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Unrepentant -Canada's Secret Religious Genocide

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posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 06:41 PM
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**WINNER: BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY - 2006 LOS ANGELES INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL. **WINNER: BEST DIRECTOR for an INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY - 2006 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.

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"This documentary reveals Canada's darkest secret - the deliberate extermination of indigenous (Native American) peoples and the theft of their land under the guise of religion."

You do need a strong stomach for this one but it clearly shows the brutal supression and murder of young Native Americans under the delusional guise of religious bigotry and ignorance.


[edit on 02/10/08 by karl 12]




posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 06:48 PM
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You know, I'm from Canada... and I find it somewhat disturbing that everyone thinks that the United States is somehow the most evil place on earth, .. Canada is sooo compliant with it's craptacular slavery that we just voted in the same monster (Harper), whoa I'm having deja vue didn't the Americans elect Bush twice? ....


anyway, about this documentary; I am about to watch it. I'll report back on that later.

But I thought that it should be known, that I believe the real conspiracies lay within Canada, didn't the States try and fight us at one point? .. sure it was a long time ago, and I imagine I "don't know the story" but we already have "gun control" and such horrible things that the Americans would get really suspicious whereas the Canadians just go..... "Eh?" ... Ugh..



posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 07:04 PM
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First of all they're not Native Americans, this is Canada.

Every colonial power mistreated the native cultures and exterminated them because in a war that's what people do. Great cultures have come and gone throughout history and when they've vanished, very seldom has it been pretty.

Canada has done it's best to take care of the remaining native people but at some point they have to take responsibility for themselves because despite the money they get from the government a lot of them live in sub poverty levels without access to even clean drinking water.

It's partially a failure of our government but it's also a failure of native leadership.

That's history, very little of it is pretty.

[edit on 15-10-2008 by whiskeyswiller]



posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 07:19 PM
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Originally posted by whiskeyswiller
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First of all they're not Native Americans, this is Canada.

Every colonial power mistreated the native cultures and exterminated them because in a war that's what people do.


That is one lame excuse. How do you knwo what EVERY colonial power has done? And that is NOT how people act in war. That is what people are told to do in war. NO ONE would exterminate thousands/millions of people w/o being bred into killers by their society/govt. Watch some tv specials about aboriginal tribes and see what their definition of war is.

You'll see 5-10 people standing on a hill with a spear or two standing 20 ft apart because they don't want to get hurt. One with a poisened bow will take a shot and maybe get lucky. That's how people act. We have to be taught to be cold blooded murdering sedicious bastards!



posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 07:31 PM
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With the exception being that they still have ownership and title to as much land as they have legally won, and many have due to necessity joined our commercialism and free enterprise society. But this is not what those familiar with first nation people's fierce independent stance is. Its a little more akin to: we will never surrender. This is our land, and your ways are foreign and are destroying the earth and we will wait for you to self destruct. What we need to do in truth is look closely at all that is held near and dear to this very special race that never once polluted the earth and lived within natural moneyless resource societies on their own for over 10,000 years, and learn to see with different eyes.
One thing they do indicate is that if we wish to not participate, we must also find a way, to step out of the system. I have the greatest respect for these beautiful people.



posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 07:43 PM
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Here in Canada, they are called First Nations people, or Anishnaabe.
"Nish" for short.
There is a flip side to the coin.
While there are some stuck on reserves that live in poverty, there are many that live the high life.
I live in a city with many natives, and a reserve on the border.
This is what I see.
Natives that come off the reserve, to go to college or university, completely government paid for, as well as housing and living expenses, paid for.
They come in new vehicles, buy new furniture, and dress in the latest fashions.
Their children have all the most expensive toys.
They walk into any store, and pay no tax on anything.
They stay here till their courses are done, then go back to the reserve either well educated enough for a good job, or back to the home built for them by the band council, no charge, with monies earned from the Native run Casino just south of me.
The reserve on the edge of town, gets all the business from selling cigarettes cheaper than anywhere else.
Where they mistreated years ago?
Yes..I believe so.
Now...not at all.
As for religion, I have seen very few keep up with the "OLD WAYS" unless there is a special occasion or a POW WOW.



posted on Oct, 15 2008 @ 08:10 PM
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As for the land claims, they can't even decide amongst themselves who owns what land. Well over 110% of the land is either in dispute or has been in dispute over the years.

They've been fighting over this land for centuries amongst themselves.



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 01:24 PM
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Appreciate the reply,hope you find the film as interesting (and truly disturbing) as I did.
It appears some other members who have posted replies to this thread have not even bothered to view the film so here is a brief synopsis:

Between 1820 and 1969 government sponsered United Catholic Church boarding schools educated 'savage' Indian and Eskimo children into Christianity.
10 months of the year the native children were taken away from their families and culture.
Severely punished if caught speaking their own indigenous language,never allowed to laugh,to read,to hug or talk of their Native heritage,deeply scarring them for life.
Now revealed,pedophilia rings,torture,sterilisation and experiments at the hands of the nuns and priests.
Designed for genocide,the schools had a 50% death rate.
Armed with bible verses,the church also mass murdered indians who refused to convert and stole their land."



