Racism Against Native Canada must come to an end....

Cowichan Th'wulhalem
Posted May 28, 2018 from Canada
Native people struggle in Canada to find a rental unit!
Racism is very real in Canada against Native Peoples!
Single Nu-Fab house kit
Single Nu-Fab house kit: Today - a kit could be bought and built on lands of Cowichan. One single person dwelling; reconciliation required and immediately needed. (1/4)

Racism Against Native Peoples of Canada must come to an end......

High racism against First Nations Peoples of Canada when it comes to apartments for rent! How is Canada going to deal with the problem of serious discrimination from applications for renting an apartment, housing unit, or townhouse across Canada? We seek to find solutions, reform, new agreements and social strategies. Our elderly Native Peoples of Canada are growing in numbers and native youth for homelessness across Canada, as the Canadian Government promotes initiatives for unexpected high immigration/refugee status claimants into Canada, under the safety and protection of the state:

Refugees push Canada to record-high population growth......“This growth was largely driven by international migration,” the release said. “In the third quarter, an unprecedented international migratory increase was observed.”

By Tim Naumetz. Published on Dec 20, 2018 4:26pm



Question? Then why are First Nations/Aboriginal/Inuit/Metis Persons denied living, shelter, or safety in Canada as Refugee Claimants push a record high! We seriously need new strategies to tackle the issue of "rent" and "housing crisis" for First Nations People of Canada, that has existed since "the Indian Act" and First Nations relationship with Canada.

The Constitution Act:

Indigenous peoples have a special constitutional relationship with the Crown. This relationship, including existing Aboriginal and treaty rights, is recognized and affirmed in section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982. Section 35 contains a full box of rights, and holds the promise that Indigenous nations will become partners in Confederation on the basis of a fair and just reconciliation between Indigenous peoples and the Crown.

The Aboriginal Homeless Camps are growing and on the rise across Canada! The homelessness of Aboriginal Peoples is not isolation, it is a social-issue across this country, which can become based with statistics and facts. We have solutions with existing policies, but they are not enforced by law makers; the justice system must make landlords accountable for racism against Aboriginal Peoples. The government give an appropriate Rental Allowance for the Poor of Canada. Vulnerable Native Peoples are not Criminals but become criminals because they become homeless. Native people are denied basic human rights for social assistance, then for renting an apartment or townhouse, social assistance is low under Provincial Governments, and native people do pay taxes. We seek resolution from Canada around social policy to make all things right. Raise the social assistance to meet the growing costs for living across Canada. Please help our campaign by donating! Your donations are appreciated and they matter! Lets get this campaign off the ground. Our native youth matter, how many of them are homeless today? Too many........

In some cities, more than 70% of homeless people are Aboriginal. Overall,Aboriginal people comprise less than 4% of the Canadian population, but more than 10% of the homeless population. ... Current estimates put the number of homeless in Canada between 150,000 and 300,000 people.

Coast Salish Territory; specifically Cowichan - is Sovereign. Meaning, we govern our own finances. We ask then, why so many Cowichan First Nations peoples are becoming homeless, without shelter, starving, and without basic needs being met? Once an elder or youth becomes homeless, they struggle with eating properly, poor diet, without proper clothing, illness, possible disease, and mental disability because of trauma from living on the streets, and being poor, and experiencing trauma a normal person would not experience with no one to provide proper health care - because they are without an address, without an income, and homeless - therefore they have no health care coverage. So, we ask again why is Canada failing Aboriginal Peoples so greatly, and the number one political foundation that makes Canada so great is the fact we permit basic fundamental rights and freedoms? I ask, being First Nations and Cowichan? "Where is my fundamental human rights:

for shelter

where is our trust fund going

why am I denied employment

Reconciliation promised by the Government of Canada, and band moneys? Where is it going? 

Band moneys are managed by INAC on behalf of First Nations according to sections 61 to 69 of the Indian Act, which outline INAC's responsibilities for the collection, maintenance, spending and accounting of these moneys.

There are two types of band moneys:

capital moneys

revenue moneys

Capital moneys

Capital moneys are Indian moneys that come from the sale of the First Nation's surrendered lands (from an interest in land), or from the sale of the First Nation's non-renewable resources.

