With respect to “White Institution” of Religion (& Education) seriously fucked them over, you’re referring to this right?:Well considering the "White institution" of Religion has seriously fucked them over, how health "care" has fucked them over, how "education" has fucked them over, I'm not sure why anyone thinks they DON'T have a reason to hate "White" people.
Practically everyone agrees that Canada’s First Nations have many legitimate grievances and wishes justice for them. To accomplish this, we must not only produce a radically new policy; we must also undo the injustices we have inflicted on ourselves. The controversy over the “unmarked graves of missing children” has gone quiet, presumably because its propagators declined to use the money that has been allocated to establish whether there are any such graves.
This controversy blew up so quickly into shocking charges bandied about and repeated all over the world that a pause enables us to review them briefly with no hyperbole.
The discovery of the 215 supposed graves in Kamloops was selected by Canadian newspaper editors as the news story of the year. Other First Nations conducted their own GPR scans and announced similar revelations. Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan of the discovery of 751 unmarked graves near the site of its former residential school.
(At this time, 68 mainly Roman Catholic churches, many of them Indigenous parish churches, were vandalized, and several were burned to the ground in apparent reprisal for the “murdered children.”)
No groups of unmarked graves have been discovered anywhere in Canada; that hundreds of soil disturbances have been detected but despite the generous provision of public funds to conduct the necessary forensic investigation, it is not known if any of them are human burials, much less children’s graves.
The anthropologist who conducted the GPR search later cautioned that excavations would be required to be sure that what had been found were in fact burials.
It is almost completely unpublicized that much of the GPR research was conducted in community cemeteries not restricted to Indigenous people located near residential school sites, and that graves were often marked by simple wooden crosses that could not long survive the Canadian climate. There may be thousands of now unmarked graves of Indigenous (and non-Indigenous) people of all ages.
School attendance by Indigenous children was only made compulsory in 1920 for the same reason that that rule was applied to all other children. The majority of Indigenous schoolchildren attended day schools, and those who attended residential schools only did so after applications were signed by a parent or guardian. A great many of these application forms are publicly available through government archives, and have been conspicuously ignored.
Throughout society in the 19th century, there were many children who died of tuberculosis, but all such deaths were recorded and obviously families were informed; there were never any inquiries about missing Indigenous children filed with police or other authorities. Indian residential school students were meticulously enumerated, partly to calculate the Department of Indian Affairs’ per capita subsidy to the schools.
The schools undoubtedly inflicted many episodes of mistreatment. But their purpose was to lift Indigenous children out of poverty and illiteracy and launch them promisingly into adulthood.
Is this really about “Native” woman (?) or about woman in general? Where they sterilized because they were Native or for some other potentially irrelevant reason?It shouldn't matter the reason they were sterilized. It's that they were, without their permission. I mean, if this is okay for Native women, then it'd be okay for anyone and...
Yep.The original link didn't say, yes, I agree to that. Which is why I gave a second example and the doctor there WAS white.
At the end of the article there's this. "Dr. Ewan Affleck, …He noted an ongoing “power imbalance” in the country's health system. “If you have a white doctor saying to an Indigenous woman, ‘You should be sterilized,’ it may very likely happen,” he said."
Now, again, are ALL the doctors doing this white? We don't know - confidentiality reasons - but there are some, enough to mention it.
I do wonder now, though, if even the doctors WEREN'T White, that they're being called that as a general, all use term...
Degrees of more or less acceptable slurs.Oddly, Cracker doesn't bother me as much as Colonizer.
The Natives also came from “Somewhere else” didn’t they? I just found the above comment interesting.Mine came from Scotland and England and Ireland. Unless we're Native, we all came from "Somewhere else".
Why did yours come from Scotland and England and Ireland to North America? Mine fought Boers for the privilege of leaving a penal colony to land somewhere else in the commonwealth, which happened to be Canada.
If this isn’t about Reparations or whatever applicable term applies, the lawsuit wouldn’t be “generational” including payouts to their spouses, and other children, and grandchildren, and heirs, etc…If we're gonna talk Reparations - which is a whole other subject - we can do that.