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I just updated my response to Sébastien Malette's (Carleton University) remarkable efforts to undermine critiques of his work on the "Eastern/QC métis". My original response (In French) to his 9,000-word rant against me is translated below. #raceshifting…
It was with some consternation that I woke up on 21 Oct 2017 to incredible 9,400-word blog post on my public presentation on 27 Sep @ Univ of Montréal. Consternation, because many of us who have had to face SM’s ire, recognize abusive pattern @ play in his sustained attention.
Before I respond to several of his claims, it seems important to point out that SM is anything but disinterested party. Besides the fact that he has worked for 2 principal organizations lobbying federal and provincial governments for the recognition of the “Eastern Métis” ...
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To recap: meeting here is to talk about the interim injunction Coastal GasLink has received from the BC Supreme Court to go do pre-construction activities in the #Wetsuweten traditional territory. Hereditary chiefs are in ongoing convos with RCMP about enforcement
Now today Coastal GasLink is here to talk about next steps. Today could result in some kind of agreement for CGL to access the territory. Though none of this could be considered a permanent outcome
The injunction application isn't resolved in the courts. This is just an interim injunction. CGL said it needed access as soon as possible for pre-construction/so it could hit construction deadlines
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ok, I'm going to say it. Western culture, philosophy & science is basically crap, because at no point did it occur to anyone to emphasize "not fucking up our living environment" as a possible priority of thinking and life. 1/
I'm sure this has occurred to others before, but it's really been brought home to me in past couple of days of watching the #Wetsuweten & #Unistoten defend their land and water. They see their role as protecting each other and the environment they depend on. Absolute clarity. 2/
Why was this perspective totally absent from my (loooooong & diverse) education? We had individual fulfillment, advancement of scientific knowledge, various kinds of social liberation and progress, even some art: nothing at all about our role vis-a-vis our world. So. Much. Fail.
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@NigelBiggar And if you were the only country writing the history of English civilization that would be the case. But you are not and English acts can no longer be differentiated from those of Germany. True, the acts may be done in small concentrated acts, like enslaving Beothuks
@NigelBiggar Scalping bounties, some still in effect in #NovaScotia
@NigelBiggar To germ warfare with Smallpox blankets by Lord Amherst, the first governor general of Canada.
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Meanwhile in Canada: Check out #Unistoten #Gidimten #Wetsuweten for RCMP dismantling First Nations pipeline blockade, complete with mass arrests & limited media because we do so love hiding it when we silence protests.

#bcpoli, but also indigenous rights & climate change.
Add on #ShutDownCanada #TheTimeIsNow to hashtags to explore on the conflict going on in Canada right now, especially as it’s expanding beyond the pipeline blockade arrests.

I don’t think I can fairly summarize, but I do think we need eyes on this. #bcpoli #canpoli
Q: ...uh, I’m going to need at least some context.
A: This doesn’t get at any historical context, but does solidly cover current events. CBC’s @pieglue is on-site.…
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Today was a difficult day to witness. RCMP enforced an injunction to force them to give access to the Coastal GasLink pipeline that would deliver natural gas to the $40 bill, under construction expansion terminal in Kitimat. #wetsuweten #aboriginaltitle #pipeline
The problem is, the office of the Wet’suwet’en (hereditary chiefs) have jurisdiction to the land in question, and don’t want the project. They’ve made it explicit they want to protect the last unspoiled corners of their territory.
The Wet’suwet’en have never given up rights or title to their land and have never entered treaty with the government. Despite that, police forced Wet’suwet’en people and their supporters to leave their land and at least 11 people were arrested.
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So... @jjhorgan @GeorgeHeyman @scottfraserndp et al. @bcndp just going to turn a blind eye to #Unistoten situation or are you going to step up and act like leaders on this? #BCpoli #CdnPoli #Deescalate #UNDRIP #NoConsent #NoPipelines
...there's an aching silence right now that for #BCNDP folks in particular should smell a lot like the days leading up to August 18, 1995. #BCpoli
also - I think @jjhorgan @SohiAmarjeet @DonaldsonDoug @GeorgeHeyman @michellemungall @lanapopham & @BruceRalston should withdraw from the @BCNRF #BCNRF19 until the conflict is resolved in order to show respect. #BCpoli #UNDRIP
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