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Khelsilem Rivers: Colonialism, not Stephen Harper, is the enemy

by Khelsilem Rivers, The Georgia Straight, Nov 14, 2013

Harper wearing headdress supplied by Blood band council, 2011.

Harper wearing headdress supplied by Blood band council, 2011.

Colonists write the rules on how we are governed, and how we are supposed to resist their control is outlined within these rules —rules that provide a misdirected sense of security and certainty by permitting us to launch our grievances according to these rules. Read the rest of this entry

Native Residential School children starved as part of experiments

At least 1,300 aboriginal people were involved in the government-run nutrition experimentResidential School class

CBC News,  July 17, 2013

As a 10-year-old boy, Alvin Dixon remembers having to milk cows during his stay at a residential school in Port Alberni, B.C. Yet, he was always fed only powdered milk.

Dixon, who is now 76 years old, was forcibly taken from his family in Bella Bella, on British Columbia’s northwest coast, when he was a child and relocated to Port Alberni, B.C., where he said he and many of his classmates were starved. Read the rest of this entry