Canada’s negligence and indifference is killing Indigenous people

From small pox blankets and scalping bounties to imprisonment and neglect — Canada is killing our people and Canadians will be next if nothing is done to change the value (or lack thereof) that we collectively put on human life – all human life. This dictatorial, police state is not what newcomers to Canada had in mind when they came to Canada. A territory shared with Indigenous Nations based on formal agreements (treaties) and information agreement (alliances) were founded on three principles: one, mutual respect; two, mutual prosperity; and three, mutual protection. Indigenous peoples, their families, communities and Nations protected and cared for newcomers. Our people fought in Canada’s world wars to protect our shared territory and people. Now it’s time for Canadians to stand up for Indigenous peoples.

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/pamela-palmater/2015/02/canadas-negligence-and-indifference-killing-indigenous-people

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