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#1181 max.bravo

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Posted 25 June 2024 - 08:06 PM

That’s good to know Tony. I know less than nothing about their social services. Hopefully they have some oversight and governance like any other ethical social service org would.

#1182 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 June 2024 - 08:21 PM

But most society measures off-reserve, the nation scores very poorly.

 

https://www12.statca...6C1005580&PR=59

 

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Canada, as a whole:

 

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Edited by Victoria Watcher, 25 June 2024 - 08:25 PM.


#1183 dasmo

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Posted 25 June 2024 - 11:02 PM

It’s only a few generations since our government burned their traditional villages and corralled them into little reserves cutting them off from their seasonal areas and way of life. Plus banning language, the potlatch (their political assembly) etc. After an ethos of free rein here that’s still a fresh wound. Give ‘em time. Personally I’m grateful they are a forgiving bunch. For the most part anyway.

#1184 max.bravo

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Posted 26 June 2024 - 12:30 AM

That’s a nice sentiment, but I’ve been inside too many res houses to think social justice niceties are in any way related to the welfare of children covered in fleas, 8 year olds wearing diapers, drunk uncles smashing things, entire households of working age people who are all home drunk on a Wednesday afternoon while the school aged kids are lying in a bed litter led with empties watching tv and inhaling second hand smoke.

You wouldn’t believe the housing conditions / home life of some FN in Victoria unless you saw it with your own eyes (and smelled it too).

That said, there are some really nice families living in pretty nice houses on our local reserves too.

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Posted 26 June 2024 - 06:12 AM

The two are related. I’m not speaking about social justice. I’m just speaking about the cause. Social justice would be me asking you to blame yourself. I’m just talking about the context. It’s important when passing judgement on their present way of life don’t you think?

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Posted 26 June 2024 - 06:12 AM

How’s your research going for our bet?

#1187 max.bravo

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Posted 26 June 2024 - 08:50 AM

I don’t think it’ll be possible to figure out. My thought is that taxpayer money, likely indirectly contributed to their bank account through other government programs, is what funded the land purchase. You’d need access to tsawout books to know for sure.
But I’ll buy you a burger and beer anyway. Would be good to meet you man!

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Posted 26 June 2024 - 12:23 PM

I don’t think it’ll be possible to figure out. My thought is that taxpayer money, likely indirectly contributed to their bank account through other government programs, is what funded the land purchase. You’d need access to tsawout books to know for sure.
But I’ll buy you a burger and beer anyway. Would be good to meet you man!

Let's plan for Sept. I am about to leave for a few months! We can DM the deets. 


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#1189 Nparker

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Posted 26 June 2024 - 12:27 PM

Leave? Where are you going dasmo?



#1190 dasmo

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Posted 26 June 2024 - 12:37 PM

Leave? Where are you going dasmo?

Denmark, Germany, Portugal, Italy. 



#1191 Nparker

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Posted 26 June 2024 - 12:38 PM

Wow! And for several months. How exciting.  :)



#1192 spanky123

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Posted 26 June 2024 - 01:57 PM

Leave? Where are you going dasmo?

 

Visiting his villa in the Caymans!


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#1193 Nparker

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Posted 26 June 2024 - 02:00 PM

Funny, that's what I am just about to do.  ;)



#1194 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 July 2024 - 06:42 PM

'Growing tension' inside the public service over Indigenous self-identification

 

Indigenous Services Canada’s top bureaucrat addresses topic in leaked blog to staff

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...rective actions.

 

 

 

 

Well, we should not have an employment system - public or private - that favours or punishes any race, religion, etc.


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#1195 max.bravo

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Posted 08 July 2024 - 11:11 PM

^Ironically VW, it is now considered racist to think that way. Isn’t “progress” great?
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