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Oka in Perspective
If I were a Mohawk I would have changed what they did slightly. After the town council announced the plan for the golf course, I would have tried to negotiate a settlement, they tried to reach a settlement after their 78-day standoff, I would have done that first. I would explain the reasons for not going ahead with the golf course instead of resorting to violence right away.
If this didn’t work, I would have to call upon the Mohawk warriors because the Mayor of Oka called in the police. You would need an armed force to protect you. It would be the right thing to do because the Mohawks woke up to tear gas being shot at them. The police resorted to violence before the Mohawks did.
So I think the Mohawks should have tried to work out a negotiation before they called the warriors in. But other than that, they were forced to use violence because violence was used upon them.
Article posted April 22, 2009 at 07:42 PM •
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