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The numbers keep growing’: Alberta elder speaks to Indigenous incarceration overload in Canada – CBC
by ahnationtalk onAugust 10, 201789 Views
Keith Chief Moon shares his experiences in working with Indigenous inmates
Aug 09, 2017
An elder from Kainai First Nations in southern Alberta is working to fix the crisis of the over-representation of Indigenous people in jail.
Keith Chief Moon said systemic discrimination and colonial government tactics are in part to blame for skyrocketing rates.
“The numbers keep growing each year; it doesn’t seem to improve,” he said.
“It all goes back to Confederation, when they adopted the policy to ‘kill the Indian in the child.’ Now, we have to assert the rights we have…. Look at the Truth and Reconciliation [Commission] recommendations — nobody’s doing anything about this.”