“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
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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.
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
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
*** 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