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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-13-10 01:50 PM
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65. This is also a very serious problem in Alaska
Edited on Sat Feb-13-10 01:50 PM by Blue_In_AK
where we notoriously have the highest rate of sexual assault in the country, with Native women being the most usual victims. Does Canada also have a high rate of alcoholism? Alcoholism and sexual assault seem to go hand-in-hand here.
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  -Does Anyone Know About How The Aboriginal People Of Canada Have Been Treated By The Canadian Govt? OmmmSweetOmmm  Feb-13-10 10:01 AM   #0 
  - lmgtfy  Electric Monk   Feb-13-10 10:04 AM   #1 
  - LOL, I didn't know that existed  frazzled   Feb-13-10 10:13 AM   #6 
  - please don't.  uncle ray   Feb-13-10 11:26 AM   #23 
  - There would still be plenty to talk about ...  frazzled   Feb-13-10 11:50 AM   #27 
     - I actually did a search for about 10 minutes before posting this. I unfortunately  OmmmSweetOmmm   Feb-13-10 01:01 PM   #54 
  - There is a lot of suicide in the villages out on the Hudson Bay. I  roguevalley   Feb-13-10 05:14 PM   #83 
  - Thank you for your links and especially to the cbc. It's a good starting point. I just read  OmmmSweetOmmm   Feb-13-10 10:13 AM   #7 
     - Frankly, we're all in the same position  PDJane   Feb-13-10 10:25 AM   #11 
        - I'm so sorry to hear that.  OmmmSweetOmmm   Feb-13-10 10:26 AM   #12 
        - Bush with brains? Does - not - compute :smokefromears: nt  eppur_se_muova   Feb-14-10 12:09 AM   #98 
  - Aboriginal simply means  frazzled   Feb-13-10 10:06 AM   #2 
  - I like 'First People'...  Dappleganger   Feb-13-10 12:13 PM   #36 
  - There is no such thing as "first peoples"  MellowDem   Feb-13-10 03:10 PM   #80 
  - The official term is "First Nations"  Puzzler   Feb-13-10 11:36 PM   #96 
  - The answer is 'badly'  PDJane   Feb-13-10 10:06 AM   #3 
  - I heard some terrible stories about the schools  G_j   Feb-13-10 10:30 AM   #14 
     - among other things,  PDJane   Feb-13-10 01:35 PM   #61 
  - That's what I always want to ask good ol' Neil Young whenever I hear his "Southern Man"  mitchum   Feb-13-10 10:07 AM   #4 
  - Ah, they lynched natives up in Canada, enslaved them, and claimed moral righteousness all the while?  Oregone   Feb-13-10 11:14 AM   #21 
     - Are there degrees of evil?  mitchum   Feb-13-10 11:24 AM   #22 
     - Is there evil?  Oregone   Feb-13-10 11:41 AM   #26 
     - "Seems like good material for a song at the time"...  mitchum   Feb-13-10 11:54 AM   #28 
     - "Mr Van Zant so effectively handed him his ass"  Oregone   Feb-13-10 12:12 PM   #35 
     - Apparently, recognizing subtlety is not your strong suit either, is it?  mitchum   Feb-13-10 12:23 PM   #40 
     - Song for song is the best answer  Withywindle   Feb-13-10 10:11 PM   #87 
     - Thank you  Zomby Woof   Feb-13-10 10:27 PM   #91 
        - You're welcome.  Withywindle   Feb-13-10 10:46 PM   #92 
        - I'm sorry for my rant  Withywindle   Feb-13-10 10:57 PM   #93 
           - No need to apologize!  Zomby Woof   Feb-14-10 12:35 AM   #99 
              - My background is so conflicted.  Withywindle   Feb-14-10 12:43 AM   #100 
