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Oka, Québec, Canada

Oka is a small village on the northern bank of the Ottawa River (Rivière des Outaouais in French), northwest of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located in the Lower Laurentians on Lake of Two Mountains, where the Ottawa has its confluence with the St. Lawrence River.

This area was colonised by French settlers as a mission to First Nations in 1721 by brothers of the Sulpician Order branch of the Roman Catholic Church. Traditional owners are Mohawk (Kanienkaha), Algonquin, and Nipissing, who had a village known as Kanesatake, now a reserve within the boundaries of Oka.

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  • Oka was first settled by French colonists as a mission to First Nations in 1721 by brothers of the Sulpician Order branch of the Roman Catholic Church.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1851 - Oka - The people of Kanehsatà:ke send a letter of protest about their treatment at the hands of the Seminary of St. Sulpice to the highest British civil authority in British North America.
    They demanded the civil authority of an Indian Agent replace the Seminary’s religious authority. Their demands are ignored and this leads to a...Read MORE...


  • 1859 - Oka - The British Parliament officially grants title to the land to the Sulpicians. Algonquin families move to Maniwaki (Kitigan Zibi). The Sulpicians sell off their land plots to white settlers.

    http://www.cbc.ca/firsthand/features/oka-timeline-an-unresolved-land-claim-hundreds-of-years-in-the-

  • 1868 - The Sulpicians change the place name of Kanehsatà:ke to Oka.
    The Canadian government refuses the Kanien’kehà:ka (Mohawk) position that the original grant was meant to set aside land for them, or to compensate...Read MORE...


  • 1881 - The Government of Canada acquires land in Gibson , Ontario and forces the Mohawk people of Oka to move. Only a third of the Mohawk people agree to move.

    http://www.cbc.ca/firsthand/features/oka-timeline-an-unresolved-land-claim-hundreds-of-years-in-the-

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    Oka

    1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
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  • 1886 - Birth of the area known as “The Pines” (also known as “The Commons”). After sand avalanches submerge the village of Oka in over a meter of sand
    a group of people comprised of Mohawks and Non-Indigenous settlers plant pines on the mountain to stabilize the ground. Somewhere between seventy...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Oka
    Oka, formerly Lake of Two Mountains, an Indian village in the co. of Two Mountains, Quebec, situated on Lake of Two Mountains, an expansion of the...Read MORE...


  • Oka, Québec, Canada

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  • Oka, Québec, Canada

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  • 1936 - The Seminary of St-Sulpice sells the remaining land plots to the Municipality of Oka and vacates the area.

    http://www.cbc.ca/firsthand/features/oka-timeline-an-unresolved-land-claim-hundreds-of-years-in-the-

  • Oka, Québec, Canada
    Église de l’Annonciation
    181, ch. Oka, Oka, QUÉBEC
    Postcard
  • The Oka Crisis was a land dispute between a group of Mohawk people and the town of Oka, Quebec, Canada, which began on July 11, 1990, and lasted until September 26, 1990
    At the heart of the crisis was the proposed expansion of a golf course and development of condominiums on disputed land that included a Mohawk burial ...Read MORE...


  • Oka
    Oka, Québec, municipality, population 3,969 (2011), 3,300 (2006), incorporated 1875. Oka is located on Lac des Deux Montagnes, just west of Île de...Read MORE...




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Église de l’Annonciation
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  • Oka was first settled by French colonists as a mission to First Nations in 1721 by brothers of the Sulpician Order branch of the Roman Catholic Church.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1851 - Oka - The people of Kanehsatà:ke send a letter of protest about their treatment at the hands of the Seminary of St. Sulpice to the highest British civil authority in British North America.
    They demanded the civil authority of an Indian Agent replace the Seminary’s religious authority. Their demands are ignored and this leads to a... Read MORE...

  • 1859 - Oka - The British Parliament officially grants title to the land to the Sulpicians. Algonquin families move to Maniwaki (Kitigan Zibi). The Sulpicians sell off their land plots to white settlers.

    http://www.cbc.ca/firsthand/features/oka-timeline-an-unresolved-land-claim-hundreds-of-years-in-the-
  • 1868 - The Sulpicians change the place name of Kanehsatà:ke to Oka.
    The Canadian government refuses the Kanien’kehà:ka (Mohawk) position that the original grant was meant to set aside land for them, or to compensate... Read MORE...

  • 1881 - The Government of Canada acquires land in Gibson , Ontario and forces the Mohawk people of Oka to move. Only a third of the Mohawk people agree to move.

    http://www.cbc.ca/firsthand/features/oka-timeline-an-unresolved-land-claim-hundreds-of-years-in-the-
  • 1886 - Birth of the area known as “The Pines” (also known as “The Commons”). After sand avalanches submerge the village of Oka in over a meter of sand
    a group of people comprised of Mohawks and Non-Indigenous settlers plant pines on the mountain to stabilize the ground. Somewhere between seventy... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Oka
    Oka, formerly Lake of Two Mountains, an Indian village in the co. of Two Mountains, Quebec, situated on Lake of Two Mountains, an expansion of the... Read MORE...

  • 1936 - The Seminary of St-Sulpice sells the remaining land plots to the Municipality of Oka and vacates the area.

    http://www.cbc.ca/firsthand/features/oka-timeline-an-unresolved-land-claim-hundreds-of-years-in-the-
  • The Oka Crisis was a land dispute between a group of Mohawk people and the town of Oka, Quebec, Canada, which began on July 11, 1990, and lasted until September 26, 1990
    At the heart of the crisis was the proposed expansion of a golf course and development of condominiums on disputed land that included a Mohawk burial ... Read MORE...

  • Oka
    Oka, Québec, municipality, population 3,969 (2011), 3,300 (2006), incorporated 1875. Oka is located on Lac des Deux Montagnes, just west of Île de... Read MORE...

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