Posts Tagged ‘indigenous rights’

Challenging Canadian colonialism means challenging Canadian capitalism..

July 1, 2019

The 19th Century saw the clearing of the Canadian portion of the Great Plains of its Indigenous population. They were forced onto reserves and starvation and illness was used to drive down the population and break the capacity to resist.

Canada guilty of decades-long ‘race-based genocide’ against indigenous people – inquiry..

June 4, 2019
A damning report has accused the Canadian government of perpetuating genocide by inaction against indigenous women and girls. Indigenous rights activists say they’ve been witnessing their own grim version of #MeToo for years now.

The report is the result of an extensive inquiry commissioned by the Canadian government itself in 2016. With over 1,200 pages, it paints a grim picture of systemic mistreatment of ingenious women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA (which stands for two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual) people. These groups of the indigenous population have been singled out as the most vulnerable ones.

Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott say Liberals have ‘fallen back’ on grand Indigenous pledges..

April 25, 2019

RICHMOND, B.C.—Expelled Liberals Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott called out their former government over Indigenous rights on Wednesday, adding to the pair’s previous criticisms that plunged Ottawa into scandal.

In their first public speech together since their ouster on April 2, Wilson-Raybould and Philpott pointed to a lack of progress on “urgent” crises that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to tackle.

Trudeau Arrogantly Thanks First Nations Protester For Their Money..

March 31, 2019

Liberal budget leaves behind Indigenous women and children — again..

March 21, 2019

The exclusion of Indigenous women and girls as a priority in this federal budget is a glaring example of the ongoing racism and sexism that is so deeply embedded in Canada’s laws, policies, practices and institutions — the very same racism and sexism the Liberal government claims to be against.

Trudeau’s dance of deception on Indigenous rights

February 27, 2018

There is no doubt that Trudeau was trying to deflect attention from the deep-rooted racism within Canada’s justice system — but also in his own government’s failure to take substantive action on any of the injustices facing Indigenous peoples. Despite his many pre- and post-election promises to Indigenous peoples — Trudeau has been all talk and little action.

Idle No More

December 7, 2017