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 Bedfellows
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 aboriginals
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 blueprint
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 spur backlash
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.