February 07, 2016

The absurdity of mandatory Indigenous Studies courses at Canadian universities!

Rebel Staff

I take a satirical look at what the implementation of mandatory indigenous studies courses may mean to Canadian university education.

What about all the other overlooked aspects of Canadian culture, like, say, engineering:

A course about building pipelines -- you sign up for it, then you get a note in French telling you it's cancelled before you start the semester...


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commented 2016-02-14 18:15:57 -0500
Canadian tax payers have payed billions of dollars to native indians.Native indian culture had slaves, tribal wars, cruelty. The federal native ministry is a huge government tax payers orginiazation!.Race favoritism needs to stop.
commented 2016-02-13 20:31:13 -0500
I want to start a petition for a mandatory masturbation course, just for men of course, (we really don’t want to have women enjoying themselves without men), would go a long way in reducing rape in University towns.

Just kidding. Maybe.

But I am sure we would sign up a lot more than their petition did.

commented 2016-02-13 12:44:09 -0500
This could be the first of many “mandatory” government courses. Could we next expect mandatory radical Liberal religion acceptance courses followed by mandatory Liberal clothing courses and mandatory Liberal courses on how to pray multiple times a day? The Canada we knew is being destroyed “because it’s 2016”
commented 2016-02-13 00:24:26 -0500
The natives are never going to change their lifestyle. There is too much money involved in being a victim, and that is what they have been for 150 years. All we are doing is enabling them by shoveling 11 billion dollars at them every year.
commented 2016-02-12 18:49:16 -0500
I apparently have a native heritage (Maliseet in NB). If I want to learn more about them I don’t need the state telling me to do it as a part of some other area of interest , I’ll do it myself and bypass the usual PC garbage the left usually throws in as a part of the mix. From what I have learned , life then wasn’t exactly all unicorns rainbows.
commented 2016-02-10 22:50:09 -0500
That ‘s the stuff that needs addressing Andy, mandatory courses on indigenous studies in Universities won’t do it. Throwing more government money at it won’t do it. I wonder how much abuse goes on in thriving bands compared to those who’s chief’s are the only ones thriving?
commented 2016-02-10 03:05:11 -0500
LIZA ROSIE… It is indeed time that us “Whiteys” stopped playing the blame game against each other and ask our “red brothers” – who are too often beyond blame – to to start examining the miasma within their own tribes… Bare statistics overwhelmingly demonstrate that here is an epidemic of child abuse going on in reserves… And the reasons for that being so can be “spun” in a different directions depending on who is doing the reporting, and what their political cant is…
When I worked as an “information officer” for B.C’s Ministry of Family and Child Services in the late 1970s, the number one reported site for “child abuse by elder” was a well known reserve near Cache Creek,B.C… I sure hope that comes up for debate in any “Indigenous Study Courses”!… Or can it be justified by they way we have treated Red Brother?… Come now First Nations defenders… Porking your adolesecnt niece???
commented 2016-02-09 12:22:53 -0500
There are very few nations who have never expanded their territory by force, enslaved others, robbed and pillaged, displaced and killed, least of all the ‘first Nations’ of this continent. Which one of the 600 nations in Canada was the first one? There is a lot of apologizing and restitution to be made just between the tribes for past actions against each other. Its time pale face, quits the guilt trip. We are all here and have to live together. Its time we work together.

If we don’t pay attention and allow ourselves to continue to be distracted with this infighting, the country will be overtaken by a new influx of people. No more moral relativism. This could be a serious overthrow, an invasion. Pay attention. We have bigger fish to fry. Think Tecumseh. We need each other’s help.
commented 2016-02-09 11:08:57 -0500
Andy Neimers – all very good points! But we all know that the main game is to confuse and brainwash those who do not seek the truth, with the political talking points that they wish the students to fall for. As far as I’m concerned, those who only believe the lies of deceivers, and never question what they are saying or implying, are their own worst enemies, and are enemies to our freedom in a democratic country. They now have a captive audience to further entrench their lies, and continue to victimize our natives, and others. Just look at what they have done in our publicly funded brainwashing institutions, turning unsuspecting students on the Jewish people. Liberals govern by emotions, emotions that they project onto the people, and entrenched as they incite hatred against the innocent.
commented 2016-02-09 04:23:00 -0500
Indigenous Studies?… OK… But let’s then be really HONEST rather than politically correct, or historically “selective” and ultimately “simple”… Make sure that along with the white man’s smallpox decimation of tribes we also include a study of ritual Indigenous child torture practices, Indigenous enemy fire sacrifices, Indigenous slavery, Indigenous total extermination practices of conquered villages, Indigenous firing of prairies to kill game, Indigenous sacrifice of enemy slaves to launch Haida canoes, and Haida sacrificing slaves under new longhouse mainpoles… If you find those suggestions disconcerting, I suggest spending a few minutes on Wikipedia under these related topics… If this is indeed to be university level course then don’t accept “politically correct shit” when being passed off for “whitey-guilt” truth…
commented 2016-02-08 22:22:32 -0500
Left wing hypocrites want to teach phony blame the white man garbage but do not want anyone to know about victims of communism of course, even though commies have done much worse, Ukrainians went through way worse than the natives ever did, why can i not play the victim card?
commented 2016-02-08 21:04:57 -0500
Ahhh yes, liberal government means government for all! Why does the federal government, a party which received less than 40% of votes cast, think that they have any place dictating what gets taught at post secondary institutions? I guess they feel they are experienced enough, having done a 10 year international transgender studies degree,to make a decision for everyone. Here’s a thought, how about we find a way to instill a love of learning back into the education system? How about we stop telling everyone they have to go to university in order to make money? What about the ridiculous notion that elementary schools are teaching kids that there is no such thing as failing?

