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Migiziwomen 09-14-2006 06:59 PM

why is CBS not promoting this movie? hmmmm
this was just sent to me, and i thought what better arena to get this promoted then here on OUR site. please copy and paste and send this of to family and friends.
after all this i hope it is a good movie, and that it is done right. and i hope i am in the right thread lol:tounge_sm

Subject: FW: "Indian Summer: The Oka Crisis" AIRS ON SEPTEMBER 15 & 22

-----Original Message-----
From: Minnesota Indian Affairs [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of
bernard & feather rock
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 6:59 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: "Indian Summer: The Oka Crisis" AIRS ON SEPTEMBER 15 & 22

> "Indian Summer: The Oka Crisis"
> Written and Directed by Gil Cardinal
> PART 1 - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2006 at 8:00 pm
> PART 2 - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2006 at 8:00 pm
> CAST: Alex Rice, Tony Nardi, Pamela Matthews, George Leach, Tantoo
> Cardinal, Darrell Dennis, Gary Farmer, Billy Merasty, Joseph Cross
> FOR A PREVIEW: http://www.cineteleaction.com/en/pages/OKA.html
> Indian Summer: The Oka Crisis is fiction based on headline news events
> took place in the summer of 1990 in the town of Oka, near Montreal
> Canada. The actual events drew global attention placing Native rights
> centre-stage.
> In the largest deployment of Canadian troops since the Korean War,
> troops move into the town of Oka to dismantle blockades by Mohawk Indians
> who are protesting against the town's plans to build on Mohawk sacred
> The land in question consists of a pine forest and an ancient burial
> on which the town plans to expand an existing golf course and to pave a
> parking lot.
> The protestors block a dirt road leading to the cemetery. The police
> and try to remove the protestors by force in a fiasco of a raid and,
> tragically, an officer is killed. In retaliation for the police raid, more
> Mohawks join the protest and block a major bridge. Left stranded, angry
> commuters start rioting. The minor protest erupts into a major crisis and
> national stage for Indian rights everywhere in the country.
> Mounting pressure and failed attempts to find a resolution moves the
> government to call in the army, which dismantles the blockades. The
> protesting Mohawks are arrested, reminiscent of their ancestors' struggles
> and losses.
> The Mohawks win the battle against Oka town's plans to build on sacred
> However, the centuries' old war of land ownership remains unresolved.
> Based on real events in 1990, Indian Summer: the Oka Crisis tells in
> fictional form the story of how a minor protest by Mohawk Indians, to
> protect their three centuries old cemetery from a golf course expansion,
> leads to the largest deployment of Canadian troops since the Korean War.
> Cast note: Joseph Cross portrays his brother "Lasagna"
> (Note: We are very concerned with the lack of publicity on the part of the

Migiziwomen 09-15-2006 11:00 AM

just posting something to keep this up so that everyone can see it. :thumbsup:

TwoCats 09-15-2006 02:29 PM

Can you clarify...CBS as in CBS here in the lower 48 states or is this Canadian Broadcasting?


littleredblanket 09-15-2006 02:39 PM

Where can those of us that don't get Canadian TV see this film...I am extremely interested in watching it

ndldy68 09-15-2006 03:34 PM

Yes do tell.

RezDawg 09-15-2006 04:25 PM

CBS is in the lower 48, I think its CBC in Canada


littleredblanket 09-15-2006 04:28 PM

Well thats great for those in Canada but what about us concerned Native is the lower 48 who want to tune in and see this movie. Is there a way for us down here in the states to see it?

billyjoejimbob 09-15-2006 05:24 PM

Is it anything like the KANESHATAKE documantary?

Migiziwomen 09-15-2006 06:50 PM

you what you are right and i sent a e-mail out quik and hopefully they will get back to me.

Originally Posted by RezDawg
CBS is in the lower 48, I think its CBC in Canada


seaotter 09-16-2006 12:54 AM

Yeah, would like to see this. I was in college at the Institute of American Indian Arts while this happened. Several of the other students were from this area. Someone started a sacred fire circle to support this- it was kept going all day/night (can't remember how long- sigh been so long now). We even had some Australian Aborigines (sp?)come for a dance exhibition that brought gifts to the fire.
It would be nice to see if this makes down in the US- cause I have not seen any adds about it.

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