Plan for Toronto city hall Indigenous office moves ahead

Toronto’s most ambitious bid to recognize its first residents with a permanent Indigenous office stumbled when city hall security refused to allow a ceremonial drum into the building.

Councillor Mike Layton, co-chair of the Aboriginal affairs committee, had to rush downstairs to assure security officers the drum was vital for a smudge-and-singing ceremony to appropriately launch the historic meeting.

Is there going to be a Department of White Cis-Gendered Males too?

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  • ontario john

    Because the most important issue facing Toronto, is whiny indians.

    • Dear “indigenous” people.
      Do you want real equality?
      Forget tribal ways. Teach your children math.

  • tom_billesley

    Department of White Cis-Gendered Males
    … and an opening ceremony with beer kegs, karaoke, and strippers?

  • simus1

    Can the city’s tax paying serfs request that DNA “proof of the pudding” tests of the top indigenous finalists for the gig be part of the selection process? Can’t be too careful these days after our experiences with ex Emperor Barry and Princess Fauxcahontas .

    • ontario john

      I’m sure big chief Pam of the famous Ryerson University tribe will be in on the scam.

  • Cat-astrophe

    Is it true that Elizabeth Warren is going to have a desk in this office?

  • Cat-astrophe

    I wonder if other traditional native activities, such as tanning a moose hide is going to be allowed inside the new office?
    No ceremonial drum, humph…

  • marty_p

    Next step for the politically correct is a permanent Muslim rights office.

    • Cat-astrophe

      They have those going up faster than the national debt….called Mosques….

  • Hard Little Machine

    So a teepee?

  • Blind Druid

    “Big Feather” will never stop gaming YT for cash. It will never end until YT ends it.

  • Achmed

    Why isn’t their an Islamic Affairs Office?

    • ontario john

      Its called city hall.

      • Clausewitz

        Mostly I just refer to it as Shitty Hall these days. Who would ever of thought we’d be longing for the days of Mel Lastman.