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Anti-Indigenous Racism In Canada: They Couldn’t Make Us Disappear
July 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Beginning with Confederation, Canada has systematically attempted to make “the Indian problem” disappear. Ed Buller will share his knowledge of how Canada’s racist legislation and policies since1867 have systematically eroded Indigenous culture, spirituality and resources in efforts to “civilize” Indigenous peoples to fit within general Canadian society. In spite of these efforts, they failed although it has resulted in an unsustainable level of incarceration of Indigenous men and women in prisons, marginalization of Indigenous people and persistent run-ins with police.
This presentation will examine federal legislation, such as Treaties and the Indian Act, policies that made Indigenous peoples “wards of the State”, residential schools and the ’60s Scoop. Ed Buller will show that, in spite of everything there continues to be a slow and growing renaissance of Indigenous culture and spirituality.
“Crime Prevention Ottawa (CPO) recognizes that systemic racism exists, and that it has profound negative impacts across many racialized and marginalized populations within our community.
Presenter: Ed Buller
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Presenters’ remarks will be in English only. Questions will be encouraged in both official languages.
In all facets of our work, Crime Prevention Ottawa’s board and staff commit to collectively combatting the systemic anti-indegenous racism that poisons our society and its institutions. With humility and resolve, CPO commits to this necessary work of countering the insidious, pervasive, and systemic nature of racism in our society.
Racism takes many forms; it is a belief system that is embedded in our society. We undertake to work against all forms of racism, discrimination, inequality, and violence against Indigenous and racialized communities.
We have much to learn and a ways to grow as we hold ourselves accountable to these essential goals.”