My Canada includes rights of Indigenous Peoples.
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Monday, September 29, 2008

INTENT? The children who did not come home from Canada's 'Indian' Residential Schools From GrannyRantsON GENOCIDE? INTENT?

As Chrisjohn explains, the glitch in Canada's garden begins with the problem that, according to European law, title to most of the land in Canada still belongs to its original inhabitants.

_Globe and Mail's Independent investigation, "The Lost Children of Our Schools." April 28, 2007. "The myth ... Canada meant well ... That myth may at last fall when Canadians take a close look at the abysmally high death rates among children ... in the schools"

FACT _Gary Merasty, MP, House of Commons of Canada, 2007 "I stand here for numerous victims whose stories will never be told, whose remains are scattered across our land in unmarked graves, scars on the land and even larger scars on our nation's psyche." GENOCIDE?

"I could argue all five, but the fifth one is a slam dunk," says Chrisjohn. "There is absolutely no way Canada can deny that they legislated the transference of children from their parents to the church authorities."

RESPONSIBILITY _Dr. Roland Chrisjohn, St Thomas U, NB You have a responsibility as a citizen of the world to know what your government is up to and resist [their] unlawful actions," he says. "The crime of genocide is being covered up. Now it's a double crime."



Self-determination and self-governance are key issues for indigenous peoples' human rights. Self-government means aboriginal people regaining control and management over their own land and resources, education, health, employment and justice systems.
LEGISLATE THAT! Legislate respect for the Crown's duty to consult and accommodate Indigenous First Nations. And get INAC's hands off the budget of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission! And what is the status of the 'Task Force' into the deaths and disappearance of children in the residential schools?
Have they sent a letter to Elders to acknowledge the loss of the children? To say that we are sorry we lost half of their children? To say that we are searching for records and graves of the lost children to properly inform them of the fates of the lost children? 50,000? 75,000? How many children died or disappeared? Has the Task Force identified the locations of burial grounds? The number of graves? The causes of death of thousands of Indigenous children for a hundred years, in the care of the government and the churches?
Does it really make any difference what 'colour' our government is if none of them tell the TRUTH? SHOW ME!!

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My Canada includes rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Two Row Wampum Treaty

Two Row Wampum Treaty
"It is said that, each nation shall stay in their own vessels, and travel the river side by side. Further, it is said, that neither nation will try to steer the vessel of the other." This is a treaty among Indigenous Nations, and with Canada. This is the true nature of our relationships with Indigenous Nations of 'Kanata'.