I was 8 years old. We were planning our yearly trip up from NH, USA to Oka to spend time with family. Then we got word of what was happening. I remember being scared. That’s when my mother told me of her Grandmother, Rose Martin, and how she fought the USA government on behalf of Oka of the Mohawk. She sued the USA government and took them head on in a time most women were put in aprons and told to stay in the kitchen. She was a fighter, she was powerful. I saw her in Ellen Gabriel. I saw a new generation leading our people in Oka. I am and will always be proud. #generationoka #mohawkuprising #nativepride