“…I have been dissatisfied with what is going on in the country for a while but the Idle No More movement is what inspired me to write. First, it pains me to see, how we as humans have mistreated other humans for such a long time. Racism is so prevalent in Canada and I feel like through my life I have seen the government do its best to push First Nations People down to an inferior level. From taking funds from educational and health programs to pumping money into jails, and now this? Bill C-45: Jobs and Growth Act, Bill S-2: Family Homes on Reserve and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act, First Nation Education Act, Bill: S-212: An Act to Amend the Interpretation Act, Bill S-8: Safe Drinking Water for First Nations, Bill C-428: Indian Act Amendment and Replacement Act and Bill C-27: First Nations Financial Transparency Act. I do not know as much about these bills as I would like to, but it appears to me that the goal of these bills and others like them is to take away First Nations freedom to govern themselves and their land. The treaty right to education is violated, First Nations forced to open up business and financial information for the public, First Nations lawmaking is denied, etc, etc! All of these things are mistreatments of human beings and we have been doing things like this to First Nations People for hundreds of years! …”

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