It's been 30 years since the Oka crisis. Thirty years since promises were made to resolve a situation that had been brewing for centuries. The area known as The Pines is claimed by the community of Kanesatake, but it's owned by private interests. Back in 1990, a plan to expand the Oka golf course onto the land sparked the crisis. Now a new attempt to change how the land can be used is causing new tension. We ask experts what needs to be done to finally solve the problem.
Guest(s) : Serge Simon, Grand Chief of Kanesatake Anne Lagacé-Dowson, Political Commentator Nakuset, Director of the Native Women's Shelter of Montreal
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