‘Mea Culpa — Soo Mayor’

Now that the foolish Supreme Court of Canada has rendered another reactionary decision expanding racial categories and Race Based Law, we’re going to have to listen to claims of ‘entitlement’ from the descendants of Metis {French/aboriginal ‘half-breeds’}. Considering the politically-correct caricatures that Canadians tend to elect these days, the reaction of this mayor will probably be typical:

“Sault Ste. Marie Mayor Christian Provenzano has apologized to local Métis for leaving them out of a city resolution responding to the ‘Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report on residential schools. 

“As the person who drafted the motion in its entirety, I take responsibility”, the mayor says in a written apology to Mitch Case, President of the Métis ‘Nation’ of Ontario Youth Council. “As the author of it, I apologize to you and the Métis community for any offence”, Provenzano said. “Admittedly, when I drafted the motion I was focused on our ‘First Nation’ neighbours and residents and I did not consider the Métis community specifically. The omission is mine and mine alone.”

Slavery-so-sorry“The following is the full text of the resolution passed by City Council on April 11:

‘Truth and Reconciliation Committee’
Mover: Councillor S. Myers
Seconder: Councillor M. Shoemaker

“Whereas the summary of the ‘Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report on residential schools was released on June 2, 2015; and

“Whereas the full final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was subsequently released on December 15, 2015; and

“Whereas the calls to action for reconciliation in both reports contain a number of recommendations targeted at municipal governments; and

“Whereas the City of Sault Ste. Marie was formerly the location of the ‘Shingwauk Residential School’; and

“Whereas the City of Sault Ste. Marie has a significant urban indigenous population and is abutted by several neighbouring ‘First Nations’ communities; and

“Whereas for the aforementioned reasons, the City of Sault Ste. Marie has a vested interest in achieving reconciliation and moving past the harmful legacy of residential schools,

“Now therefore be it resolved that City Council establish an advisory committee comprised of the city clerk, the city solicitor, representatives from the ‘First Nations’ community and City Council to provide guidance to City Council on how best to achieve the objectives for municipal governments as recommended in the Truth and Reconciliation Report.

“Further be it resolved that the City Clerk canvass the ‘First Nations’ community for committee membership and report back to City Council with a proposed committee for its approval.” Métis flags at rally on Parliament Hill for opening of Parliament, January 28, 2013“Mitch Case, a Saultite who also serves on the Premier’s ‘Council on Youth Opportunities’, wrote Provenzano to express “extreme disappointment” with the city resolution.

“While I am encouraged by the intention of the resolution which is to have Sault Ste. Marie take a leading role in the reconciliation effort that is taking place across this country, I am also disappointed, though sadly not surprised, by the seeming exclusion of the ‘Métis community’ from the effort,” Case told the mayor.

“Your resolution makes mention of the ‘urban indigenous population’ and makes multiple references and directives to reach out to the ‘First Nation’ community, but fails to make specific reference to the ‘Métis people’.

“The Métis {so-called} ‘nation’ is made up of constitutional rights-bearing {so-called} ‘indigenous people’ whose {pretend} territory extends from parts of Ontario through to the Rocky Mountains, the northern United States and into the Northwest Territories.

“The Métis {fantasy} homeland most certainly includes Sault Ste. Marie; a fact that has always been known by the Métis people and was confirmed by the Supreme Court of Canada in the landmark Métis harvesting rights cases known as ‘R. v. Powley’.

“In ‘R. v. Powley’, the Supreme Court confirmed that Steve and Rod Powley, as members of the historic Sault Ste. Marie Métis community in the Métis {pretend} homeland, have constitutionally protected {fraudulent} ‘rights’. The court also said that Métis ‘rights’ were not surrendered to the Crown by virtue of the ‘1850 Robinson Huron/Superior’ treaties {But they were – see below…}. Finally, the court declared that Métis {so-called} ‘rights’ were equal to, and coexistent with ‘First Nations’ ‘rights’; that there is no hierarchy of rights {Then they lied…}.
http://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/2076/index.do

“Just last week, the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed for us once again that Métis rights and our place in Canada are undeniable. In ‘Daniels v. Canada’, the Supreme Court affirmed that we are ‘Indians’ as defined by the Constitution Act of 1867.
https://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/15858/index.do

“The history of our community is long and eventful. Established in the latter half of the 1700s by French voyageurs and their Ojibway and Cree wives, over time our people married with other ‘halfbreeds’ from other communities and through a process known as ethno-genesis formed a new ‘nation’: the Métis ‘Nation’.

“Our community here had and continues to have connections to Métis communities all around the Great Lakes, extended into Manitoba and beyond…

“The entirety of the downtown core of Sault Ste. Marie is built on our historic village and was made possible by the expropriation of our land in a way that was illegal and inconsistent with the ‘Royal Proclamation of 1763’ {Nonsense… The King, when writing the ‘Royal Proclamation’, was unaware of the existence of the area around Sault Ste. Marie, and no Metis community existed at the time…}.

“During the ‘Robinson Huron’ and ‘Robinson Superior’ treaty negotiations of 1850, Robinson, the negotiator, said he did not have the authority from the Crown to negotiate for Métis land rights but said he would return the following year to deal with our claims. Robinson promised to ensure that our river lots along the river would be protected; yet within 10 years, 90% of our families had been forced out of Sault Ste. Marie.

“One hundred and 66 years later our people are still waiting for Canada, Ontario or Sault Ste. Marie to make that right. Not only is the city located on top of our {ancestors’ fomer} community {ALL modern cities are located on top of former communities}, but the very building that you work from and make decisions in is located on the original river lots of the Labatte, Miron and Lefond Métis families.

