@ryanjespersen Why don’t Canadians use this day to reach out to indigenous people.

“I’m proud to be Canadian, but I’m ashamed of the way Canada has treated indigenous peoples. I commit to listening to indigenous people and working in partnership to build an inclusive democracy.”
@ryanjespersen I want to learn about the genocide committed against indigenous people and hold those responsible accountable. I want to learn about indigenous worldview and how to welcome that view within my own understanding of what is Canadian culture.
@ryanjespersen I want to be part of an inclusive Canada that celebrates & honours its indigenous peoples. I want to promote indigenous ways of being, knowing, thinking and stop accepting silent genocide.

I want to elevate indigenous voices. I want to ease the suffering of those still healing.
@ryanjespersen I want to be able to celebrate Canada because all it’s people live in peace and harmony together.

I commit to making this a reality by making this day the first Canada Day that truth and reconciliation begins in earnest. Today is the first day of a united Canada.
@ryanjespersen I pledge my allegiance to this nation, to all its people, especially the indigenous peoples, and I humbly accept the responsibility to right the wrongs that have oppressed people of indigenous ancestry.

Maybe instead of Canada Day we call it Reconciliation of Canada Day.
@ryanjespersen That would be something to celebrate.

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7 Jun
Some might frame this as “domestic terrorist attack by hate fuelled white domestic terrorist kills 4 members of family, injuring & orphaning a 9 year old boy.”

Or at the very least call it a hate crime.
Why do we need to know the faith of the victims? One would think that’s irrelevant to the fact that a white terrorist killed them. The way it’s stated it’s almost presented as a rationale for their murder.
It’s awkward and pathetic that CBC is working so hard to avoid saying white domestic terrorist killed 4 innocent people because he was a hate filled miscreant.

Being Muslim and out walking is irrelevant to the fact a man committed murder with his vehicle.
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6 Jun
I want to scream. Are you happy far left? You pissed me off mightily today.

And the public wonders why indigenous people don’t trust white people. Why we don’t trust people who tell us our issues deserve airtime and financial support too.

I’m signing off tonight. Enraged.
It’s insulting people believe I’m being too harsh when I call out disinformation. I’m bullying. Are you effing kidding me?!?

I’m bullying because I don’t candy coat criticism of the abuse of indigenous issues for political gain.

Don’t follow me if you expect candy coating.
I’m not here trying to win friends. I’m not campaigning for any party.

I’m advocating that the Canadian public actually take responsibility for the 500 years of shit and abuse thrown at the indigenous peoples of Canada.

I’m not going to make it easy for you.
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5 Jun

Listen to this woman. Don’t listen to people who demand everything get fixed by next week. Listen to the people who have been wronged for generations.

Acknowledge their pain.

Acknowledge their humanity.

Acknowledge their anger.

Acknowledge their resentment.
That’s it. That’s your responsibility.


It’s not time for you to be heard. It’s not time for you to virtue signal. It’s not time for you to get comfort for your shock and dismay.

It’s our time. We’re the ones almost wiped out from policies meant to exterminate us.
By settlers.

Settlers who profited from our pain. Profited from our deaths. Profited from our suffering.

This isn’t your pain. It’s ours. You listen. We get to talk now.
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I realize I am one person. I can not change the world by myself.

But I can cast a stone in the water, hoping others cast theirs and we make a significant ripple.

I knew what is happening would happen. I hate it all the same.
I’m angry. Very angry to watch politicians use profound grief that doesn’t belong to them for political gain.

I wrote very angry and critical threads.

Singh’s behaviour is wounding my community and all of Canada.

I can’t sit by and watch silently.

But I can’t be positive and humbly critical.

Nope. I’m enraged by betrayal. I expect this from cons.
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4 Jun
Mr. Singh’s intentional attempt to divide progressives into two factions: those who demand immediate action, and those who understand centuries of persecution will take time and mutual cooperation between governments and communities to address is reprehensible.
I’m not a lawyer. But I know enough of them and have independently studied legal issues to know what Mr. Singh is requesting of the federal government, by withdrawing court cases related to child welfare and residential school compensation is anti-democratic and dangerous.
Perhaps some lawyers could opine to confirm these assertions I’m making. Instead of permitting this charlatan from ripping apart Canadian democratic norms and conventions.
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4 Jun
How many more times do I need to be subjected to asinine stupid comments about indigenous issues from people who think they mean well, but they’re actually as clueless as a door knob!

JFC this is pissing me off more than I thought it would!
Not that I expect everyone to read my threads, but I did write a very important one a couple days ago.

In it I said people would immediately move to solutions to avoid feeling difficult emotions about the discovery of a mass grave of indigenous children.
How characteristic of complicit humans to avoid feeling responsible for any part of this genocide. How ‘Good German’ of you!

I hoped for better self awareness. But nope. Same ole same old.
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