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Offline BC_cheque

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Re: Canadian-Aboriginal Culture
« on: June 30, 2017, 04:32:52 pm »
I'm frankly sick of the attitude of native activists that they're the only legitimate people here, and that nobody else has any rights. Calling people whose families have been here for centuries 'settlers' and 'colonists' is patently offensive and borderline racist. And coming from people who owe everything they have to those 'settlers' and 'colonists' it's even more idiotic.

Every country on earth was settled by waves of colonization, often violent colonization. The UK is an example of that, where one group after another, from the Norse to the Celts, the Normans and the Germans all invaded, fought, and settled together, eventually blending together. Canada is no different, and while our ancestors were certainly politically incorrect by our present day standards, so were everyone else's ancestors. It was a harsh, cruel world back then. Even 150 years ago, at the founding of Canada, the average lifespan for Canadians was only 41.7. Which was actually higher than some European countries. Hard to be sensitive to other people's problems when you are working like a dog to take care of your own.

Name one place in the world where their culture was disrupted and their lands were taken and I'll show you a place with cultural strife and resentment.  This type of anger stays for centuries in the psyche of the conquered. 

I'm not sure why the FN would be any different.