Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack
So it is OK to be sexist providing you are First Nation males?
I am sure that there are as many (proportionally) native males who are sexist as there are in the rest of the population. After all we taught them well. But it certainly is not traditional, as they were, for the most part, matriarchal with women owning most of the material goods and blood lines went along the women's family line.
But of course, our male chauvinist forefathers would not accept this and would only talk to the male "chiefs" when negotiating treaties. Male chiefs were only appointed to run certain activities during one season at a time. Thus, a good hunter was appointed to lead the hunt in the fall, a fish chief was appointed in the summer, the best warrior was in charge of a particular battle, etc. But for most tribes, the women held the seat of power. The Indian act was specifically designed to take away that power.
Any native male who thinks he has power over women is an apple - taught (brainwashed) well by our residential schools. As far as I am concerned, most treaties, because the women were not consulted, are not worth the paper they are written on.