Politics affecting Native Americans in Canada
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- Royal Commision on Aboriginal People Report
is a betrayal and Diversion from the Real Issue of Aboriginal
Government Superseding the Colonial Government of Canada
- By Canadian Alliance in Solidarity with the Native
Peoples (CASNP), 14 December 1996. The Commision report
was a response to the Kanesatake/Oka standoff. CASNP
recommends the report be shelved.
- Church and State Still Ugly
- S.I.S.I.S. Bulletin, 27 September 1997. The
Christian Churches have a lot of Indigenous blood on their
hands. From the Conquistadores to the genocidal
residential schools. In Canada church-state constellations
continue to systematically erode core structures of
Indigenous identity, culture and sovereignty.
- Head Start to help your
- Victoria Times Colonist, 19 October 1998. A
multi-million dollar program to help lift aboriginal
children out of poverty on reserves, called Aboriginal
Head Start, was promised by Liberals in the 1997 federal
recommendation in the massive report of the Royal
Commission on Aboriginal Peoples.
- Nisga`a treaty isn't a settlement
- Editorial, The Vancouver Sun, 30 November
1998. The fear is that if the Nisga`a treaty is
passed, it will be a blueprint for more than 50 treaties
still to be negotiated. The Nass Valley, home to the
Nisga`a, is an isolated and largely undeveloped area
of northern B.C. The Nisga'a treaty began its slow
journey a quarter-century ago and was negotiated outside
the current treaty process.
- Generous rulings for Canada's natives
- By Randall Palmer, Reuters News Service, 25 October
1999. Victories in the courts and in the political arena
by Canada's Indians have left some non-natives
seething. The courts have made it clear that agreements
made with Indians should be interpreted generously, and
the Liberal government insists that negotiating treaties
is the only way to maintain peace and bring justice.
- Growing allegations of racism against
natives rock Saskatoon
- By Michele Mandel, Toronto Sun, 20 February
2000. More than 100 aboriginal people have come forward
with stories of abuse by the police. It sounds like
something out of the old Deep South; the kind of racist
brutality that one would expect of police in Georgia in
the '50s. But this is Canada in the 21st century.
- Indian Deaths Compound Troubles in a
Canadian Prairie City
- By Steven Pearlstein, Washington Post, 28
February 2000. Indians may have been intentionally left
half-naked, in fields or alongside the road on the
outskirts of town to freeze to death, by police. The case
has set back race relations in a province where the Indian
population is projected to soar from 15 percent today to
45 percent by 2050.