     - Mr. Van Zant was a major fan of Young and Jimmy Carter  Zomby Woof   Feb-13-10 10:22 PM   #89 
     - Post rec'd  Zomby Woof   Feb-13-10 10:00 PM   #86 
     - There's a movie called "the Black Robe" that talks about early missionaries  alfredo   Feb-13-10 01:26 PM   #59 
  - Lousy. nt  Captain Hilts   Feb-13-10 10:09 AM   #5 
  - The Canadians have broken or violated just about every treaty ever written  SpiralHawk   Feb-13-10 01:07 PM   #55 
  - They weren't given smallpox-infected blankets  heli   Feb-13-10 10:15 AM   #8 
  - Thank you and welcome to DU!  OmmmSweetOmmm   Feb-13-10 10:37 AM   #15 
  - Thanks!  heli   Feb-13-10 10:46 AM   #17 
  - Were some of their villages surrounded and slaughtered by the army?  Oregone   Feb-13-10 11:09 AM   #20 
     - We mainly outlawed FN cultures up until the seventies and eighties in various places  Posteritatis   Feb-13-10 03:06 PM   #79 
  - The Olympic Resistance Network is led by indigenous people.  EFerrari   Feb-13-10 10:18 AM   #9 
  - Wow! Thank you for this! I'll watch the video later on my desktop, and  OmmmSweetOmmm   Feb-13-10 10:20 AM   #10 
  - Nice to see you!  EFerrari   Feb-13-10 11:57 AM   #30 
     - .....  OmmmSweetOmmm   Feb-13-10 12:16 PM   #38 
  - The video is very powerful and is a must see. Here we go again with another  OmmmSweetOmmm   Feb-13-10 12:09 PM   #34 
     - Amy ran a segment on the Olympics which was done by an indy  EFerrari   Feb-13-10 01:18 PM   #57 
        - Thanks for the link to Democracy Now. Going to click on it shortly but must  OmmmSweetOmmm   Feb-13-10 02:17 PM   #70 
           - We share an inner conflict.  EFerrari   Feb-13-10 02:26 PM   #72 
              - Very true!  Spazito   Feb-13-10 02:59 PM   #76 
              - lol!  OmmmSweetOmmm   Feb-13-10 03:34 PM   #82 
  - Poorly...  SidDithers   Feb-13-10 10:28 AM   #13 
  - What are you looking for?  time_has_come   Feb-13-10 10:42 AM   #16 
  - This is very informative and I thank you for your input and insight. From all appearances,  OmmmSweetOmmm   Feb-13-10 10:57 AM   #18 
  - They are held in very high esteem by most Canadians, I believe. There are a loud minority though....  time_has_come   Feb-13-10 10:20 PM   #88 
  - Ah, Residential Schools...  UnseenUndergrad   Feb-13-10 11:29 PM   #95 
  - Normally called First Nations up here  Oregone   Feb-13-10 11:03 AM   #19 
  - probably the same as our european occupiers treated our  ellenfl   Feb-13-10 11:35 AM   #24 
  - I am a Dene First Nation person from the Western Arctic of Canada  Dante_88   Feb-13-10 11:40 AM   #25 
  - Welcome to DU, Will.  EFerrari   Feb-13-10 11:57 AM   #29 
  - Thank you  Dante_88   Feb-13-10 12:02 PM   #31 
  - Welcome to DU!  Spazito   Feb-13-10 12:03 PM   #32 
  - Thanks for your post...  SidDithers   Feb-13-10 12:07 PM   #33 
  - Thanks I enjoy the banter  Dante_88   Feb-13-10 12:58 PM   #53 
  - Hello Will and welcome to DU Will. Thank you for sharing your personal history  OmmmSweetOmmm   Feb-13-10 12:16 PM   #37 
  - Thanks  Dante_88   Feb-13-10 12:27 PM   #41 
     - One of my favorite books in the whole world is Buried My Heart At Wounded Knee.  OmmmSweetOmmm   Feb-13-10 01:14 PM   #56 
        - Thank you....  Dante_88   Feb-13-10 01:29 PM   #60 
           - Tell me all about it in regard to life! Laughing here. I might be living  OmmmSweetOmmm   Feb-13-10 01:41 PM   #63 
