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#621 dasmo

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Posted 05 April 2022 - 10:55 AM

Victoria residents might be invited to donate to First Nations when paying taxes

 

Unlike property taxes that you have to pay by July 1, the contribution could be paid at any time.
 

 

The British Monarchy and the Catholic Church did the deed, They should "pay". Shoot The British Monarchy still "owns" Canada. Just give it to us people. The First People and the Second People and the Third People. Plus give us half their treasure for messing with us all. 


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#622 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 05:32 AM

Looks like we finally have solutions.



Not everyone would be willing to confess their sexual secrets to a room full of strangers. That's where Kim TallBear and her Indigenous erotica event, Tipi Confessions, comes in.

"I confess: my first lesbian experience was with a white person. Even if she couldn't give any land back, she did give me many orgasms," says TallBear, reading an anonymous confession written and submitted by an audience member at a show during Toronto's 2019 Queer Film Festival.

https://www.cbc.ca/r...g-sex-1.6411737

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Posted 22 April 2022 - 07:52 AM

The Hudson's Bay Co., which facilitated the colonization of Western Canada 352 years ago, is about to transfer its former flagship department store in downtown Winnipeg to Indigenous ownership.
 
On Friday morning, The Bay will hand over its six-storey, 655,000-square-foot building at the corner of Portage Avenue and Memorial Boulevard to the Southern Chiefs' Organization, which represents 34 Anishinaabe and Dakota Nations in southern Manitoba. 
 
The SCO plans to spend $130 million in the coming years transforming the former Bay building into a mixed-use development called Wehwehneh Bahgahkinahgohn, or "it is visible."
 
Plans for the project include 300 affordable housing units for members of Southern First Nations, two restaurants, a public atrium, a rooftop garden, a museum and an art gallery.
 
One of the restaurants, on the main floor, will serve First Nations cuisine. The second will be a reboot of the Bay department store's Paddlewheel restaurant.
 
The project will also include office space for Indigenous entrepreneurs, a health centre, a childcare facility, a seniors centre, a new seat of government for the SCO and a memorial for residential school victims and survivors.
 
The SCO plans to transfer two beaver pelts and one elk hide to Richard Baker, the HBC's governor and executive chairman, as a symbolic payment for the building, which has been valued at $0 due to the cost associated with renovating the 96-year-old structure and maintaining its heritage elements.

https://www.cbc.ca/n...pment-1.6427100
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#624 spanky123

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Posted 22 April 2022 - 08:29 AM

So HBC gets to dump a building that is essentially worthless due to its condition (and probably gets a big tax credit in return) and the SCO has $130M to renovate?!



#625 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 April 2022 - 08:47 AM

Plus they get those beaver pelts.

That $130M is probably from taxpayers.

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#626 dasmo

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Posted 22 April 2022 - 08:52 AM

Bribing them from looking for true reparations. Which would involve kicking out the monarchy who facilitated the Hudson's Bay corp.  

 

New book on the subject: 

In Their Own Words: Testimony From the Students of Canada’s Indigenous Residential School Program Paperback – April 19 2022

https://www.amazon.c...ooks,126&sr=1-1



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Posted 30 April 2022 - 07:48 AM

One of the Anglican Church's top officials is visiting Saskatchewan to "repent and atone for where our actions caused more harm than good."

Rev. Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, is set to visit the James Smith Cree Nation southeast of Prince Albert on Saturday afternoon, the first visit by a church official since 2017.

"The visit will be an opportunity to listen, to lament and to pray for justice, healing and transformation in the relationship between the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island and the Arctic and the See of Canterbury and the Church of England," a statement from Welby's office published on Tuesday said.

https://www.cbc.ca/n...ation-1.6435852

#628 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 May 2022 - 04:04 PM

Despite decades of warnings, the number of Indigenous women in both federal and provincial correctional facilities in B.C. has tipped to more than 50 per cent, an all-time high.

Based on reports from the federal Office of the Correctional Investigator, Dr. Ivan Zinger, this is the first time the numbers have come up this high in federal prisons, signalling a serious overrepresentation.

In the Fraser Valley Institution – the only federal facility for women in the province situated in Abbotsford – the range is even higher at 58 per cent according to statistics obtained from Correctional Service Canada (CSC). As of May 13, 2022, the Fraser Valley Institution had 71 women offenders and of those, 41 are Indigenous.


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“Despite decades of warnings” to who? The offenders? Police? Courts?


Despite decades of warnings, young males continue to be seriously overrepresented in jails.

