Présentation de Clifton Arihwakehte Nicholas sur la lutte des Kanienkehaka en 1990

Présentation de Clifton Arihwakehte Nicholas sur la lutte des Kanienkehaka en 1990, durant la soi-disant «crise d’Oka», son contexte historique et ses conséquences, lors d’un panel organisé par Ni Québec, ni Canada : tournée anticolonialiste et Libertad au Cégep du Vieux-Montréal le 4 novembre 2014


L’entrevue du Stimulator ( avec Clifton Arihwakehte Nicholas mentionnée dans la présentation sur les Warriors, leurs rôles, leurs cultures de lutte, leur contexte historique et bien plus encore



Important projet de Clifton Arihwakehte Nicholas en recherche de financement“>


My name is Clifton Arihwakehte Nicholas, I am a Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) from Kanehsatake (Oka).  I was a young man involved in the 1990 Oka Crisis from it’s start and throughout that summer.  The Crisis was a critical point both in my life and in the community of Kanehsatake.  It’s impact is still being felt in Kanehsatake and moreover throughout Indigenous communities and movements in Canada from coast to coast.  An examination and retrospection of those events needs to be told by those intimately involved in that historic summer.  Furthermore a wider perspective as to the impact the crisis had on Indigenous people, movements and the government responses to them in light of the events of 1990 from Idle No More to Elsipogtog.
I’m an emerging documentary filmmaker with two short films, one on the Mik’maq resistance to fracking exploration in Elsipogtog called “Elsipogtog: No Fracking Way!” (23 minutes), and another on the resistance to Canada’s Energy East pipeline project called “Karistatsi Onienre: The Iron Snake” (47 minutes).  Links to these film trailers bellow.

Karistatsi Onienre:The Iron Snake Trailer

Elsipogtog: No Fracking Way! Trailer

As a filmmaker I am fiercely independent and need to proceed with this project through crowd sourcing and not through government funding.  With all film work there are a number of costs associated with both pre-production and  production.

My needs include the following:Vehicle and travel.  Part of my production will involve travel by car here in the east and Maritimes.  Also travel by plane to western Canada to conduct interviews.

Equipment.  I have some equipment, however I will need additional camera equipment and hard drives to store footage.  Some equipment will be bought while other items can be rented.

Footage.  There is footage from various news and film agencies that need to have the rights to use their images bought for this project, access to footage can sometimes be expensive.

Living expenses while in production.  During the extensive filming period there will be needs for funds to cover necessities like food and accommodations.

Professional services.

Mailings, promotions and administration

The Impact
I feel it is important to have films like this to use as a tool to teach Indigenous youth and others the history of the struggle that took place in 1990.  This film will be a repository of the stories as told by those who made this history happen.

This project is an ambitious one and one that I need to accomplish and there will certainly be many hurdles to cross during this project.  For many years I have wanted to tell this story, it has being a constant struggle to get to this point.

Other Ways You Can Help
If you can’t contribute with funds there is still other ways to help.  Sharing this campaign with friends in your community and people in your social network.  Nia:wenkowa (Thank you) for your support.

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Defining Decolonization, an interview with Gord Hill

by Média Recherche Action in collaboration with CKUT

nojusticeonstolenland (an illustration from Zig Zag)

Gord Hill, from the Kwakwaka’wakw nation, is the editor of Warrior Publications ( and the author of a decolonization manual, Colonization and Decolonization : A Manual for Indigenous Liberation in the 21st Century

An interview on defining what is decolonization, actual indigenous struggles working toward decolonization, an history of the idea and the process of decolonization, basis for an understanding of the indigenous liberation movement here in so-called  “Canada,” about the role of non-indigenous people and much more with a selected bibliography on the topic of decolonization



Chronique Ilnu propage de Mateo du Pekuakami (Mathieu Morin-Robertson)


Chronique Ilnu propage #1

Luttes autochtones en 2013 et perspectives d’avenir (notes de l’animateur de l’émission dans laquelle cette chronique était jouée)


Chronique Ilnu propage #2

Chronique au sujet de la solidarité avec les autochtones et sur la situation en Palestine (notes de l’animateur de l’émission dans laquelle cette chronique était jouée)


Chronique Ilnu propage #4

«Maintes fois réévaluer ou reconstruite, l’histoire est instrumentalisé pour nous introduire une notion particulière ; l’histoire du colon.

Aucun argument maquillé ne peut justifier le vol de nos territoires. Non, l’argument des gentils français ne change pas le fait que les municipalités québécoises sont des colonies illégales en territoires volé.

Non, le fait que certain prête semblait bien intentionnés ne viens légitimer l’imposition par la force et l’humiliation du paternalisme blanc.

There no justice on stolen land, there no peace for racist state.»

– Mateo du Pekuakami

Entrevue sur la décolonisation avec Amanda Lickers

Entrevue du Stimulator avec Amanda Lickers, organisatrice autochtone de Nogojiwanong, sur la décolonisation tirée de la sédition Decolonize This ! de la série It’s the End of the World as we know it and I feel fine produite par

Traduction et sous-titres par Média Recherche Action (