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'Appeasing Racial Nationalists'

“It is fashionable to blame the myriad of social pathologies rampant on many reserves on colonialism, residential schools, poverty, etc., but the real cause is never admitted: segregation. 1,783 more words

Government Cowardice

Indian Act Rules Discriminatory: The Abenaki Win a Historic Victory

From W8linak, Quebec: The discrimination based on gender that Indian woman and their descendants suffered from in the past concerning registration (“Indian status”) has continued to the present day and must cease, according to a decision from the Québec Superior Court handed down on August 3rd in Montréal.


St. Eugene Mission, Cranbrook, Fort Steele, British Columbia

This lovely building has a sad past: it operated as a Catholic residential school on the St. Mary’s Indian Reserve from 1910 to 1970. Its inmates were children from the five bands of the local Ktunaxa Nation within British Columbia, as well as children from the Okanagan, Shuswap, and Blackfoot Nations. 252 more words

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Abolishing the Indian Act

Michael Den Tandt’s recent piece in the National Post provides an explanation as to why Canada should abolish the Indian Act and the reserve system entirely. 1,353 more words

House Of Commons

Peter Raaymakers: Canada's government shamefully refuses to implement the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

When the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) was issued in Ottawa in June, Justice Murray Sinclair included a list of recommendations — 94 in all, on such subjects ranging from education reform to missing and murdered indigenous women — which listed a variety of ways that the Canadian federal and provincial governments, churches and other institutions and individuals can act to “redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation.” 808 more words

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Offer Natives A Way Forward

All nations can look to their history and see past sins. The United States has slavery, Spain has the Inquisition, France has Algeria (along with the terror of the Revolution and the vainglorious wars of a megalomaniac it sparked). 1,218 more words

Indigenous Health in Canada: Needs, Claims, Rights

*** Disclaimer: I use ‘Aboriginal, Indigenous, peoples, populations, etc.’ almost interchangeably. This is purely rhetorical and in no way is meant to ‘other’ any group. *** 629 more words

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