Tough times ahead folks.. stay he course.
commented 2016-02-08 17:35:20 -0500
I sure hope he is in the front line to hug a terrorist rather than delegate this unpleasant job to our troops under presure. Problem solved for most of us if he does if he does though. Nice hair though might save him !!!!!
commented 2016-02-08 14:04:31 -0500
This tart for PM is a total disgrace and embarrassment to Canadians. He thinks he and his wrecking crew have the world by the balls, but just watch it all fall to hell, when those that voted for this simpleton realize they’ve been had.
commented 2016-02-08 13:20:39 -0500
The people who need indigenous education the most is our parliamentarians. In fact there should be a specific qualification to be PM or MP. There are more politicians out there that have no clue of what there job is let alone the history of Canada. Take our selfie PM for example, his geography and math don’t meet the basics of a high school graduate. Couldn’t cut it as a drama teacher yet he thinks he has the role of PM down pat. Our selfie PM doesn’t even have the basics in Canadian history. Money and fame does not make for a leader but in JT’s case a good puppet. What an embarrassment.
On another note I read the Selfie PM has gone the extra mile and is pulling our air force out of Syria. Word has it he’s deploying more ground forces to train others how to hug a terrorist in a non combat role. I sure hope he’s at the front of the line. Then again being the coward he is like his father he’ll be hiding behind the hired guns in Ottawa mocking those doing the real work of eradicating the despotic ISIL Muslims.
commented 2016-02-08 12:35:48 -0500
This is just using taxpayer dollars to increase employment for the unions, and pump out more faux victims who don’t understand their history.
commented 2016-02-08 11:18:54 -0500
Marxist ideology
commented 2016-02-08 10:30:00 -0500
Dbee DB, would you also suggest building roads to all nations like Fort Chip as well? Perhaps it would be more feasible if the nations contribute the labour in the construction and then run full time businesses maintaining these roads. There are many ways to make this work without just the feds/taxpayers just forking over the money.
commented 2016-02-08 09:29:07 -0500
Corlynn Benett, another whacky Benett!
commented 2016-02-08 08:04:11 -0500
Making it mandatory is irksome. The minister is going too far with her righteousness and her eagle feather to mandate some kind of indoctrination. People pay money to go to university. Indigenous studies should be offered as an option not as some kind of boot camp or you can’t go to university.
commented 2016-02-08 02:46:59 -0500
I think there should be a mandatory Indigenous Studies course, perhaps part of Social Studies 11 or12, or Canadian history 11 or 12 in order to graduate from secondary school. This Friday (Feb. 12) APTN Investigates
http://aptn.ca/news/category/investigates/ focuses on Shoal Lake #40. The Harper regime turned a blind eye to these residents, and now the Liberals are committed to building the Freedom Road.
commented 2016-02-08 02:19:35 -0500
I wouldn’t mind a class where we could discuss grave problems within native cultures and calls for them to reform them.
commented 2016-02-08 01:04:59 -0500
Liza Rosie Yes, absolutely, Chief Clarence Louie is an excellent example of how the serious systemic problems that many Band-centred Aboriginals now live with can be solved, and not just talked about or complained about. The structure, discipline and leadership used in the Osoyoos Indian Band are what so many other Bands need to become self-sufficient and confident themselves. Chief Louie, as well as other similarly successful Band Leaders and their Bands, especially in Western Canada, could provide the example for other Bands to follow: rather than continually struggling with a system and processes that simply don’t work. That would be an example of implementing “solutions” to many of the serious Aboriginal problems, as opposed to tackling negative public stereotyping and prejudice, which has some value I suppose, but just focuses on obvious “symptoms” of the problems faced by many Aboriginals. If the Osoyoos Indian Band can be successful, with direction, Leadership and models to emulate, why can’t many more Bands also function as successfully?
commented 2016-02-08 00:05:49 -0500
Looks like another batch of courses that students can take for an easy credit. It’s bad enough that no one bothers with the natural sciences anymore; now, they’re making it even easier to avoid those fields of study. And the numbers of morons just keeps on growing.
commented 2016-02-07 22:54:14 -0500
I have used Chief Clarence Louie as an example before. He is a highly regarded businessman and leader of the Osoyoos Indian Band. He has changed the face of that part of the Okanagan. I lived in the Okanagan for a while before he became chief in the 80’s. It was a dismal place, and the Osoyoos Indians were for the most part a broken people. Now that band is flourishing….because of personal responsibility. There are at least nine businesses on that reserve, the most obvious being the Winery/ golf course/resort. They also have investments in the business community of the Town of Osoyoos. People come from all over to visit there. Do you think they go away without a sense of who these people are and what their culture is about? The only people I have ever heard say anything negative about Louie are a few other natives ( band office employees or lawyers in the Indian industry game). Are they jealous, and don’t want their free lunch jeopardized?
The best social program is a stable economy, and minuscule government interference.
commented 2016-02-07 22:53:40 -0500
Johnny Cool, you’re right, universities are just perpetuating victimhood, and the one sided climate change sham, is a part of it.

