trudeau doesnt give a **** about indigeneous peoples rights


Twin_Moose
Conservative
+4
#121
Why doesn't the rest of the band support hereditary chiefs and vote them into the ruling band council? Should be a no brainer if they are truly the ruling class Cliffy
 
pgs
Free Thinker
+2
#122
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Why doesn't the rest of the band support hereditary chiefs and vote them into the ruling band council? Should be a no brainer if they are truly the ruling class Cliffy

Most bands and reservations are not much different than most communities, you have the makers and takers . If the takers out number the makers the takers form council , and vice versa . As well in most smaller tribes any one can trace their heritage back to past chiefs , therefore every member is a hereditary chief . Rarely is any idea given 100% support , hence nothing will ever be implemented if hereditary chiefs can stop any program .
 
Tecumsehsbones
+1
#123
Are Haidi chiefships actually hereditary? And what are the limits of their powers?

I ask because I really don't know. But, just shooting from the hip, I do know that with most North American nations, chiefship is not kingship. It is neither hereditary nor all-powerful.

Again, I don't know and would love some clarification on the Haida, but it seems to me as if Cliffy is imposing European concepts where they don't belong.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
+2
#124
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Are Haidi chiefships actually hereditary? And what are the limits of their powers?

I ask because I really don't know. But, just shooting from the hip, I do know that with most North American nations, chiefship is not kingship. It is neither hereditary nor all-powerful.

Again, I don't know and would love some clarification on the Haida, but it seems to me as if Cliffy is imposing European concepts where they don't belong.

The Haida are a different kettle of fish . They occupy the Queen Charlotte Islands and parts of S.W.Alaska . Their language and culture is not the same as other northern natives . The Natives in this particular dispute are different tribes but the rest of your post holds true .
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#125
When Indigenous Assert Rights, Canada Sends Militarized Police

It’s become routine, but ignores latest law on rights and title, say experts.

The use of heavily armed RCMP to enforce a court injunction and tear down an Indigenous blockade against TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink pipeline in northwestern British Columbia last week was part of a familiar pattern, say criminologists.

“It seems like Canada uses a show of force and police repression whenever it wants to contain First Nations exercising their aboriginal rights and title,” said Shiri Pasternak, a criminologist at Ryerson University and director of the Yellowhead Institute, a research centre focused on First Nations land and governance issues.
“Canada is creating the problem by refusing to recognize what its own courts are saying about aboriginal rights and title,” added Pasternak.
Over the last decade rulings by the Supreme Court of Canada and lower courts have established that Canadian governments have a duty to consult and accommodate Indigenous people before resources are extracted from their land, and that in many cases their land and title rights have not been extinguished.


More: https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2019/01/...tarized-Police
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+3
#126
Except for two things the biased article misses
1) An agreement was signed
2) The resources don't come from their lands, it's a pipeline not an oil well
 
MHz
#127
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Scary . I will be hiding in the shed .

I'm sure nobody will look there, . . . . . especially now.
 
spilledthebeer
+2
#128
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Except for two things the biased article misses
1) An agreement was signed
2) The resources don't come from their lands, it's a pipeline not an oil well


YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


What Moose SAID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hereditary chiefs HAVE NO OFFICIAL POWER OR AUTHORITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hereditary chiefs ARE GOING AGAINST PUBLIC OPINION since they are trying to KILL DEALS that were voted on and signed by the majority!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The hereditary chiefs are offering THE OPPOSITE OF DEMOCRACY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And is it not wildly FUNNY that bigoted natives claim negotiation cannot be done in front of guns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


So WHY DONT NATIVE HYPOCRITES PUT DOWN THEIR GUNS AND RESPECT DEMOCRACY????????????





 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#129
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Except for two things the biased article misses
1) An agreement was signed
2) The resources don't come from their lands, it's a pipeline not an oil well

The agreement was signed by elected chiefs who have no authority off the rez. When the pipeline leaks, and it will, then it will impact their land.
 
spilledthebeer
+2
#130
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Are Haidi chiefships actually hereditary? And what are the limits of their powers?

