Kanehsetake (2) – The .50-cal at Oka…

***A quick note on historical sources before I begin.  There is at least some confusion amongst the main sources I’m using (Harry Swain Oka: A Political Crisis and its Legacy, Geoffrey York & Loreen Pindera's People of the Pines: The Warriors and the Legacy of Oka, and Timothy Winegard's Oka: A Convergence of Cultures and … Continue reading Kanehsetake (2) – The .50-cal at Oka…

Film Studies – Kanehsetake: 270 Years of Resistance

***Fair warning for any military readers!  The documentary film Kanehsetake: 270 Years of Resistance by Ojibwe film maker Alanis Obomsawin is hard to watch.  This is a film made by the people on the other side of the wire and they are not fans of the army or the Canadian government as a whole.  This makes … Continue reading Film Studies – Kanehsetake: 270 Years of Resistance

13-Has Douglas Bland even _seen_ the movie version?

By now Alex Gabriel has been walked from one end of the super-secret command post to the other, something we’re told the people who work here don’t get to do thanks to an army of security guards who themselves have the run of the compound.  He has passed through several of the colour-coded work areas, … Continue reading 13-Has Douglas Bland even _seen_ the movie version?