Evelyn Cooper, sorry for the typo in my last post. You and some others had some suggestions for useful mandatory classes which would actually help put ‘tools’ in students tool boxes. Forget about classes on what makes us different. How about the same basic expectations for all students. How about not hobbling young Canadians with more handouts in the place of jobs.

If this government has its way we will all be turned into victims. The answer is personal responsibility, and there is only one way to get people to do that. Some people will fail, but the bulk of people would succeed on some level and learn to carry their own weight. I’m not talking just about Natives here. If you are carrying your own weight you feel useful, and worth something. Its hard to have a chip on your shoulder when you are winning, or at least on an upward road to getting there. We need a strong, stable economy for any of it to happen. Everything the government is fussing about would take care of itself.
commented 2016-02-07 21:55:16 -0500
If anything, a civics course should be mandatory and first one required to take it should be Carolyn Bennett so as to understand that education is not a federal matter.
commented 2016-02-07 21:44:55 -0500
Tax payer funded activity. Add this one to the 94 requests/demands on the Truth and Reconciliation Report. This could turn out to be an expensive lesson for the mistakes of the previous two generations. Hopefully the aboriginal people respond positively and get themselves sorted out and on the right track.
commented 2016-02-07 20:35:52 -0500
What is really needed more than anything else is a school and university course that deals with all the fraud that has been forced upon all of us in regard to the Climate Change Myth and further that humans are responsible for it since there is ABSOLUTELY NO SCIENCE THAT HAS BEEN PROVIDED TO PROVE THIS POINT BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT. Wake up everyone, as this is nothing but a hoax to transfer your carbon tax dollars, which will be coming, to 3rd world countries, by the billions, with absolutely no accountability as to how the funds have been spent and how much has been funneled into the pockets of foreign dictators who Justin T admires. As parents, we need to know what mandatory courses are being taught in the schools and universities, as the futures are their,s and we will all be dependent on them and all others who have been forced into this delusional line of thinking.
commented 2016-02-07 19:46:37 -0500
I have a black vest with the team Canada logo on it in English and French, that I had purchased at the Bay. I wear it everywhere because we’ve had such a mild winter. I was in Safeway the other evening and went through a check out with a native woman as the cashier. She kept looking at me, so I kept looking back at her. I thought she seemed a little agitated, and then she confirmed it, when she went to give me my change, she stopped and stared at the team Canada logo for a good 3-4 seconds. I wasn’t looking at her, I was looking at her hands, and when she finally followed through with my change, I never batted an eye, when she clearly wanted me to know that she did not consider me a Canadian. Well I’ve got news for her,I’m as Canadian as she is, and all these native studies will just pump out more like this little angry tart. She’s been told that she’s a victim, so now she feels like she has every right to lash out as she feels. This will be a class in racism studies and hatred will be slung at the white men and women. And then of course there will be more demands for money, land, and whatever else they can drum up.