Sounds to me as if the Migmaw are carrying around a ton of hate, too.
Probably more like anger than hate. Nothing much has changed since Cornholish paid for their scalps. Witness the way the RCMP attacked them recently at the anti fracking demonstrations with assault weapons.
I truly forgive them.
I apologize for the people who came here 388 years before and abruptly ended the stone age before my family showed up.
I feel a lot of guilt, too. A single payment obviously won't be enough.
I think they just want to be treated like human beings, with respect. I know it is hard for the racists, but, hey, they are a dying breed. Once the present stock of baby boomers, Gen Xers and anybody over 35 die off then there may be peace... maybe not. One can only hope.
First you get self-respect then you get respected. It's not the other way around.
“You don’t just have to worry about the federal government enforcing the law, you really have to be worried about grassroots band members because they can apply to the courts to compel their leaders to do what everybody should do when they’re spending public dollars and let folks know what’s going on. That’s why this is such an important decision.”He said most first nations do post their finances, but there are still some that are refusing, and this is an extraordinary failure by the federal government.
On another note....
Nobody ever mentions that the Chief may be agitating band members to take their minds off their salaries and the way they are spending band money that the government gives them?
A recent court order gives the Onion Lake Cree Nation near the Alberta/Saskatchewan border 30 days to disclose its basic financial records.
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation helped with a court application that was launched by band member Charmaine Stick in 2016.
On Saturday, CTF Prairie Director Todd MacKay told the Alberta Morning News this was a huge decision.
“Onion Lake Cree Nation is one band that has refused to provide that kind of transparency for years. The federal government is no longer enforcing the First Nations Financial Transparency Act, so that meant that band members like Charmaine Stick literally couldn’t find out what was going with their community’s money.”
Stick made headlines in 2014 by going on a 13-day hunger strike in a bid to try and push the band for better financial transparency.
MacKay believes this order sends a strong message.“You don’t just have to worry about the federal government enforcing the law, you really have to be worried about grassroots band members because they can apply to the courts to compel their leaders to do what everybody should do when they’re spending public dollars and let folks know what’s going on. That’s why this is such an important decision.”He said most first nations do post their finances, but there are still some that are refusing, and this is an extraordinary failure by the federal government.
More:Court order gives Onion Lake Cree Nation 30 days to disclose basic financial records | Globalnews.ca
Adendum: The chief has just appealed the court's decision using band money that the government puts in his care for the band member...
And of course Cliffy will probably defend the chief
On Canada day, while members of the Mi'kmaw Nation held a memorial remembering MMIWG in Halifax , a local contingent of "Proud Boys" arrived to disrupt the event:
Sort of related,was watching this crap on the news and they were talking about the confederate flag that these hooligans were waving. Are you ****ing kidding ? The only flag I see is the Red Ensign. What's the world coming to ?
Its being blown way out of proportion. Whatever these "Proud Boys" are they certainly weren't violent and were pretty polite.
If showing up for 10 minutes, asking questions and then pretty much leaving is what counts for deplorable behaviour these days then i think we should give our heads a shake. For a bunch of extremists with extremist behaviour and ideas they sure were extremely polite compared to other extreme groups they are classified alongside with.
I'm not defending them but to be honest they should not have been thrown under the bus by the military.
Both groups clearly have different ideological beliefs and i see two separate protests confronting each other for 10 minutes.
The First Nations were the more aggressive ones and in my opinion as to why this has been blown out of proportions is because the "Proud Boys" were a bunch of white boys. Even the Canada's national Indigenous veterans organization has said this is being blown out of proportion and that these "Proud Boys" shouldn't lose their jobs, and that actually saying something.
Not a blow was struck. Not a disrespectful word uttered. Then the men were outed as Canadian Forces members and soon were tossed under the bus by their leaders
"Also for the record, the men were well-spoken, polite and respectful; they were met by a young woman, from the protesters, who was equally polite and respectful. The men explained they were curious and wanted to see what was going on; she said they’d be welcome to listen quietly if they didn’t disrupt things. But a couple of other protesters were not similarly inclined.
One snarled, “This is a ****ing genocide.” Someone else said, “This is Mi’kmaq territory, to which one of the Proud Boys replied, “This is Canada.” Members of each side tossed about historically inaccurate facts in the manner of the young and unschooled. Another young woman bristling with hostility kept moving closer to one of the men until she was practically touching him. “You don’t seem to like me standing so close,” she said. “You’re very close,” he replied calmly.
But then the Proud Boys left, having been chastised for their pronunciation of Mi’kmaq and for their disrespectful tone, or, as a protester put it, got “the —- out of here.”
There were no harsh words from the Proud Boys. There was even some humour; once, told by a protester to speak more softly, one of the men said, in effect, “What? This is a library now?” But he did as he was asked.
Not a blow was struck. Not a disrespectful word was uttered, unless, of course, one counts the mere questioning of Indigenous protest as disrespectful. Not a gram of cereal was consumed or thrown.
Then the men were outed on social media as being members of the Canadian Forces. Four, as it turned out, are sailors, one is in the army. (A sixth military person was on the periphery, but not involved.)
In short order, the men were smartly tossed under the bus by their leaders."
Christie Blatchford: Proud Boys’ behaviour might be goofy, but is hardly
If they had been wearing the uniform, I might agree with the general reaction, but they were in civies.......everyone is making a mountain out of the proverbial molehill.....
But this is an internet forum......so who cares......non?
“Your churches will be used to teach the Jew’s religion and in less than two hundred years, the whole nation will be working for divine world government. That government that they believe to be divine will be the British Empire. All religions will be permeated with Judaism without even being noticed by the masses, and they will all be under the invisible all-seeing eye of the Grand Architect of Freemasonry.”
—-General George Cornwallis 1781