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General Discussion / Re: The life and death of Colten Boushie
« Last post by jellybean on Today at 01:01:26 PM »
{No need to keep saying that you are not racist sap.  Because You are NOT!! You always try to give everyone a "fair shake"}

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Seems to me, these leaders failed to ingrain traditional values.

Bringing up their traditional values and customs, is always used when it suits them, and it gives a readily available cover for their own failures.

The use of their lands... is an example.  The land use, of their own reserves is appalling. Garbage all of the place on many of them.  That does  not make for a clean environment. Never mind the rest of the land that they claim to own. A clean environment begins at home, I would think.

Farmers with Firearms is a fb page, and the comments are enlightening.  Many of them have had thefts on their property.  One poster said that the Stanley family has had death threats, and have had to hire security guards. 

He may still face a retrial.  Another poster said that the Stanley's have worked hard all of their lives for their farm, and now this. They have lost their harvest, etc, etc.

Some criticize their own Aboriginal MP's if they do not agree with them. Sad.

By way of google, I was aware of the RP's chief's bad boy behaviour.  He has no shame.

The National POst article exposes the corruption on reserves, and the amount of money pouring into the reserves is astonishing....  Yet they would have us believe that we do not give them enough. 

The Fed's should overhaul Indian Affairs, and all of their programs going to our natives.
However, the Feds now have the  thought of paying each native directly, and to let them manage their own money -  I have my doubts if that is workable. 

Whatever the Feds decide, Professional Oversight on reserve monies spent,should be implemented on bad reserves immediately.  Canadian's should insist on it! 

Disgusting.....


jb

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https://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/8131218-cold-case-transient-s-2015-murder-remains-an-open-case-for-opp/

COLD CASE: Transient?s 2015 murder remains an open case for OPP
NEWS 06:00 AM by James Matthews  Orangeville Banner

Excerpts:
OPP homicide detectives have remained steadfast in keeping secret Hatch?s cause of death. Those involved with the case say that detail, the means of Hatch?s death, is an important investigative tool.
The investigation took a more high-tech route almost a year after Hatch?s body was found. Central Region OPP texted people whose cellphones were identified to be in use near the area where Hatch was last seen alive on Dec. 16, 2015. People with cellphones that were in use near the area where Hatch was last seen alive received two texts ? one in English and one in French.

The text message asked recipients to visit a website and voluntarily answer simple questions about the case.

The OPP retrieved the phone numbers after obtaining a court order that compelled cellphone companies to provide the information. Police didn?t receive the names or any other contact information for the registered cellphone owners.

?We believe this new investigative technique ? a text message canvass to cellphone owners ? will reach witnesses,? OPP Det. Supt. Dave Traux said in a news release. ?They may help us solve it by volunteering information and potentially remove a dangerous offender from society before they harm someone else.?

OPP Det. Insp. Andy Raffay said in a news release that texting is a unique investigative technique.

?But it?s the most efficient way to contact these people quickly to either eliminate them as witnesses or learn whether they have any useful information,? said Raffay said. ?This is one of these cases where we have more questions than answers, and we?re depending heavily on public input to help assist in the investigation.?



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General Discussion / Re: The life and death of Colten Boushie
« Last post by Sap1 on Today at 04:01:31 AM »
The five who were drinking that Sunday, among other things, were all descendants from Chiefs who had been through the justice system for driving impaired, thefts, corruption, etc. Some did jail time. The present Chief, also related to some of these adults is presently in the system awaiting trials. There is much info on the Net. Seems to me, these leaders failed to ingrain traditional values.
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General Discussion / Re: The life and death of Colten Boushie
« Last post by Sap1 on Today at 03:38:21 AM »
This Grand Chief is originally from Red Pheasant reserve, but now he is also under fire from his own people. The link will tell you why.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/02/12/robert-falcon-ouellettes-remarks-on-gerald-stanley-are-reckless-grand-chief_a_23359774/?ncid=fcbklnkcahpmg00000001

Comments made by a federal MP about Gerald Stanley's acquittal are "reckless" and could lead to more violence, a Manitoba grand chief said Monday.

Liberal MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette told the Winnipeg Free Press that he felt sorry for both the Boushie and Stanley families.

"I'm really sorry for the Boushie family. But I'm also sorry for the Stanley family ... The Stanley family, and many farmers in Saskatchewan, have the feeling that their property is not respected and people come on to their farms and steal their stuff," the Winnipeg Centre MP said. "They've essentially lost two years of their lives. They've faced legal bills and great difficulty."

He said that Saskatchewan is "a lawless state in some ways," because the RCMP doesn't respond to theft quickly enough.

Gerald Stanley was found not guilty of second-degree murder by a jury in Battleford, Sask. on Friday.
A jury found Stanley not guilty of second-degree murder on Friday. He was accused of shooting Colten Boushie, 22, in the head after an SUV drove onto Stanley's farm near Biggar, Sask. Stanley's lawyer argued that the fatal shot was an accident.

Ouellette hails from Red Pheasant First Nation, the same Cree nation that counted Boushie as a member.

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs slammed Ouellette's comments on social media.

"Two years doesn't compare to the entire life that Colten Boushie lost in 2016," the Assembly wrote.

