William Oosterman
William Oosterman

Back in the early 1970's, when I was one of those misguided hippies hitch-hiking across Canada I found the most hospitable people to be aboriginals. They would pick me up in Northern Ontario and in BC and invite me to their homes. Over all I have stayed for weeks at various times - and helped work around the place - and also stayed with them in Moose Factory. But that was 1970's. Then came the militants - in some cases with guns - blocking private property, ignoring court orders and the...

Back in the early 1970's, when I was one of those misguided hippies hitch-hiking across Canada I found the most hospitable people to be aboriginals. They would pick me up in Northern Ontario and in BC and invite me to their homes. Over all I have stayed for weeks at various times - and helped work around the place - and also stayed with them in Moose Factory. But that was 1970's. Then came the militants - in some cases with guns - blocking private property, ignoring court orders and the police, blocking highways. The ruined and strained relationships today is 99% the fault of those your fools. Canada spends over $100,000 per year per reserve family. That should be eliminated and these "nations" should tax their own people to raise the money to run their over "self-government". As you and I know most of that money is lost in gov. and band bureaucracy. Another serious point. My family came from Holland in 1953. So we were not here when all those deals were made. Like the vast majority of Canadians we came here after all that. But note this. My parents came by boat and never expected to see any of their large extended family again in this life. No planes and cheap tickets. Yet they left their family and culture and language behind for a better life and like all immigrants back then they worked harder than most. No welfare. So the best thing for all those scattered reserves in the North is to leave the poverty and welfare and do what we all did. Move to where the jobs are and integrate. You kids won't be so isolated and killing themselves. They will have a future.

Naomi Fraser
Naomi Fraser
  • William Oosterman

Canada does not hand over $100,000 per First Nations family. That is how much they spend administiring those funds. Aside from that when your family showed up here they did not bring with them the wealth of resources that Native people have. That's right unceded lands and resources is what you are looking at. Canadians have been benefitting from resources that do not belong to them. And just because your family up and left their people, their culture and language, turned their back on...

Canada does not hand over $100,000 per First Nations family. That is how much they spend administiring those funds. Aside from that when your family showed up here they did not bring with them the wealth of resources that Native people have. That's right unceded lands and resources is what you are looking at. Canadians have been benefitting from resources that do not belong to them. And just because your family up and left their people, their culture and language, turned their back on their ancestoral homes doesn't mean Native should follow suit. I for one won't. Your solutions are cheap and lazy. Monies don't come from the poor hard working Canadian. Get over yourselves. There was a trust set up over a hundred fifty years ago worth a few trillion with a significant annual interest. That is where the feds get the money for Indians. Land and Resources are held by the Crown. Doesn't mean it is for Canadian public use. Read the Indian Act it is held in trust for Indians. We don't have problems because were isolated. We have problems with a government who have illegally usurped control, over looking our inherent rights in International law, whose tactics including eliminating us any way possible from the population at the very least to destroy our identity to gain complete control once and for all.

Jonathon Bost
Jonathon Bost

If it pisses you off, ignore it.

Freeman Z
Freeman Z
  • Jonathon Bost

Or do something, but CENSORSHIP is not the answer, and it always gets turned against us. Why do causes I agree with keep getting censored and then redeemed on FB? Intolerance, the very thing we're fighting.

Jonathon Bost
Jonathon Bost
  • Jonathon Bost

Intolerance in the form of words doesn't hurt anyone who isn't emotionally mature enough to handle real-world things. However, trying to get Facebook to silence someone because their ideas offend you is just...stupid.

I take it you admin the page they're trying to get removed?

Mike Ormsby
Mike Ormsby

THIS PETITION HAS ALSO BEEN FORWARDED TO FACEBOOK....AGAIN MIIGWECH TO ALL WHO SIGNED.

Mike Ormsby
Mike Ormsby

http://www.causes.com/actions/1724053

WE HIT 1000 SIGNATURES....IN LESS THAN 2 DAYS....THE PETITION HAS BEEN FORWARDED ONTO FACEBOOK....MIIGWECH FOR ALL THOSE WHO SIGNED....AND SUPPORTED THIS PETITION.

MANY OF THE VARIOUS FACEBOOK PAGES THAT ALLOW SUCH RACIST/HATE SPEECH TOWARDS FIRST NATIONS PEOPLES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED....AND FACEBOOK HAS BEEN ASKED TO DEAL WITH....

George T. Hester
George T. Hester

Racism kills...Racism hurts...Racism is unacceptable...We are all God's creation.

William Oosterman
William Oosterman

BTW - all people born in CAnada - as I was - are native Canadians!

Mike Ormsby
Mike Ormsby
  • William Oosterman

Big difference between a Native Canadian and a native of Canada like yourself (although I see you live in the Dominican Republic)....mostly with the rights of each. Not just in the past but also today.

William Oosterman
William Oosterman

1. You cannot ban racisim anymore than you can ban lust or other sins of the heart and attitudes that are wrong. A HEART change is needed. Banning is impossible! 2. If I am critical of the way these "nations" are run and how money is wasted and stolen by their own Chiefs and Councils, am I a racist? As a taxpayer I helped pay for 90 MILLION dollars sent to one band/reserve and the people still live in poverty. I object! 3. Am I a racists when I say that all those tax breaks and free...

1. You cannot ban racisim anymore than you can ban lust or other sins of the heart and attitudes that are wrong. A HEART change is needed. Banning is impossible! 2. If I am critical of the way these "nations" are run and how money is wasted and stolen by their own Chiefs and Councils, am I a racist? As a taxpayer I helped pay for 90 MILLION dollars sent to one band/reserve and the people still live in poverty. I object! 3. Am I a racists when I say that all those tax breaks and free University should be removed or at least means tested becuase I know of many millionaire natives who make thier money smuggling?

David Pocknett
David Pocknett

On Facebook and everywhere !

Candee Reid Pascarella
Candee Reid Pascarella

The comments on that page show racism on both sides and 2 wrongs do not make a right. We are 1 people and we need to start thinking that way or we will soon be so devoured in hate there will be none.

Trish Rynn
Trish Rynn

God sees us not as different races but individuals and Hashim loves us all...we are seen by our light...some are brighter as they are begining to understand and some are dimmer....and some are almost out of light.

William Oosterman
William Oosterman
  • Trish Rynn

WHo is Hashim?

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