A call for ‘liberation of indigenous nations’ amid the Canada 150 bash

While dignitaries from Prince Charles to Justin Trudeau spoke about reconciliation from Parliament Hill’s Canada Day stage, indigenous demonstrators rejected the notion as “lip service” and demanded action.

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    They can free themselves right now.
    They can give up the White man’s welfare, medicine, conveniences and conveyances and live as they did 500-years ago on their reservations.
    Do ANY Indians even do that today?

    • FivePointSpurgeonist

      Nope. Or else we’d have to deal with the cannibalism, rampant warfare, rape, and genocide.

      • Watchman

        As long as they keep it on their land, with their people, who are we to impose our Western culture, morals and ethics on them?

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I’m fine with that.
        In fact, I’d love to reconstitute the Aztec Empire and let them prey up on the lesser Amerindians as part of some grand ultra-extreme tourist package.
        I don’t care about any of these people , anymore.

  • Alain

    They do not want liberation and have rejected it every time it was put on the table. Abolishing the Indian Act is liberating them from being wards of the Crown and making them equal citizens with all Canadians, but all those Indian career politicians go on the war path at the suggestion of it. I remember that even ole Trudeau Sr. backed down in the face of it.

    No, they want to be able to stomp their feet and receive more and more goodies while clinging to special status and special treatment that based on actual percentage of Indian blood most would not qualify for. Like all thugs and blackmailers, they will never ever be satisfied. Since we continue lacking politicians of any party with the will and courage to put an end to it by abolishing the Indian Act, it will most certainly happen once the majority is composed of multicultural new citizens instead of we old stock Canadians. The majority of immigrants now have no sympathy for the extortion from the “Natives”, so time will put an end to it.

    • Abolishing the Indian Act (as some aboriginal leaders have put forward) would empower these people.

      Why work when one can get a free ride?

      This is a slap in the face to the aboriginals who DO work and do not blame others for their problems.

  • LairdKintyre

    Canada needs to follow NewZealands example with Indigenous peoples. Basically, no more handouts, no more welfare, no more free anything. Treat them like equal citizens, have them all work and pay taxes. New Zealand tried that and guess what happened? Within literally a couple generations, the Mauori were no more prone to landing in jail or becoming alcoholics or drug addicts than the general population. This is the only solution. Anything else will lead to more of the same or worse. And then we all suffer the consequences.

    • LairdKintyre

      But what do I know? Imagine suggesting we treat all people exactly the same? What a racist and bigoted concept.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        That kind of talk will land you in a facility of higher-reeducation!
        Unless you want to spend the rest of your life getting enriched 34/7/365, you had best keep your mouth shut!

      • mobuyus

        Report yourself to the nearest diversity officer for re-education.

      • Clink9

        Lefties would be out of business in one generation if all these groups dissolved. It’s all they got.

      • andycanuck

        You’re history’s greatest monster, LairdKintryre!

    • Alain

      Yes, that is exactly what Abolishing the Indian Act would accomplish in Canada, but as I stated above even Trudeau Sr. backed down in the face of the uproar from the Indian career politicians and the media. He wasn’t normally one who would back down due to intimidation, but he did. Since then no politician will touch the subject with a ten-foot pole. I would also suggest that the Maori are not in the same category as Canada’s “Natives”, because as a people they had more going for them. What we have is closer to the situation of Australia’s “Natives”.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Going up north has changed my mind.
        I work with a lot of native people.
        They are hard working and diligent.

        • Alain

          Yes, and I have some Native family members like that, but sadly they are a minority. I should add that they are also deeply resented by all those sitting on their butts, drinking and bitching about everything. In any case my point was not about genetics but a particular culture of dependency which is not restricted to Natives.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Alain, off topic,
            I’ve been here for ten months.
            I don’t want to be here anymore.
            I might have to be here for three more years.
            Or four or five or six or ten.
            Just don’t wanna.
            Need a way out.

          • Alain

            I hope that changes for you, because I can well understand the difficulty of having to be away from home for that length of time. Best of luck and keep looking for something closer to home.

  • terrence22

    They should ALL go back to back to Asia where they came from, and STOP trying to act as if they OWN Canada and North America

    http://science.time.com/2014/02/13/archaeological-dig-shows-native-american-history/

  • FivePointSpurgeonist

    Okay, Indians. You can have Nunavut and Manitoba but you get nothing, and I mean nothing, from Canada without it being in trade. No foreign aid, no welfare, no rifle and $5, nothing. Deal?

    • Alain

      No, not Manitoba but Quebec instead.

      • FivePointSpurgeonist

        Sold!

  • andycanuck

    Did Sophie bring them some blankets???

    • Alain

      I don’t know, but too bad she didn’t sing to them. That would have cleared them out in no time; no cops needed.

  • Who does that on Canada’s 150th anniversary?

    Someone who love China. That’s who.

  • DMB