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Ipperwash and Caledonia
The Ipperwash Incident and Caledonia Crisis were two other native protests. Each was based around a territorial dispute and resulted in success for the aboriginals. In Ipperwash, the protesters were trying to reclaim land “borrowed” as a military camp during World War II by the army. During the standoff, a police officer killed an individual involved, Dudley George. The land is now set to be returned. In the town of Caledonia, there was opposition to the construction of houses in the area. Some natives “took over” the construction site. In the end, the natives were paid for the right to build on the land. The success on both occasions may be the result of embarrassment towards history. A sensitive issue, the government may be trying to compensate for the acts of invasion executed by their ancestors. Reputation is important too, and sometimes it helps to give into another’s demands to prevent further protesting.
Article posted May 5, 2009 at 07:23 PM •
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