‘A state of crisis’: Indigenous group calls for change as Canada Day nears
A group of indigenous people who established a tipi on Parliament Hill before the Canadian Day celebrations, despite opposition from the police say they are asking Canadians to “tackle the pathology” assimilation, colonization and colonialism in the country.
In a National Press Gallery at the press conference on Thursday, Jocelyn Wabano declared state of emergency Iahtail, saying that the indigenous people were murdered for centuries and that their teachings and way of life are not taken seriously in reconciliation efforts as The National Survey on Women and Aboriginal Women Missing and Murdered.
“It recognizes me as a human being, because it is the fundamental problem, a crisis that we face here on the island of the turtle, the settlers do not consider us as human beings.We are still struggling.What we take for granted, we are still struggling for This right, “Wabano-Iahtail told reporters.
“We declare a state of crisis in what is happening here in you know in Canada is not a hunt for our natives.”
He called the research “coopted in Colombia” and discriminatory.
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“You can not tell us how this survey will look, not to bury your children, it’s a privilege of the whites who have been respected, it’s not you who are dying, we’re dying for 524 years, that’s why we’re here “Said Wabano-Iahtail.
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A grandmother named Sophie First Nation Moose Cree then agreed to say that people deserve to “be created and recognized, to be listened to in the trust and good faith of … feel safe and know a healthy and safe touch” and plus.
He also reported that he had been assaulted Wednesday night to try to establish the tipi on Parliament Hill.
“We are not violent people. We do not believe in violence, and we immediately encounter violence.
– Sophie, Moose Creek First Nation
“What we found the night before was not very pretty, we did the poles and the police came and tried to stop us.” And I told these men, the American Indian rods, not to let them go, not let go, we can not , Just not, “he said.
“This tipi is our mother.This mother’s skirt is this shirt that is seen on the outside.We commented tipi out there to help the water protectors while they were doing their fast … what’s wrong with that? We are not violent people, we do not believe in violence, and we immediately encounter violence, and the elders and ancestors were treated by the RCMP.
“You can not talk to us that way”
The press conference was when the accused activists scorned questions from journalists.
Wabano-Iahtail objected to a question from a CBC reporter, including the suggestion that Trudeau could not be responsible for the death of a young Indian in northern Ontario.
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“Sorry, did I hear you straight? You can not talk to us that way.”
Journalists then asked Wabano-Iahtail’s opinion on the Trudeau Indigenous Issues balance sheet in relation to that of his predecessor, Stephen Harper.
“You’re invited here, and you do not even know how to talk to us.You do not even recognize the tone of your voice, in your delivery,” Wabano-Iahtail said before cutting off the CBC reporter, calling his “white woman” .
“Stop, I want it to stop being a disrespect to us.You did this for a long time, you’re being disrespectful to us together.It’s been a long time,” said Wabano -Iahtail in Cree. “You have been here for a long time, you do not know how to talk to us.”