              - Lol.. me to. Can't read books anymore  Dante_88   Feb-13-10 01:45 PM   #64 
                 - How your grandparents must have suffered having their  OmmmSweetOmmm   Feb-13-10 01:50 PM   #66 
                    - Yeah I know  Dante_88   Feb-13-10 01:53 PM   #67 
                       - Once upon a time, a long time ago,  OmmmSweetOmmm   Feb-13-10 02:23 PM   #71 
                          - I know how it feels I feel it everyday  Dante_88   Feb-13-10 02:33 PM   #74 
                             - Thank you.  OmmmSweetOmmm   Feb-13-10 03:34 PM   #81 
                             - My mom did that for 7 years and I hated it, too.  EFerrari   Feb-13-10 09:56 PM   #85 
  - Are you related to Alaska's Dena'ina Athabascans?  Blue_In_AK   Feb-13-10 12:19 PM   #39 
  - Yes we are all Denesuline (Deh Gah Got'ine)  Dante_88   Feb-13-10 12:33 PM   #43 
     - Did you know that Anchorage's new convention center  Blue_In_AK   Feb-13-10 12:52 PM   #50 
        - That's beautiful thank you.  Dante_88   Feb-13-10 12:54 PM   #51 
           - Please do.  Blue_In_AK   Feb-13-10 12:57 PM   #52 
  - How are you cousins with tribes so far away  Oregone   Feb-13-10 12:33 PM   #42 
  - I studied the migration paths and our heritage  Dante_88   Feb-13-10 12:36 PM   #44 
     - Thanks  Oregone   Feb-13-10 12:38 PM   #45 
        - Yeah, tough people. lol  Dante_88   Feb-13-10 12:38 PM   #46 
  - Welcome to DU! Would really love to hear more from you about your experiences  Number23   Feb-13-10 12:40 PM   #47 
  - I've read that the various Athabaskan languages (like Navajo) are REALLY HARD to lean!  Odin2005   Feb-13-10 01:22 PM   #58 
  - We have 11 official languages here  Dante_88   Feb-13-10 01:35 PM   #62 
  - It's good to hear from you.  PDJane   Feb-13-10 01:53 PM   #68 
  - The residential school system was a horendeous thing...  time_has_come   Feb-13-10 10:26 PM   #90 
  - thanks for that info  KT2000   Feb-13-10 11:19 PM   #94 
  - Here is one tidbit of info  XanaDUer   Feb-13-10 12:43 PM   #48 
  - That rings home  Dante_88   Feb-13-10 12:46 PM   #49 
     - This is also a very serious problem in Alaska  Blue_In_AK   Feb-13-10 01:50 PM   #65 
        - Yes  Dante_88   Feb-13-10 02:07 PM   #69 
           - Maybe we should be a little careful before we finger low self-esteem  EFerrari   Feb-13-10 02:32 PM   #73 
              - Yes I would agree somewhat  Dante_88   Feb-13-10 02:36 PM   #75 
                 - You seem to have much more direct experience than I do.  EFerrari   Feb-13-10 09:53 PM   #84 
                    - Yes my opinion may just be local  Dante_88   Feb-14-10 10:50 AM   #102 
  - K&R  Solly Mack   Feb-13-10 03:01 PM   #77 
  - The short version is that Canada often made the US' track record look good  Posteritatis   Feb-13-10 03:03 PM   #78 
  - Better than how we European-Americans treated them in States definitely.  roamer65   Feb-13-10 11:42 PM   #97 
  - Well I know they are still finding the graves and bodies of the dead children  winyanstaz   Feb-14-10 12:45 AM   #101 
     - Thank you for your input. I'm getting a fuller picture of the situation. This part of the violence  OmmmSweetOmmm   Feb-14-10 12:37 PM   #103 
 

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