i have always been of the mind set that first nations, inuit and metis SHOULD have certain rights that the rest of the country doesn't. I wish, as a Metis, that I didn't have to register firearms and was permitted any weapon I choose. that'd be awesome. I want all sorts of rights. I think the Red River metis should be distinct and seperate from other Metis. There should be a treaty signed with us and distinction given to us. our rights should be upheld. When the gov signed treaties the intent was to not take anything from the way of life and rights etc. that existed before they screwed the tribe over. We should therefore have mercantile and trading rights. that's what I want. Especially now that the wheat board is going kaput, I could make a fortune.
I made 2 trips to Bella Bella (mid coast) in the last couple of weeks. Haven't been through there in about 10 years. Big changes. The place is starting to look like it might survive on its own soon. Major rebuild on the local fish plant, their own forest license and at least one small logging company owned by a band member.
i have always been of the mind set that first nations, inuit and metis SHOULD have certain rights that the rest of the country doesn't.
I don't need to answer questions. You answer them for me. Thanks...LOL
Common, man, the Metis never did that. They had guns, farmed and had their own land and houses. Guess you didn't have enough coffee yet, eh?
While some may be, those are the exception and not the rule.
So maybe some are incorporated.
Canuck you missed my point, it is always that the mainstream of society has for
decades felt superior or they were smarter or more advanced how ever you would
like to describe it. The demonstration of that is the residential schools to stomp
out the way of life of the Native people and the reservation or segregated system
of living. There were other measure as well.
As it turns out the worthless land they were given has the resources on it and the
Natives got the education thing and made sure some of their best and brightest
got to be lawyers and business people. They maintained their belief in a system
where everyone would benefit.
The rest of the society on the other hand allowed the rich and power oil companies and mining interests to extract the wealth for a small portion of its worth and afford the proceeds to a few shareholders and the the small royalty paid gave a few bucks to society. When the final tally is written and the price paid most natives will benefit where as most of the rest of society will have practically given their interest away for little or nothing. On an organized level, who do you think is smarter? The Natives because they never lost sight of their goals and interests where the rest of us squandered our portion of the real riches. Time and patients are paying off for those who had to wait.
Good for you.
That would explain why my question ended with you proving my point...
Originally, treaties with Indians had a military component, now they don't. That is a good reason to extinguish them, we no longer need their power at all. They are obsolete. No need to pay for what we don't need.
Originally, treaties with Indians had a military component, now they don't. That is a good reason to extinguish them, we no longer need their power at all.
They are obsolete.
No need to pay for what we don't need.
I'm not a Nation.
Or are you insinuating I consider myself sovereign and Canadian at the same time?
I'm insinuating that you and your buddies consider yourselves sovereign. I think you consider yourself Canadian
Run along Gerry. We don't want Ron to have to delete another two pages.
Indians are nations by language, but not by power any longer.
There was mutual need in the old days, now, the need is only one way, like the cash.
A treaty is now just a tarted up social program.
The treaties were between nations. Do you really believe that they are "nations" now or are they groups of Canadians that want to call themselves a nation but continue to be Canadian?