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#629 Nparker

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Posted 30 May 2022 - 04:15 PM

"Warnings" does seem to be an odd choice of words. "Predictions" might have been more apt.



#630 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 June 2022 - 09:42 AM

woke college in Canada is requiring students to sign a statement acknowledging land grabs from indigenous Canadians before they can attend their online classes.

 

George Brown College in Toronto, like many universities, requires students to sign an IT department waiver acknowledgment before utilizing the school's online services.

 

However, the IT statement does not address internet safety or online protocols, but instead talks about how the territory George Brown College operates on belongs to the Huron-Wendat, Mississaugas, Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples.

 

It also states that immigrants and settlers benefited from the 'colonization and genocide of indigenous peoples' who were native to the land. 

 

'It is imperative that we constantly engage in acts of awareness and decolonization,' the statement added.

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.dailymai...-Canadians.html


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#631 Nparker

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Posted 01 June 2022 - 09:48 AM

...It is imperative that we constantly engage in acts of awareness and decolonization,' the statement added...

It really isn't.



#632 LJ

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Posted 01 June 2022 - 07:52 PM

It's time the natives got over all their real and perceived harms done to them and get on with their lives.


Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

#633 dasmo

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Posted 01 June 2022 - 08:40 PM

My take is this isn’t coming from them…

#634 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 June 2022 - 02:07 PM

First Nation wants return of artifacts from RBCM, museum funding

“We believe the province has to put the brakes on” the Royal B.C. Museum development and “develop plans to empower Nations and return items back to their rightful owners,” Tseshaht Elected Chief Ken Watts says in an open letter.

https://www.timescol...funding-5437059

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#635 dasmo

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Posted 02 June 2022 - 02:12 PM

“We are not looking to derail; we are looking for solutions and to paddle together in one canoe.”

 

Watts said the province should be working with tribal councils, including the 14 nations of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth, to develop their own museums and facilities that can house repatriated items, because it not only supports reconciliation but tourism for the Tseshaht and other First Nations.

 

“We are sure the province could significantly reduce the budget of this one [new museum] building and instead reinvest some of that same funding into First Nations to repatriate and house their artifacts in their respective territories,” said Watts.

 

He said like many British Columbians, the Tseshaht Nation is frustrated by the high cost of a new museum at a time when investments in housing and health care are needed.



#636 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 June 2022 - 06:02 PM

PM signs historic land claim settlement with Siksika First Nation   

 

 

$1.3B payment helps 'to right a wrong from the past,' says Trudeau

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...emony-1.6475167

 

 

That's $173,000 per band member.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crowfoot said some of the money will be spent on addressing issues that affect its members.

 

"We are the second-largest First Nation from a land perspective, yet we don't have policing on the reserve," he said.

 

"We're working to get our policing back.

 

"We are working through the residential school searches and mental health."

 

The Siksika website indicates each member of the First Nation is to receive $20,000 in July as part of the settlement.

 


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#637 Nparker

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Posted 02 June 2022 - 06:10 PM

Large sums of money go a long way to soothing some people's feelings of guilt I suppose. It's also great for virtue signaling.



#638 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 June 2022 - 06:15 PM

And the band will just hold back that $150,000 per person for some good works on the reserve I suppose.

Why First Nations live on reserves in 2022 is beyond me.

What a system.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 02 June 2022 - 06:16 PM.


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Posted 09 June 2022 - 06:22 AM

An award-winning Cree-Métis professor who grew up in northern Saskatchewan will not be moving to his home province's university because administrators demanded certain paperwork to prove he's Indigenous.

"I wanted to come to the University of Saskatchewan. This is all pretty disappointing," Real Carriere said.

Critics say Carriere's ordeal is an example of misguided over-reaction by U of S administrators to an earlier case of an Indigenous identity controversy involving former U of S professor Carrie Bourassa.

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But then an extra step was added by high-ranking university administrators, they said. Without consulting the hiring committee, the interim vice-provost called Carriere in for an interview.

Carriere said he was told to submit written documentation proving he's Indigenous. Carriere does not have written documentation of his status because he believes it's a "colonial" method.


https://www.cbc.ca/n...ation-1.6482089

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 09 June 2022 - 06:23 AM.


#640 dasmo

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Posted 09 June 2022 - 06:55 AM

"Our identity has been policed for generations. Now we're reducing it to a status card or piece of paper? Is this reconciliation?" Carrière said.

Just call it a gender identity and boom! They are guilty of hate crimes.

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