May 14, 2017

Patriarchy alert! “Feminist” PM Trudeau keeps Indian Act’s “sexist” provisions

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Our “feminist” Prime Minister is revealing himself as a fake feminist again, this time by not removing the sexist legislation within the Indian Act. 

Imagine there was an Act for each race in Canada, and the Liberals violated Charter equality provisions by retaining legislation that discriminated against a given race, and particularly the women, within it.

Well, you might be shocked to know that they’re doing something similar with the Indian Act.

Watch as I give the background and show why the Liberals lied when they promissed they’d reconcile with the Native population, and eliminate sexism.

Trudeau and the Liberals should abolish the Indian Act altogether.

The Act is beyond repair and outdated so any changes they do make, aren’t doing anything to help First Nations communities.

It seems the Liberals are okay with living in some Orwellian world where some First Nations people are more equal than others.

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commented 2017-05-16 15:23:21 -0400
This Trudeau is following in his fathers footsteps in his betrayal to not only the First Nations people but the country as well. The following is PET’s interference in the First Nations rights.

“Provisions
The main provision of the White Paper was to eliminate Indian status as a distinct legal status for Aboriginal people, which the federal government envisioned as a step to achieving equality among all Canadians, by regarding Aboriginals as equal citizens like other Canadians. The White Paper was in the vein of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau’s vision of a “just society” in which all discriminatory legislation was repealed. It stated that eliminating Indian status would “enable the Indian people to be free—free to develop Indian cultures in an environment of legal, social and economic equality with other Canadians."
Other key provisions included abolishing the Department of Indian Affairs within five years, abolishing the reserve system, and converting reserve land into private, sellable property owned by the band or Aboriginal landholders. A $50 million fund for economic development was to be established to compensate for the termination of the treaties and the Indian Act, and a commissioner would be appointed to investigate outstanding land claims and terminate treaties. Finally, the white paper proposed transferring the jurisdiction for Aboriginal affairs from the federal government to the provinces and gradually integrating their services with the services provided to other Canadian citizens.

The 1969 White Paper (officially entitled Statement of the Government of Canada on Indian policy) was a Canadian policy paper proposal made in 1969 by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and his Minister of Indian Affairs, Jean Chrétien. The White Paper would abolish the Indian Act, which the federal government viewed as discriminatory, dismantling the special legal relationship between Aboriginal peoples and the Canadian state in favour of equality, in accordance with Trudeau’s vision of a “just society”. The federal government proposed that by eliminating “Indian” as a distinct legal status, the resulting equality among all Canadians would help resolve the problems faced by Aboriginal peoples. After opposition from many Aboriginal leaders, the white paper was abandoned in 1970."
commented 2017-05-16 15:23:21 -0400
This Trudeau is following in his fathers footsteps in his betrayal to not only the First Nations people but the country as well. The following is PET’s interference in the First Nations rights.

“Provisions
The main provision of the White Paper was to eliminate Indian status as a distinct legal status for Aboriginal people, which the federal government envisioned as a step to achieving equality among all Canadians, by regarding Aboriginals as equal citizens like other Canadians. The White Paper was in the vein of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau’s vision of a “just society” in which all discriminatory legislation was repealed. It stated that eliminating Indian status would “enable the Indian people to be free—free to develop Indian cultures in an environment of legal, social and economic equality with other Canadians."
Other key provisions included abolishing the Department of Indian Affairs within five years, abolishing the reserve system, and converting reserve land into private, sellable property owned by the band or Aboriginal landholders. A $50 million fund for economic development was to be established to compensate for the termination of the treaties and the Indian Act, and a commissioner would be appointed to investigate outstanding land claims and terminate treaties. Finally, the white paper proposed transferring the jurisdiction for Aboriginal affairs from the federal government to the provinces and gradually integrating their services with the services provided to other Canadian citizens.

