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Shame in Canada
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Last edited: Monday, March 14, 2005
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An article on pedaphile teachers in Canada at Native American Schools.

With the current events of the world is it possible that history may repeat itself? Muslim extremists are forcing children and adults to learn their religion. They are punished if they do not pray the way the extremists think they should. The world is appalled, that a people can do that to another. But it is not a new trend. It has been happening in the Americas for hundreds of years. It is still being practiced in the guise of Indian Schools. Classes are taught not in the language of the tribe but English. Christian religion is being taught instead of Native religion. Yes the classrooms are nicer. It is usually an international religion that runs the schools. But what is different? Extremists can point to the USA and Canada and ask what are we doing different that is not being done in the Americas?

There are currently lawsuits going on against the Government of Canada, and four church denominations that ran the Indian schools. In Canada, the Native Americans are winning, but at a horrific price.

Seems that punishment was the norm in both the US and Canada when the youth spoke their Native tongue or tried to practice their Native religion. Parents were not allowed to visit. Also it has come out and been proven in the lawsuits that the schools were rife with pedophiles (in fairness both Christian and Native American) who preyed upon the youth with affection, liquor, drugs and candy for sex.

When the pedophiles were identified they were not punished. They were fired and sent to another school to start the whole process all over again.

As these children grew up, some harbored great resentment against those who molested them; thus the lawsuits trying to get some normalcy to return to their lives.

Some hid the past and never mentioned it to anyone. I said that the lawsuits were at a horrific price. The price was seven adult lives. Seven men committed suicide when they received subpoenas to appear in court to testify. They killed themselves. They left behind families, friends, and life. In Native belief, they threw their souls away.

They decided death was better than letting their families see them tell the world what happened to them. I must say that when I read the article the deaths of the men were not apparent. It was not until the end of the article that they mentioned seven men committed suicide over the shame.

What received top billing were the churches that ran the boarding schools were going to go into bankruptcy over the lawsuits. How they were going to lose their buildings and churches. Not that Native children were molested and that seven adults died. I do wonder how the headline would have been different if it were Natives molesting White children. Long prison terms or death would be the outcome I can assure you.

I am sure the same has happened in the US but it has not been publicized. If we wish to be the world’s conscience we must face our own demons. It is not right that one religion should force another to learn its ways. We are right to help stop it from happening. But we should also start at home. It would lend to our credibility.

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Reviewed by Michael Kersting 4/24/2005
very true ! It is a downright shame and disgrace that these monsters are allowed to roam free in so called "civilized" society, preying on innocent children, where more often than not, the "authorities" usually turn a blind eye on the issue, ignoring the pemanent damaged on the psyche of the children they recommendation is that these perverts should be thrown into prison and get a dose of their own medicine!
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/17/2005
well done
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