“It all comes down to the difference between settlers and colonists,
“A settler acknowledges themselves as a settler, and a colonist continues to support the regime of colonization, or is happy in the arrogance and the ignorance of the colonized processes that still exist to this day.”
“On September 4th the Harper government clearly signaled its intention to:
1) Focus all its efforts to assimilate First Nations into the existing federal and provincial orders of government of Canada;
2) Terminate the constitutionally protected and internationally recognized Inherent, Aboriginal and Treaty rights of First Nations.
Termination in this context means the ending of First Nations pre-existing sovereign status through federal coercion of First Nations into Land Claims and Self-Government Final Agreements that convert First Nations into municipalities, their reserves into fee simple lands and extinguishment of their Inherent, Aboriginal and Treaty Rights.“
TL;DR The Harper government’s latest omnibus bill, C-45, proposes massive changes to the Indian Act, which would violate Inherent, Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, made without consulting the First Nations leaders who would never have agreed to these changes because they royally fuck their people over. These changes are basically the government, yet again, trying to assimilate the Natives into white Canada. Actually, there’s probably no “basically” about it. The Harper government is absolutely disgusting and already people are talking about blockades and protests and throwing around words like “Oka“. And there is still little to no media coverage of any of it.
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