The 1969 White Paper (officially entitled Statement of the Government of Canada on Indian policy) was a Canadian policy paper proposal made in 1969 by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and his Minister of Indian Affairs, Jean Chrétien. The White Paper would abolish the Indian Act, which the federal government viewed as discriminatory, dismantling the special legal relationship between Aboriginal peoples and the Canadian state in favour of equality, in accordance with Trudeau’s vision of a “just society”. The federal government proposed that by eliminating “Indian” as a distinct legal status, the resulting equality among all Canadians would help resolve the problems faced by Aboriginal peoples. After opposition from many Aboriginal leaders, the white paper was abandoned in 1970."
commented 2017-05-14 22:23:16 -0400
Great report Holly.
Thanks Maurice Potvin for contributing your insights, your questions deserve an answer; and unfortunately, you will get double-speak from the Liberal government.
commented 2017-05-14 21:52:40 -0400
Once again, we see that The Tater Tot is a feminist of electoral convenience. A windsock who blows whichever way the political winds blow in order to buy votes from the gullible.
commented 2017-05-14 18:48:45 -0400
And yet, during every election campaign, the libs convince aboriginal tribes to vote exclusively for them. So far, during Jt’s reign, I have seen all issues completely ignored but many promises that he’ll get to them in his next term. So they’ll need to vote for him again before he might consent to throw them a bone. He’s hoodwinked our native population one more time.
commented 2017-05-14 18:21:46 -0400
Getting my Metis status card and number was a simple process. I simply provided the Metis association with my mother’s name and place/date of birth. Has that changed now? Does this mean that Trudeau can now strip me of my Metis status and heritage on some made-up technicality? Isn’t it ironic that we live in a country where the government and the courts legally recognize and enforce fake genders – where a man with fully operational wedding tackle can legally enter a women’s changing room or showers simply by self-identifying as female, but we can’t self-identify as the ethnicity we grew up with unless the correct gendered parent carries the bloodline. We were always closer to my mothers side of the family than my father’s. There are many reasons for that, but that’s irrelevant. I think we Canadians can fully identify with Jeff Foxworthy’s not-too-subtle back-handed insult of the policies of the Obama administration with his “You might live in a country that was founded by geniuses, but run by idiots,if” routine. And, yes, I think the Indian Act should be scrapped, and everyone with aboriginal ancestry should be fully integrated into Canadian society. That doesn’t mean that aboriginal communities need to be disbanded, or land disputes shouldn’t be settled. On the contrary, they should be given more individual rights and freedoms to do what they wish with their own land, including selling it. Further, being fully integrated into Canadian society doesn’t have to mean abandoning their cultural heritage. In fact, the culture and character of the aboriginal communities can make for a much more rich and vibrant Canadian culture once integrated with the broader culture…. unlike Islamic and Sharia culture that JT seems so found of.
commented 2017-05-14 18:21:21 -0400
And here I thought that sexist part of the indian act had been changed decades ago.
commented 2017-05-14 17:28:12 -0400
Absolutely kill the Indian Act. These people need to brought into mainstream society and treated as such. Had it been done a hundred years ago they’d all be much better off, billions of dollars wouldn’t have been wasted and we wouldn’t be having these issues.
commented 2017-05-14 17:25:11 -0400
Has anyone else noted that 1st nations get to essentially live like it’s 1969 while the rest of us have been mercifully ‘saved’ from having so much freedom? Taxes, smokes, gambling, chauvinism, you name it, I only wish I could dye my skin red, change my name, move to the rez and live like i’m Ron Burgundy.
commented 2017-05-14 17:02:09 -0400
No Indian act = no “Great White Father” in Ottawa. No more posing as a Monarch over a “Conquered Domain” It’s hard for a pseudo-Monarch to relinquish that God-like power over people’s lives – to hand the royal crown to the (presumed incompetent) wards of royal beneficence.

I agree with you Holly – playing “great white father” to treaty aboriginals is a conflict in Marxist identity politics so vast it render any politically correct poseur involved in it a toxic hypocrite. Kill the “Indian Act” and write the Aboriginal emancipation act.
commented 2017-05-14 16:50:05 -0400
Please – refer to Trudeau as a feminazis.
commented 2017-05-14 16:31:55 -0400
The bottom line is that the lefty’s cardboard cartoon hero really doesn’t care about real Canadians anymore than his cutouts. He’s just as shallow and fake with a fake smile and just as useless. The same empty suit. Actually his cutouts would do far less damage.
commented 2017-05-14 16:02:22 -0400
It’s really quite obvious why Trudeau continues to allow the gender discrimination in the Indian Act. It’s because those discriminations also exist in Sharia Law, which Justin is compliant with, condones, and participates in.
commented 2017-05-14 15:34:35 -0400
I agree that the Indian Act should be abolished. I cringe whenever I hear the word “race”. As far as I’m concerned there is only one race, the Human Race, and we’re all members. Treating Indians and Inuit differently just because they have a different ethnic background is no better than discriminating against blacks or other ethnic minorities.

In my opinion, the reserve system needs a major rethink. If some Indians/Inuit choose not to live with the rest of us, fine, so be it, as long as they forfeit any government handouts. Let them live the way their ancestors lived if they like but that means WITHOUT special government subsidies. Alternatively, they can live like the rest of us with exactly the same rights and responsibilities.

Our current approach, where we spend billions of dollars a year on tribes that are frequently corruptly led by their own people is something that needs to end. I’m particularly fed up with them hinting or even asserting outright that we are racists despite the billions of dollars we have lavished on them.
commented 2017-05-14 15:18:32 -0400
Prepare prepare prepare and brace for impact..
If we cannot stop fighting amongst ourselves we will never get the Liberals out of our camp out of our lives and out of our government.!!!
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