Quote: Originally Posted by YukonJack
Some people remember and hold a grudge for what happened to their ancestors 100 or more years ago.
And they demand special considerations, money and jobs they never earned, based on on ancient history.
Ya, I don't subscribe to that ideology myself.
I do subscribe to criminal acts being addressed. The theft of land being rectified. The out right misuse or theft of funds, being addressed. The adherence to a treaty process and interpretation precedent, set by the Crown themselves. And so on.
Pardon me, if I remember and hold a grudge for what happened to me, personally, far more recently, while never demanding anything I never earned based on the the colour of my skin.
So what would be the cop out, if the First Nations were Caucasian?
The Treaties exist, and were written, not because of race, but because of the simple law of possession.
Trying to make it about race is weak.
And for those politically correct, the sound of an accent can be, and often was just as discriminating as skin colour.
Ya, my new neighbours have already discriminated against me. They have a Russian accent. Although I think his problem has more to do with being a citiot, than Russian. I can't wait until he's finished building his new fence, in the post holes I paid for, that he refuses to pay me half for. So I can thank him for the brand new 100% mine, fence he built 100% on my property. Something he isn't aware of, lol.
And my point about quitting smoking was that I had the strength of character to do so.
And your point? More Non Natives smoke, than Natives.
And by the way...
The name Yukon is from the Locheux Native
word "Yuk-un-ah" which means "great river." It refers to the Yukon River which flows across the Yukon territory into Alaska.
I just thought you might like the taste of a little irony on a hot Sunday morning.
Last edited by CDNBear; Jul 17th, 2011 at 07:53 AM..