Site Search:
 
TEFL International Supports Dave's ESL Cafe
TEFL Courses, TESOL Course, English Teaching Jobs - TEFL International
Korean Job Discussion Forums Forum Index Korean Job Discussion Forums
"The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Teachers from Around the World!"
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Idle No More: Protest/Canadians and indigenous populations

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Korean Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Off-Topic Forum
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Swampfox10mm



Joined: 24 Mar 2011

PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:34 pm    Post subject: Idle No More: Protest/Canadians and indigenous populations Reply with quote

http://idlenomore1.blogspot.kr/


A worthy cause?

Have indigenous populations in Canada been mistreated? Are they being mistreated?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Fox



Joined: 04 Mar 2009

PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Our goal is to use education to build consciousness and awareness in all Canadians on the resurgence of Indigenous sovereignty and environmental protections.


Heh.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
12ax7



Joined: 07 Nov 2009

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:03 am    Post subject: Re: Idle No More: Protest/Canadians and indigenous populatio Reply with quote

Swampfox10mm wrote:
Have indigenous populations in Canada been mistreated?


Yes, many times over.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
PatrickGHBusan



Joined: 24 Jun 2008
Location: Busan (1997-2008) Canada 2008 -

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Have indigenous populations in Canada been mistreated? Are they being mistreated?


Indeed they have. Indeed they are.

This has a North American context to it however but good on the natives that reside in Canada to fight for their rights.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dodge7



Joined: 21 Oct 2011

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

who cares.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
northway



Joined: 05 Jul 2010

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dodge7 wrote:
who cares.


Individuals in possession of conscience.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
catman



Joined: 18 Jul 2004

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The proposed Northern Gateway Pipleline has the potential to make things much worse. Imagine Oka x 100.

(p.s - this probably should be moved to Current Events)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
TheUrbanMyth



Joined: 28 Jan 2003
Location: It's not a superiority complex when you really are superior

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
One of the most sacred of Indigenous laws is peaceful resistance when Elders and children are involved and this is what we must follow.



Guess someone forgot to tell the people at Oka and Caledonia.

Quote:
Corporal Marcel Lemay was shot by the Mohawks during the raid and died subsequently.



Quote:
In other incidents, occupiers were seen to push a car off an overpass and burned a wooden bridge to the ground while using threats to prevent firefighters from intervening (Blatchford 14 November 2009, A2; Blatchford 27 November 2009, A10). Occupiers vandalized nearby property and threatened non-Aboriginal owners. On 9 June, an
8
elderly couple was followed and harassed by protestors causing the man to suffer a heart attack. A tv cameraman filming the incident was assaulted (Blatchford 14 November 2009, A2).


While the federal government has definitely fallen down on its end of the bargain...the blame is just as definitely not all theirs. And there is no excuse for terrorism. Peaceful resistance is one thing. Armed occupation and terrorism is quite another.

Personally I'd have cut all aid to the reservations involved in the trouble until they settled down. Peaceful resistance is fine...the second they start picking up guns or attacking a passersby...the money tap is turned off.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
northway



Joined: 05 Jul 2010

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheUrbanMyth wrote:
Quote:
One of the most sacred of Indigenous laws is peaceful resistance when Elders and children are involved and this is what we must follow.



Guess someone forgot to tell the people at Oka and Caledonia.

Quote:
Corporal Marcel Lemay was shot by the Mohawks during the raid and died subsequently.



Quote:
In other incidents, occupiers were seen to push a car off an overpass and burned a wooden bridge to the ground while using threats to prevent firefighters from intervening (Blatchford 14 November 2009, A2; Blatchford 27 November 2009, A10). Occupiers vandalized nearby property and threatened non-Aboriginal owners. On 9 June, an
8
elderly couple was followed and harassed by protestors causing the man to suffer a heart attack. A tv cameraman filming the incident was assaulted (Blatchford 14 November 2009, A2).


While the federal government has definitely fallen down on its end of the bargain...the blame is just as definitely not all theirs. And there is no excuse for terrorism. Peaceful resistance is one thing. Armed occupation and terrorism is quite another.

Personally I'd have cut all aid to the reservations involved in the trouble until they settled down. Peaceful resistance is fine...the second they start picking up guns or attacking a passersby...the money tap is turned off.


Not that you're wrong by any means, but I think the issue here would be the long, ugly history of colonists (and their descendants) starving natives into submission.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Korean Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Off-Topic Forum All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


This page is maintained by the one and only Dave Sperling.
Contact Dave's ESL Cafe
Copyright © 2013 Dave Sperling. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

TEFL International Supports Dave's ESL Cafe
TEFL Courses, TESOL Course, English Teaching Jobs - TEFL International