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Chapter 32

Chapter 32 – The Unjust Society
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Department
Political Science
Course
POL2101
Professor
Luc Turgeon
Semester
Winter

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32 – The Unjust Society Harold Cardinal (1969) The Buckskin Curtain – The Indian-Problem Problem • White man’s disinterest and deliberate trampling of Indian rights and repeated betrayal of trust • Buckskin curtain of indifference, ignorance, and bigotry • The government’s White Paper proposal is cultural genocide – thinly disguised program of extermination through assimilation • “Indians…must become a good little brown white man.” • The federal government, instead of acknowledging its legal and moral responsibilities to Indians and honoring their treaties, propose to shift responsibility to the provincial governments. • Indians living for over a century in colonial, brutal, and tyrannical conditions • Dictatorial bureaucracy eroded their rights, atrophied their culture, and robbed them of their human dignity “As Long as the Rivers Run…” – With Forked Tongue
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