June 23, 2006
All's Well in Canada
Has anyone heard the Canadian government apologize to First Nations? Please point this out to me if I'm wrong.
The Chinese get an apology and money. The Japanese were given and apology for internment by Brian Mulroney, plus compensation. First Nations genocide continues, there's no apology, a coin gets tossed to compensate residential school survivors, education, health care etc. (read 'Ripping up the Kelowna Accord' by Watch for Falling Rock).
It's good the apologies were made. I'm not knocking that. But check out the attitude towards First Nations Rez School compensation by some. And there's always nice moves in some academic circles to squash info on the continuuing genocide. Hey kids, don't forget to tell mom and dad the world Peace Forum in Vancouver wouldn't let 'Genocide in Canada' be addressed.
Sometimes it's a bit overwhelming to live in such a 'NICE' , peace-keeping, polite, law abiding country! Let's see, where did I put my free flag from Sheila Copps.....I think I need it as a hankie to wipe my heart-warmed tears.
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