First Nations leader urges Canada to prosecute ‘out of hand’ hate speech

“It’s getting out of hand,” said Chief Bobby Cameron of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, which represents 74 First Nations in the province of Saskatchewan. “Our people deserve to feel accepted. They shouldn’t feel that their lives are in danger.”

  • reidjr

    The issue is much of the hate speech comes from Natives.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Native Canadians have an extensive lexicon of insults for other races, this is true. They also believe in Hollywood movies and comic books. And they kill each other a lot. Sad.

  • Never Forgive Never Forget

    Perhaps they should spend their time auditing and policing their own chiefs and not our opinions.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Why is Chief Bullshit wearing that headdress? It is my understanding from historical research that Canadian aboriginals did not wear such attire traditionally speaking. Granted, the feathers make for a more alluring photo-op bait, but really! Doesn’t anybody know history?

    • Millie_Woods

      It’s the Guardian. He could have been wearing a rubber chicken and they wouldn’t know the difference. All they want is a good racism story.

    • Yo Mama

      Has he been drinkin’ too much of the fire water again?

  • Editor

    All these groups using hyperbole to push their point across; things like “words are violence”, “comments make us feel unsafe” and they “FEEL like their lives are in danger”, especially prevalent on university campuses but now also being adopted by Indigenous leaders apparently, seem blissfully unaware they are diluting all meaning of these expressions and rendering them senseless. Nobody read them “The Boy who cried Wolf” when they were kids?

    • Justin St.Denis

      That’s funny. Your reference to the idea of native parents reading to their kids! It’s fucking hilarious to anybody who has ever lived on or near a reserve or large native community.

      • Editor

        There’s a Yoda “That is why you fail” joke in there somewhere.

      • dukestreet

        Having lived on a reserve, the native racism is incredible. If my parents, who were in their 80s became ill, they would definitely be denied help from a few minutes away, even tough they had paid for all the services. The payments were required by the band ,but whites who paid rent for the land and owned the house they lived in were denied all that they had to pay for.

    • Blacksmith

      Lefties make me feel unsafe, that is why I arm myself and keep my head on a swivel. apparently the difference between me and the whiny indians is that I take responsibility for myself. I am 1/8 American indian on my mothers side of the family.

  • Millie_Woods

    I’m married to a metis. I don’t hate natives or even dislike them and I know lots of them are decent people. Problem is the reservations isolate them from general society and its mores, leading to lawless and unresponsible behavior such as drug and alcohol abuse, theft, prostitution, gang life etc. No wonder the suicide rate is so high. Many of their leaders are getting rich off their peoples’ misery and deliberately feed into the garrison mentality to keep the guilt-and-pity money flowing. Truth is there isn’t enough government programs and money to address natives problems, they have to start taking responsibility for their own lives. Chief Cameron needs to confront the systemic failures of the reservation system.

    • BillyHW

      So do Metis only use half of the buffalo?

    • Alain

      In many ways it is much like the blacks in the US in that they are kept down by their career politicians (professional Indians here) and the Left. Both the career politicians of their group and the Left benefit from using them as eternal victims. Also in Canada the Indian Act needs to go. That it exists in the 21 century is unreal.

      • Millie_Woods

        Good points Alain. There’s a lot of people who have a vested interest in keeping certain minorities down. And they’re all either members of that minority group or politicians.

        • Alain

          Exactly. One can even find it with what I call the Poverty Industry.

  • BillyHW

    No representation without taxation.

    • Alain

      Well stated, but keep in mind that also includes a whole lot of non Natives.

      • BillyHW

        Hopefully a lot of women too!

  • moraywatson

    Ain’t multifracturalism grand?

  • Jabberwokk
  • Alain

    Never allow a bandwagon of opportunity pass without jumping on it. Fact: when their lives are in danger it is always by their own people, far too often their own relatives. Nobody and nothing is preventing them from cleaning up their own act/lives, but the financial rewards of whining and accusing others instead of accepting responsibility are so much greater.

  • Tooth&Claw

    Your people are accepted, when you participate in society and quit self destructive and aggressive behaviours, and frankly that’s not dependent on skin color.
    Your lives are mostly in danger from yourselves and poor choices, just like the rest of humanity.

  • Bataviawillem

    Don’t constantly complain and don’t suck the taxpayers dry and people will like you guys.