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Prime Minister Stephen Harper's statement of apology
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Here are excerpts from the text of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's statement of apology on Wednesday, as released by the Prime Minister's Office. French sections, which repeat the English text, have been excluded:
Mr. Speaker, I stand before you today to offer an apology to former students of Indian residential schools. The treatment of children in Indian residential schools is a sad chapter in our history.
In the 1870's, the federal government, partly in order to meet its obligation to educate aboriginal children, began to play a role in the development and administration of these schools.
Two primary objectives of the residential schools system were to remove and isolate children from the influence of their homes, families, traditions and cultures, and to assimilate them into the dominant culture.
The Harperites continue the popular coverup of multiple attempted, at least one 'successful' (see Beothuk) genocides on now 'Canadian' soil.
It's funny - if we did mistake 'Kanada' as a native word for village, we sure don't treat it like any sort of equitable one.
Tomorrow, those reserves are prime targets for kleptocratic plunder, this man's words are nothing after complicity in the Global shams of state-sponsored 'terror', 'free-trade' and spreading 'democracy'. If Canada wants to apologize to anybody, tell it to the Afghanis we or the other willing imperialists blew up today.
Out of Afghanistan, off the backs of the natives, begone from the lives of freedom-loving Canadians, Bush of the North.