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Why I am afraid to get my Indian Status Card

by Lazarus on Thursday, May 1, 2014 3:03 PM
Why I am afraid to get my Indian Status Card  

After learning that I qualified for a Status Card due to changes, Bill C-3, in the Indian Act that allowed eligible grand-children of women who lost status as a result of marrying non-Indian men to become entitled to registration (Indian status), I downloaded the forms, intending to fill them out. Circumstances delayed my doing so, and in the meantime, I noticed that many who did, had developed rather curious behaviour and mannerisms. Many of these freshly minted indigenous people, even though they only had one-quarter Indian blood in them, began to obsess online about their mistreatment by what they called Settler-Colonialists and the government. Many of these people had lived their entire lives as white, earning a good living and retiring with an income that many in Canada can only dream of seeing. Suddenly these well-to-do new members of First Nation bands were acting as though they had been schooled in residential schools and yanked from their native lands...
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NGOs and Trade Unions are Mass Child Abusers

by Lazarus on Saturday, October 19, 2013 10:31 AM
NGOs and Trade Unions are Mass Child Abusers  

Some day, the various White-dominated trade unions and environmental NGOs will have to account for their actions when faced with the reality that they participate in fostering Systemic Generational Child Abuse. Systemic, as in ensuring that native communities remain locked into the failing system of government handouts, by using them as pawns to further their own goals. Generational, because remaining locked into system guarantees that the problems will continue to the next generation and further unless cycle is broken. Child Abuse, because the it is the children and future children that are the primary victims of continuous cycle of poverty. By their actions in fomenting and backing the protests against resource development near First Nation reserves, they are stopping the opportunity for FN communities to participate in gaining jobs and training for their members, and thus continuing the poverty cycle of so many reserves. This forces...
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