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"We were caught in no-man's land between four countries, none of which wanted us": How a family of four became stranded in CubaWhat happens when a French-American family on sabbatical in Toronto heads to Cuba for a vacationtorontolife.com
These people are daft. They left after the pandemic declaration without all their passports and without any status in the country they were departing knowing full well countries were closing up borders except to their own people and a few for even their own people. It was blatantly obvious with countries shutting off China at the end of January and the US banning Europe.
Enraged and dejected—my nine-year-old said she wanted to have the airline employee “fired!”
if they were white someone would do something about it.
although it seems like the cops were involved at least tangentially so who knows.
Two women at Joliette hospital are heard calling her stupid and saying she's only good for sex and would be better off dead.montrealgazette.com
Thruth you ever seen this type of shit?
fascinating. i know the aussies have the same issues with the aborigines there as well. i would have thought it had improved at least a bit with all of our cultural advancement but i suppose some things just never change.Sadly, yes. Canada's biggest racial divide involves its indigenous peoples which are First Nations, Inuit and Metis.
Cultural safety is a big issue for health care in First Nation's and Inuit communities. Paternalistic/superior/colonizer/settler/discriminatory/racist attitudes prevail some places more than others. Nurses, not surprisingly, are the biggest cunts in this regard, especially in rural/remote/northern settings. There are all sorts of cultural safety training at the Fed/First Nation level. First Nations patients have been forgotten or ignored in emergency departments and died. Cause of death? Being an Indian.
This case is surprising yet it is not. Usually that stuff is said with an inner voice not an outer voice. It seems like yesterday but it was in 1980 when a surgeon sewed beads onto the sutures when closing after an operation because he thought it would be a cool thing to do because she was Indian. I should see if I can find my old briefcase with Indian Affairs Canada embossed on it and take a pic. Official titles change but attitudes not so much.
A colleague of mine who would cross paths with me in Arctic communities was booted out of a community and banned for life for being rough with an Inuit kid in a way he would not have done with his non-Inuit patients. Well, between you and me he would do that to a white kid too but it was past the time of being able to beat, threaten and subdue pediatric patients. Putting one's hand over a child's nose and mouth to gently restrict breathing and telling them if they don't settle the fuck down you will kill them was effective in rare cases but sadly is no more.
It's a legacy of cultural genocide and the result of fucked up, failed attempts to assimilate. It wasn't until the 1950's that the Federal Government moved the Inuit into permanent settlements because of the caribou famines and the construction of the Distant Early Warning System and the fact that somehow nomadic people did not fit into an atomic age Canada. But, the Catholic Church was already on the scene for decades converting and buggering the faithful.
It's not just health care, it is policing too. Profiling, over-representation in prison and a higher risk of getting cop shot. Or farmer shot or home owner shot. Last two self-defence court cases had juries that sided against the dead First Nations man. All part of the messed up world of being indigenous in Canada. When I first moved to Inuvik, the only place I found to rent was a Catholic Church covered to apartments. One day my neighbour who is Gwichʼin (Dene) and a cabinet minister in the territorial legislative assembly says to me "hey, can you hear the screams at night in your place?"
But, there is a flip side to this and not to make light of this case which is awful, you could create a Reason #9247 Why Nunavut is #1 because you just don't find some of this shit anywhere else. Like Joanassie huffing propane and getting his lips frozen to the nozzle. Or the lads in Churchill who were huffing propane, didn't turn off the value and sat down for a post-huff smoke. Boom.
Last week a First Nations man came into emergency with cardiac issues so they put him on oxygen. He's waiting for the doc and decides to light up a smoke in the room and set himself on fire and basically burned his face off. If you are reading the Saskatchewan news and there is a roll-over accident with an ejection, you can be sure it will be from a First Nations community. If your car is stolen and then found burned, it will most likely be on a First Nations communities.
So yeah, I'm not surprised by this shit at all except for the rare instance of it being world starred.
i know the aussies have the same issues with the aborigines there as well.
We haven't had an actual Truth and Reconciliation Commission - we have had various Royal Commissions ( sort of the highest level public inquiry) into Aboriginal Death is Custody (years ago - I appeared before it in 92 I think and not much has changed), Stolen Children and Institutional Care.Well there was a Truth and Reconciliation hearing like Australia had and 95 calls to action were created. Last year's minority government for Justin was partly due to Canadians making a point that indigenous issues are important so there is progress.
But it's a long way down from the top to the grass roots.
One day people will get a job by merit.
This is the problem when you go the quota route. Once you get your allotted share, you ration to the next demographic/race/sex/nationality.