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Stories of Oka : Land, Film, and Literature - by Isabelle St-Amand (Paperback)

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In the summer of 1990, the Oka Crisis—or the Kanehsatake Resistance—exposed a rupture in the relationships between settlers and Indigenous peoples in Canada. In the wake of the failure of the Meech Lake Accord, the conflict made visible a contemporary Indigenous presence that Canadian society had imagined was on the verge of disappearance. The 78- day standoff also reactivated a long history of Indigenous people’s resistance to colonial policies aimed at assimilation and land appropriation. The land dispute at the core of this conflict raises obvious political and judicial issues, but it is also part of a wider context that incites us to fully consider the ways in which histories are performed, called upon, staged, told, imagined, and interpreted. Stories of Oka: Land, Film, and Literature examines the standoff in relation to film and literary narratives, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous. This new English edition of St-Amand’s interdisciplinary, intercultural, and multiperspective work offers a framework for thinking through the relationships that both unite and oppose settler societies and Indigenous peoples in Canada.
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Michigan State Univ Pr
Author: Isabelle St-Amand
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 2018
TCIN: 53669644
UPC: 9780887558191
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-7447

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