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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Statement just made about Indian reservations; was it racism, misinformation, moronic thing to say....???

I just got back from canadian tire in Perth On. As I was paying for my items I saw a sign that said, "if you have a status card, present it to the cashier before......yadda yadda."
So I asked, "how much do you save if someone presents their status cards?"
She answered "just one tax".
All of a sudden it went in a surprising direction, the cashier said; "I think everyone should pay the same".
Of course I responded; "ya maybe, but remember, this was all ours at one time, been exempt from one tax just offers some recognition of that", I didn't want to push the discussion, picked my items up and then.....
She said; "it's not right everyone should be the same"
I said; "Every little bit helps, have you ever been to a reservation?"
She responded; "They live right up there", and lifting her arm above her head...
My jaw just dropped......
"Have you ever been to a reservation?" I asked again, gave me a dirty look and said "no".
I said "Who have you been listening to" and walked away.
You have to be either misinformed, total moron, or a racist to believe the territories, or reservations, are places where people live right up there, it's been on the news, online, demonstrations, Idle no more, on and on....
To still have that perception that the people of turtle island live in luxury on reservations is beyond comprehension. This is why we have so much trouble in negotiations with governments, some still believe we have it made, we are lazy, and money flows from the local trees, and government just dish out tax payers money so the people can reside "right up there"....
So, what do you think, was it misinformed, racism or a moronic statement?


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12 comments:

Allison said...

All of the above,wow,things dont change do they?

Runingwolf said...

Personaly,I would go with simple racism.But then thats me.

Nizhoni said...

I go with moron

Tewennate said...

Racism.

Anonymous said...

OK,so I live right up there, I must have missed something.

Izabelle said...

Damn,wheres my mantion,what a idiotic thing to say.

Marie said...

Racism,talking from personal experiences,its alive and well.As we can plainly see.

Anonymous said...

I would not have been that polite.

The Native Canadian said...

I dont know, it suprised me, I thought by now, everybody knew how bad it is. Guess I was either wrong or as most say, it's just plain racism...this is why I support independence. It's never going to change.

Nikyon the clan mother said...

Sad isn't it.

Anonymous said...

mmm i live right up there??I do come from Nunavut, so I guess shes right in some way.But I would like to see how long she would survive,"up there".

The Native Canadian said...

lol@ano...