posted on Jan, 20 2014 @ 10:29 AM
I do not log in very often, but I thought I would chime in on this one. What our government did is absolutely disgusting. This was not something we
did in the 50's or 60's either, the crimes went on until 1996. That is right, 1996, not very long ago.
This is from a CBC article "In the 19th century, the Canadian government believed it was responsible for educating and caring for aboriginal people in
Canada. It thought their best chance for success was to learn English and adopt Christianity and Canadian customs. Ideally, they would pass their
adopted lifestyle on to their children, and native traditions would diminish, or be completely abolished in a few generations."
Sounds like whoever was in charge has some pretty poor ideas of Canadian customs as I am a 3rd generation Canadian and I have never forced anyone to
eat their own vomit or tortured anyone. Makes me absolutely sick
ALSO!!!! Harper passed a bunch of laws and bills through the backdoor the same day that he issued his formal apology for this. I can not remember
exactly what was done but I will edit this post once I have done some digging. Never miss a good opportunity right?
*June 11, 2008. That is the day of Harpers official apology. If anyone else is better at digging than me maybe they could help find what it
edit on 20-1-2014 by blahblah454 because: Adding a date
edit on 20-1-2014 by blahblah454 because: spelling