Aboriginal Suicide

Overheard on the VIA Train: "Indians Are Lazy"

Marko Sijan | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada Politics
Marko Sijan

A study made last summer by Nanos Research and the Institute for Research on Public Policy ranks aboriginal issues as the least important concern among Canadians. I was recently delayed at Union Station for four hours due to an Idle No More blockade. An attendant announced in a surly tone that the train had been stopped due to "une manifestation d'Indiens." Contrary to news reports, my fellow passengers weren't "taking it in stride." Many groaned but didn't speak; I wrote down some of the comments others shared about "the lazy Indians."

Teens Formed Suicide Pact: Vancouver Report

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Dozens of children, mostly aboriginals, formed a suicide pact in a downtown Vancouver community earlier this year that prompted police to ...