Table of Contents
- Some Roots of the Ottawa Protest– Years of Police and Political Passivity and Acquiescence in the Face of Indigenous Lawbreaking Created a Permissive Template for the 2022 Illegal Occupations
2. The Royal Ontario Museum’s Indigenization of Archaeology
3. A-First Nations’ Blockades Violate Treaty Promises- March 4, 2021
3. B- Indigenous Treaties Need to be Honoured- February 22, 2023
4. Canada’s Aboriginal Policies Constitute the Rejection of Our Enlightenment Heritage
5. The Myth of Indigenous Law in Canada
6. Our Supreme Court Grants Canadian Aboriginal Rights to American Indians
7. The B.C. Supreme Court Rules Human Progress to be a Treaty Violation (Followed by articles that show the foreseeable, disastrous consequences for Canada of this stupid decision play out.)
8. It’s Time of End Section 35 of the Constitution
9. The State and Economy-Weakening Details of a Typical Consult and Accommodate Shakedown
10. There Are NO “Missing Children”. (Four articles)
11. The False Comparisons Between the Jewish and Indigenous Peoples of Canada
12. The Never-Ending, Debilitating, Civic Childhood of Aboriginal Canadians
13. Great Britain: A Conqueror With a Conscience
14. The Doctrine of Discovery and Papal Bulls- Not Worth the Papal They’re Written On.
15. The Ancestors of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada: Migrators, Murderous Conquerors and “Settlers”: Violent Colonialists Par Extraordinaire
16. Baselessly including “Metis peoples” in the section 35 definition of “aboriginal peoples”: a sad, illiberal recipe for folly, waste and social disharmony.
17. A Lamentable Tale of Two Colonies: New Zealand is threatening to go down the same disastrous “decolonization” path as Canada.
18. My C2C Journal article about the intellectually baseless, personally harmful, benignly racist and socially divisive concept of the “Metis” in Canada.
19. The Kamloops “Mass Grave” Lie: A Betrayal by our Elites of Canada and of all Canadians, Past and Present.
20. (a) My original version of: First Nations Reserves: Off-limits to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
20. (b) C2C Journal November 20/22 version of (a): Why Doesn’t the Charter Apply to All Canadians?
20. (c) “Two Competing Versions of “Indigenous Difference” Square Off at the Supreme Court of Canada” – The Issues Which the Supreme Court of Canada will consider and decide in the appeal by Cindy Dickson of the Yukon Court of Appeal’s decision that Indigenous reserves are Charter-free zones.
21. Ottawa’s Plan For “Reconciliation” Will Destroy Canada
22. The Federal Government’s Heedless and Unprincipled Giveaway of Billions of Taxpayer Dollars to Legally Undeserving Aboriginal Litigation Claimants
23. The Canadian Judiciary is Not Being Seen as Independent or Impartial in Aboriginal Civil Matters
24. Canada’s Elites Have Killed Champlain’s Dream
25. The Essential Humanity of the Migrators to Canada
Years of Police and Political Passivity and Acquiescence in the Face of Indigenous Lawbreaking Created a Permissive Template for the 2022 Illegal Occupations
Some of the hard truths of science are being challenged by persons who and institutions which put funding and “social justice” considerations ahead of these hard truths. The hard truth that there are only two sexes, male and female, is an example. The hard truth that there is no such thing as distinct Indigenous “blood” is another. (See my article, The Unintentional Racism Underlying the Indigenous Rights Movement, elsewhere on this website.)
The immediately below article, published in the Fall 2020 edition of the Royal Ontario Museum quarterly magazine, shows that this trend, in my opinion, is leaking into and degrading the discipline of archaeology.
My ROM Archaeology letter is the letter I sent to the ROM on February 21st, 2021 taking objection to this. To date I have received no acknowledgment or reply, which I think is a poor show on the part of the Museum, a publicly funded institution which should be encouraging respectful and challenging debate and inquiry.