Capital moneys include:

oil and gas royalties

sale of a First Nation's reserve lands

other proceeds from the sale of timber, oil and gas or gravel

According to Sovereign leaders, in which we as First Nations Peoples constantly live under the umbrella of cultural and legal binding pendulum in which we swing back and forth on a daily grind, because we are dominated by non-native laws within Canadian society, regardless of Provincial State. There is no Reconciliation, because the Government promised our timber, fish and raw resources to other countries, yet again failing First Nations Peoples of Coast Salish Territory? The NAFTA Agreement, is without a voice of First Nations Peoples within Coast Salish Territory. We say no timber, no fish, no pipe line, will pass through our land or waters - because First Nations people are growing in numbers without shelter across Canada. The treatment is inhuman with deeply rooted policies of racism. We would like racism to come to an end. We are Sovereign; meaning we have a paper Chief but our Nation has Hereditary Chiefs that have existed since time immemorial; that follow the laws of the longhouse. We respect our paper chiefs, but they do not speak on behalf of the Hereditary Chiefs of the Longhouse and Clan Mothers. Even the Hereditary Chiefs are treated with strong barriers and indignity from paper chiefs today!  There appears to be social conflict across all layers of social needs, which include housing and food safety. Our First Nations youth deserve more in the future than what we experience today. Aboriginal Youth deserve safety, protection, and dreams of a future; not homelessness once they migrate to cities seeking work. 

Aboriginal Peoples, First Nations, Metis and Inuit live in fragile balance with the Canadian Government. We seek to resolve one thing - Housing/Shelter!!!! 

I respect that Canada is a large country, but when other peoples from other countries are given priority or privilege within each Province for shelter, food, and safety, then First Nations are just being kicked aside, and its the kind of racism and discrimination experienced by First Nations through the democratic kindness and veil of "being a free country"...

Homelessness and Racism toward First Nations Peoples of Canada must come to an end;

NAFTA agreement, oil rights, timber rights, taxation laws must uphold and honor First Nations Canada, regardless of world need...the funding is there, but the Government of Canada has failed to honor their fiduciary agreements and duty to First Nations of Canada. We need single housing units yesterday for Aboriginal Peoples, let us build it today!

Thank you for reading...if you would like to speak with me, please contact me on here! We need world-wide support to house and shelter the next generation after Residential School; please care, read, donate, and support!!! A'ho



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Jill Langhus
May 29, 2018
May 29, 2018

Hi Sharon,

Thanks for sharing your sad post and fundraising link about the homeless natives. I home you are able to help them.

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 17
Mar 17

Dear Sharon,
This is an important message and given that our Government has promised Truth and Reconciliation for the horrendous harm done over centuries here and ongoing, toward Indigenous Peoples, it is time that this Government, federal, provincial and local follow through with their stated commitment. The city of Moose Jaw solved homelessness over the past 4 years. Their work could have been repeated everywhere. I join you in your call to action. It is time for our Governments at all levels to put their money where their mouths are. I know this does not bring an immediate solution but I stand with young am committed to speaking out.
In sisterhood,

Tola Makinde
Mar 26
Mar 26

Thanks for sharing, its sad though. Hope you succeed in helping affected persons. There's hope

Gulzaib Tareen
Mar 27
Mar 27

Racism in any shape is unacceptable. Because it is against humanity.

Apr 02
Apr 02


Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Hi Sharon,
Thank you so much for sharing and all the best with your efforts to help those who are affected.
Have a great day

Cowichan Th'wulhalem

Hello Anita, I have advocated in the best interest of native women since 1980's and it was a scary time in the 80's when I was trying to develop a sexual assault program for native women to step forward to lay complaints against the person who attacked them. I did not think in my wildest dreams, I would keep going down that road. I spoke up against the police in the "twilight tours" in Saskatoon, SK when I worked on justice reform for Aboriginal Peoples. Every fabric of Aboriginal Women's lives have a huge impact from neglect and the Government fiduciary duty under the Indian Act - and Indian Bands duty in their elective positions to make sure that First Nations Peoples have housing, proper health care, education, employment, and promote and safety and protection. It appears "very little" has changed! I keep campaigning, because we move two steps forward, and we become pushed back 1. That is exactly it, my efforts...that is all I can do! Thank you! I appreciate kind words...sometimes, that is all we need is a kind word.

Cowichan Th'wulhalem

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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