I ask because I really don't know. But, just shooting from the hip, I do know that with most North American nations, chiefship is not kingship. It is neither hereditary nor all-powerful.

Again, I don't know and would love some clarification on the Haida, but it seems to me as if Cliffy is imposing European concepts where they don't belong.


Haida follow the same standards for selecting a chief as any other native band- you need to get ELECTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


In ancient times this was not a big deal.......................If a person did not like the choices of the main band then one went someplace else!!!!!!!!!!!


Problem is the world is NOW FULL of bands and there is no new place to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


For that reason natives are under the same legal obligation to follow the will of the MAJORITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


COOPERATION and rule of law that is REQUIRED of ALL Cdns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hereditary chiefs get much the same sort of attention that the children of former politicians get- by virtue of a famous name!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


But hereditary chiefs have no power - they are merely the descendants of people who were chiefs at the time treaties were signed!!!!!


Hereditary chiefs are citizens like any other..................................even though Cliffy wants to dispute this- his arguments are FATALLY FLAWED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


As for B.C. natives and the pipeline across their lands- firstly- it is ACCEPTED in all democratic countries that sometimes the govt can take action that locals dont like- such as expropriating land for pipelines - AS LONG AS THEY PAY FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And there is the heart of the matter- the deal was voted on and the price agreed and now a few loudmouths calling themselves hereditary chiefs do not accept democracy!!!!!!!


It is nothing more than BLACKMAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!


And the fact that many native groups HAVE OVERLAPPING LAND CLAIMS- as in - your native band cannot have it because it is claimed by OUR native band- just makes further MESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Throw in the LIE-beral machinations that dictate that only two land claims may be discussed at any one time and you have TOTAL LEGAL GRIDLOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!


And that suits LIE-berals just fine as it STALLS the day of DOOM when LIE-berals must either build the pipeline or admit they are prepared to BANKRUPT ALBERTA for the sake of buying some native votes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It is also possible that LIE-berals have read the polls and tea leaves and agree with me that the best they can hope for in the October 2019 election is a Minority Govt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And if we get a minority govt then LIE-berals may blame others if the pipeline gets built!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Currently LIE-berals are quietly snickering as LIE-beral hating Alberta citizens fret over oil going unsold and the anti Ottawa province sinks deeper into debt and unemployment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Back in 2015 - prior to the election- Our idiot Boy told us he intended to SHUT DOWN the entire Cdn oil patch and he is LIVING UP TO THAT PROMISE as best he can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
-1
#131
Take your meds, Spilled
 
MHz
+1
#132
He's trying but he keeps spilling them.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+2
#133
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

The agreement was signed by elected chiefs who have no authority off the rez. When the pipeline leaks, and it will, then it will impact their land.

So then it is disputed historical land claim where the elected council has no say
 
petros
+3
#134
Crown land.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+1
#135
Yes sir
 
White_Unifier
#136
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

He's trying but he keeps spilling them.

Not 'them.' 'It.' Beer is a non-count noun. Review your grammar!
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#137
In order for there to be Crown Land, it would have had to be ceded by treaty or purchased by the Crown. Most of the province is unceded and therefor not Crown Land.
"The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was issued by King George III on October 7, 1763."
Last edited by Cliffy; Jan 19th, 2019 at 02:26 PM..
 
spilledthebeer
+2
#138
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

In order for there to be Crown Land, it would have had to be ceded by treaty or purchased by the Crown. Most of the province is unceded and therefor not Crown Land.
"The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was issued by King George III on October 7, 1763."




POOR STUPID CLIFFY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!