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 04:50 PM
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Originally posted by AccessDenied
Where they mistreated years ago?
Yes..I believe so.
Now...not at all.
As for religion, I have seen very few keep up with the "OLD WAYS" unless there is a special occasion or a POW WOW.


AD You make some fair enough points but the documentary is not about their religion-it is about the brutal,sadistic,bigotted treatment they received from another one.
The film is well worth a watch although it is quite sickening to think that this was government sponsered project and culpability for these crimes has never been addressed.



posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 04:57 PM
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Originally posted by karl 12

Originally posted by AccessDenied
Where they mistreated years ago?
Yes..I believe so.
Now...not at all.
As for religion, I have seen very few keep up with the "OLD WAYS" unless there is a special occasion or a POW WOW.


AD You make some fair enough points but the documentary is not about their religion-it is about the brutal,sadistic,bigotted treatment they received from another one.
The film is well worth a watch although it is quite sickening to think that this was government sponsered project and culpability for these crimes has never been addressed.

I totally agree with you, however, even the knowledge of what when on in those times has not stopped a good majority of first nations from adopting and practicing that religion now.



posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 05:36 PM
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Originally posted by AccessDenied
I totally agree with you, however, even the knowledge of what when on in those times has not stopped a good majority of first nations from adopting and practicing that religion now.


AD Thanks for that reply-well the only message I can glean from that fact is that organised religious indoctrination,brainwashing and conditioning coupled with brutal violence and repression ....actualy does work.
Not a nice thought.
I think this film will stay with me for a long time.
Cheers Karl
P.S. Like the politically correct dictionary thread.

[edit on 02/10/08 by karl 12]



posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 06:20 PM
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Thank you Karl for the documentary.
I never watched the video yet,
I already know of this atrocity that was done
to our people, My moshum (grandfather) recently
received his reparation from having to
go to a Residential school, he is not satisfied
from just getting money. You can't just throw money
at the problem and expect it to be fixed.
The reason why some of our reserves are still in sub standard
ways of living is because the people are still healing from the
torture there were put through from the fathers and nuns.



posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 06:28 PM
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Okimas Thanks for the reply,I suspect when you do watch it ,due to your heritage,you will be more angrier,sickened and disgusted than I was but the documentary film is essential viewing.
You are right that throwing money at the issue does not conclude it.
A public acknowledgement that these terrible acts actualy occurred by the government/religious institutions involved and a sincere,genuine understanding that these outrages will never occur again seems to be the most productive path.
Cheers Karl

[edit on 02/10/08 by karl 12]



posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 08:46 PM
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I haven't watched the documentary yet either, but the First Nations people got royally screwed over by the government of Canada.

What many Canadians don't realize is that there were still a few residential schools around in the 80's and 90's. Some of these people suing the government because of the sexual abuse they suffered are my age.



posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 10:09 PM
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Yes thank god there closed now.



posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 11:46 AM
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Originally posted by Duzey
I haven't watched the documentary yet either, but the First Nations people got royally screwed over by the government of Canada.

What many Canadians don't realize is that there were still a few residential schools around in the 80's and 90's. Some of these people suing the government because of the sexual abuse they suffered are my age.



Thats almost inconceivable that these abuses could still have been occuring right up until recent times - all these types of schools should be closed to ensure this never happens again.



posted on Dec, 6 2008 @ 01:51 PM
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Thank you so much for posting this video. I had heard of the small pox ridden blankets, but this goes much beyond.

A very important video that I hope more Canadians will take the time to watch.


"Kevin is more deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize than many who have received it in the past."
Dr. Noam Chomsky

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S&F



[edit on 6/12/08 by ConspiracyNut23]



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 02:48 PM
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CN -thanks for the reply and the comprehensive link.

The Irene Favel testimony is beyond horrific.



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 02:57 PM
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Aren't we good at hiding skeletons in our closet?

First the Natives and then there was the Chinese. Strange how people call us Peace Keepers eh?

In any case, being a Canadian who grew up in a largely Native community, they have a deep rooted cultural pain in regards to what happpened to their people.

Sure the government has been somewhat linient in giving them back what they have lost, but nothing can ever truly repair such a trauma. It's akin to the Holocaust in that way.

It's really sad to think that we, a relatively young nation by any standard were so brutal in our take over/building of this great nation.

S&F for the info friend, keep'em coming.

~Keeper



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 02:58 PM
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Canada has let its First Nation population down I so agree. It has dragged its feet in righting the wrongs of narrow minded people who on their own religious beliefs thought the Anishnawbe needed to be re educated.

My brother is Cree and his father has received his gov`t settlement. It does not remove the memories though.

Again religion fails.






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