Geoff Russ: Radical activist is as unhelpful an Indigenous stereotype as the noble warrior

2022-05-27 8:52:00 PM

Geoff Russ: Radical activist is as unhelpful an Indigenous stereotype as the noble warrior

Geoff Russ: Radical activist is as unhelpful an Indigenous stereotype as the noble warrior

If many of our alleged \u0027allies\u0027 really listened to us, they wouldn’t like what they had to hear

Article contentThese pseudo-intellectuals inform the Canadian public’s opinions and views of Indigenous people by praising the radicals on television and their books, lending them undue credibility, though they have little right to do so.Remember, academics and sociologists

helped craft the policiesthat led to residential schools in the first place. Academia is an insular world, and most viewpoints found within it have no bearing outside it. If you formed your opinions on Indigenous people based solely on the academic worldview, you would believe we brush our teeth while contemplating how to best decolonize the toothpaste label.

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Wonderful article! Sure, demonize peoples you've already colonized, geonocided, and then marginalized! Good job tips! GeoffRuss3 Thank you Geoff for a great article. GeoffRuss3 Just read the article in the Post. Excellent, thanks.

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This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.Pam Palmater says New Brunswick needs an inquiry into anti-Indigenous racism.In Kahnawake, south of Montreal, members of the community are meeting daily to discuss ways of contesting the law, said Mike Delisle, a member of the Mohawk Council of Chiefs.Create Free Account A United Nations special rapporteur is planning a Canadian trip to examine the “overall human-rights situation” of Indigenous people in light of the discoveries of possible unmarked graves near former residential schools.

Article content These pseudo-intellectuals inform the Canadian public’s opinions and views of Indigenous people by praising the radicals on television and their books, lending them undue credibility, though they have little right to do so.Remember, academics and sociologists helped craft the policies that led to residential schools in the first place. "Why is he not telling the justice people, 'Let's find the answers … let's ensure that we have Wabanaki people involved as part of the investigation, as part of the inquiry. Academia is an insular world, and most viewpoints found within it have no bearing outside it. "Those are just words on paper, it doesn't mean anything to us, because their words are not true. If you formed your opinions on Indigenous people based solely on the academic worldview, you would believe we brush our teeth while contemplating how to best decolonize the toothpaste label. But that's not happening. I got a firsthand experience of how these kinds of misconceptions play out during fourth grade. She asked them to consider redress, criminal prosecutions and other “remedies for human-rights violations, including genocide.

My well-intentioned teacher decided reforms to the Indian Act, instead of my school performance or the last Canucks game, were an appropriate way to start a conversation with my dad on parent-teacher night. "We do so many studies, investigations, inquiries, commissions, court cases, human rights complaints, tribunals, and we find out over and over and over again, 'Yeah, we still have the same problem and it's getting worse,' " said Palmater. On Saturday, a group of Kahnawake students led a protest march, stopping traffic on a major bridge into Montreal. They would have gotten further with the hockey talk. Using political or sociological issues to start a conversation with strangers is odd, regardless of their ethnicity. It's just that governments and society haven't taken up the call to do that. Advertisement 5 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. There is no French immersion in our schools, so you study either fully in English or in French after Grade 3," she said in an interview Tuesday. Article content . "We've been asking for changes to the education system, even in my day back in the sixties," said Perley. “The AFN will continue to press for accountability and reparations to families and communities which were not covered under the [Indian Residential School] Settlement, which compensated individual harms.