Idle No More protests, activities pla...

Idle No More protests, activities planned nationwide

There are 11 comments on the CBC News story from Jan 16, 2013, titled Idle No More protests, activities planned nationwide. In it, CBC News reports that:

First Nations chiefs and activists are promising to stage Canada-wide protests today, as part of the Idle No More movement's national day of action, including at North America's busiest border crossing.

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Gabriola, Canada

#1 Jan 17, 2013
It gives the natives an opportunity to get out their Halloween costumes and play dress up.

Winnipeg, Canada

#2 Jan 17, 2013
Beats working

Winnipeg, Canada

#3 Jan 17, 2013
Jumping up and down and beating on a drum do not a nation make...especially when you are wearing a blanket made in Mexico.

Powell River, Canada

#4 Jan 19, 2013
The natives should call this movement what it really is the"we hate whitey" movement. This whole thing is about hate and greed,the very things you denounce the government for.
George Jetson

Winnipeg, Canada

#5 Jan 19, 2013
It's really sad that some natives don't want to stand on their own 2 feet and be self sufficient. They would rather receive handouts from the rest of society. I know some natives that are very successful and don't want any part of the idle no more crap and are very embarrassed by it.

Winnipeg, Canada

#6 Jan 19, 2013
Most of them are Rent a Mob protesters...paid for by the chiefs, so I don't consider them to speak for all Indians but only themselves.

Toronto, Canada

#7 Jan 19, 2013
2:44 pm, Saturday, January 19, 2013:
RE: Idle No More protests, activities planned nationwide
..... C O P Y :
QUITTNER Toronto, Canada [4.45 pm 130117]
RE: Champions of 'Idle No More' Stage Blockades Across Canada
..... The constitution says something about the aboriginals of Canada. Whatever it says must be obeyed. Legal and peaceful protests may be staged by any group in Canada. Compare with what labour unions are permitted to do.

Sherwood Park, Canada

#8 Jan 19, 2013
I find it remarkable that the Indian Industry across Canada, consisting of
white educated Chiefs, "consultants" and their little cliques, masters at
the art of manipulating the Bank of White Guilt , can siphon off hundreds of
millions of dollars into their own accounts and businesses, all the while
their own people starve......all the while their own people remain caught in
a vicious circle, a sickening vortex of incest, domestic violence, drugs and
alcohol, fetal alcohol syndrome, illiteracy, violence, poverty, malnutrition
and death. Yet somehow all of this and the blame for the same is shuffled
off on the "EVIL WHITE MAN".
The reality is that the utter misery of their own people is like a cash cow
as anytime they need a million dollar grant they simply point to the misery
that they themselves created and say " LOOK WHAT THE EVIL BAD WHITE MAN DID
".......its sickening, its a bald-faced lie, its criminal and must be

The time has come to start looking closely at the senior levels of Indian
bands and their criminal mismanagement of the same including their acts of
theft and fraud that is bankrupting their own bands and killing their own

A perfect example of that are the revelations made about a year ago
regarding Chief Shirley Clark of the Glooscap Indian Band in Nova Scotia.
Chief Clark made a whopping annual salary of 962,000 dollars for the
management of a band with only 300 members.....not 300 houses but just 300
persons, only 82 of which actually live on the reserve. Imagine
that....Chief Shirley Clark pulls in almost 3,000 dollars a day, every
single day of the year......far more than even the Prime Minister of Canada

And Chief Shirley Clark is only the tip of the iceberg. In Canada alone
there are over 78 Chiefs who haul in an annual salary in excess of what
Stephen Harper makes.

Here are some more numbers:

This attention-whore "Chief Theresa Spence" has now embarked on a hunger
strike, which is a thinly veiled attempt to distract attention away from her
criminal theft, fraud and mismanagement of her band's funds, mismanagement
of tens of millions of dollars.

Fortunately, there will be an investigation, charges will be laid and people
will go to prison.


The time has come to cut these Indian Bands loose, to end the limitless
corruption and graft and to stop paying their cozy little band councils and
chiefs millions and millions of dollars for their personal pleasure.

You may not like what I say, or the manner in which I say it.....but Indians
today are being butchered and robbed by their own people. Its time to circle
the wagons and put these parasitic bastards in prison.

If you are an Indian, then learn the truth, educate yourself.....demand
accountability from your chiefs and their councils.....

Toronto, Canada

#9 Jan 19, 2013
3:10 pm, Saturday, January 19, 2013:
RE: Idle No More protests, activities planned nationwide
..... None of the aboriginal people, as far as I know, have elected who their parents will be, or where they would get to be born; they deserve happiness and joy and ALL the rights given to them by the constitution. Moneys provided to them according to the laws concerned out of the general taxation funds of the Governments of Canada should be considered to be rent of their land. Perhaps there should be more and better education for them so that more of them could be fully qualified to do the jobs that are available.

Sherwood Park, Canada

#10 Jan 19, 2013
Why don't you give them 10% of your paycheck. Get real pal the funds for Indian education are bottomless try finding Indians with the drive to succeed and assimilate into society. Even when reserve Indians work after the first paycheck they are on a classic runaway of liquor and drugs. Not all but we see it constantly in the oil patch. They should not be given extra breaks on rules or exceptions as everyone is accountable for their actions.

Like the Swiss have a church tax why don't you start a poor me Indian tax on all Canadians, rally politicians and give another hand out to the band councils to decide how to spend or steal it. Enough is enough, all Canadians should be treated equally no exceptions Indian or not, the frigging Norwegians will rise up next for Viking rights lol. Stop the money stop the madness, things will get worse before they get better.
Deb Ballyntyne


#12 Jan 20, 2013
In this great democracy we have room for all voices to be heard no matter by what method or means.our forefathers fought and died for this freedom of expression giving their very lives to defend the right to free speech.

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