Wednesday, August 22, 2012

'The Gloves Are Off': Residential School Day Students Launch Lawsuit

Hat Tip to anonymous from the comments section of the previous post.

'The Gloves Are Off': Residential School Day Students Launch Lawsuit

The Government of Canada knowingly displayed "wanton and reckless disregard" for Indigenous children attending residential schools as day scholars, allege two B.C. First Nations in an historic class action lawsuit launched yesterday.

If granted permission to proceed, the case -- filed in Vancouver federal court by Sechelt and Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nations -- will argue that Canada intended to wipe out Aboriginal identity and rights in order to enable "the exploitation of those lands and resources by Canada," and demands "punitive and aggravated damages."

2 Comments:

Blogger Dark Daughta said...

But they have to prove it in a court designed for and by the descendents of the people who conceived of the genocide. Solving or deciding things like the existence of genocide and appropriate reparations in (kangaroo) courts of (hypocritical) law always brings out the skeptic in me.

8/30/2012 2:46 PM  
Blogger Fire Witch said...

Indeed, it's almost impossible to get justice in the courts of your occupier.

But everything Indigenous people tried failed to stop the predator culture that is the European occupation of Great Turtle Island.

Should they stop trying?

What do you suggest Indian people do?

8/31/2012 10:16 AM  

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