By Pino Demasi
On August 9, 2019 at 7:53 am
The REAL Concerned Citizens of Thunder Bay
(MANITOBA – ONTARIO BORDER) –Below is an update via media release from Treaty 1 regarding the round dance expected to stop traffic on the Trans Canada Highway at the Manitoba – Ontario border.
It says this was to delay traffic not a full blocade. My wife and I missed this by a few hours and my son aborted a trip to a friends cabin in Ontario because of it. Anyone affected by this? How long of a delay? I do not think it is an unreasonable step to have their message heard. If I was stuck in backed up traffic for a long time I might feel differently.
More of these delays for round dance ceremonies planned for other border crossings including some to the US.
Wab Kinew at a rally in Manitoba – DANTON UNGER / Winnipeg Sun/Postmedia Network
Published: August 9, 2019
Winnipeg SUN News Manitoba
Brian Giesbrecht, retired judge, is a Senior Fellow at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy
Are Giesbrecht’s comments reasonable or very short sighted?
He gives examples of Manitoba’s Wab Kinew (NDP party leader) and former Federal Attorney General Jody Wison-Raybold.
There are numerous examples of Indigenous people who came from the reserve that achieved success despite modest beginnings. Senator Murray Sinclair is one.
He assumes the majority of indigenous people in Canada have the same upbringing, privilege, opportunities and are physiological equal to the majority of Canadians. The fact is the colonial systems, residential schools, sixties scoop, cultural differences, systemic racism, often generations of sexual and verbal abuse of children and women, substance abuse or self medicating, inadequate primary education and limited healthcare have put many at a servere disadvantage.
Some grew up in better conditions or were able to overcome these but to say the majority can do this without major changes and support is a stretch to say the least.
These conditions have spanned genetations and it will take major changes and genetations to bring true equality and fine the right balance of the many cultures differences.
Are the chiefs and band leaders of many First Nations partly responsible after incompetence, misusing funds and corruption? The Financial