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Aboriginal Points in Canada – jj

Aboriginal Points in Canada

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  1. There was residential schools for a reason .lookat the native youth of today ,they dont respect anybody not even themselves ,i was beaten in Catholic school. punched by a priest when I was 12 ,but I deserved it. Then when I got home I got real beatings .But you know what ,I respect others ,until I watch them treating others that did nothing to them the wrong way ,then I will stand up for the underdog .You keep telling kids they done nothing wrong and how good they are and the next thing you know ,you got a generation of jerks.

  2. I think my race is beautiful, but not everyone thinks so, apparently.
    All these comments disgust me!
    To be honest, I’m not fond of white people, yet everyone is being racist by saying “White people suck!” Or “aboriginal people suck!” And I’m sick of it.
    This world sucks butt because of the racism and everything else going on.
    I know this comment didn’t make sense, because it was made by a twelve year old.
    But please, think about what a comment could do before posting it.
    That’s all.

  3. The truth is that we will never get our culture back. Nations have disappeared completely into thin air due to mass killings and enslavement. We only have ethe future to change and yet hearing all the hateful comments on both sides of the story makes me worry for any sort of future for my people. Forgiveness is not a matter of blame it's a matter of saying that the past is unchangeable we will never have all the traditions we once did. Yet how are we supposed to get anywhere when all anyone does is spew hate. Hate is what caused Canada's issues. Hate is what lead to this divide. Hate gets nobody anywhere but in a history book. Forgiveness and respect is the only way to really make our future better.

  4. The national women's association of canada is 100% right. The murder and rape of indigenous women has to stop. By the way, does anyone realize that almost all of the rape and murder of aboriginal women is committed by aboriginal men? The indians have to stop it at the root, their root. It is not "racist white people" killing Indian women, it is Indian men.

  5. No one has been getting called savage or u getting taken away from each ur parents just to go to a school to get beaten…I face racism everyday…I'm Native and I'm proud……

  6. Please pardon my ignorance but all of these statistics that compare life on the reserve versus life in a major Canadian city will show that those who live on a reserve will lose in every social aspect such as education; healthcare; safety, etc etc… That's not necessarily because of racism but because such remote places will never be economically as competitive as a major urban centre. Where do you think are the best personal growth opportunities? In a capitalist world, the answer is obviously a city. Progress only looks to the future. In school we are taught to strive to be the best and compete with each other for the best opportunities. Like it or not, a remote reserve will never be a playground for such competition. I'm not judging anyone's culture and I don't mean to offend anybody. It's a capitalist world.

  7. what I don't understand, is, why some aboriginal people can advance despite the tragedies in their life   – become educated, be successful with a career, and raise their children with respect to themselves and other people,  it's too easy to dwell in the past, the past will keep you down-it's a vicious circle but must be broken.  reliving the past without forward motion will get you no-where.  i grew up in a life of hell-  psychological and physical abuse-my dad even trying to kill me-it was a either a choice of death or life-I chose life. I received help that gave me the tools to advance-to change my life. I am employed and self-supporting.if I feel myself falling back I rund for help as my life is valuable-i have to righ to life despite what my dad and society was telling me.  SO IS YOURS!

  8. I guess I am a racist. there are aboriginal children playing outside at 4 in the morning. I know for a fact that the parents are stoned or drunk.  if anything was to happen to these innocent children, there would be tears, but when does the responsibility of the parents come in?  it's too late by then.  there are too many aboriginal children trafficked,  too many disappearances, deaths, etc. if you are a parent, it's a 24-7 responsibility.

  9. Could someone make a video of some of the racist comments online and someone countering the argument or stating how it makes them feel? I think this could be a very enlightening video for many allies/settlers who don't read comments sections and are unaware of the level of racism and hate faced by FN people online.

  10. I moved from nearby toronto to living nearby 2 indian reserves nice homes maybe a few junky, everybody has new vehicles local contractors are out there all the time fixing homes or working on reserve buildings
    speaking to them they get 2,000.00 a month not bad

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