He repeatedly demonstrates what a POOR JOB LIE-berals have done to NOT EDUCATE HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


He whines that hereditary chiefs have no power off the reservation- and that is TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


But STUPID CLIFFY PRETENDS that hereditary chiefs DO HAVE POWER on reserves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


CLIFFY LIES when he PRETENDS that hereditary chiefs have any more power than any other NON ELECTED member of the reserve!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


CLIFFY ALSO STUPIDLY spouts nonsense about Crown Land!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Poor Cliffy- he does not understand that you CANNOT CLAIM that which you NEVER CONTROLLED in the first place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Much of Canada is divided up into over lapping zones of partial control by natives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And the only LARGE TRACTS of un-ceded land are in places where white men DONT WANT TO LIVE or build!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


James Bay Crees in Labrador are the only tribe NOT to have signed ANY sort of treaty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


NOBODY- not even Crees want to live in the interior of Labrador!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


A quick look at a map reveals virtually ALL the towns in sight of a sea coast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



This is ONE REASON why the GREAT WHALE hydro electric project - the expansion of James Bay project has not gone forward- no need to pay heavily to Crees at this time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



All other tribes have been roped into treaties under various deals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And of course what CLIFFY is frantically trying to DENY is the ancient right of DEMOCRATIC govt to expropriate land AND PAY as necessary for projects of "national importance"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!



The CRAP CLIFFY SPOUTS is the product of a fevered imagination coupled with LIE-beral propaganda that has persuaded him he CAN HAVE a wilderness kingdom - with white men`s BENEFITS - if only he can spew FAKE NEWS FASTER THAN ANY LIE-beral!!!


AND THAT AINT HAPPENING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Cliffy just isnt a big enough BULLSH+TER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+2
#139
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

In order for there to be Crown Land, it would have had to be ceded by treaty or purchased by the Crown. Most of the province is unceded and therefor not Crown Land.
"The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was issued by King George III on October 7, 1763."

wrong precedent to use Cliffy only recognizes hunting rights on non ceded lands Not their land just hunting rights like the rest of the Crown lands.

LINK


Quote:

"And whereas it is just and reasonable, and essential to Our Interest and the Security of Our Colonies, that the several Nations or Tribes of Indians, with whom We are connected, and who live under Our Protection, should not be molested or disturbed in the Possession of such Parts of Our Dominions and Territories as, not having been ceded to, or purchased by Us, are reserved to them, or any of them, as their Hunting Grounds . …"

Also Cliffy treaties were signed in BC only the FN's want to renegotiate them individually Treaty 8 for the Mainland Douglas treaty for Vancouver Island

Quote:

The status of the First Nations, Aboriginal people of British Columbia, Canada, is a long-standing problem that has become a major issue in recent years. In 1763 the British Crown declared that only it could acquire land from First Nations through treaties.[1] Historically only two treaties were signed with the First Nations of BC. The first of which was the Douglas Treaties, negotiated by Sir James Douglas with the native people of southern Vancouver Island from 1850-1854.[2] The second treaty, Treaty 8, signed in 1899 was part of the Numbered Treaties that were signed with First Nations outside of British Columbia.[3] British Columbian Treaty 8 signatories are located in the Peace River Country or the far North East of BC. For over nine decades no more treaties were signed with First Nations of BC; many Native people wished to negotiate treaties, but successive BC provincial governments refused until the 1990s.[4][5] A major development was the 1997 decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in the Delgamuukw v. British Columbia case that Aboriginal title still exists in British Columbia and that when dealing with Crown land, the government must consult with and may have to compensate First Nations whose rights are affected.[6]

 
spilledthebeer
+2
#140
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

wrong precedent to use Cliffy only recognizes hunting rights on non ceded lands Not their land just hunting rights like the rest of the Crown lands.

LINK




Also Cliffy treaties were signed in BC only the FN's want to renegotiate them individually Treaty 8 for the Mainland Douglas treaty for Vancouver Island


OHHHHHHHHH CLIFFY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



YOU ARE REALLY FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


You point out that govt "must negotiate with natives where their rights are affected"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


WELL SURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!


NOBODY IS DEBATING THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!


But the LIE-beral devil is in the details!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Question: are natives ALLOWED legally to bring the ENTIRE country to a dead stop unless they get exactly what they want -in the loathsome fashion of spoiled and greedy children????????????????


