Ronald Cross is a Mohawk whose Italian heritage led to his being nick-named â€œLasagna.â€ He was active in the Oka crisis, during which his image was seized upon by the media and became a symbol of the confrontation between the Mohawks and the Canadian and Quebec authorities. For Lasagna: The Man Behind the Mask (1994), Ronald Cross has contributed additional information that brings the reader up to date on the situation in the Mohawk community, and on the Mohawks' relationship with the neighbouring non-native communities in both Canada and the United States.
Fearless Warriors by Ojibwe playwright Drew Hayden Taylor is the revised edition of this publication which first appeared in 1998. This collection of short stories takes firm aim at the stereotypes abundant in Canadian society with humour and style. The twelve short stories cover life on the rez, love and relationships, and family themes. The concluding story in this edition is set during the 1990 Oka Crisis and replaces the story in the previous edition. All the stories are told from the first person narrator and are set in contemporary situations.
Rose is the eagerly awaited third installment in Tomson Highway’s “rez” cycle—a large-cast musical set on the Wasaychigan Hill Reserve in 1992, reintroducing many of the characters from the first two plays, The Rez Sisters and Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing. The play features, as the title suggests, Roses. One Rose has recently become chief of the reserve, a woman who must fight constantly to keep her position and maintain the integrity of her culture.