June 22, 2015

Bennett scolds Mulcair for #NationalAboriginalDay tweet -- If only they cared that much about real First Nations problems

Rebel Staff
 

How pathetic: NDP leader Thomas Mulcair sent out a banal, boilerplate tweet commemorating National Aboriginal Day.

But then Liberal Carolyn Bennett scolded him for the way he worded his message!

Wouldn't it be something if the NDP and the Liberals were less worried about 140 character tweets and more concerned about fixing the real problems faced by First Nations people?

All these horrible problems are fixable, and they all stem from the Indian Act.

But don't hold your breath waiting for either party to reform or revoke it.

They're too busy arguing about fashionable politically correct terminology on the internet.

 

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commented 2015-06-24 08:11:16 -0400
Wine, wine! Every time I watch TV, read a paper artical or website, it seems the First Nations are complaining!!!!!!!! We can’t seem to satisfy them. Maybe they need some more MONEY!! If I wine, would I get some money! Gets out and be responsible First Nations!
commented 2015-06-24 02:40:04 -0400
So tired of the whining and mollycoddling and the false blame of others. Ukrainians went through way worse under Stalin roughly 10 million murdered and sent to be re-educated or else. None of my Baba and Guidos family were addicts for some reason.
commented 2015-06-23 17:50:47 -0400
The term “first nations” is an absurd name and a way to coddle and capitulate to these people who seem to think they are some kind of upper class folks who have special rights and privileges over the rest of us because they were theoretically here before our ancestors arrived. I have never heard of non-aboriginals being referred to as “second nations” or new immigrants as third or fourth nations etc. and it would be silly to refer to us that way. However, when dealing with these “first nations” people who are actually themselves immigrants from Siberia and Asia, perhaps we should start to refer to ourselves as “second nations” as we are also native north Americans now too and we also have rights because nobody actually owns the land the same as nobody actually owns the air we breathe and the water we drink. When we human beings are born on planet earth, we all have the right to live on the land where we were born. Some of these aboriginals refer to us as “settlers” and consider us trespassers who don`t belong here as they selfishly want North America all for themselves.
This entire situation is made worse by politicians who are trying to get these people votes and falling all over themselves to be politically correct. It is appears that these “first nations” people are exploiting this situation and hoping they can get paid to hunt and fish and play in the woods and live the good life without having to actually work or go to school.
Of course not all aboriginals feel this way and many are hard working good people who appreciate our civilization and society and consider themselves Canadians first.
commented 2015-06-23 14:11:00 -0400
“It seems that none of the political parties have the intestinal fortitude to do what needs to be done and scrap the Indian Act. Indians need to become Canadian citizens on an equal footing with the rest of us. It’s long past time to forget about the mistakes of the past, quit acting like victims and move on with their lives.”

Precisely. At the very least, the Indian act should be updated, but that would just be another 100 year band-aid.

Best thing to do is scrap it. AFN is in better care under the protections of our Charter than they are under the Indian Act. You (and many refugees) can take that to the bank!
commented 2015-06-23 14:08:40 -0400
Joan Abernathy : Trudeau’s FN policy is to legalize marijuana so more FN youth drop out of school and none of them notice the Indian Act is apartheid and keeps them oppressed.

Mulcair’s FN policy is to unionize five eighths of them to oppress the rest of them.

The Irony in your humour there is as far as any campaigning as come so far from those 2, That is all they have really offered which applies to status AFN people… The peons in both parties LOVE bashing Harper, but neither of them, particularly the LPC, have any intent on actioning anything in regards to AFN unless it brings them support.
commented 2015-06-23 13:47:20 -0400
No legislation ever cured society’s ills, of any society.

But progress is being made, starting with the Innu and the north, all across the Arctic circle (including Russia, Norway, Sweden, and Finland). It involves having the heart changed, and that heart change is being spread by the Innu themselves to other Innu communities. The base camp for the change? Alert, on Baffin Island.

And it will work its way south, to the Native “nations” here. (Actually, it’s already begun. But because it’s “religiously based”, don’t watch for the MSM to even recognize it!)
commented 2015-06-23 02:11:09 -0400
So then would that be “Canada’s useless twit Carolyn Bennett” or “useless twit of Canada Carolyn Bennett” I just want to make sure I have it right!
commented 2015-06-22 23:47:28 -0400
Reminds me of how “coloured people” is politically incorrect but “people of colour” is politically correct.

Trudeau’s FN policy is to legalize marijuana so more FN youth drop out of school and none of them notice the Indian Act is apartheid and keeps them oppressed.

Mulcair’s FN policy is to unionize five eighths of them to oppress the rest of them.
commented 2015-06-22 22:52:53 -0400
Don, I couldn’t agree with you more, but to those with an interest in keeping the status quo, “them’s fighin’ words”.

Basically what I am saying is that because the fight to keep the Indian Act going would be vicious and dirty by those pushing to keep status quo, such an act would be a career ender for a politician.
commented 2015-06-22 22:39:02 -0400
It seems that none of the political parties have the intestinal fortitude to do what needs to be done and scrap the Indian Act. Indians need to become Canadian citizens on an equal footing with the rest of us. It’s long past time to forget about the mistakes of the past, quit acting like victims and move on with their lives.