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Feb. 20, 2020, 11:29 a.m.
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Re: Do you support or agree with the nationwide Protests?

Posted by: chupacabra

Posted by: KenN

http://activehistory.ca/2020/02/exposing-the-settler-playbook-responses-to-shutdowncanada-in-historical-context/

"Settlers use a number of strategies to maintain the colonial status quo, including distorting or dismissing the past, doublespeak and deceit, divide-and-conquer politics, paternalism, invoking a singular “rule of law,” and, of course, violence and coercion. Our hope is that by exposing some of the discursive tactics in the settler playbook – and putting them in historical context – we can help settlers to see these “moves to innocence” for what they are. As well, we want to show that settlers can choose how to respond in these moments. Instead of treading the familiar paths of colonial hubris that have led to so much pain and damage, we invite settlers to recognize the limits of our knowledge and experience and to listen to Indigenous elders, youth, scholars, and knowledge keepers. In the case of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, their calls are clear: the RCMP must leave their territory and the Coastal GasLink project must pause for nation-to-nation negotiations.

We have heard from the brave people putting their bodies on the line at numerous blockades that they are not there for themselves but for future generations. As Dr. Karla Tait, director of programming for the Unist’ot’en Healing Centre, states, Wet’suwet’en women are taking a stand “to protect the lands for all the future generations that depend on it.” Land defenders are acting out of love and are taking risks to protect land and life for us all. Instead of deploying the same old tactics and strategies to talk down to Indigenous people and to justify violence against them, we want to find generative and life-affirming ways to respond that might help shape a new playbook based on respect, good relations, and reciprocity."

I guess I just want to know what is really in this new playbook. It sounds nice, but what does it actually mean? At the end of the day, there needs to be laws and regulations that govern us all regardless of whether or not some people hundreds of years ago gave some families hereditary powers. Without clear borders between lands, this will go on forever. I would like to give the bands lands in one mega-deal that settles this once and for all (wishful thinking I know). If the pipeline goes through their territories then they have every legal right as owners to decide what to do and if they want their hereditary chiefs to decide, then that is fine.

I don't think it is disrespectful to claim that ALL of us have rights and a say as to what we do with the land. If they manage to stop the building of this pipeline I am happy with that outcome, but I don't like the idea that we are just settlers trying to make a deal for a place we can call home. We are way past that.

they didnt thro up a fence around those 22,000 kms of land, I been behind the unistolten blockade doing forestry research by mtn bike we asked and they let us in, there is one bridge but you could get in if you had  a boat and thats how the land defender got back in, -32 that week pretty cold for a camp out 

but Delgamuukw and Tsilcotin decisions say the Wetsueten do have a say in what goes on because they never gave up their lands, read the Royal proclaimation of 1763 which was designed to run Canada after the english took it from the french

But you ARE just a settler, and your nation is was trying to steal it ... again

Feb. 20, 2020, 11:17 a.m.
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Re: Do you support or agree with the nationwide Protests?

Yeah Horgan would have been on the phone to Trudeau, so just arrest some FN and this will all go away eventualy.

But its hasn't, instead it has blown up in their face big time because again here is whitey fucking over the FN ( of which there are almost 1 million in Canada) for all these years and this is the last straw so what you got here is Idle no more V2.0, so  I understand but did not expect this level of support & protest

The Wetsueten are a nation within a nation, if you don't believe that listen to an elder speak their language, I can't pronounce any of the words, when addressing a public gathering up here it is very customary to acknowledge that we are on unceded Wetsueten lands as a show of respect and SO as the leader of his nation Horgan has dissed the Wetsueten nation and so now its up to Trudeau is what I am reading

You got that 100% right about the Mohawk, yes I forgot Oka and I am betting the OPP are also pretty nervous about what could happen

the Wetsueten are not to be worried about IME the RCMP cleared the blockade twice with out any violnce, they are for the most part pretty chill,

I had a beer with John Risdale back in the day but I didn't know his traditional name or that he was a grand chief until I seen a picture of him in his button blanket at some protest , I seem to remember he was just a regular guy, we were talking about women and stuff guys talk about ... nothing about land claims eh

Feb. 20, 2020, 9:36 a.m.
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Re: Do you support or agree with the nationwide Protests?

At least the OP got the title right , its a protest and not just about a pipeline. its about the BC gov's failing to deal with the situation for 257 yars, then Christy Clarke railroads (pun) this thru even tho the Heredetary Cheifs won't deal just find find anyone who will sign a deal and that was the band councils,  they had hoped to just let it slide, they thru a few natives in jail on 2 ocasions but they would have a major project to point at in a few years but its all blown up in Trudeau and Horgans face. Namoks has said he won't meet with Horgan cuz he disrespected him, won't meet with CGL, its pretty much gotta be Trudeau

The Mohawks back east are still blockading the CN line , the Wetsueten took down the highway blockade at Hazelton and Gitwangak after 2 hrs and the rail blockade came down a week ago Saturday but there were no trains going out to PR for a week which was actualy nice and quiet. The Wetsueten are pretty mellow IME, Namoks aint a bad guy, OTOH I would not want to fuck with the Mohawks, they remember Ipperwash & the killing of Dudley George

I drove the highway that day they blocked everything, if an extended family of cousins block the road there aint a damn thing a small detachment of RCMP can do but call for help. .