Canadians are constantly being accused by Indigenous interests of “violating the treaties.” They never say how the treaties are being violated, and our somnolent media never asks. They just say it, and that seems to make it an established fact. It’s clear that no one, not even the Indigenous person or group making the accusation, has actually read the treaties. They should. They make interesting reading. They show that the Indigenous treaty signers made a whole host of treaty promises that no one ever mentions, which could be summed up by the phrase “Be loyal to the Queen and obey her laws,” which promises are continually being broken by Indigenous groups. The two articles below, the first dated March 4, 2021 (3A) and the second Dorchester Review article dated February 22, 2023 (3B) show recent examples of this situation. And again, the media and Indigenous proponents of the stories discussed below clearly didn’t take the time to read or properly deal with Treaty 6, the central element of both situations.
And again, in relation to the first article, like in the ROM situation, I wrote a respectful letter to Ms. Constance MacIntosh, the Dalhousie Law Professor quoted in the article, enclosing a draft of the article and requesting her view on the substance of it and on this overlooked legal point, (i.e. What is the significance, if any, of these overlooked Indigenous treaty promises?- Did any Court case discuss them? Why aren’t they ever brought up?), and like in the ROM situation, was met with silence. No acknowledgment, no reply. Again, an anti-intellectual, cowardly poor show publicly funded institution! The slightest respectful questioning of their Indigenous orthodoxy and they clam up!
It would be in our country’s best interests if these University and ROM academics, and all others in their similar position of power and influence, would shed some of their reflexive, narrow-minded defensiveness, expressed too often as outright hostility to people who disagree with them. Would that they had the confidence and open-mindedness to try to live the precept of the French philosopher Montaigne, who wrote:
When I am contradicted it arouses my attention, not my wrath. I move towards the man who contradicts me, he is instructing me. The cause of truth ought to be common to both of us.
First Nations Blockade Violates Treaty Promises
The immediately below article is a distillation of chapter 1 of There Is No Difference, and expresses the fundamental reason why I was moved to write the book.
Indigenous advocates constantly assert that Aboriginals had a complete legal system- similar in nature to the Anglo-Canadian system (except for Quebec) that we “settlers” have always been governed by, before we “settlers” came and somehow made it vanish. I disagree. The immediately below article explains why I disagree.
The Myth of Indigenous Law in Canada
And, as published by Frontier Centre for Public Policy on August 11, 2021:
I wrote the immediately below article and published it here. Then I submitted it to the great online journalistic website, C2C Journal for publication. They saw its importance and agreed to publish it, but in an edited version. See their final, edited version of the same article.
A Harmful Supreme Court Ruling Grants Canadian Aboriginal Rights to American Indians
Now, the version edited by C2C Journal, immediately below.
The immediately below-described Blueberry River First Nation legal decision, decided by the Supreme Court of British Columbia in the Summer of 2021, and not appealed by the UNDRIP-drunk B. C. government, exemplifies the incredible hypocrisy of the Blueberry River band, (and any other Indian band that will assuredly take advantage of it and make the same arguments), taking and demanding full advantage of all that modern, Euro-Canadian life has to offer them, and then turning around and saying that that very modernity- that very economic and social progress that Canada has achieved over the past century, again, which Blueberry has solidly benefitted from– (I wonder how much the Canadian taxpayer paid for the Chief’s truck?) is a breach of the federal government’s implied treaty promise to preserve Blueberry’s 19th century hunting, fishing and trapping, roaming way of life forever (!) failing which the federal government, and by extension the Canadian taxpayers, will have to compensate them somehow. So, we continue making the present transfer payments to Blueberry to ensure that they live by modern standards, and now we pay further grants on top of that as “damages” for, by allowing progress to happen, failing to enable them to live in their presumably cherished and preferred old-fashioned manner: simply “off the land”. Another stunningly ill-considered, totally-divorced-from-reality, Crown sovereignty-destroying decision from our hyper-active Courts on Indigenous matters.
The British Columbia Supreme Court Rules Human Progress To Be A Treaty Violation
7 -A- The Shameful Epilogue
Immediately below is the link to the B.C. government’s October, 2021 official press release announcing their complete cave-in settlement with Blueberry First Nation. Blueberry gets $65 million dollars in cash and other benefits and their lawyers get paid in full. The disastrous precedent that the legal decision represents stands, thus opening the door to Indian bands all across British Columbia, and across Canada, making similar, hypocritical, ludicrous claims, which claims, in B.C., the B.C. government, by its own reckless acquiescence in them and by its reckless and suicidal disregard for basic, timeless principles of necessary state sovereignty, will be legally powerless to refute or defend. Also, the settlement does not settle these matters for all time. The settlement gives Blueberry a permanent seat “at the table” in relation to all resource projects, present and future, in their “traditional lands”, thus ensuring for Blueberry an infinite number of future opportunities to further shake down resource companies and B.C. and Canadian taxpayers.
