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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:21 pm

Title: Non-Native Actions Have An Impact, Too
Written By: JaredMilne
Date: Thursday, June 09 at 18:35
Indigenous issues have been all over the news, from the Attawapiskat crisis to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. There�s also the familiar calls for Indigenous people to �just get over it�, abandon their reserves and move to the cities.
This is just the latest example of a trend that repeats itself in Canadian history, of Indigenous Canadians expected to be the only ones to take any responsibility for change, and accept all the responsibility for the problems that have come up. Apparently, it�s never the fault of the government or non-Native Canadians.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:21 pm

Much of the historical information in this article can be found in Olive Dickason's "Canada's First Nations: A History Of Founding Peoples From Earliest TImes", Don Mills, Ontario, Oxford University Press, 2009.

An article about Tina Fontaine's murder in Winnipeg: ... its-worst/

An article about Neil Stonechild's murder in Saskatoon: ... -1.2070628

Articles about the poverty faced by urban Indigenous peoples: ... r-1.737618 ... EP2001.pdf

An article about the Trudeau government not being even as transparent as the Harper government on spending: ... cal-plans/

"Nations were now formed by the agglomeration of communities having kindred interests and sympathies...It was a benefit rather than otherwise that we had a diversity of races."-Sir George Etienne Cartier, February 7, 1865

"I am a Canadian. Canada is the inspiration of my life. I have had before me as a pillar of fire by night and a pillar of cloud by day a policy of true Canadianism, of moderation, of conciliation."-Sir Wilfrid Laurier, 1911.

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