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Landmark Case: The Ipperwash Inquiry

Each OJEN Landmark Case includes a case summary, classroom discussion questions and worksheets that encourage students to explore both the legal and societal importance of the case.

On September 4, 1995, Chippewas from the Stoney Point Reserve began an occupation of Ipperwash Provincial Park, located in Grand Bend, ON. Two days later, an Aboriginal occupier, Anthony O’Brien George, also know as Dudley George, was killed during a confrontation between the Aboriginal occupiers and the Ontario Provincial Police. The Ipperwash Inquiry was established in 2003 by the government of Ontario to inquire and report on the events surrounding the death of Dudley George, and make recommendations on how to avoid violence under similar circumstances in the future.

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