November 16, 2015

What is "indigenous traditional knowledge" doing in Trudeau's Natural Resources mandate letter about "science"?

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

I already showed you what a crackpot Science Minister Kirsty Duncan is but after seeing what's in Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr's mandate letter, it's obvious that a pseudo-science attitude is creeping into other departments as well.

Following a pattern found in other ministerial letters, it starts out sensibly enough and sounds like the Minister is being instructed to use science when determining whether a project can proceed.

A few lines later however, in addition to the guidance that appears to make sense, we see the incoherent instruction that includes consideration of "Indigenous traditional knowledge". Huh?

So use science but add a "religious" aspect?

What is a religious or cultural reference doing in a scientific instruction?

Either Justin Trudeau believes in science, or he doesn't, but it will be interesting to see if the scientists at Environment Canada will be true enough to their disciplines to complain about this, or if Trudeau will muzzle them in the name of multicultural harmony.


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commented 2015-11-17 09:10:52 -0500
there = their, to the intelligent people.
commented 2015-11-17 01:43:57 -0500
DR.Genius did you not hear ,they were all passing around flowers while petting there pet deer and loving each other like equal brothers before the white man came LOL. Natives never committed genocide on other natives or warred with each other until we poisoned their minds. At least that is what some progressive told me.
commented 2015-11-16 23:49:56 -0500
Exactly what ground-breaking scientific knowledge did warring pre-literate stone-age savages have? There is so much romanticization of the original aboriginal ways, but it’s quite misplaced.
commented 2015-11-16 22:10:32 -0500
By the Indian knowledge aka science, the oilsands must be all good. It was great for repairing and sealing their canoes. Great how white man found further uses for the mess that mother nature left behind.
commented 2015-11-16 19:57:37 -0500
I love how Ezra sees through all the politics.
commented 2015-11-16 19:54:31 -0500
If you are an indian you are untouchable in Canada today.
commented 2015-11-16 19:19:24 -0500
I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. I watched the Dr. Kristy video. Everyday this gets worse. Mcallum, Sajjan, Dr. Kristy. It’s kind of like a B grade movie where they have really bad co-stars so the hero doesn’t look as bad as he really is. Hug a terrorist and don’t forget the selfie, it might be your last one! F@-$&?…ck me, what a nightmare.
commented 2015-11-16 18:57:29 -0500
Thks for filling us in Ezra.
We’re done! No way we can sustain 4yrs of this and come out the other end and still be “ok” (sigh).
commented 2015-11-16 18:52:50 -0500
Not sure how you made the jump from “Indigenous traditional knowledge”, to religion, but native traditional knowledge is fading very fast. The number of elders who can still speak the mother tongue can be counted on one hand in some instances. The traditional nature lore regarding the cycles of plants and animals is also fading fast.
commented 2015-11-16 18:39:24 -0500
The constitution clearly states that the provinces don’t need the feds approval for a project if push comes to shove. Let alone the Indians which have no say either.
commented 2015-11-16 17:20:03 -0500
I guess this means we can all fish and hunt without restrictions or limits then?
commented 2015-11-16 17:19:05 -0500
I have worked on and around many reserves and on much native land, they are not any cleaner than the rest of us nor do they have any more respect for the earth. That is always an individual choice.
commented 2015-11-16 17:18:34 -0500
Fluffy hard at work again. What brain cells he has are at war with each other.