Sunday, February 16, 2020
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheers says the "protesters" need to check their "privilege" and let the rail system open again. #Wet'suwet'en. pic.twitter.com/dQKZ6IKouU— APTN National News (@APTNNews) February 14, 2020
This is civil war.— * W. Brett Wilson * (@WBrettWilson) February 14, 2020
Military action is a must.
Retain / constrain as needed. https://t.co/aOlxSx5R3Y
Wet'suwe'ten protester in RCMP gunsight pleads in video for police to put down their arms | CBC News https://t.co/6jtXi7vHzj— Tantoo Cardinal (@tantooC) February 14, 2020
This is where Trudeau’s “most important relationship” gets complicated, maybe hopelessly so. It is not just about historic reconciliation. It’s also about economic circumstances, resource development versus the environment, and the populism arising from economic inequality — some of the most vexing, conflict-laden issues facing the federal government. Throw in contempt for the law and it’s easy to see why what looked important in 2015 can look impossible in 2020.
OK, thread: For the last few days I've tried to learn what I can about an alternate route for the Coastal GasLink pipeline that was apparently proposed by #Wetsuweten hereditary chiefs and brought into the discussion by a Green Party MP. Here's what I've learned pic.twitter.com/hm4gAVCfyc— Andrew Kurjata 📻 (@akurjata) February 16, 2020
Some thoughts on the "rule of law" that so many Canadians wish would end today's uncomfortable and inconvenient protests over a fossil gas (ie natural gas) pipeline crossing unceded Wet'suwet'en territory and RCMP action to drive it through. #Wetsuweten #CoastalGasLink— Peter Fairley (@pfairley) February 14, 2020
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To me its real simple. they still haven't cleaned up Grassy Narrows so there isn't any real reconciliation. Reconciliation is a nice word which politicians and whites use but means nothing unless there is some action attached. No action, no reconciliation.
I'm 70 and I've been watching "this show" my whole life and not much has improved for Indigenous People. About all that has happened is Indigenous People have the right to vote and their kids are permitted to attend "public" schools. Health care and housing still lags behind.
If you think reconciliation is working, have a look at the number of unsolved murder cases of Indigenous kids in Thunder Bay. They still don't know who is murder women on the Highway of Tears in B.C. although they finally have bus service in the area. If that had been a "white" area, you can bet there would have been patrols and buses.
I figured out something was wrong as a kid, when we would go on vacation to the B.C. Interior and drive through or by reserves.
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I'm 70 too, and I do think Canada is better now than it was in the middle of the 20th Century, when residential schools actually still existed.
Here in Saskatchewan, we have made progress, while still acknowledging that things are far from perfect yet.
Schools for Indigenous children continued in B.C. until the early 1970s.
Agreed, its some what better, but not enough to say Indigenous kids have an equal run at life in this country.,
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