Outrage beyond words……..July 30, 2007.


Ottawa to rebuild, but not relocate, Kashechewan reserve

SUE BAILEY
Canadian Press
July 30, 2007 at 10:36 AM EDT

0730reserve364.jpg (PHOTO: Kashechewan flooding  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/)

The people of Kashechewan are now emblematic of the racist neglect of all Canadians. The Harper government claims to speak for Canadians and therefore, if we silently accept this outrage, we are complicit in a racist policy.

The people of the community are terrified that the dyke will be breached someday. The community was moved to the present location decades ago because it was convenient for the government supply barge. If the community seems helpless it is because our white settler society worked to make it possible.

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Filed under Aboriginals in the Media, Associated Press, First Nations and Canada, Globe and Mail, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, James Bay Cree, Justice for First Nations, Media and Aboriginals, Racism, Subsistence Economies

4 responses to “Outrage beyond words……..July 30, 2007.

  1. This kind of ghettoization has been happening all over the world. It is indeed a major problem and I thank you for addressing it. It has become so intractable a problem in some cities that the only cure found is to move the people who live in these communities to another place. Here in the US this has been the “cure” for over a decade. It has had at best mixed results.

    The real answer to this problem is education and other economically enhancing government projects that give people in these ghettos the financial wherewithal to move to greener pastures if they wish, or to invest in the place they now reside, thereby improving the lot of those around them.

    The scientifically impossible I do right away
    The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer

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