Fraudulent claims of Indigenous identity are risking community for the rest of us – The Hill Times
March 20, 2023
As Indigenous communities and leaders out the frauds, may we also bring grace to those who are First Nations, Inuit, and Métis, and need belonging and safety. They are our kids, our aunties, our uncles, our messy extended family.
OTTAWA—Picture Canada in 1958: the time of the baby boom, the Dodge Regent, growing influence of unions, the new unemployment insurance, and first version of health insurance. Does your history of Canada include Indigenous Peoples?
In 1958, the number of residential institutions for Indigenous children in the south was decreasing. The UN Declaration on Human Rights in 1951 was passed that outlawed trying to destroy a minority group by stealing children and Canada was forced to change the more onerous bits of the Indian Act. But civil service leaders lamented that Indigenous kids without residential schools needed some kind of structure. Picture the secret meeting with scotch and cigars, and the feds gave over child protection to the provinces.
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