Essay

There Is No Difference

An Argument for the Abolition of the Indian Reserve System and Special Race-based Laws and Entitlements for Canada’s Indians

CONTENTS

1. Introduction

2. Terminology

3. The Separate But Equal Doctrine

4. Assimilation and Cultural Loss

5. An Issue of Freedom of Speech

6. Pre-contact Indian Culture and the Shock of the New

7. Still Waters Stagnate

8. Taking a Longer View of Time

9. The Violence and Dispossession Caused by Migrating Peoples

10. Great Britain- A Conqueror With a Conscience

11. The Grant of Legal Rights to Canadian Indians

12. The Essential Humanity of the Migrators to Canada

13. The End Times of Indian Cultures in Canada

14. The Myth of Nation to Nation Dealings

15. Treaties- Fairly Made and Honourably Implemented

16. The Robinson-Huron Treaties

17. The Manitoulin Treaty

18. The Manitoba Treaties

19. The North-West Angle Treaty

20. The Prairie Treaties

21. Common Themes

22. The Emasculation of Crown Sovereignty

23. The Haida Nation Case

24. The Mikisew Cree Case

25. The Rio Tinto Case

26. Dancing With Danegeld

27. The Attack on Law and Order

28. The Frontenac Ventures Blockade

29. The Shakedown of Platinex

30. KI: The First Two Letters in “Kindergarten”

31. The Idle No More Protests- Two-tier Policing on Display

32. The Solid Gold Resources case- Ontario’s Sovereignty Giveaway

33. The 2012 Algonquin Land Claims Settlement Agreement- The Deal of the (19th) Century.

34. The Imperative of Sole Crown Authority

35. Indian Reserves as Tax Havens

36. Devolving Control of Education to Indians

37. A “First Nations” Education

38. The Academic Gyp of “Identity Studies”

39. Indian Reserves- Canada’s Gated Communities

40. Setting Indians Free From Their Past

41. Rethinking the “Honour of the Crown” Principle

42. Our Liberal Values

43. The Myth of Race and Racial Differences

44. The Amygdala Factor -Our Civic Duty to give No Legal or Political Effects to Race Thinking

45. Dismantling the Colossus

46. Why Bother?

47. Amending the Constitution and Overriding Haida Nation Jurisprudence

48. Ending the Reserve System and Race-based Laws

49. Care and Compassion During the Transition Period

50. It’s Not Impossible (Nelson Mandela Proved It)

    2 thoughts on “Essay”

    1. I subscribe to NZCPR and am impressed with your concise thinking regarding the Liberal Governments repatriation of the Canadian Constitution and the Trudeau amendment. In particular I am concerned with the Indian Land claims and these vested powers in the constitution and now leveraged by the Supreme Court, which appear to divide the country holding commerce to ransom. As an ex-Kiwi I am well aware of the stupidity that is taken place in that country and, as you say, “a warning to Canada”. With the CBC beating the drum, talking up how to abolish the Senate, perhaps it is time for a constitutional amendment to abolish Section 35. What is being done, if anything, to bring this to the fore and before it’s too late as may be the case in New Zealand.

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