Feb. 19, 2020, 11:30 p.m.
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Re: Do you support or agree with the nationwide Protests?

Posted by: syncro

Posted by: XXX_er

http://activehistory.ca/2013/10/the-life-and-times-of-the-royal-proclamation-of-1763-in-british-columbia/

the situation is 257 years old , instead of killing off all the FN, King George  III decided that wouldn't be cricket and they were part of the gig  to govern Canada this is really  where it all starts and Delgamuukw didnt come along till 1997

XXX_er gets a prize from the top shelf

Wetsueten & Gitxan lands are  right here, there are cops everywhere I can spell or pronounce Delgamuukw and I even know what it means, I've  been thru the unistolten  blockade , I've drank beer with the chief

Feb. 19, 2020, 7:38 p.m.
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Re: Do you support or agree with the nationwide Protests?

http://activehistory.ca/2013/10/the-life-and-times-of-the-royal-proclamation-of-1763-in-british-columbia/

the situation is 257 years old , instead of killing off all the FN, King George  III decided that wouldn't be cricket and they were part of the gig  to govern Canada this is really  where it all starts and Delgamuukw didnt come along till 1997

Feb. 17, 2020, 1:06 p.m.
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Re: Slipping PF bb's and bearing retaining compound

I've used sleeve and bearing retainer for a squeaky from new raceface cranks on a square taper crank which did cure the squeak 100% ,

that crank was really on there cuz  I needed a lever on the end of the crank puller tool and some heat  to get it off

eventualy the spindle snapped

Feb. 10, 2020, 1:33 p.m.
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Re: Ski boot fitter

yeah it smelled like a bot,

so just a big BTW, If you fly somewhere to ski, just in case they lose your boots even if its only for as few days or possible fo eva ... don't check your boots

I could never find a boot to fit me when i got to wherever I was gona ski, also if they were lost forever the new  shells, new intuitions, new foot beds would cost  1200-1500 $ to replace

Jan. 23, 2020, 8:19 a.m.
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Re: Home Gym

Posted by: Stuminator

Hopefully yours does not turn into a place to hang the laundry like mine did.

Home gyms usually fail so this^^ is normal

the good news is someone setting up a home gym  can probably buy the equipment for cheap

Jan. 11, 2020, 9:23 a.m.
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Re: Too many bike companies?

since the 90's some of you now have real lives with families/ jobs/ white piket fences, you are now looking at run bikes instead of DH bikes and yer putting them all in a mini van, so can you really afford to upgrade every year?

Also what has really changed enough that you really need to buy a new bike every year ?

so maybe you are growing up and have to choose  what is important ?

Dec. 30, 2019, 10:21 a.m.
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Re: Free standing bike rack

MEC used to have a rack that would lean against the wall and  hang 2 bikes  so I had them in the dining room, now that rack gets used to hang packs and stuff

Dec. 29, 2019, 7:58 p.m.
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Re: Fact of the day

I'm pretty sure no body believes anything any more

least of all peer reviewed science

so how many of you are pro-plauge ?

Dec. 29, 2019, 7:55 p.m.
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Re: splitboarding DIY - anyone done this?

I Don't know about  snow boards but  with ski gear buying a lightly used setup which includes bindings/skins/tax already paid  is pretty fcuking cheap  often 1/3rd of the list price

It was a thing back in the day and you can probably find a YOOtoob showing how to split yer board 

but I don't hear about too many people rolling their own nowadays

my take is that back in the day they were more expensive to buy but now there are more used setups

cuz enough people have tried touring and then realize they walk forever

and never find the bar

Dec. 14, 2019, 10:32 a.m.
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Re: Brian Day is the Devil

https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/opinion-two-tier-health-care-canada-ireland-1.5383995

s timely piece

Dec. 13, 2019, 6:58 p.m.
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Re: Canada's future economy and jobs - what will they be?

Posted by: TheWasp

Seems like jobs that are person to person are the ones with a future. Healthcare, teaching, instruction etc. Also creative fields would seem to be safe from the robots. Sandwich artist made me laugh :D

Yeah this is what I see ^^ besides the usual MD's, Lawyers, accountants, the teachers, nurses, HC proffesionals like OT's, also ever body I know whom is now on the provincial government Teat (so all the pro planners, enviro's, bio's have all signed on) they are all doing really well up here cuz housing is reasonable and you can probably walk to work

All kinds of 20-30 something folks are moving to Smithers for the lifestyle

Personaly I have a few eclectic seasonal gigs but I am pretty much un-hireable

So I havent worked in almost 15 yars ... good thing I'm retired

I did computers for 30 years, even tho it would seem bullet proof I watched automation & technology affect that business as well

Dec. 10, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
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Re: modern trucks and the tacoma mystique

Yeah the certification card is a good idea^^

All them safety meetings might be erring on the side of too much but OTOH maybe it saves a life ?

when a man (or woman ) goes to work and doesn't come home its a tragedy and pretty rough for the people he leaves behind

I got a bud who was killed running the stick as a direct result of the giturdun philosophy, pushing the weather, no mtn safety plan, no mountain pro, no aviy gear, no nothing, no body had to account for it and 7 years later oct is still a bad time for his family

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