February 13, 2016

Mandatory Indigenous studies: Keep your mouth shut and your wallet open

David MenziesMission Specialist
 

Carolyn Bennett, the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, supports the idea of making aboriginal studies mandatory for all Canadian university students. 

Yes, mandatory, because according to Bennett, forcing kids to take such a course is all about doing the right thing. And Bennett knows a thing or two about doing the right thing, doesn’t she?

Well...not really...

Just ask the thousands of Hep C victims who contracted the disease through no fault of their own, denied compensation by the Chretien Liberals back in 1998, including Bennett -- a medical doctor. So much for voting with one’s conscience, so much for the Hippocratic Oath and so much for “doing the right thing.”

What’s also interesting about these mandatory courses is the scant press there’s been on this somewhat chilling idea of coercing post-secondary students to study any subject.

So where’s the Media Party on this story? Well, nothing makes the media kowtow to political correctness more than reporting on aboriginal affairs. They believe the majority of Canadians are simply too dumb or too racist to weigh-in on native issues which is why the taxpayer-funded national broadcaster even prohibits comments on such stories.

What sort of Orwellian scenario is playing out here?

Between a federal minister supporting mandatory university courses and the CBC deciding not to let the great unwashed weigh-in on issues that we’re too stupid and too bigoted to opine on, the message is clear: Big government and big government media know what’s good for you, so keep your mouth shut and your wallet open.

After all, this two-headed juggernaut has an insatiable appetite for your tax dollars. Ain’t democracy grand?

 

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commented 2016-02-20 12:02:49 -0500
Bennet was appointed to cabinet by Trudeau as she is a confirmed mental cripple with the propensity to shit herself when awake. Translation: every sentence she utters is straight Bull shit
commented 2016-02-18 04:19:40 -0500
OK ANONYMOUS… But in “pretty much” retelling of indigenous history for the “past 12,000 years” let’s be really academic and honest and include a discussion of slavery, ritual child torture, total decimation of neighbour tribes, firing of prairies to kill game, Haida canoe launchings over the bodies of slaves, and slave sacrifices under lodgepole erections… OK?…
commented 2016-02-17 20:32:02 -0500
Native studies is pretty much just the history of Canada for the past 12,000 or so years. I don’t see anything wrong with including this in our education systems. It’s better to include some of this than to walk around with the “my country is really really young” nonsense that takes away confidence from Canadians in their own culture and traditions.
commented 2016-02-17 18:19:25 -0500
But Indians killed my ancestors back in the 1600s in Massachusetts. Where is my safe space?
commented 2016-02-16 11:38:14 -0500
Every liberal elected came from the bottom of the food chain. These are the rejects in society, that think they have the moral authority to tell everyone else what to do. I’m not following the plan, and will derail it every chance I get. Everyone needs to speak out against those who shove their ideas in everyone’s faces.
commented 2016-02-14 13:54:02 -0500
Joan….I have been saying the same for years. I would just get the glazed over eyes in response.
commented 2016-02-14 13:11:39 -0500
+Nancy Paul Does it concern anyone that most Liberals are clinically insane?
commented 2016-02-14 11:04:30 -0500
Another degree that will guarantee a student permanent unemployability. Nice.

Of course, this is all part of a process to instill collective-guilt in Canadians. Like collective-guilt has been used against Germans to stem resistance against the tide of refugees, Canadians will be told they are ALL evil because of Canada sponsored genocide against indigenous peoples. Though a residential school is not the same as a Nazi death camp, in the minds of progressives and sodomites, they are the same thing. Once Canadians begin to believe in their revised history, it will be that easier to foist more Muslim immigration on to them. Turning Canada in the World’s battered women’s shelter is only the first step. The next step is to create Canada as an Islamic super-state that will give cover to terrorist operations in the US. Canada will effectively become a Cuba, a launching point for attacks on the US mainland.

Within a decade, Canada and the US will be at war. The US will declare Canada a terrorist state and a threat to US national security. The US will act and invade Canada. It is at that time that Western Canadians must move to restore their freedom and support the US invasion, politically and with force of arms. Supporting a movement for the annexation of Western Canada, all the way to the Arctic, by the US will be the only way Western Canada can survive in the face of JT’s sinister plans to establish a Muslim tyranny in Canada.
commented 2016-02-13 21:10:16 -0500
Does it concern anyone that Carolyn Bennet is clinically insane? Have you seen her interviewed? heard her talk on any subject? Nutty as a fruitcake is far too generous an observation….
commented 2016-02-13 20:28:08 -0500
Hey, Menzoid, in my first year at UWO, we were required to take a mandatory math course, a mandatory science course, a mandatory language course, a mandatory social science course and a mandatory humanities course. Mandatory courses have been around for a long time.

