February 14, 2017

SJW archaeologist wants to “de-colonize” historic plaques in BC

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

Canada has a unique aspect to our Social Justice Warrior activism that’s quite different from the United States due to a widely held belief among many activist groups that Canada doesn't actually belong to those that live here.

To those activists, anyone that isn’t of First Nations heritage is deemed a “settler” and there’s a growing movement of those who want to see Canada “decolonized”.

That can mean slightly different things depending on the activist or group they belong to but essentially it means Canadians of European heritage need to go back to Europe and presumably, it’s the same with Canadians of Asian or African heritage.

At almost every anti-development protest, I see signs and banners with calls to decolonize Canada. Many of the people who take this position aren’t even First Nations but are simply suffering from the world's biggest case of white liberal guilt.

There are radical first nations resistance activists that push this narrative, but what we often see on the regressive left nowadays is the main source of this crazy activism comes from academics and the latest example in British Columbia is no different.

Watch as I look at the example of archaeologist Joanne Hammond who wants to have a series of information plaques that are scattered along British Columbia Highways, “decolonized”.

Hammond herself is not First Nations and has said that “most” of the information used for her re-written plaques came from First Nations testimonies, which is one of the biggest problems.

It’s difficult to be accurate and stories change or are modified as they’re passed down, so how on earth can Hammond be 100% sure her rewrites are even accurate?

She can’t. She’s simply virtue signalling for attention because she’s a social justice warrior that thinks we need to de-colonize Canada and de-colonize Canadian history.

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commented 2017-02-15 11:45:51 -0500
Dear Joanne . . . .

We have been supporting your worthless ass for over a hundred years . . . .
if I leave do I get my money back?

About 20 years ago I had an opportunity to spend an afternoon with a Blackfoot Chief . . . he told me how his ancestors came to North America across a land bridge from Asia . . . so I said to him “you are immigrants here too” . . . he did not argue.

Coming from a culture that followed the buffalo and salmon for a few centuries, and did not even invent the wheel . . . you should be mighty glad that the Vikings came here over 1300 years ago, followed by the French, British and Spanish.

Imagine if the world had left you alone . . . you would not be sitting in a bar with your I-phone today . . . . you would be sitting in a smokey TeePee chewing on dried Pemican or Salmon . . . without a drink . . . but possibly contemplating the WHEEL . . . .

PS: Anyone who gets continually robbed by their Chief and treated like a share cropper in the middle ages by their own people, perhaps you have bigger problems than biting the hand that FEEDS YOU . . . lol
commented 2017-02-15 11:42:38 -0500
When the Indians stop their cultural appropriation of European innovations, I’ll consider moving to the country of my ancestors.
commented 2017-02-15 10:53:09 -0500
On Hammond’s website, she states: " I am completely qualified to be a thorn in the side of establishment." Aspiring to be a professional pain in the ass. Her parents must be so proud.
commented 2017-02-15 10:17:11 -0500
Donald said, “We have to de-colonize to make room for the new colonizers. Islam”

You first. Lead by example. Bye!
commented 2017-02-15 09:40:16 -0500
I agree with Hammond. We have to de-colonize to make room for the new colonizers. Islam
commented 2017-02-15 05:28:08 -0500
Joanne Hammond should lead by example. Hammond is a name from the Viking era, and also of French origins, Either way, Professor Hammond can research her family tree and quickly move back to her ancestral European homeland.

If it is the Vikings, she must want to head back to Sweden, where she can enjoy the no-go zones or enjoy her homeland’s crowning achievement of becoming the rape capital of Europe.

Much the same for France. Who knows, maybe the ongoing daily riots in Paris – spreading throughout the country – can be something she can immerse herself in research; maybe a first hand scholarly study on the new European phenomena called “rape gangs” and the socio-religious aspects of Muslim attacks against non-Muslim women. Or will she propose that Muslims should return to their native land much as she suggests for non First Nation people. Or would she call that “racist”.

Will she give up her good paying job at a BC university and practice what she preaches?
commented 2017-02-15 02:19:06 -0500
Randy Burke there you go using facts to shatter the lefts phony image of the natives, they were all peaceful noble savages before we came along according to the left.
commented 2017-02-15 02:16:32 -0500
Space Moose they were not from here either originally and try talking to some of them, they do not went terror being imported either. Oh sorry i forgot,only lefties speak for minorities and know what they want, my bad.
commented 2017-02-15 02:07:55 -0500
Or maybe we should just give it all back to them because in six or seven years after that happened they would devolve into tribal savages again with three quarters of the population wiped out because we took our technology with us… another two years after that the inbreeding would take care of the rest.!! That means no power no gas no automobiles no petroleum and on and on and on.
The country would basically be uninhabited and we could come back and name the rivers and creeks anything we wanted.!
commented 2017-02-15 02:07:25 -0500
Then perhaps you can convince the aboriginals to put a pause on the entry of new refugees to CAnada.
commented 2017-02-15 02:02:46 -0500
Since when has a nation ever been defined by a group of hunter gatherer/ scavengers who never build a road, who never had a center or institution for higher learning or a formal written language… or a documented history, who never provided anything to the modern advancement of medicine .. Who’s contributions to the scientific community has been zero at best. who’s men would war over hunting land and murder each other and kidnap women for wives or slaves.
I rest my case.!!!
commented 2017-02-15 00:35:35 -0500
What did these great “Native Nations” give us, oh yes the tepee and travois and how to use buffalo in 42 different ways. Now what did the terrible European culture give us, oh yes, everything else that modern societies use and capitalize on, this includes the great native nations!
commented 2017-02-14 22:48:00 -0500
MAURICE POTVIN commented 3 hours ago
" If she feels sufficient white guilt, why doesn’t she decolonize herself and move back to Europe or wherever the hell her ancestors come from?"

