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‘Apartheid Kills’

“I believe and see evidence that the great fundamental problem lies with the ‘apartheid’ system into which Aboriginals have been thrust for 150 years or more,” Lefrançois wrote in his report. “It is time to put an end to this apartheid system, and for all of the authorities concerned to confront that challenge.” 

“A Quebec coroner’s report on five suicides in two Innu communities in the province said a system similar to apartheid is at the root of the problems that led to the people’s deaths.

“Despite all the money and efforts of the various levels of government over the past few decades, despite the treaties and agreements signed and the many discussions and negotiations, little is changing. To expect an improvement, you have to address the problems and consider solutions differently”, wrote Lefrancois… 

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‘Quebec Police Report’

Last year, headlines concerned allegations that ‘Sûreté du Québec’ (SQ) officers were sexually abusing aboriginal women. One year later, an official investigation has released its report. Despite the fact that the independent observer appointed to oversee the investigation has declared it “fair and impartial” — and the fact that the police union has declared the original accusations to have been a “witch hunt” by the CBC, whom the union is suing — aboriginal leadership is up in arms, demanding an investigation into “systemic racism” in the Quebec justice system: 

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“A wide-ranging investigation into allegations of police abuse of ‘indigenous’ {‘Siberian settler’} Quebecers produced only enough evidence to charge two officers, Crown prosecutors said Friday in Val-d’Or, Que.  Continue reading ‘Quebec Police Report’

‘Reaching Out’

“A letter-writing campaign is helping reach out to ‘First Nations’ {‘Siberian settler’} communities in northern Saskatchewan coping with the recent tragedy where six girls took their own lives in less than a month.

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“Fran Forsberg is a long time foster parent and children’s rights advocate who felt compelled to act after hearing of the suicide crisis… Continue reading ‘Reaching Out’

‘Who Controls The Water?’

Because of the Race Based dysfunction enabled by the Canadian Constitution, yet another jurisdictional confrontation looms: 

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“Alberta’s provincial government and several ‘First Nations’ {‘Siberian settler communities’} appear headed for a showdown over who controls water on aboriginal {reserve} lands…

“The province asserts jurisdiction over all water within its borders, including on reserves – a notion some tribal communities reject.

“We always had an unwritten belief that our water underneath us is ours”, said Carol Wildcat, consultation co-ordinator for the Ermineskin Tribe {includes the Hobbema reserve}, one of the affected ‘First Nations’. “It doesn’t belong to anybody else. Alberta, I know, probably states otherwise … the audacity of them, eh?”

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‘Rationalizing Racism On Reserves’

An Aboriginal Industry article trying to justify racism on aboriginal reserves:

‘Who belongs on a reserve? ‘First Nations’ will decide’ 

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“In recent months, the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) community of Kahnawake has re-opened discussion on its controversial {racist} 1984 membership law. The renewed debate has been accompanied by provocative developments: Protests outside homes, eviction notices sent to “foreign” residents, accusations of racism from the {former} Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, and a lawsuit challenging the membership law in court.

{See: ‘More Mohawk Discrimination’:
https://endracebasedlaw.wordpress.com/2016/05/20/more-mohawk-discrimination/
And below for more posts on this topic…}  Continue reading ‘Rationalizing Racism On Reserves’

‘Another Failing Remote Reserve’

“A remote Manitoba ‘First Nation’ has declared a state of emergency after a fire destroyed the community’s only grocery store along with its Band office…said Shamattawa Chief Jeffrey Napaokesik. Napaokesik called it a “total loss”… 

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“The chief said he is working with the manager of the community’s destroyed ‘Northern Store’, owned by the ‘North West Company’, to create an emergency food store at the reserve’s community centre…

“There is no road access to Shamattawa {a ‘nation’ of 1,426 people}. All food must be flown into the isolated community about 745 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg.  Continue reading ‘Another Failing Remote Reserve’

‘Chief Wants More Money’

Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day continues his push for a ‘partnership’ in the Ontario economy: 

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‘We Need To Be Full Partners in All Future Economic Growth through Treaty, ‘Inherent’ and Land Rights, Says Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day’

“This is the 166th anniversary of the signing of the ‘Robinson Huron Treaty’ {See below}. The lands and waters around Lakes Huron and Superior provided the resources for European settlers to farm, fish, mine and trade with our Peoples. The rich resources of our lands {and all the hard work, ingenuity and investment brought by Europeans and other immigrants from around the world} allowed the future economic growth of what would later become the Province of Ontario and the country of Canada.  Continue reading ‘Chief Wants More Money’

‘Who Owns British Columbia?’

“We, the {1,381} Musqueam people openly and publicly declare and affirm {to the 3 million people of the Vancouver Lower Mainland} that we hold aboriginal title to {your} land and ‘aboriginal rights’ to exercise use of {your} land, the sea and fresh waters, and all their resources within that territory occupied and used by our ancestors…”
http://www.musqueam.bc.ca/sites/default/files/musqueam_declaration.pdf

“Vancouver city council formally acknowledged on June 25, 2014 that the land on which the city is built actually belongs to three local ‘First Nations’.

“But landowners shouldn’t worry, according to Mayor Gregor Robertson.” ERBLWhoOwnsBritishColumbia800x800Rather than accept the Mayor’s assurances, we at END RACE BASED LAW would like to ask: what exactly does “aboriginal title” mean? Does the city support this ‘First Nations’ definition:

“We are the true owners of British Columbia. The Indians across the province own everything — the rivers, the trees, the bugs, the animals. You name it. Subsurface rights, the air, the rain, the whole shot. That’s what we mean when we say we have aboriginal title to the land.”

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‘More Mohawk Discrimination…’

“If a Mohawk couple adopts a child who is not ‘indigenous’, the adoptive parents have committed an “offence”, according to a new law in Kahnawake, Que. ERBLMoreMohawkDiscrimination800x800“The adoptive parents will lose their rights as Kahnawake Mohawks — which include voting here, living here, being buried here.

“Those same parents, who sacrificed, changed their lives and reached out to make something so delicate as an adoption happen, will pay for that decision dearly, according to a new amendment to the Kahnawake membership law…

“Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Continue reading ‘More Mohawk Discrimination…’

‘Mohawks Using Race Based Law To Shelter Organized Crime’

‘Police Target Biker-Mohawk Criminal Organization’

“The ‘Surete du Quebec’ say nearly 60 arrests were made Wednesday morning, targeting biker gangs and what they’re calling ‘aboriginal organized crime outfits’, on charges of selling contraband tobacco, drugs, and money laundering. ERBLMohawkTobaccoAndOrganizedCrime800x800“Raids took place in residences and shops, mainly located in the greater Montreal, the Laurentians, Lanaudiere, Monteregie, and on Kahnawake in Quebec, as well as on Six Nations in Ontario.  Continue reading ‘Mohawks Using Race Based Law To Shelter Organized Crime’