16 January 2017

Can there be Reconciliation...

...if there is no Truth?

“He has made a claim, it’s been disputed and he hasn’t produced any evidence, and so the question is, where does he go from here?”
Maybe he's an aboriginal... trapped in the body of a colonial oppressor.

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RELATED: A darling of Non-Native Canada.
“Think of all the Native writing awards he won. Some are cash awards, for Natives only. And how many Native writers, thinkers, Residential School survivors have gone unheard because he’s colonized their public space?”

Boyden has requested APTN organize a sharing circle with its Elder-in-Residence to create a “safe and sacred environment” for the author to answer questions about his heritage.

APTN responded by again inviting Boyden to participate in an interview. The author declined the opportunity.
Of course he did.


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

All's fair in the identity olympics.

Neo Conservative said...

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if gender is fluid... maybe race is too. perhaps he's simply an aboriginal... trapped in the body of a colonial oppressor.

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Frances said...

Grey Owl at least tried to lead the life, and did good work in conservation. This guy - more the celebrity life without actually helping anyone.

Neo Conservative said...

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"frances says... Grey Owl at least tried to lead the life"

wait a minute... i thought appropriating someone's culture was a crime... has that suddenly changed?

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Anonymous said...

old white guy says...........my maternal grandmother had indian in here genetic make up, do qualify for some freebees?

Neo Conservative said...

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"owg says... my maternal grandmother had indian in her genetic make up"

apparently you don't need a genetic connection. joseph boyden has based a whole career on "feeling aboriginal"... collecting commercial success and an "order of canada" along the way.

no matter that his voice has displaced actual aboriginal people... he is now the caitlyn jenner of the native movement.

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