Opinion: 30 years after Oka, let’s not permit historical past to repeat itself

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Thirty years in the past, on July 11, 1990, Quebec entered certainly one of its worst human, social and political crises. The local weather of violence that we witnessed from that July to the tip of September 1990 had dramatic penalties, together with the demise of a serving Sûreté du Québec officer.

The Oka Disaster has, sadly, left an indelible mark in our minds. And it nonetheless serves as some extent of reference, as a result of nothing has actually modified in 30 years.

The social and political divide between First Nations and a part of the Quebec inhabitants is the results of many years of injustice and compelled measures. It’s apparent that subjecting a whole inhabitants to such actions can solely end in wounds that stay uncooked as we speak. Quebec isn’t any exception on this regard; examples abound all over the world.

The Meeting of First Nations Quebec-Labrador needs to respectfully underscore the reminiscence of the summer season of 1990.

We additionally wish to share with the premier and all Quebecers methods to stop historical past from repeating itself.