‘It’s our time to be at the forefront:’ Why an Indigenous relations office is needed in Calgary

Council recently unanimously approved a proposal for a distinct Indigenous relations office at city hall, joining municipalities like Edmonton and Winnipeg that house similar divisions. Civic affairs reporter Annalise Klingbeil spoke with Lorna Crowshoe, a city of Calgary issues strategist focused on Indigenous affairs, about the development.

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  • canminuteman

    Then we can start a white affairs office, and every other ethnic group can do the same thing, then the country can break up into little states based on tribal affiliation and we will have come full circle back to the natural order of things the way they stood before the left decided that class membership was more important that tribal membership. Marx was wrong about that like everything else.

    The irony of it is that it it being brought about by the left, and they are too stupid to realize that they are retreating from a class based social structure, which they espouse to a tribal based one, which is the natural order.

    • Cat-astrophe

      That’s what Canada has been doing since the ’60’s.
      Papa T made it our constitutional direction.
      He made multiculturalism our “raison d’être”.

      • Liberals would rather have “indigenous people” study blubber cooking rather than study math.

    • Millie_Woods

      When that glorious day arrives, the left imagines themselves ruling over the whole shit show. They’re in for a surprise.

    • ntt1

      but tribal structure is progressivism come to life , an unelected leader hoards all spoils and dispenses them based on personal bias.
      the chiefs driveway is always paved even if the road it attaches to, isn’t.

      • canminuteman

        It depends on whose tribe you are talking about. My tribe developed a parliamentary system of representative government and a liberal economic system. Some other tribes never figured out the wheel.

  • marty_p

    The Toronto Star and Crescent has its shorts in a knot about this Aboriginal who was involved in an alleged incident of racism at a Crappy Tire:
    https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/07/28/indigenous-man-live-streams-altercation-with-canadian-tire-employee.html

  • ontario john

    And it should have a 60 million dollar budget. Its only fair in the new People’s Socialist Republic of Alberta.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Albertans have not traditionally been as royally screwed by their provincial governments as have Ontarians. Canadians in general are ignorant sheeple. Sad.

  • Millie_Woods

    Once you open an indigenous relations office in one city you have to open one in every city. And nobody will profit from it except the indigenous relations staff (almost always chiefs’ relatives) and some lawyers.

    • barryjr

      Ain’t that the truth.

    • ntt1

      what else are you going to do with all the fluff degrees handed out to natives? they need shelter in the helping professions and that is all this token position is,

  • simus1

    The only thing all politicians are in favour of is more vote whoring outreach.

  • andycanuck

    That’s a rarity. A municipal government getting involved in something outside of its mandate.

    • ntt1

      But Vancouver’s Mayor happy planet( a tides product) has banned oil tankers from a federal port .

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    …handwringing and viryue-signalling won’t come cheap…plus the need to attend Aboriginal Conferences and Learning Studies abroad…

  • ntt1

    another step ,incrimentalizing movement toward parallel societies but one that for indians, has no costs and responsibilities as it will be funded 100% by non natives through extorted taxation

  • What is needed is for aboriginals to get into the twenty-first century.

  • Tooth&Claw

    But they won’t run a plebiscite to see if the population wants the 2026 Olympics. Bastards!