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  1. I imagine there are a plethora of men and women who look back on their younger years with some if not a lot of regret for their actions. That it should define who they are now is specious at best. How they have lived their lives since that time is what should count - not unsupported allegations from over three decades ago that had they been properly reported at the time may very well have been found to be without merit.
  2. Well hello there Machjo or as you are known in Canadian Content forums - White Unifier. Found this post and decided to share it with other members on CC - just so you know.
  3. Not all of them, Argus. Huff Post Canada allows commenting on it's articles and I take full advantage of it. The CBC is but a left-wing tool of the Liberal government.
  4. If a couple of memes are the best you can come up with to show your disregard for Andrew, it should be an easy ride to election day for us Conservatives. LOL
  5. You are absolutely right, eyeball. We were presented with a one-sided story for the most part and that did no one any good. I was lucky enough to go school with students from the Cree nation in our area. Through them, we were able to gain a much better understanding of the indigenous point of view. But that option was not available to all Canadian students and due to that many grew up believing exactly what they were told in school. In the last decade or so, Canadians have come to realize that - due to those FNs that have come forth to tell their side of the story. That said, within the FN communities there is a core of people who, for their own ends, choose to ignore or disavow certain truths about what happened in the past. They shout down the voices of their own brethren who would affirm those truths. There also are among them a group who despise any form of religion that is not based on their form of Indigenous spirituality and though unable to turn all their fellow FNs from following other faiths, have been wildly successful at having their ceremonies front and center at every event involving Fed and Provincial governments. Precious time is taken up with long involved ceremonies prior to hearings, inquiries, round-tables, and commissions. I watched several sessions of the MMIW inquiry and was stunned by how much time was given over to these types of ceremonies and how little time was given to the people who were there to share their stories. I live close to a reserve here in BC and know many of the FNs. What they have to say about this core of what some have termed 'the aboriginal industry' would make illuminating reading were any of the media in Canada inclined to listen to them.
  6. It is extremely time consuming, and no, I do not have the time to check every single news story. I check what I believe is important and do what I can to let others know what I have found.
  7. Would you care to expand upon your comment, eyeball. I would be interested in knowing exactly what 'crap' you are referring to in your post. I don't like making assumptions.
  8. That NP article was the first glimmer of hope in tracking down the truth, Centerpiece. From it I was able to dig deeper and find more and more facts about the true story of Charlie. It angers me no end that our kids are being made to read, study and accept as fact what is a fictionalized account of a young boys life and death. And to think the author of the book is held up as a hero.
  9. We are capable of checking facts, James though it is difficult and there are many false leads, it can be done.
  10. It is difficult, time-consuming and frustrating, Bonam. Just finding that first piece confirming the lies can take numerous searches using numerous different headings. Once that is found it does get a bit easier as you at least have more leads and a better understanding of exactly what to search for. It does take commitment. Unfortunately, most people have neither the time nor the opportunity to research a story. There is so much disinformation on the net and so very many sites that continue the lie. One must be totally dedicated to their goal. The reward is being able to expose the fallacies and it is most definitely worth the effort.
  11. I must apologize to the forum. I broke the rules by posting an article. I am sorry for that. The article was written by Robert McBain refuting claims in a story called the 'The Secret Path' about a young native boy called Charlie Wenjack. After much due diligence, Mr McBain was able to prove that much of what was written was little more than a pack of lies. The truth is that Charlie Wenjack actually attended a public school in Kenora, ON. He only boarded at Ceclia Jeffrey Indian Residential School. The school was NOT run by Catholics but by the Women's Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church. There were no nuns or priests at the school. A Cree/Saulteaux by the name of Colin Wasacase was in charge of the school at the time and his wife was the matron. There is no credible evidence that the children were kept in prison-like conditions. Nor is their any evidence of abuse at the school. On the day Charlie disappeared he had been playing with two orphan boys from the school who had run away before. On the afternoon in question, the boys decided they would run away and visit their uncle - Charlie decided to go with them. After spending a few days at the cabin of the boy's uncle and for all appearances being well-cared for, Charlie decided he wanted to go home. Home was fly-in Ojibway community on the Marten Falls reserve. After being shown the railway tracks by the boy's uncle and being told to ask CNR railway workers for food along the way, Charlie left. His body was discovered by CNR engineer on October 23, 1996. That is the true story of Charlie Wenjack. The Secret Path has now become required reading in schools across this country. What good does this piece of revisionist history do for the true victims of abuse in Residential Schools. With all the available evidence, one might wonder why the authors didn't choose a true account instead of fictionalizing the life and death of young Charlie Wenjack. EF12MisinformationWenjackMacBain.pdf
  12. I agree that treaties most definitely need to be negotiated, eyeball. That said, here in BC one of the roadblocks is the fact that there are some bands whose claims overlap that of others and they are unable or unwilling to come to terms. The government can do nothing but stand by and hope that reason and compromise will eventually win the day.
  13. No one is well-served by the continual litany of wrongs done. No one. Is this what we are to hear again next year.......and the year following? When will enough time have passed that the sins of previous police forces not be visited upon the current force. What was once truly a celebration of inclusiveness, has now become a source of rancor and divisiveness. Sad that.
