Native women want a voice for social policy.

Cowichan Th'wulhalem
Posted April 26, 2018 from Canada
Education system cut native girls hair off! Today, the education system continue to put barriers up against Native Women
We seek world-wide support to end Violence Against Native Women Canada.

Native Women suffered under the longest and most violent act of cultural genocide; the Indian Act; let us speak the truth, so the world become educated and aware of the most notorious acts of genocide through health care, foster care programs, church programs, and policy! Your donations count! Reconciliation is no where in site as promised, currently native women are the issue when its forced legislative silence and great poverty of native women of Canada; Donate!

The education system of Canada views Native Women under the micro-scope of Euro-Colonial ideology. Social Structure, and Fashion. 

We would like native women to have a voice on culture, social protocols, education, family, economics, environmental, and justice. 

We must start the project; forced silence is violence!

The Promise of Reconciliation is not a reality today; we are still waiting! First Nations carry the word of laws of the long-house in Coast Salish Territory, not the men. Elective 

Chief & Council do not speak on behalf of the Longhouse Hereditary Chiefs and Clan Mothers of Coast Salish Territory. Native Women want a voice on all Social Policies! 

No More Abuses Against Native Women; native women have endured so much violence under the Indian Act and it must come to an end! Please support!



Hidden from History: The Canadian Holocaust Chronology of Events: Genocide in Canada

1857: The Gradual Civilization Act is passed by the Legislature of Upper Canada, permanently disenfranchising all Indian and Metis peoples, and placing them in a separate, inferior legal category than citizens.

1874: The Indian Act is passed in Canada’s Parliament, incorporating the inferior social status of native people into its language and provisions. Aboriginals are henceforth imprisoned on reserve lands and are legal wards of the state.

1884: Legislation is passed in Ottawa creating a system of state-funded, church administered Indian Residential Schools.

1905: Over one hundred residential schools are in existence across Canada, 60% of them run by the Roman Catholics.

1907: Dr. Peter Bryce, Medical Inspector for the Department of Indian Affairs, tours the residential schools of western Canada and British Columbia and writes a scathing report on the "criminal" health conditions there. Bryce reports that native children are being deliberately infected with diseases like tuberculosis, and are left to die untreated, as a regular practice. He cites an average death rate of 40% in the residential schools.

November 15, 1907: Bryce’s report is quoted in The Ottawa Citizen’s headline.

1908-1909: Duncan Campbell Scott, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, suppresses Bryce’s report and conducts a smear and cover-up campaign regarding its findings. Bryce is expelled from the civil service.

November, 1910: A joint agreement between the federal government and the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Presbyterian and Methodist churches establishes the structure of Indian Residential Schools and the contractual obligations of churches running them. Duncan Campbell Scott refers to the policy of the government as that of seeking a “final solution to the Indian Problem”.

May, 1919: Despite an escalating death rate of Indian children in residential schools from tuberculosis - in some cases as high as 75% - Duncan Campbell Scott abolishes the post of Medical Inspector for Indian residential schools. Within two years, deaths due to tuberculosis have tripled in residential schools.

1920: Federal legislation makes it mandatory for every Indian child to be sent to residential schools upon reaching seven years of age.

1928: Sexual Sterilization Act is passed in Alberta, allowing any inmate of a native residential school to be sterilized upon the approval of the school Principal. At least 3,500 Indian women are sterilized under this law.

1933: An identical Sexual Sterilization Act is passed in British Columbia. Two major sterilization centres are established by The United Church of Canada on the west coast, in Bella Bella and Nanaimo, in which thousands of native men and women are sterilized by missionary doctors until the 1980’s.

1933: Residential school Principals are made the legal guardians of all native students, under the oversight of the federal Department of Mines and Resources. Every native parent is forced by law to surrender legal custody of their children to the Principal - a church employee - or face imprisonment.

1938: Attempt by the federal government to close all residential schools and incorporate Indian children into public schools is defeated by pressure brought by Catholic and Protestant church leaders.

1946: Project Paperclip - a CIA program utilizing ex-Nazi researchers in medical, biological warfare and mind control experiments - uses native children from Canadian residential schools as involuntary test subjects, under agreements with the Catholic, Anglican and United churches. These illegal tests continue until the 1970’s.

1948 - 1969: Offshoot programs of Project Paperclip are established in United Church and government hospitals in Nanaimo, Brannen Lake, Sardis, Bella Bella, Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia; in Red Deer and Ponoka, Alberta; and at the Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ontario. All of these programs use native children abducted from reserves, foster homes, and residential schools, with the full knowledge of church, police and Indian Affairs officials.

1969: Indian Affairs Minister Jean Chretien tables his White Paper in Parliament, which reaffirms the "assimilationist" policy of the past century that denies sovereignty and equal status to native nations. As a token gesture, Chretien assigns a limited control over Indian education to local, state-funded band councils. Many residential schools are phased out altogether or simply taken over by band councils.

1984: The last Indian residential school is closed, in northern British Columbia.

1990: State-funded leaders of the Assembly of First Nations discuss “abuses” in residential schools for the first time publicly.

2019: Justin Trudeau P.M.of Canada has delayed Reconciliation with First Nations Canada, because of his "interest" with the Pipeline to go through, for his Agreement on International Obligation and Trade; yet no "real" agreements in Respect to Economy with First Nations Peoples and Respect for wild-life, lands, preparation or planning, and the peoples (First Nations) of the land he is rumbling through - to meet his promise with the world and corporations. First Nations Women of the Longhouse "carry the word of laws" and decide on Economy; not Elective Chiefs & Council, within Unceded Territories - so, Justin Trudeau has made life very difficult for First Nations; Poverty and Health care is limited causing a crisis situation in First Nations Territories across British Columbia. aho

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Jill Langhus
Apr 27, 2018
Apr 27, 2018

Hi Sharon,

How are you doing? How is your fundraiser coming along? Any breakthroughs in legislation for native women yet?!

Cowichan Th'wulhalem
Apr 29, 2018
Apr 29, 2018

We need your funding to get this project off the ground: your support is desperately needed for a Voice on Native Women and Issues being faced today in Canada; reconciliation appears to be advancing non-native agencies and services, please help give native women a voice! Your donations matter today! We need your help to make this research project possible. Native women have no rights in Canada - help us change that! Meet and match $100. and become a part of the wheel for change in a very violent justice system against Native Women!

Mar 24, 2019
Mar 24, 2019

thanks for speaking up on behalf of Native women in Canada. i was not aware of this problem...have you gotten the media involved? is there government support?

dana, U. S.

Cowichan Th'wulhalem
Apr 15, 2019
Apr 15, 2019

No, there is no government support - they are the problem - the government enforces the Indian Act, as I posted above. They caused untold abuses toward Native Peoples and Native Women; we have endured the longest and most violent act of cultural genocide in the history of the world under the Indian Act; enforced by the Canadian Government.