Re: Time To Kick The USA When It's Down, End Hyphenated AmericanismAug 4th, 2009
Found this while I was looking for Mr, Monarch's info:
BC's children's rep says government failed baby by refusing help to parents - Yahoo! Canada News
Then there's this bit:
Highlights from the Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (external - login to view)
From the first page of the RCAP report, it states
The relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people evolved through four stages:
- There was a time when Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people lived on separate continents and knew nothing of one another.
- Following the years of first contact, fragile relations of peace, friendship and rough equality were given the force of law in treaties.
- Then power tilted toward non-Aboriginal people and governments. They moved Aboriginal people off much of their land and took steps to 'civilize' and teach them European ways.
- Finally, we reached the present stage - a time of recovery for Aboriginal people and cultures, a time for critical review of our relationship, and a time for its renegotiation and renewal.
On the second point, when the first English settlers came to Virginia in the early 17th century, from 1608-1625, there was an uneasy peace for a few years and decades, but by 1630 the new colonies were safe basically. And this was without largescale support by English soldiers. There was no intermarriage to speak of, except with Pocahontas, and just growth after that.
From this time, where are the treaties? These were business ventures and colonies failed beforehand in the 16th century. The French were different, but the English ignored Indians as much as they could from the start. This English-Virginia mentality persists I believe in Canada as UELs came north after the American Revolution and were key in making Canada as we know it today.