Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich
In all the resulting hue and cry, I have yet to hear from the family of the dead man concerning where they were when the this group set out for a day of drinking, shooting off a rifle and trying to steal a vehicle? Where did the rifle the group had come from? Why were they in possession of a loaded weapon? Lost among the vitriol being spouted by the family and supporters is any sense of responsibility by them for allowing their children to act in such a reckless manner. Where is their culpability in this matter?
You wonít hear those details from the family. The facts that were laid out by the group that were with Bouchie that day is a narrative that most indigenous groups, our PM, and others shouting racism do not want to talk about. It exposes many issues that go much deeper than a few innocent kids with car trouble.
No one seems to want to talk about the fact that the group started drinking that day at Bouchieís grandmothers house. No one wants to talk about the fact that the reason they were driving on a rim without a tire is because they were all drunk out of their mind, hit a culvert and peeled the tire off the rim, or that the day's other activities... after downing a 60 pounder of crown royal and a bottle of vodka was some target practice with a rifle, or that the reason the rifle stock was later found broken was because it was used to try and break into a vehicle on a neighbouring property.
I think the indigenous community, our PM, and others who are crying racism need to look a little deeper. Itís easy to blame it all on racism. if we really want to find a solution to a very real, very complex problem, we are going to have to be honest with ourselves rather than finding scapegoats to conveniently blame all our problems on. It's going to take honesty and effort, two things that appear to be in very short supply when it comes to addressing real problems in this country.