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Old 12-24-2016, 12:33 PM
 
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I came across this video and was wondering how bad was the racial situation in Canada towards it's Native population?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYB-aF_MlB0
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Old 12-25-2016, 02:02 PM
 
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What year is that video from?
The cars look like 1960s
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Old 12-25-2016, 07:32 PM
 
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What year is that video from?
The cars look like 1960s
I'd say early 70's. In any case, it's quite old footage.

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Old 12-25-2016, 08:16 PM
 
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I'd say early 70's. In any case, it's quite old footage.

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I wasn't sure, but 1970s makes sense. My impression is that someone is trying to stir up conflict by posting 50 year old footage with the implication that it is a current event.
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Old 12-25-2016, 09:13 PM
 
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I think that footage is from the late 80's or early 90's. I was wanting to know what that was all about? Why would those people be throwing rocks at people's cars like that?
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Old 12-25-2016, 09:30 PM
 
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This video gives more details on that situation. It was in 1990.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1coZQ7qKkt4
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Old 12-25-2016, 10:06 PM
 
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In 1990 a conflict blew up between the Mohawks in Canada and the community bordering their reserve over land use. Quebec security police got involved, and it got very messy. The footage you found was taken during that time. It was a major incident for Canada, and sent shock waves throughout Native communities in North America. It's been compared to the Wounded Knee confrontation in South Dakota, in 1973.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oka_Crisis

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Old 12-25-2016, 10:37 PM
 
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I think that footage is from the late 80's or early 90's. I was wanting to know what that was all about? Why would those people be throwing rocks at people's cars like that?
I don't believe it. That is, the footage is doctored to deliver an ugly message.

The licence plates are obscured, the cars are boxy like the 1960s and 70s, and this historic footage appears to be a misrepresentation. Additionally, the footage appears intent on igniting controversy and tension in indigenous people in Canada.

The only question is who put it together?
Who benefits financially from misrepresenting the plight of indigenous people in 2017 Canada?
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Old 12-25-2016, 10:48 PM
 
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This video gives more details on that situation. It was in 1990.
Looks like a bunch of crazy Quebequois being savages like their Louis XiV counterparts.
Shame on those crazy Quebeckers throwing stones at cars.

Why were they throwing rocks at the cars?

We know what happened, but we are not told why it happened. Why is this information presented with a slant of what without context? What is the purpose of information like that

... is it Propaganda?
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Old 12-25-2016, 11:02 PM
 
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In 1990 a conflict blew up between the Mohawks in Canada and the community bordering their reserve over land use. Quebec security police got involved, and it got very messy. The footage you found was taken during that time. It was a major incident for Canada, and sent shock waves throughout Native communities in North America. It's been compared to the Wounded Knee confrontation in South Dakota, in 1973.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oka_Crisis
Thank you!

I suppose it is not surprising that propaganda related to First Nation in Canada has become popular. Everything related to indigenous people has been heavily funded recently, and there's billions more to go. If the situation can be painted as more dire, perhaps more billions will follow. What's interesting is that this references a Quebec (law separate from Canada) land conflict from 25 years ago as the basis to ask whether Canada (not Quebec) has a "racism" problem today.


The Real Story?

This happened under Quebec law and might have been major news in Eastern Canada, but it's possible that the rest of Canada was oblivious - putting it down to Quebec using it's own law to deal with land issues as always.
I believe we have an expert on board who should be happy to explain how law in Quebec, and law in Canada differ when it comes to civil rights, et cetera. I would be very interested in learning more about this land issue.
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