Sexism, cronyism claims hit B.C. First Nations health agency as it receives billions in funding

A letter describing “a culture of bullying, misogyny, sexualization of Aboriginal women, inequality and lateral violence” at a First Nations health-care system in British Columbia led to an extraordinary federal government audit — and to troubling conclusions made public this week.

It’s becuz they’ve internalized the White Man’s Racism!

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    John Wayne was right!

    • mobuyus

      So was Henry Fonda ” what kind of a man would serve liquor to an Indian”.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        True, yet if you ran a liquor store or a bar and had a sign saying that you refused to serve Indians (for their own good) you would be pilloried.
        Like to the MAX, dude!

  • Alain

    Welcome to the Indian world. To expect otherwise is like expecting Mexico to be corruption free.

  • mauser 98

    many band Chiefs make more money than Obama.. some a $$million+
    while their reserves are on boiled water alerts for decades

  • BillyHW

    Time to start contributing something to humanity. I don’t care if your ancestors used every part of the buffalo*.

    (*Note: They didn’t actually use every part of the buffalo. In times of plenty they used only the choicest parts and threw away the rest, just like everybody else. There are two extinct sub-species of North American buffalo, both made extinct by the red man long before the arrival of the white man. Look it up.)

    • terrence

      And in LOTS of places around southern Alberta the Blackfoot had buffalo jumps. They used to chase large numbers of buffalo over steep cliffs; the first to land on the ground at the foot of the cliff were crushed by the ones landing on top of them. The ONLY parts they took from the ones on top (which they may have had to kill) were the tongue and the liver. They may have gotten 25 to 50 tongues and livers; so, they had to use a lot of buffalo jumps – which they could reuse a few years after the dead buffalo were eaten by scavengers, and what was left rotted; leaving only a pile of bones.

      • mobuyus

        One just got arrested in Arizona for killing Golden Eagles for the feather trade to progressives.

        • Alain

          I find the irony amazing, since for the “progressives” it matters not in the least how many thousands of birds, including eagles, are killed by their wind mills.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Prime Directive should at least include inventing the wheel.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        “They had a rich and vibrant ORAL TRADITION.”

        There is your hint right there that you are dealing with stone-cold primitives.
        When you don’t even have a written language (no North America Indian languages were written languages prior to the arrival of Europeans and it was the Europeans that then wrote them down), the wheel might as well be a starship.
        In conclusion, screw ’em!

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          It galls me that the linguists had to invent their own cuneiform for the natives.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Veritably crestfallen I was at reading the news myself.
            Hey, can any of you red skinned savages put down the bottle long enough to tell me what crestfallen even means?
            Yeah, I didn’t think so!

            The more I learn, the greater the contempt I feel.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            The Harper government introduced accountability that is being rolled back by the drama student.

          • Justin St.Denis

            If you can get your hands in it, there is a novel entitled KINFLICKS which was written by a friend of my older brother. The novel takes place on a reserve in northern Quebec, and is – I kid you not – one of the most hilarious reads you will ever enjoy. To boot, while there is no note by the author to this effect, the story is based on actual events both my brother and the author witnessed a few decades back. So surreal a tale is it that no one would believe it unless they were there. I’ve lived a few incidents of unimaginable surreality myself,mas I am sure you have to. This story is one of those, and it will grab you by the eyeballs and not let go until they’ve read every last word of it.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I’ll look for it.

      • useless opinion

        And discovering Knitting.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      I’d love to look it up, but since you are making the assertion, please give us a link.
      I’m not banging on you Billy, but it drives me nuts when people say “look it up” while frequently not giving enough detailed information to even look it up at all.

      It’s like me saying: “fairys are real, look it up!”
      Uhhh, yeah, I might have better things to do with my afternoon.

      Finally, the Indians do use every part of the welfare check.
      I gotta really stop stealing K’s material before someone notices.

  • ontario john

    Well, whiny indians won’t have to worry about news like this getting out anymore, now that big chief Trudeau has gotten rid of Harper’s rule for disclosure of tribal finances. And all that extra money he has promised, will now be a secret on how its spent.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Yup! Poor Inidan women and kids are really fucked now, and Shiny Pony is going to make sure they stay that way. It’s a genuine fucking tragedy. This is where STUPID actually causes harm and human suffering. I really fucking hope native women one day get it together and take their own tribal councils to court in a national class action suit and WIN CONTROL OF THE NATIVE PURSE. The men cannot be trusted…and very few native women are as fucking crazy as Theresa Spence….

  • DMB

    How the billions of dollars get spent to the first nations.

  • useless opinion

    On a reserve in Ontario in the 1990’s they used to appoint Aboriginal police officers and give them the OPP crest. Some of these guys were so fat, they would die doing the physical test on the first item. The logical conclusion to all of this was that these fatty fats had a lot of legal power to do NOTHING. I was present when a victim of a sexual assault made a direct and open complaint in my presence and named the criminal who raped her. Well, good and bad news, the rapist was a cousin of the aboriginal police officer, he refused to make an arrest and lay a charge. When we got back to the mainland I notified real OPP officers of what I was told, they went and make the arrest and then there was a private inquiry about the Aboriginal appointee lard ass, and the government has stopped making these appointments, I hope. So if there are legal problems in healthcare in BC, it is because someone is shielding the operators of the system and the Chiefs who look after the money. So RCMP, go get em, or pack up and leave.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Its a shame the Truth and Reconciliation thing had nothing to do with either. Should have been called Bullshit and Grievance Mongering.