Cdns say NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Question: are natives allowed to vote on a deal- and have the majority agree with the deal- only to have a radical MINORITY DERAIL that deal????????????????


Cdns and a majority of natives say NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Question: do Cdns and natives all agree that native protestors will melt away like snow in July- if govt throws enough money at them?


Cdns and natives say YES to that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Question: are LIE-berals ENCOURAGING the idiot behaviour of a radical minority by dangling gobs of gravy in front of natives- in exchange for votes???????????



Most Cdns say YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!


Question: are LIE-berals honouring their MANY promises??????????????????????


Many Cdns and natives say NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Question: are natives being CONSULTED about the pipelines????????????????????


Cdn courts SAY YES- but there should be EVEN MORE CONSULTATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!


Question: what form should the added "consultation" take???????????????????????


Disgusted Cdns and many natives believe that "consultation" is a LIE-beral euphemism for "GIVE IN TO BLACKMAIL BY RADICALS"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Question: will surrendering to black mailers this time around buy permanent peace with radicals or will it simply encourage them to make MORE IDIOT DEMANDS IN FUTURE???????????????????????



Most Cdns believe surrendering to blackmail WILL ONLY WORSEN THE RADICAL BEHAVIOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Question: do most Cdns believe that radical natives have a VERY SELECTIVE AND BIGOTED interpretation of their place in Canada and of their civil rights???????????????????????????????


Yes- a loud mouth radical minority of natives demonstrate that they will never be happy unless they get the chance to regularly insult and abuse and BLACKMAIL white people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Question: can there ever be any reconciliation between natives and the general population as long as radical natives define themselves as a "sovereign nation"?


Cdns say NO- like it or not- natives ARE CDN citizens and the radicals need to accept this!


Question: can a "sovereign nation" really exist as sovereign if its roads, power supplies, housing, educational needs, food and medicine are all being supplied by a "foreign country" - which is how radical natives view Canada?????????????????????


Cdns think the views of radical natives are so ridiculous that we are prepared to let the radicals ROT in their isolated forest realms until such time as they choose to relate to the rest of us in some sensible fashion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


If you are a radical native and enjoy drug dealing, drunken violence, unemployment. third world housing and social despair then by all means continue trying to insult and blackmail the Cdns that are supplying virtually ALL your needs from cradle to grave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
petros
+2
#141
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

In order for there to be Crown Land, it would have had to be ceded by treaty or purchased by the Crown. Most of the province is unceded and therefor not Crown Land.
"The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was issued by King George III on October 7, 1763."

If you carry a Status Card, you've ceded.

If you're white and had a friend get you cheap gas and smokes, you've only doubled down on that person giving in to whitie.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+4
#142
Sovereign nations should turn in their status and health cards and not accept foreign money to influence their Gov.
 
petros
+3
#143
Bingo...


no more bingo.
 
spilledthebeer
+3
#144
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

If you carry a Status Card, you've ceded.

If you're white and had a friend get you cheap gas and smokes, you've only doubled down on that person giving in to whitie.




HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Well Said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!


And dont forget to mention buying TAX FREE cigarettes from native "smoke shacks"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
-1
#145
 
spilledthebeer
+2
#146
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post




It is a native fiction that they insist that "native oral history", that is routinely altered to suit native propagandists, should take precedence over written history!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


What natives own at this time are the reserves they live on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The rest belongs to others!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!


And it is LIE-beral fiction, for the purpose of buying native votes, that encourages natives to believe they are going to get something worth while from LIE-berals in exchange for those votes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+1
#147
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Canadian leaders had treaty 8 signed ceding the land to the crown a recent court ruling said it wasn't comprehensive enough in the BC supreme court and before the Fed. Supreme court heard the case the BC Gov. said they would reopen the treaty process. Native Oral history opinion does not change the facts that is why they are negotiating new treaties to replace the old one.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+1
#148
Judge asks B.C. attorney general to intercede in Unist'ot'en arrests

