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What Does Rex Murphy Know About Aboriginal Peoples? Nothing

What Does Rex Murphy Know About Aboriginal Peoples? Nothing

Commented Oct 21, 2013 at 14:28:44 in Canada Politics

“Believe me no one would love more than to lay blame at the feet of the Federal government , especially the Conservatives but there are too many issues for Canada's native population that have been born within, that no amount of treaties, native affairs money or self government will cure. It is an endless cycle that neither the Feds or Canada's natives are willing to bring an end to, regardless of what they say publicly because both simply have too much to lose. Until then the wealthiest bands will continue to enjoy their wealth and the poorest bands will suffer even more while their wealthy "brothers and sisters" stand by enjoying the status quo.”

icecherry on Oct 21, 2013 at 22:10:03

“If the government were a parent and the FNs its child, and the parent neglected the child but threw money at it from time to time to keep it quiet, the child would take the money but continue to resent the parent. Is that not true for all families?

The residential schools, for instance, were operational until a few decades ago. Their graduates have families, which they did not know how to raise with love because they themselves mostly experienced institutionalized abuse. So the pain is passed down to the next generation. And money won't fix it.”

medicalmystery on Oct 21, 2013 at 18:21:41

“That's what I don't understand. The various Native peoples in this country have as much support for one another, as in 'brothers and sisters' as Serbs and Croatians or French and Germans. There is no unity. So why suppose that there is unity? That is so ignorant and naïve. Lumping people together doesn't appear to be working all that well in the EU so why would anyone expect it to work here in Canada?”

kitt eie on Oct 21, 2013 at 15:33:55

“There is a solution. It's called education and infrastructure, which is what the Liberal government Kelowna Accord was to address. Education is the equalizer for many around the world.”
No Need To Apologize, Paula Findlay

No Need To Apologize, Paula Findlay

Commented Aug 5, 2012 at 02:07:41 in Canada

“I can understand Ms finlay's dissapointment in her performance except for one glaring issue, she hadn't competed in almost a year prior to this event. These are the best athletes in the world who sacrifice their bodies and personal lives to achieve this elite level of competition. To think you could simply walk back into this level of competition is incredibly naive.”