This is unacceptable. For a group of priveleged white men given the
opportunity of an excellent education financed in part from the immense
natural resources extracted from Treaty 6, 7 and 8 lands.
Perhaps some gratitude, respect and study of our relationships with First
Nation people is in order. Study the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Report or take the FREE UofA online course 'Indigenous Canada' delivered
by the Faculity of Native Studies.
On Sat, Feb 20, 2021, 13:40 Rick Gafuik, <ricali@xxxxxxx> wrote:
I do remember being the Ukranian 7 children family in a predominantly
English white Anglo Saxon elementary school where I got strapped a lot for
being in fights - usually racially motivated.
*From:* dsp-ea-general-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <
dsp-ea-general-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> on behalf of Norm Larkins <
*Sent:* February 20, 2021 11:28 AM
*To:* DSP EA <DSP-EA-General@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
*Subject:* FW: What is in the Budget for Seniors?
*Trudeau, what do Seniors get in the new Budget?*
These alleged truths will offend some and get support from others.
After reading this, I want you to think about those Residential Schools- while we small town and country kids were going to one-roomed schools
that housed eight grades with only one teacher and our parents were buying
our books, school supplies and clothing, the Indigenous native kids were
in schools where they got a more balanced education, free room and board,
free school books, free supplies (pencils, notebooks, etc.) and clothing.
We were also abused and bullied by the heads of the schools. Oh yes,they are complaining that they lost their language. Do they think that we,
the immigrants from Eastern Europe, were able to continue to speak our
native tongue in schools? No! We all learned to speak, read and write in
English and were proud to have the opportunity and contribute to the
development of this great country.
So, Mr. Trudeau, what do Seniors get in the new Budget?
Seniors outnumber Natives, so maybe you will resolve Seniorsgrievances sooner if Seniors choose to block the Trans-Canada Highway or
the CN Rail lines?
When reporters ask the protesting Seniors what they want, the Seniorscan answer "The same as the Natives have been getting for years." (which
is free dental, free eye care, free prescriptions, free
post-secondary education, free transportation, no tax on gas and other
commodities, no income tax, no tax on vehicles, free housing and many other
things, all paid for by us, the tax payer.)
Seniors have paid taxes all their lives! Natives do not pay taxes !!
And recently, now 600,000 Metis are considered Natives. Well Canada isalso my home and Native land so I should be considered a Native since some
of us too, were born here.
Seniors want the same as the Attawapiskat Band Members received fromthe Federal Government in 2014, $34 million for just 1500 people
(that's $22,666 each) TAX FREE!
Instead, the Federal Government pays Seniors $7,200 in Social Security(and they still have to pay tax on that) after working 50 plus years, and
AFTER they've paid their own way, their own kid's way, AND the Natives' Way.
And the natives are demonstrating "Idle No More" and "Pipelines".Really??
It is time for seniors to react! *We are just as entitled to protest asare the Natives.*
*Something is very wrong with this picture.*
Send this to every senior you know.