Originally Posted by aquadog
Other aspects are also given a rosy treatment. It wasn't always harmony with nature, environmental stewardship and respect for all. Let's not forget that first nations practiced slavery, genocide of other bands on occasion, and mass killing of animals where feasible (bison). Today there can be incredible wasting of meat from hunting - shoot 24 caribou, butcher 4. Tools reveal what people do, if they have the ability.
It's a thorny issue and is going to take some time and good leadership in the aboriginal community.
This has bothered me since the Mohawk protests and bridge blocking in and around Montreal including Oka.
They claim proudly 'this is our land' but it turns out the Mohawks actuall came from further south and wiped out the Abenaki and Adironndack tribes to claim the land as 'theirs'
My attidute turned to one of ... you took it from them and unfortunately we took it from you ... fair's fair.
Time to move on.