Ipperwash Crisis
Updated: 3/15/2021
Ipperwash Crisis

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  • In 1942, the Canadian government wanted to turn the land of the Stoney Point reserve into a military training camp.
  • Though the residents of the reserve disapproved , under the War Measures Act, the government was able to create Camp Ipperwash.
  • The residents of the reserve were relocated to the Kettle Point reserve.
  • Although the arrangement was meant to be temporary, Camp Ipperwash remained on the land for decades.
  • Starting in 1993, the Stony Point First Nation began protesting for their land back. They also believed that the land of the Ipperwash Provincial park located nearby was also rightfully theirs.
  • The conflict culminated when a group of 30 Stony Point First Nation went to Ipperwash Provincial Park to peacefully protest on September 4th, 1995. Heavy police presence escalated tensions.
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  • The night of September 6th, the OPP raided the protestor’s camp. During the fighting that erupted, Anthony “Dudley” George was shot and killed.