Some communities saw voter turnout up by 270 per cent
By Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press/CBC News, Oct 25, 2015
Aboriginal activists who spent months mobilizing First Nations communities say outgoing Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s attempt to disenfranchise aboriginal voters backfired and fuelled turnout so high that some reserves ran out of ballots.
Some aboriginal communities saw voter turnout spike by up to 270 per cent in the Oct. 19 election despite the Fair Elections Act which made it harder for someone to vote without approved identification. Read the rest of this entry
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s 2008 apology to Indian residential school survivors was a “strategic attempt to kill the story,” according to former speechwriter in the Prime Minister’s Office at the time.
Paul Bunner was the head speechwriter in Harper’s PMO between 2006 and 2009.
Bunner’s views on the Indian residential school apology and the possible motivation behind it recently surfaced on a blog by Coast Salish Native American writer Robert Jago who outed a series of Conservative candidates, current and former MP staffers, along with Bunner for their comments and views on First Nation people. Read the rest of this entry
Ancestral Pride ~ Husband and wife, mother and father, grandfather and grandmother, allies in solidarity with those are fighting for our rights to a future for our great great great grandchildren. Nothing more, nothing less, dedicated to our way of life, and to upholding the ways of our ancestors.
One of the most important ideology’s that exist right now in “kkkanada” that we confront as Ancestral Pride and aim to dismantle, is the idea that Stephen Harper is ‘kkkanadas” problem and ousting him is the solution. Read the rest of this entry
by Khelsilem Rivers, The Georgia Straight, Nov 14, 2013
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