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Canadas first nation people

Canadas first nation people

Postby maryjane48 » Nov 10th, 2017, 8:29 am

From across this land, the people you are about to meet see a brighter future for all Canadians. Their personal journeys and stories are different, but are all connected by heritage and pride. As Canada marks a historical occasion, their roots and culture go well beyond 150 years. For them, this is a time to look back, and to also look forward. They are trailblazers, innovators, leaders and deeply proud to be Indigenous.

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http://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/i- ... nous-2017/

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Re: Canadas first nation people

Postby Treblehook » Nov 12th, 2017, 2:19 pm

We have, right here in the South Okanagan, one of the most [if not THE most] progressive and successful Band Chiefs in our country.... someone that sets an example that all leaders of bands across Canada would benefit from emulating... at least much of what he is doing. He should be right there, front and center, as a trailblazer. Nobody is perfect, and I am sure there some that would pick away at the man's performance, but it is difficult to take exception to results. Just saying.

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Re: Canadas first nation people

Postby Chyren » Nov 13th, 2017, 8:17 am

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Re: Canadas first nation people

Postby Ka-El » Nov 13th, 2017, 5:01 pm

Treblehook wrote:We have, right here in the South Okanagan, one of the most [if not THE most] progressive and successful Band Chiefs in our country.... someone that sets an example that all leaders of bands across Canada would benefit from emulating... at least much of what he is doing.

Indeed, and all across this province are examples of First Nations Bands negotiating with government and taking steps to improve the circumstances of their members through employment partnerships, improved access to training and education, improved health services, etc. The former chief of the Haisla Band, who negotiated partnership deals with a number of resource companies, is now a sitting MLA.

As if forming opinion on overgeneralization and stereotype (prejudice) wasn’t enough, it seems the only news that gets reported on First Nations portrays them in a negative light. And despite the fact these stories refer to more isolated incidents relative to the total number of Bands across the country (availability heuristic), those who have always formed their prejudicial views from overgeneralization and stereotype do not hesitate to use this information to reinforce their bigoted views.
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Re: Canadas first nation people

Postby The Green Barbarian » Nov 13th, 2017, 5:13 pm

Ka-El wrote:, those who have always formed their prejudicial views from overgeneralization and stereotype do not hesitate to use this information to reinforce their bigoted views.


I agree. Our Governor General's comments the other day about FA religious beliefs were just disgusting.
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Re: Canadas first nation people

Postby Queen K » Nov 13th, 2017, 5:31 pm

The Green Barbarian wrote:
Ka-El wrote:, those who have always formed their prejudicial views from overgeneralization and stereotype do not hesitate to use this information to reinforce their bigoted views.


I agree. Our Governor General's comments the other day about FA religious beliefs were just disgusting.


Damn, I commently missed those comments, is there a link to the whole debacle?
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