Colonial genocide is a slow-moving process. Unlike the traditional paradigms of genocide, which took place in determined periods of time and were characterized by mass killings, colonial destruction of Indigenous peoples has taken place insidiously and over centuries.
Radio Canada questioned Romeo Dallaire about the use of the term “genocide” in the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Dallaire said he had “a problem” with the use of the word “genocide” to describe what happened to First Nations. “Is that an act of genocide? Is … Continue reading Ex-Canadian Military General Romeo Dallaire: Trudeau “Wrong About First Nations Genocide”
The secretary general of an international organization of American countries has expressed “deepest consternation” about evidence of genocide against Indigenous peoples in Canada, and is proposing a special expert panel to examine the findings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
In 2016, Justin Trudeau voted against a Conservative motion declaring ISIS atrocities as genocide. So did the rest of the Liberal Caucus. Yet, just this week he was more than willing to label the domestic crimes committed against Indigenous women an act of Canadian genocide.”
So according to PM Trudeau, Canada is a disgrace. According to Mr. “No Core Identity,” Canada is evil and awful. NOT Pakistan and their persecution of Christians. Not Somalia with its worldwide-leading cases of female genital mutilation. Not thug-like African governments who mass murder THEIR OWN PEOPLE.
According to NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, genocide is an accurate word to use for what he calls “a complete system failure” for Indigenous women and girls. Seems our Federal Party leaders are disgusted by Canada. Naturally, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau falls into this camp. The man never misses an opportunity to run down Canadian heritage and history.
rudeau said violence against Indigenous women and girls is “not a relic of Canada’s past” and the justice system has failed them. Is he unaware it is HIS JOB not to fail Indigenous Canadians? He has been in power for nearly four years. Why is he not PERSONALLY responsible for the so-called contemporary oppression against First Nations communities?
The first sign that this government is taking a new approach to its relationship with indigenous people came when Theland Kicknosway, a 12-year-old Cree drummer, led the way into Rideau Hall today for the swearing-in of Justin Trudeau and his cabinet. There has been indigenous participation in the past, but today’s ceremony was clearly meant to symbolize a new relationship with indigenous people and … Continue reading Justin Trudeau signals new approach to relationship with indigenous people
TORONTO (AP) — Justin Trudeau was not the only winner in Canada’s election this week: The country’s aboriginal community saw a record 10 indigenous members elected to Parliament — up from seven in 2011 — in a victory for a community that said it was neglected throughout nearly a decade of Conservative rule.
Derek Nepinak, grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, said outgoing Prime Minister Stephen Harper “awoke a sleeping giant” in First Nations people.
“That giant is awake,” Nepinak said. “A Liberal majority government is going to have to deal with the giant and indigenous people of these lands.”