Our teachings speak to the sacredness of human life and these comments fly in the face of what our ancestors have been teaching us since time immemorial.
Grand Chief Arlen Dumas
"How is it even possible for an elected representative of the Government of Canada, who ran as an Indigenous candidate, defend the taking of a human life in order to defend property and 'stuff'?" asked Grand Chief Arlen Dumas. "Our teachings speak to the sacredness of human life and these comments fly in the face of what our ancestors have been teaching us since time immemorial."

"For a prominent Indigenous MP to support the right of an individual to defend their property in this same manner is reckless and dangerous, and could result in an increase in violent confrontation and the deaths of more innocent people ... No property is more valuable than a human life and the AMC stands and fully supports the Boushie family in their quest to change the way First Nations people are treated in the criminal justice system."


FRED CHARTRAND/CANADIAN PRESS
Grand Chief Arlen Dumas speaks during a signing ceremony to improve child and family services in Manitoba First Nations communities in Ottawa on Dec. 7, 2017.
Neither Ouellette nor the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs immediately responded to requests for comment.

The MP made similar comments in an interview with CBC News on Saturday.

He called Boushie's death "an abject failure of our society."

Farmers in Saskatchewan feel that they have to protect their property on their own, he said. He also said that it was disappointing to hear that the jury for Stanley's trial didn't reflect the province's population.

Boushie's cousin, Jade Tootoosis, previously said that defence lawyers rejected all visibly Indigenous people during jury selection.

Sixteen per cent of Saskatchewan's population identifies as Aboriginal, according to Statistics Canada.

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General Discussion / Re: The life and death of Colten Boushie
« Last post by jellybean on Today at 02:37:16 AM »
quote sap

This is right across Canada. Yet all the ills are our fault for some reason. Those voted into power have no idea of governance. Really very sad situations. Not a wonder the young people are totally "lost" by the time they reach early 20's.
Bringing this up is not racist; it's a fact of life.

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Sadly, very true\
jb


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General Discussion / Re: The life and death of Colten Boushie
« Last post by Sap1 on Today at 01:42:02 AM »
This is happening at the hands of their own administration.

http://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/appeal-of-red-pheasant-band-election-still-before-the-courts-more-than-a-year-later

This is right across Canada. Yet all the ills are our fault for some reason. Those voted into power have no idea of governance. Really very sad situations. Not a wonder the young people are totally "lost" by the time they reach early 20's.
Bringing this up is not racist; it's a fact of life.

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/rethinkingthereserve/week+problems+governance/280526/story.html

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General Discussion / Re: The life and death of Colten Boushie
« Last post by jellybean on February 17, 2018, 10:10:32 PM »
I had to catch my breath when I read Cross.  His feelings about us  is heartbreaking.

 I have witnessed discrimination of them in my life.

We live in a bubble if we have not witnessed it.

However, the words of Mr. Cross alarms me.

I have the following message for Mr. Cassidy Cross.
 
"No good can come of you, Mr. Cross when your heart is so full of hatred of us"
It eats away at a person, and creates a shadow of oneself. By your very attitude, you have placed yourself in your own personal cage. We all have hardships to face, and to overcome.  You are not alone in that.

 Opportunity comes to all of us, regardless of our skin colour.  Get and stay sober, less you can't see it when it does come. Opportunity for positive change often comes in small ways.   Work hard Cassidy, for changes and improvements on your reserve first. You would be surprised as to the satisfaction that you receive when you can see change due to your positive efforts. As it goes for all of us,  change  begins at home.

Youth can make a difference for the good.  Be part of it, not apart from it.

Get after the chief to seriously go to bat for his people and create change on your reserve.

What kind of a role model is he ?

If he is so wrapped up in himself, his salary etc. have him voted out.

 You know something Cassidy? I am tired of my people being blamed for every single shortfall of your people.

Lets see some initiative in cleaning up your own home front first, before you start criticizing us, and then we can better appreciate one another.
jb


 
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General Discussion / Re: The life and death of Colten Boushie
« Last post by Sap1 on February 17, 2018, 09:51:22 PM »
iTA Capeheart.

When I read what these 20 something men have to say, I feel there is no hope of ever having reconciliation work. I am so tired of all the BS already.
There are many FN people who are great and did great things and then there are the small but loud activists who will not be accountable for their own actions. It seems to me a blind eye is turned when they began drinking and driving and getting into trouble with the law and then hate all cops and justice and their parents are right behind them supporting all the way.

The following is what they are thinking and propagating:

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Cassidy Cross
22 hrs ?
It?s fucked up how indigenous people were once slaves of the Caucasians and how they trained us to be racist against ourselves and the places we were raised in. you kept us caged in, destroyed our culture and said you civilized us, raped our women, and when we were born you despised us.
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I too believe that she played hooky to meet with a local.  No young girl would leave her makeup behind, nor some of her ID if she intended to leave town.

Perhaps another search of the area with dogs is warranted in the spring.


jb
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I know the Hildebrandt family will find justice for Theresa and all of those affected by her death.  As the survivor of a cold case child murder (my sister Kerrie Ann Brown) I can honestly say that when all is gone, there is always hope and with the arrest of Garry Taylor Handlen (whom I believe killed Theresa) and the advancements in DNA, Theresas' family will soon have answers.  Handlen is a cancer that needed to be excised from society and now it's done.  I sure hope the Hildebrandt's along with Kathryn-Mary Herbert and Monica Jacks' families find some assemblence of peace after all of this has passed.  Until death, nothing truly 'passes' for the family and friends of a murdered child, nor should it.   
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