Thursday, October 12, 2006

Racially based fishing

Seems the days of Canada's segregated commercial fishing fleet are numbered. The federal government is working on a plan to de-segregate the fleet. Meaning, enabling all fisherman - regardless of race - fish commercially on the same day.

It's about time!

The CTF has been a leader on this file. To read more about the CTFs position on this subject click here.

9 comments:

interest group said...

So does that mean Canadians can go to Korea or Germany and claim an equal share of harvesting their trees or mining their resources? That is what a foreign culture is doing in North America The reason why there are no Korean based logging industries, though there probably are, nor are there any German only mining industries is because there are no Korean owned trees here nor are there German owned precious metals or resources in North America. They are in Germany and Korea! Europeans however seem to be able to waltz into almost any country and exploit it as they see fit, apply legislative policies where they benefit them and rescind others where they do not. Yet in the same breath they scream where is the justice, this and that are race based, crying about two tiered justice. You and I both know mainly Europeans have exploited these exact same methods both presently and in the past to gain the social, political and economic power that they have enjoyed for centuries. Now that they are getting a taste of it going the other way they scream foul. I've always been taught that this is hypocrisy in it's most blatant form. Yet you and the neo-cons will continue to argue on points that have zero credibility and will win as you always do, not based on validity but on sheer numbers and when democracy is exploited in this manner it becomes a complete and utter disgusting farce. But hey, its worked for you for centuries so why change? I agree if race based organisations should be eliminated then lets start with the policy makers shouldn't we? As for taxes why are foreigners paying a foreign government taxes with income generated on Native lands? According to you and most who think like you the majority of Natives do not pay taxes and yet your government hands them your tax dollars. So it could be argued that the government is only a middle man who collects these taxes for the Natives so that you and yours can continue to remain on the land. Whose power is so much greater than our own that he has delegated a foreign government the right to claim taxes from their citizens on lands they have no hereditary claim to? In reality I say that since the government has no right to do this the middle man should be cut out as it only gives its citizens the false impression that they own North America and can do as they please especially where the original inhabitants interests are concerned. Can the Natives attempt your tactics in say... France, Spain or Germany or any other European country? In any country? I don't think so, so the claim of sovereignty and the methods used by the Europeans to overtake foreign lands can only be used by them. So this in itself is a race based organisation of a greater magnitude, is it not. Can you say HYPOCRITE, me thinks some people do not even know the meaning. Its either that or the thinking that ignorance is bliss. I think both can apply to Canada's current leader, his blind mice and his policies and objectives.

VanderHum said...
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VanderHum said...

I guess this falls under the category of even a blind squirrel gets a few acorns, but on this issue, the CTF is right on the money. Interest, you have the same opportunity as anyone else to fish, farm, log or otherwise make your way in the world. I am as indigenous to this province(SK), nation, and planet as you are and what I have, I have worked for. You have an inherent right to NOTHING, except to make it under your own steam, so take your racist BS and shove it, shove it, shove it, where the grass don't grow, the wind don't blow and the sun don't shine. And get a job while you're at it.

interesting said...

Vanderhum your comment not only solidifies your racism it also adds your unique talent to stereotype, no doubt an inherent trait. You can't be first but you can be next, given you respect the ways of those who were here before ANY of you and then and only then can you request it coming back. Pull your head out of your speaking orifice long enough to see just how narrow minded you sound. Just because you continue to base your arguments on the ideology of pushing it on others just as you continue to claim a few years makes you as indigenous as the next. Research some history the true history of North America it may help to enlighten even someone like you. Racism I don't think this is racism, but then again only someone with your heritage can truly identify when racism is being used so I admit I am ignorant in it's use for exploitation I only recognise it from a stand point of receiving it from being exploited. Heil vanderhum! Funny how you make the cheap and over used cliche "get a job" as a matter of fact I am employed and do pay taxes if you must know. I only state this to dispel your assumptions, but hey I guess you already know everything about me just as your forefathers already knew everything about the indigenous nations of North America this would explain how they were able to design their ingenious policies of this land and it's original people all from the vantage point of overseas.

VanderHum said...

I was born here. That's as indigenous as it gets. I wasn't born in Korea or Germany. The buffalo are gone. Get over it. Racism is the idea that by virtue of your genetics, you have the right to avail yourself of the work and enterprise of others. So like I said, you can shove it.

interested said...

Lucky for Korea and Germany, like I said nobody knows racism better than those who exploit it as your comments more than prove. You aren't even close to indigenous your what a second, third generation immigrant? You only claim to be aboriginal among other things when it suits you. First Nations' ancestors are buried farther into North American soil than any one you can claim lineage to and I'll be damned if I'm going to let a redneck born into arrogance spout of about a peoples who's history in this land that makes you look and sound as if you were born yesterday. The buffalo are gone? How does this pertain to the conversation other than the fact it shows your arsenal of overused racist cliches. But as long as you offer the seguay, yes they are almost gone,another "veritable footprint" you have left in North America. If this is your land where are your stories? No not the usual B.S. kind that have furthered your interest in these lands to a sickening degree.

VanderHum said...

You're the one exploiting racism when you demand special privleges and special considerations at someone else's expense based solely on YOUR race. I'm am saying we are all equal. Aboriginal people are buried farther into N American soil than anyone....So what.

interesting said...

Your definition of racism pales(no pun intended) in comparison to the definition that is all to familiar to minorities affected by colonial minded supremacy, utilized in the past up until present. It is one that does not simply originate from a narrow minded perception and based loosely upon the concept of money and alleged privileges, but on policies and objectives aimed at eradication of a peoples' rights, cultures and aims of self determination among other things. This is and should be the epitome of racism. First Nations state that these Natural Rights should be afforded to them, as they are to others, in recognition of their presence upon their lands before any others, these are where these rights find their basis not on the perception that they are asking for special entitlements or permission for them from anyone, especially not from those who came much later. Based on this fact rather than the conjuring of small minded foreign ideology that they only enjoy these rights based on the so called sovereign entities discretion. Those of whom whose presence on these lands are still deemed to be in their infancy in comparison to those whom they claim sovereignty over is in itself racist and based on the ideology of the same. First Nations are buried farther down into N. American soil...so what? I'm glad you posted this as it signifies your ignorance, at least where Canada's prior, less taught history is concerned. I made this statement as it draws a direct correlation between First Nations' duration upon these lands, which is where a good deal of the basis for their arguments can stem from as opposed to those who fabricate policies and objectives of self interest based on terminology and ideology much of which shares the same fabricated basis in its origination.

Spakosky said...

Very Interesting.
Do you ever think that the Treaties were only entered into a century or more ago because the English were somewhat benevolent (compared to most other conquerers) and yet still rascist and segregationist; they really did not do Indian people any favours, and we continue to see the results today, with the social problems afflicting many Indian people. But of course, for the ruling class, this is a big business, and they want to entrench the system, not reform it.

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