July 14, 2016

McKenna EXPANDS native land with “fashionable but wrong” territorial acknowledgment statement

Brian LilleyArchive

It’s fashionable across Canada for politicians, especially progressives, to start every speech or statement by acknowledging they are on the traditional territory of “fill in the blank” first nation.

Even in Parliament and provincial legislatures you’ll hear this. In Vancouver it’s so commonplace, the Conservative convention opened with such an acknowledgement.

With a speech Minister McKenna gave in Niagara Falls, she expanded the territory. A media advisory for the 37th Annual General Assembly of First Nations said she’d be speaking on the Treaty Territory of the Six Nations of the Grand River. The address on the official government of Canada notice struck me because I’m from the area and the Scotia Bank Convention Centre is nowhere near their Treaty Territory.

The Six Nations are as traditional to that area as any white settler that got a land grant because that’s what they were given for their loyalty to the crown.

The original grant was six miles on either side of the Grand River, later shrunk for various reasons but even taking the original land grant, Minister McKenna just expanded the six nations territory exponentially.

She should know better since she’s from that area too. If she does know better and still said it, she’s providing false hope and false promises to the Assembly of First Nations.

It was never Six Nations territory. These types of statements are wrong and disingenuous, and have to stop.

Wynne also does this in Toronto in the Legislature at Queen’s Park saying she’s on traditional land of the Mississauga’s of the New Credit but they sold the land to the Governor of Upper Canada in 1787. They haven’t lived there in over two centuries.

There are land claim issues that need to be settled but let’s stop with the false piety and virtue signalling and let’s stop expanding territory to people who never owned it.

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commented 2016-07-15 16:27:41 -0400
I’m sure she is a hit with her uppity friends but she is nothing but a good waste of groceries.
commented 2016-07-15 11:03:19 -0400
This woman is beyond the pale in stupid! Everything that comes out of her mouth is dumb and ignorant. She should be at home hiding her ignorance, instead of imposing it on the rest of us.
commented 2016-07-15 10:51:05 -0400
Its morons like McKenna that give blonds a bad rap.
commented 2016-07-14 20:51:33 -0400
The whole of Canada is the territory of those who built it into a civilized Western democracy and made it a (once?) great country. This includes very few if any Indian or “First Nation” persons.
commented 2016-07-14 19:43:04 -0400
C’mon, Brian, cut Minister McKenna some slack – she can’t possibly see well enough to read a map to see how far away the Grand River is, with her head up her ass 24/7.

OMG this woman is dumb.
commented 2016-07-14 19:38:30 -0400
We’ll be seeing some truly hollywood theater from this lot of Alinsky historical revisionist zombies – ferinstance this cunned stunt has been BSed into believing the Mohawks are a treaty nation – WRONG!

Canadian 6 nations ARE NOT treaty nations – At best they have claim on a land USE grant from the UK crown which they dishonestly sold off as their deeded land and pissed away the profits.
commented 2016-07-14 19:34:01 -0400
Brian, she was “from there” but maybe she spent less time in school, or the time she spent is school she may have been sucking her thumbs or day dreaming. She has many times shown she is not a thinking human being.
commented 2016-07-14 18:27:10 -0400
The nearest group of Indians near Grande Cache, Alberta are Iroquois. Yep, Iroquois. They settled after serving the fur trade 150-200 years ago, so are not considered traditional, hence they are non-status. However, the Cree who pushed the Dene and Beaver out of the Peace country at the same time frame are considered status. Go figure the logic of regressive socialist whitey, I can’t.