This is a prime example why BC is so phucked up judges taking it on themselves to interfere
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+2
#149
No healing for family of Cree man shot on farm

Quote:

REGINA - Debbie Baptiste says she was hopeful when she went into the trial of the man accused of killing her son.
Hopeful that she would find justice for Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old Cree man who was shot and killed on a farm near Biggar, Sask., in August 2016.
But after two weeks in court and 13 hours of jury deliberation, she left angry.
Farmer Gerald Stanley, who admitted he fired the gun on the day her son died, was found not guilty of second-degree murder. He walked away a free man.
"I just have to keep living a nightmare over and over again," Baptiste said in an interview this week.
"It doesn't get better. Time did not heal."
Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the controversial, high-profile verdict in the Stanley trial. A pipe ceremony and candlelight vigil are planned in North Battleford, Sask., and Boushie's family members are expected to share their thoughts about the last year.
Stanley took the stand at his trial and testified that his gun had gone off accidentally. He said he was firing to scare off some young people he thought were stealing from him after they drove onto his property.
Boushie was sitting in the driver’s seat of a Ford Escape when he was shot in the back of the head.
Public reaction to the acquittal was immediate and intense.
While some rural property owners, fed up with high crime rates, saw justice in the verdict, social media also lit up with rage and grief.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted that he empathized with the pain felt by Boushie's family. Jody Wilson-Raybould, federal justice minister at the time, pledged that Canada "can and must do better."
The next day, rallies were held from coast to coast. A protest camp quietly set up on the lawn of the Saskatchewan legislature and stayed there for more than six months.
Within two months of the verdict, the federal government brought forward legislation that proposes to abolish peremptory challenges, which allow lawyers to reject potential jurors without having to provide a reason.
Such challenges were criticized during the Stanley trial for allowing the defence to exclude visibly Indigenous people during jury selection.
"If they go through, these are probably the most fundamental changes to the jury system that I've seen in 30 years of teaching criminal justice," said Kent Roach, a law professor at the University of Toronto.
"Just like the case was extremely polarizing for the public, it's also been very polarizing for the legal community."
Roach, who recently published a book about the Stanley case and its racial and historical context, said the trial received worldwide media attention because of the push by Boushie's family for change.
"They've had to grieve in public," said family lawyer Eleanore Sunchild.
Roach believes there ought to have been a coroner's inquest into Boushie's death. It could have examined what happened against the backdrop of racism, rural crime, policing and treaties, he said.
"What I fear is that we will continue to have polarized opinions about this case and that, with the exception of these controversial Criminal Code amendments, it may actually fade into history as just ... another example of where Canadian justice has failed Indigenous people."
One year after the acquittal, Baptiste has lost hope she will ever have justice for her son, but is still looking for "change in the justice system — that we have equal rights in that courtroom."
She wants a public inquiry.
The provincial government, saying the trial laid bare the facts of the case, has rejected that.
Saskatchewan Justice Minister Don Morgan who, along with Premier Scott Moe, met with Boushie's family after the verdict, said the province wants to expand restorative justice and culturally sensitive programs.
"We should never forget the tragic death of Colten Boushie and how it changed the lives of two Saskatchewan families forever," Morgan said in a statement.
Alvin Baptiste, Colten's uncle, wants a law firm established that would be devoted to helping Indigenous people through the justice system. He also wants a museum in North Battleford to teach people about First Nations history in the region.
Beside seeing more Indigenous peoples on juries, Debbie Baptiste wants more Aboriginal judges and Crown prosecutors. Of the 88 judges currently serving in Saskatchewan, four have self-declared as Indigenous.
But no matter what changes may come, Baptiste knows she faces one unending reality.
"I still miss my son," she said.
"That will never change."

Pandering politics is not good for anybody in Canada just creates more division and hate
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
+2
#150
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

The agreement was signed by elected chiefs who have no authority off the rez. When the pipeline leaks, and it will, then it will impact their land.

Bullshit. It is the elected chiefs that have legal authority. The hereditory chiefs are nothing but useless fluff and feathers. Do look up the term elected.