BLM & indigenous communities

It seems....& correct me if I'm wrong....that our First Nations people are being thrown under the bus, what with protests regarding George Floyd....I guess since we seem to be more concerned with the USA plus we jump on the bandwagon sort of speak when it comes to USA news & issues....where were these people marching & rallying for support for our missing & murdered indigenous women & girls or Tina Fontaine or Colten Boushie?.....the American protesters & others weren't , they don't even know anything about it....oh wait I forgot....the USA is the centre of the universe & only American news & issues count...anyway enough of my rant

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Jun 2, 2020 at 8:31pm

Pulling out the racism card, I suggest you do more research on the topic.

Good point

Jun 2, 2020 at 9:06pm

This is a moment to highlight and centre Black peoples and their experiences related to injustices (particularly, black people in America). This moment doesn't have to take away from Indigenous peoples experiences of injustice (also, it must be acknowledged that there are Afro-Indigenous peoples who identify with being both black and Indigenous). You aren't out of line though, in bringing up what you view as a discrepancy in what is being 'protested' against at this time. None of this exists in a vacuum, things are connected and interrelated.
I suggest reading Tuck and Yang's 'Decolonization is not a Metaphor' (can be found on Google) for some relevant insight into what may be occurring...

It’s obvious

Jun 2, 2020 at 9:17pm

The situation in the states right now is massive. Cities being looted all over the states. The military being unleashed on citizens. A president who actively encourages racism and violence against people who are trying to speak out against something so overwhelmingly wrong and unjust. Not much different than the unrest in China and the actions of a dictatorship when people are killed for daring to demand equality and freedom. No one is saying that the situation with regard to indigenous people in Canada is okay, but this isn’t about that and, although it’s awful too, it’s simply not on such a massive scale as what’s going on in the US.

Anonymous

Jun 2, 2020 at 9:22pm

But Rex Murphy and Doug Ford just said Canada doesn't have the issues of racism America has. First Nations people have always been treated like they were invisible, when they weren't being fucked literally or figuratively.

Huh?

Jun 2, 2020 at 9:46pm

Wait what about the businesses being destroyed and the hard working people who work at those businesses? Some people just feed off of anarchy.

If you are PEACEFULLY protesting...this isn't about you...carry on.

Love me...

Jun 3, 2020 at 12:04am

... some good rhetoric about indigenous people.

Britain for Indigenous Britons, right???

OP needs to realize it's all just a work for massmedia consumption, nobody actually cares about these issues on the basis of principle. The people producing the narrative are making a movie to manipulate people's minds, they're not in it for consistency, and the people being manipulated are weak-minded and illogical.

Truth told

Jun 3, 2020 at 6:55am

I have the same misgivings.

It feels like the racism conversation in Canada often casually ignores Indigenous issues because if non indigenous people faced them they would have to take more responsibility. It’s easier to post a black square and go marching somewhere there is really no threat to you than it is to acknowledge that the justice system in Canada treats indigenous people like the justice system in the US treats black people.

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This issue

Jun 3, 2020 at 10:12am

is more about police brutality.

Always Remembered

Jun 3, 2020 at 11:34am

No has forgotten

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Actually

Jun 3, 2020 at 11:50am

there have been many marches and protest in regard to first nation issues, particularly in the context of missing and murdered indigenous women. Sadly, they are not as well attended as the current protests.

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