  14. As in many other matters these days, it is the so-called 'entitled' few who are clamoring, and getting, all the attention. Meanwhile, on many reserves across Canada, lives are being lived. Business is being done. The kids are being educated. Parents are providing for their families. Too bad it isn't their voices we hear on the news or read about in the newspapers. I am quite sure they would have a lot to say about the yammering minority.
  15. It could have been avoided had the people in the car not been bent on mayhem as was amply proven in the trial. It appears that personal responsibility for one's own actions was sadly lacking by these young people and a young life was taken and that is very sad. Now the natives are all up in arms over the not guilty verdict. Where were they when the youths took off on a day of drinking, shooting off their rifle and invading two farms? Where were the parents? How did the youths get the rifle and who did it belong to? There are consequences to one's actions and it is about time the Native community stepped up and took some.
  16. http://nationalpost.com/opinion/christie-blatchford-heres-where-laurier-can-stick-their-apology-to-lindsay-shepherd
  17. Taken from a transcript of the video. In other words straight from the horse's mouth. Plimlott is one of Lindsay's interrogators. "Pimlott: He’s a public figure, and a lot of people there like (American white supremacist) Richard Spencer of, I don’t like calling them alt-right, it gives them too much legitimacy, but Richard Spencer, right? The Nazis actually used, this is a historic—issues around the free speech idea in the 1920s in Weimar Germany as an issue around which which is what they’re using now. We know that someone like Richard Spencer is using theories and ideas that don’t have any academic credibility. He’s a public figure. But in terms of, if we introduce someone, we give them greater credibility in a certain condition. I agree that there are public figures out there that bring people, uh, bring hatred, target groups and if you look at statistically the degree of suicide attempts of trans people, young people, it’s the highest of any group in society. And, you know, it’s, you go through — Indigenous people — and so on. There are things that don’t have academic credibility and I just don’t think—I personally think I have some problems, I have no problems with the fact that these things are out there and people are going to engage them but we have to think of the atmosphere that we also create for the learning process. " And this is what currently passes for a professor in one of our universities.
  18. https://soundcloud.com/tristin-john-...ity-professors The above is the entire inquisition of Lindsay Shepherd by the three creeps on the board. Have a listen, you might just learn something. IMO, those three creeps should be fired immediately. Lindsay Shepherd is one smart strong cookie and more power to her. Universities should now be on notice that these types of biased and bullying interrogations will no longer be tolerated.
  19. It would have been nice had she taken the time in her tweet to apologize. Considering her excruciating performance accompanied as it was with grotesque gyrations, I'm not all that surprised that she chose to ignore that little item and focus on herself. Sad that.
  20. So because you hate Kessel you are willing to throw the entire team off the bus, eh. This morning I've been reading a lot about how that disallowed goal - that in my opinion was a good goal save for a whistle that was way too quick - and how the Preds were robbed, and how they could have won had it been a good goal. Well the fact is that the Preds had 4 PP chances, two of them back to back and with just under a minute of 5 on 3 but they still couldn't get the job done. In Pekka's barn, the rookie goal-tender Matt Murray stood on his head and gave my team the chance to win. Preds and their fans can cry and whine all they want but they had their chances and they didn't take them. The Preds are a great team and without a doubt I expect to see them even better next year especially if they can solve the problem of how to score on a PP.
  21. The Pittsburgh Penguins hoisted the Stanley Cup for the second year in a row tonight and they did it in Bridgestone arena in Game 6. I am over the moon with joy for my Pens. I believed that there was nothing Sid would like better than to bookend this fantastic season he's had with yet another Stanley Cup and that's just what he and his teammates did tonight. And they did it without Chris Letang and Nik Bonino. The Predators were formidable foes through-out the series and I give them full credit for playing their hearts out.
  22. I truly enjoy watching the Jays play in Seattle against the Mariners. The fan support they get from Canadians who travel from all provinces of the country to attend the games is simply amazing. Hearing them sing our national anthem always brings shivers. They won 4 - 2 tonight but it was not their best effort by any means. The unforced errors by the defence really concern me including the ones by our pitchers especially when they advance runners. They still aren't able to get the small ball game down and were it not for the homers they would go wanting for runs. Marcus had a good solid outing and earned the win. Joe Smith got out of the 8th with the help of the defence, Roberto Osuna sealed the deal in the 9th. Kendrys, Zeke and Smokie all delivered homers tonight - the latter might have tied with Judge for the most in the season but Aaron got one of his own tonight.
  23. 1 pipeline approved - Kinder Morgan and approval for an extension to another line by our PM. With the help of Donald Trump, the Keystone line will also see approval soon. And this under the leadership of our Liberal PM - Justin Trudeau. Not, of course, that he had any choice in the matter what with all the money he has promised while our country sinks deeper into debt. It won't make the granola-eating Birkenstock crew happy - but then nothing short of turning off the taps and plunging our country into total darkness would appease them.
  24. Would you be so kind as to post links to specific articles that will provide some basis in fact for what you wrote in the post above. The fact is that the overwhelming majority of immigrants to our country are assimilating with little difficulty and that the extremist views you mention are to be found in the hearts and minds of homegrown Canadians.
  25. I could and I do when I have something useful to add to the discussion. Simply repeating the thoughts of one by using different words doesn't, IMO, further it at all.
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