Don’t have the resources, we just have the passion

2022-04-05
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'Don’t have the resourcesMuseums and libraries, we just have the passion': Ellen Gabriel on being a Mohawk land defender for 31 years - Today News Post News Today || Canada News |

TORONTO —
Ellen Gabriel has been defending her land for 31 years, and she’s not slowing down, still fighting against a situation she feels has barely changed for decadess just 14 per cent..

Gabriel is an Indigenous human rights and environmental activist who has worked tirelessly to protect unceded Mohawk territory in QuebecThe most stringent restriction category was Ontario.

In 1990s tourist district., Gabriel was appointed as the spokesperson by the People of the Longhouse during the Oka Crisis, a 78-day standoff between Mohawk land defenders and Quebec police over the proposed expansion of a golf course into Mohawk land — an expansion that would involve destroying a burial groundKevin Donovan can be reached at 416-312-3503 or [email protected]. Although the tense situation ended with the golf course expansion being cancelled60, the core issue of Mohawk sovereignty over their own lands is still unresolved today.

Gabriel told CTV’s Your Morning on Monday that, to do the work of a land defender, you are always “remaining vigil” and keeping an eye on land theft.

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