Saturday, 1 July 2017

Mother Earth Weeps on #Canada150

Here, in southeastern Ontario, we have pouring rain. I read a long thread on Twitter.

A First Nation Man Speaks, By Robert Jago‏ @rjjago

It bears witness to our First Nations. Going forward, the next 150 years, Canada has a lot to accomplish.

12 Easy Steps For Canadians To Follow If They’re Serious About Reconciliation

There is no question that Indigenous Peoples have many reasons NOT to celebrate Canada's 150th. This is when colonial settlers took over their lands, fooled them into signing treaties, lied and cheated them out of their rightful lands. They poisoned them with infected blankets, masquerading as gifts.
On their reserves there are homes in which people should not live, water they cannot drink.
Jails are overpopulated with disproportionate numbers of Indigenous People.

Canada's MMIW is a terrible demonstration of racism, and the lack of money put into RCMP protecting Indigenous women, for example.

Roberta Jamieson 
"There is a growing awareness at a glacial pace.
History is tragic, there are gems that have to be brought forward, such as treaties.
Gesture politics."

Blowing out Canada’s birthday candlesRecognizing mistakes and victories for our futureBy Aaron Paquette

It's about time


Cultural Genocide - official policy

Residential Schools

Government propaganda photo

Nation to Nation Treaties Across North America

Many deceived Indigenous leaders. Others took many, many years, and exploited First Nations. They stalled land claims in the courts, costing all of us millions and millions of dollars.


eileeninmd said...

Hello, enjoy your Happy Canada Day and weekend!

Olga Hebert said...

Ah, sad reminder of why they say history is written by the victors.

William Kendall said...

It is going to take a long time to make things right.