“Not only does Sault Ste. Marie have a long Métis history, but today there are over 3,000 Métis people who call Sault Ste. Marie home {That’s not very many – There are over 75,000 people there}. We live here, we work here, we pay taxes here; our stories live here and this is our home. Exclusion from any reconciliation process is completely unacceptable.

“Despite our long history and our contributions to Canada, discrimination against the Métis ‘Nation’ continues across the ‘homeland’. Métis people are federally excluded and we see the discrimination and exclusion continuing here in Sault Ste, Marie, By not including the Sault Ste. Marie Métis community in the reconcilation effort, this discrimination and exclusion is coming directly from the mayor and council.

“It may be that this exclusion is deliberate {Since he knows this is not true, this is simply another lame, ‘poor-little-me’ attempt at victimization. Pathetic…}, or because of a lack of knowledge about the Métis community. I also request that City Council pass a second motion adding the Métis community to the list of communities to be invited to participate in the reconciliation process being established.

“I also wish to request a meeting with the mayor to discuss ways to build a relationship between the Métis community and the city.

“Finally, I am requesting an opportunity to come before City Council to make a presentation about the history of the Métis community here in Sault Ste. Marie and our modern-day aspirations as a people.”

“Responding to Case. Mayor Provenzano said that the city’s reconciliation process is still in its earliest stages and nothing has been decided that would prevent Case or another representative of the Métis community from providing input…”

–‘City slights Métis. Mayor issues apology’,
David Helwig, Soo Today, May 13, 2016

https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/city-slights-metis-mayor-issues-apology-295999

COMMENT: “Political Correctness demands no one say a word on this subject!!!”
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“Cripes, can we put this crap to bed yet?”
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“I’m Metis, I don’t get offended so easily. Maybe you want he should mentioned everyone by name? So those who need a safe space don’t get offended?”
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“Another group now, with cash for life from the taxpayers.” TrudeauPromisesToMetis
“As the half-breeds at Sault Ste Marie and other places may seek to be recognized by the Government in future payments. it may be well that I should state here the answer that I gave to their demands on the present occasion. I told them I came to treat with the chiefs who were present that the money would be paid to them — and their receipt was sufficient for me — that when in their possession they might give as much or as little to that class of claimants as they pleased. To this no one not even their advisers. could object and I heard no more on the subject.”

–Robinson authored an official report. dated September 24, 1850

http://www.metisnation.org/media/141017/inac%20report%20-%20robinson%20treaty%20metis.pdf Robinson--treaties-in-canadaWEB“The following letter was sent by Sault Mayor Christian Provenzano to Batchewana ‘First Nation’ {a ‘nation’ of 2,474 people} Chief Dean Sayers and Garden River ‘First Nation’ {a ‘nation’ of 2,134 people} Chief Lyle Sayers on June 3, the day following the release of the ‘Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s…report on residential schools…

“…There is much to consider in the report but perhaps the most arresting passage is the declaration of the commission that the residential schools policy represented a form of ‘cultural genocide’. This assessment will undoubtedly be very difficult for many Canadians to take; however, it is an assessment that I personally agree with. The judgement of the commission is one that I feel we must accept, if we are to have hope of arriving at a true state of reconciliation.

“Sault Ste. Marie has its own tangled history with the residential school system. It is a history that we must not forget and also one that we must be willing to confront when necessary. I have no doubt that a long road remains ahead for the ‘survivors’ of residential schools and the subsequent generations who have been affected to find healing. I do not know what every step along that road will be, but I believe that the first ones must be to acknowledge the inherent wrongness of the residential school system {teaching aboriginals reading, ‘riting’ and ‘rithmetic…}, the harm it caused and the impacts that continue to be felt today.

“It is my desire to see the City of Sault Ste. Marie play a role in this process. We are already making efforts to train our municipal employees on ‘cultural competency’ {‘political correctness’} and in fact my office will be hosting one such session later this month…”

–‘Mayor writes to Batchewana, Garden River chiefs’,
David Helwig, Soo Today, June 20, 2015

https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/mayor-writes-to-batchewana-garden-river-chiefs-181343 canadian-holocaustAs far as those ‘Truth’ and ‘Reconciliation’ recommendations for municipalities:

“57. We call upon federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal governments to provide education to public servants on the history of Aboriginal peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal–Crown relations. This will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism {All of this Maoist ‘re-education’ at taxpayers’ expense…}.

As well as
“47. We call upon federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal governments to repudiate concepts used to justify European sovereignty over Indigenous peoples and lands, such as the ‘Doctrine of Discovery’ and ‘terra nullius’, and to reform those laws, government policies, and litigation strategies that continue to rely on such concepts {like land ownership, zoning, etc.?}.

“43. We call upon federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal governments to fully adopt and implement the ‘United Nations Declaration on the ‘Rights’ of ‘Indigenous’ Peoples’ as the framework for reconciliation.”
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See also:
‘Supreme Court Dividing Canadians’ (Metis and ‘Non-status’) {April 15, 2016}: https://endracebasedlawcanadanews.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/supreme-court-dividing-canadians/

‘Federal Court Grants Rights to Metis, Non-Status Indians’ {Feb.13, 2013}: https://www.facebook.com/ENDRACEBASEDLAW/posts/517772818272881

‘Federal Government Fights Court-Ordered New 600,000 Indians’ (Metis) {November 2, 2013}:
https://www.facebook.com/ENDRACEBASEDLAW/photos/a.336196793149227.59519.332982123470694/420369494731956/?type=1
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One thought on “‘Mea Culpa — Soo Mayor’

  1. Technically speaking can someone explain to me how a so called “Indigenous Race” (here 1’st) descended from mixed race couplings claim to “have been here first”? and are therefore indigenous? Isn’t it a fact of Biology that at least one non indigenous (White Man) had to have been here at least nine months before the very first “Metis”(which means mixed blood) in history ever seen the light of day?

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