My sentiments, exactly, Maurice. Funny how this virtue signalling ends at the practical performance of decolonizing themselves to that paradise called Europe, or Asia, or Africa or wherever their origins are.

Vern Cooke, I also had similar thoughts. Why are the lefties bemoaning "colonization while at the same time trying to set up sanctuary cities for the latest colonials? Consistency is never part of the leftist agenda. They are simply contrarian children who have massive knee jerk reactions throughout their lives over every perceived wrong. No one could ever satisfy their need for perfection and control.Can the re-education camps be far behind?
commented 2017-02-14 22:36:05 -0500
Hmmm, where did the indigenous, native north American people come from ???
Did the Iroquois and the Huron’s not war against each other, before Europeans came?
Why is Battle River called, BATTLE River, sure couldn’t be because the natives fought with each other over the Bison hunting grounds, could it ?
Sorry SJW’s Europeans came as migrants, and it appears the history of the world is pretty much the history of human migration.
commented 2017-02-14 22:05:28 -0500
Karan, the natives would be extinct if whitey would not have come along to improve society. Not saying they did everything right and many natives are great people. I just hate arseholes of any color.

These SJW’s should just give the natives blowjobs to make up for their whiteness. They are going to be doing it for the muzzies so it is best to be consistent with their welcomeness.
commented 2017-02-14 21:14:26 -0500
I’m from Manitoba, and every piece of art has to be native. I wonder if we can blame the natives for that horrible human rights building. What an eyesore!
commented 2017-02-14 20:57:28 -0500
Russia took over Siberia from enthic Siberians right around the same time as England, France, and Holland were taking over North America from a different group of ethnic Siberians.

Indians aren’t special, magical beings. They aren’t “indigenous” to North America. They didn’t have “nations.”

They are no different from anyone else who tried to control an area of land without developing the means to defend it against outside conquerors.

The upside is that Canada is a pretty incredible country, and we don’t care about who your ancestors were. If you finish high school, get a job, get married, and have kids, in that order, you can have the highest standard of living in human history.
commented 2017-02-14 20:43:44 -0500
All these SJWs & other leftists critical of European colonization of North America while making their claim forget one crucial point; There was no Canada or USA as to speak of before hard working & civilized people from well developed European countries came here to settle this frozen wilderness.
If not for European colonizers natives would still be wearing leaves or buckskin, living in tepees or igloos, with nothing more than once every couple of days of uncooked scarce meat to eat, raiding & stealing other tribes women, cutting each other heads & nothing more than a shaman for medicine. They were still millenniums away from their Iron age.
commented 2017-02-14 20:34:42 -0500
look who is the real racist the damn indians
commented 2017-02-14 20:25:14 -0500
If you drive on Hwy 99 from Vancouver to Pemberton & further up to D’Arcy almost all the towns, creeks, lakes & rivers now carries an un-pronounceable & ludicrous name in native language.
Canada is dying while majority of its population is busy welcoming invaders, celebrating queerness & dancing to multicultural music.
commented 2017-02-14 19:55:04 -0500
Interesting article. I wonder how the SJW’s view the current influx of Syrian “settlers”. Are they for or against their entry into Canada?

commented 2017-02-14 19:51:47 -0500
As a Metis, I don’t need stupid white SJW professors telling me I’m a victim of colonialism, or what’s in my best interest. She can can kiss my ass. If she feels sufficient white guilt, why doesn’t she decolonize herself and move back to Europe or wherever the hell her ancestors come from?
commented 2017-02-14 19:49:57 -0500
Pure commie revisionist BS a historic rewrote to fit the gilt/white shaming narrative, propagated by marginally functional psychotics with money stolen from the demographic they are bigoted against.

AFAIC any degreed historian/archeologist or teacher who lends their professional credibility to junk history or junk science can do it on their own dime because I’m not going to pay them for biting the hand/culture/nation which feeds them.
commented 2017-02-14 19:29:51 -0500
The reason that the aboriginals did not benefit from the advances of western society is that the bureaucrats of the Indian Affairs Department, through its many permutations, will not allow them. Even now, we have a privileged white woman carrying a feather, as minister, doing nothing at the behest of Baby Doc who wants a canoe shed.

If Indians had been allowed to partake in the growth of Canada, they would all be Chief Louie’s from Kelowna.
commented 2017-02-14 18:55:18 -0500
All of North Americans First Nations people have the same basic DNA as Asians, Chinese, Japanese and so on.