In a day and age, where no White European Country is innocent of the most grievous sin of colonisation, Canada is bending over backwards in their virtue signalling about how ‘sorry’ we are for anything happening to our native population. Our media hides the fact that the Mi’kmaq had scalped far more English Men before Edward Cornwallis offered a bounty on their scalps. With natives demanding that statues celebrating Cornwallis be removed from Halifax, because it offends them (where have I heard that before). Where Residential schools were literally ‘cultural genocide’, and children were taken from their homes left, right and centre (while there was abuse in the schools, it wasn’t comparable to real genocide during WWII), and more importantly to this blog, 20,000 at-risk individuals were taken from their families by social services, and placed with white middle-class families. That egregious act is going to cost $800 million dollars. They said it was an ‘attack’ on the natives because indigenous children were taken from their homes at a rate 4 times higher than other kind of child. When you look at the poverty and the violence in those communities, was it a bad thing though?
The federal government has agreed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to survivors of the ’60s Scoop for the harm suffered by Indigenous children who were robbed of their cultural identities by being placed with non-native families, The Canadian Press has learned.
The national settlement with an estimated 20,000 victims, to be announced Friday by Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett, is aimed at resolving numerous related lawsuits, most notable among them a successful class action in Ontario.
Confidential details of the agreement include a payout of between $25,000 and $50,000 for each claimant, to a maximum of $750 million, sources said.
What did the ‘survive’? Why are they, victims? I don’t understand how this even compares to what happened in ‘Residential schools’. When the typical Indigenous community suffers from 3 times more violence than the rest of Canada and nearly four times more if you are a woman, keeping children who may be in a horrible situation in their communities could have been more amoral than ‘destroying their culture’ by taking them away. They say that children were 4.5 times more likely to removed from their families than the rest of Canada, but if they were three times more likely to experience violence, it was paramount to take these children from those hi-risk connections to ensure their safety?
In 1983 researcher Patrick Johnston stated that Aboriginal children were disproportionately likely to be taken into the child welfare system. In Alberta 40–50% of children in care were Aboriginal; 60–70% in Saskatchewan; and 50–60% in Manitoba. According to the Aboriginal Justice Implementation Commission, “Johnston estimated that, across Canada, Aboriginal children were 4.5 times more likely than non-Aboriginal children to be in the care of child welfare authorities. Similar findings have been reported by other experts.
Looking into the matter of the ‘scoop children’, the only complaint is that we ‘stole their culture from them’. Considering it was only hi-risk children who were taken away from violent homes, I think that is a much better tradeoff. These children could have been murdered, committed suicide, and so many other negative things that could have happened had they stayed in their hi-risk communities. I think we did them a favour, but no good deed goes unpunished now.
More importantly, We don’t know if these white families ‘prevented’ these native children from exploring their native roots, in fact, they could have been encouraged to follow their roots and learn about their heritage. Were these children abused like the children who were at Residential schools? Did those families share what they knew about their communities? Were they given every opportunity to become everything they could be? These are all excellent questions. But if white people did this to native people, it is ‘imperialism and cultural genocide’.
The sources said the government has also agreed to pay the plaintiffs’ legal fees – estimated at about $75 million – separately, meaning the full amount of the settlement will go to the victims and the healing centre, to be established in the coming months, sources said.
The settlement would be worth at least $800 million and include Inuit victims, the sources said. The final amount is less than the $1.3 billion Brown Martel had sought for victims of the Ontario Scoop in which at-risk on-reserve Indigenous children were placed in non-Aboriginal homes from 1965 to 1984 under terms of a federal-provincial agreement.
Students who lived in school residences for less than five years are eligible for $15,000 in overall compensation while those who lived there five years or more are eligible for $20,000.
The residential schools were a travesty. And they were an absolute attack on native culture. Beatings, sexual assaults, and a forced removal of all Native culture – that is abuse! Did the ‘scoop children’ experience this? I wonder if the hearings discussed anything like this. When people in residential schools experienced just as much abuse as they experienced in their communities, that $50M settlement was needed, but we don’t know anything about scoop children other than they were at risk and social services removed them for their safety. For all we know, these families could have encouraged the children to learn about their Indigenous heritage.
According to Stats Canada, that safety concern needs to be addressed. Indigenous people are three times more likely to be assaulted than the rest of Canada.
I know that the relations between the indigenous people and the Canadian public as a whole are hurting, but when you look at the levels of crime among Indigenous people compared to the rest of Canada, you can see why we may have decided to take the children away from those communities. Especially the fact that indigenous women seem far more vulnerable to violent attack.
We’re doing our best to help indigenous communities now, the Ontario government is spending over $1 Billion to extend the power grid to ensure these communities always have power, so the economy of those northern towns can prosper and grow.
Not to mention, any Indigenous person who is on a reservation doesn’t have to pay any taxes, can hunt and fish whenever they want. We have never tried to ‘destroy’ the native peoples in Canada, but in the world of ‘Intersectional feminism’ we are oppressors, and we need to ‘ask forgiveness for our sins against the native peoples of Canada’.
Am I saying that the relationship between Natives and rest of Canada has been ‘perfect’, no it hasn’t? But paying out $800 Million to because we took at-risk children away from their communities and placed them in stable white communities and families is ludicrous. Half of these children might have been murdered by now if we didn’t do that. To pay $800 Million to children we saved is just beyond me, and shows how ravenous social justice cultural Marxism is. Again, Trudeau shows that he doesn’t care about Canada at all, only that we ‘virtue signal’ how good we are. And today that means paying $800 Million for Indigenous peoples, and a few months ago, spending $10.5 million to Omar Khadr.
Canada’s compilutation on these matters, gutting out any kind of ‘pride’ in our culture and our past is starting to get on people’s nerves. We’re already starting to see leftist violence on the streets of Canada, so matters will only get worse.
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