And, just as I predicted, (and have been saying for years about these sovereignty-diminishing, job-killing laws and Court decisions, investment capital is considering moving out of British Columbia. See immediately below.
And now, Alberta First Nations are following suit. (Lawsuit.)
And now, Saskatchewan and Ontario First Nations are following suit.
The whole thing is becoming a Crown sovereignty-destroying free for all!
The State-Weakening Details of a Typical Consult and Accommodate Shakedown
10. FRONTIER CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY ESSAY AND OTHERS
Are There Really Thousands of Missing Indigenous Children?
Essay, Aboriginal Futures, Brian Giesbrecht October 21, 2021
One year later, there is still no evidence of unmarked graves or missing children at former residential schools.- Article by Thomas Flanagan, Brian Giesbrecht and Nina Green.
11. The False Comparisons Between the Jewish and Aboriginal Peoples of Canada
There’s a baseless movement on the part of some influential Canadian Jewish individuals and organizations- a movement that underplays the recent history of Israel and gravely insults Holocaust victims and their surviving family members- to align their political interests and goals with those of Canadian aboriginal elites. This movement also unsuccessfully attempts to compare Jewish history and the present political situation of Israel with the present political situation of aboriginal Canadians and their history in Canada, as portrayed by aboriginal elites.
This essay deals with this topic.
The “separate but equal”, ghetto-like, reserve system, buttressed by the Indian Act, which former AFN Regional Chief Isadore Day correctly described as “legislative racism”, and section 35 of the Constitution Act, keep Aboriginal Canadians in a state of perpetual, civic childhood. These laws rob them, and us, of the profound benefits of us all sharing the blessings and necessary burdens of the Canadian experience as true equals.
First, my long version as originally written.
The Never-Ending, Debilitating, Civic Childhood of Aboriginal Canadians
Then the shorter, edited version published by Frontier Centre for Public Policy on April 26, 2022.
Great Britain has been unjustly maligned.
Great Britain: A Conqueror With a Conscience
The Doctrine of Discovery and Papal Bulls- Not Worth the Papal They’re Written On
The Ancestors of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada: Migrators, Murderous Conquerors and “Settlers”: Violent Colonialists Par Extraordinaire
Baselessly including “Metis peoples” in the section 35 definition of “aboriginal peoples”: a sad, illiberal recipe for folly, waste and social disharmony.
17. Article: “A Lamentable Tale of Two Colonies”. New Zealand is threatening to go down the same disastrous “decolonization” path as Canada.
The Kelowna “Mass Grave” Lie: A Betrayal by our Elites of Canada and all Canadians, Past and Present
First Nations Reserves: Charter-Free Zones- Off-Limits to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Two Competing Versions of “Indigenous Difference” Square off at the Supreme Court of Canada- The Issues Before the Court in the Cindy Dickson Appeal
Ottawa’s Plan for Reconciliation will Destroy Canada
The Trudeau government is operating a veritable candy store for Indigenous groups and their big city lawyers- giving them billions for imaginary “damages” in situations where non-Indigenous litigants with the same complaints wouldn’t get a cent. This is the most recent example (March 14, 2023):
First Nations sue Canada over child-welfare system’s destruction of culture, language
Ten Prairie-based First Nations are suing the Canadian government in Federal Court over the loss of language, culture and tradition inflicted on communities by the modern First Nations child-welfare system.
Read in CBC News: https://apple.news/AEyxoUH3dR_ySDPgEL6CS8A
The below article, written and posted before this most recent candy store lawsuit was announced, describes the disgraceful, profligate, recklessly irresponsible behavior on the part of the federal government in regards to it always caving and paying and never fighting these frivolous, legally empty lawsuits.
The Federal Government’s Heedless and Unprincipled Giveaway of Billions of Taxpayer Dollars to Legally Undeserving Aboriginal Litigation Claimants
The Canadian Judiciary is Not Being Seen as Independent or Impartial in Aboriginal Civil Matters
Canada’s Elites Have Killed Champlain’s Dream
25. A defence of all our non-Indigenous ancestors.
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