No one will force students to get a degree in Indigenous Studies, although some will.

What bugs me is the assumption someone like me, solely because of my DNA, is not indigenous. My DNA heritage is mixed, like everyone else’s, but mostly Pictish Scots. However, I was born in Canada. I am as indigenous, therefore, as anyone with FN DNA.

It is not DNA that makes one indigenous but natural occurrence. So that means students born in Canada should be able to satisfy the new indigenous studies requirement by studying themselves. The whole idea is an exercise in solipsism and should be taught by the Philosophy Departments.
commented 2016-02-13 19:39:27 -0500
Mandatory Islamic courses will be next.
commented 2016-02-13 17:24:30 -0500
Sounds more Authoritarian then anything.
commented 2016-02-13 17:04:36 -0500
Indigenous: occurring naturally in a particular region. I’m sure mandatory studies won’t include the ignorance of our government for housing and compensating these people while keeping them segregated from society. That sure has worked out! By trying to showcase any such studies; how long will it take for the French to chime in, or the British, or any province for that matter because they may feel left out! Hey we could segregate all cultures and races and compensate them! Look my parents were foster parents and given a little baby girl, because her parents couldn’t take care of her due to drugs and alcohol abuse. When my sister was 5 my parents tried to adopt her but the tribe spoke up against it so that she could stay within “her” culture. This was taken to the highest courts, and our government sided with the “First Nations”, despite "her"people not being able to take care of her as a baby. From the time she was five until she was 18, she was introduced to “her” culture. She was kept on the reserve to experience physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse, drug and alcohol abuse; not because her people wanted to instill indigenous culture either. We were ignorant enough to give them compensation so my sister could experience such values. “First Nations” or not, we need to abolish these reserves, and the natives need to integrate into society like the rest of multicultural Canada!
commented 2016-02-13 16:00:09 -0500
Funny. We just went through the residential school fiasco which was partly intended to take the Indian from the child by force educating him/her to learn the way of the white man. Now we’ve come full circle and attempting to repeat the exact mistake all over except in reverse. Forcing all others to learn the way of Indigenous.
If its a option course that’s offered great but “no” to compulsory.
commented 2016-02-13 15:51:11 -0500
D. Jerome Hauk commented
“you only need to hold your nose, pay for the course, show up on Day 1 and never return. Take the “F” and move on.”

Better yet, hold your nose, photocopy the course notes presented by the ‘professor’ to hand in as a term paper and get an A+. This course won’t have any academic rigour beyond soothing the ego of the ‘professor’; same as other SJW courses.
commented 2016-02-13 15:38:21 -0500
Are the representatives of this new government trying to outdo each other with preposterous ideas? “Mandatory” isn’t even in the Liberal vocabulary is it?
commented 2016-02-13 14:57:13 -0500
There are a couple of possibilities , given making a course "mandatory ". Back in the day, I had to take a phys ed class in order to graduate; if this stricture is applied here, you’re screwed. However, if the " condition to graduate" is not applied, then you only need to hold your nose, pay for the course, show up on Day 1 and never return. Take the “F” and move on.
commented 2016-02-13 14:51:49 -0500
@ Canadian Mongrel commented 34 mins ago
When blue eyed, white skinned, greying blonde Bennett carries a feather, is that cultural appropriation? Maybe not, since the feather is a recently made up symbol of the made up universal Indian religion; as if different tribes didn’t have different spiritual cultures but all worshipped the same way in peace and harmony, and no war. We will all know this when the approved curriculum for the compulsory Indian studies university course is released.
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In hte western militaries – if someone gives you a white feather they are declaring you a coward.

Time for Canada to send a bunch to the def min and the islamic pm.
commented 2016-02-13 14:46:05 -0500
So what course in Engineering will Indigenous studies replace, Strength & Materials?
commented 2016-02-13 14:16:10 -0500
When blue eyed, white skinned, greying blonde Bennett carries a feather, is that cultural appropriation? Maybe not, since the feather is a recently made up symbol of the made up universal Indian religion; as if different tribes didn’t have different spiritual cultures but all worshipped the same way in peace and harmony, and no war. We will all know this when the approved curriculum for the compulsory Indian studies university course is released.