30 November 2018

Peak Segregation...

it's a Liberal thing...insert alt text here

"While just 7.7 per cent of all children under 14 are Indigenous, they account for 52.2 per cent of all children in foster care • astonishing numbers that demand some sort of response, Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott."
Apparently that "response" involves separate drinking fountains because... racism.


RELATED: The miraculous, restorative power of...

...aboriginal justice...
"His lawyer, Ron Piche, told Justice Barry Morgan that he would be asking for Mr. Pauchay to be sentenced by an aboriginal healing circle."
Special rules for special people... the soft bigotry of low expectations.


dmorris said...

Your last sentence covers it exactly! "The soft bigotry of low expectations".

Back in the 1960's, an Indian (now known as Indigenous) man was walking home on the highway going past my hometown. He was struck and killed by a hit and run driver.
The RCMP investigated the case for almost two years and finally solved, and arrested a fellow Indian from the same Reserve, who promptly admitted to being blind drunk at the wheel that night.

The H&R driver pled guilty and was sentenced to six months. An RCMP officer who was a friend of my Mother and had worked on the case,was outraged and confronted the Judge. The Judge told him (not verbatim),why bother to give him a longer sentence and cost the Province even more money. It was SOP on the Rez so why waste more money on a lost cause.

I guess the Judge had seen too many similar cases to have much hope for our Native Brethren.

Pauchay's case was a travesty of justice, but that is the way all the players in the Indian Industry want it. Best to just turn away in disgust because nothing and no one is ever going to change the situation.

Anonymous said...

old white guy says ------ I guess holding people responsible for their failures should not apply to Canadian Indians.

Neo Conservative said...

save the children... or not...

"The rate of deaths from injuries is 3 to 4 times higher for Aboriginal children than for other children in Canada."

Source: Health Canada - Government of Canada (2002) Healthy Canadians – A Federal Report on Comparable Health Indicators 2002