des blancs jusqu'à nos jours, en passant par les violentes frictions avec l'ordre religieux des Sulpiciens. Un document essentiel pour saisir la crise autochtone d'Oka dans son contexte historique.

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