‘Creating A False Narrative’

Here’s a ‘Letter to the Editor’ that reflects the manipulated mainstream opinion concerning the Nova Scotia lobster dispute.
P.S. The ‘Toronto Star’ editor created a deliberately-provocative, BIGOTED headline:
‘People of European heritage in Canada have to learn to share with ‘Indigenous’ {sic, they mean ‘Aboriginal’} fishers’:

“Twenty-one years ago, the Supreme Court, via the ‘Marshall’ decision, re-affirmed an 18th-century Treaty right of the Mi’kmaq to fish for what the court called {but didn’t define} a “moderate livelihood”. 

“While the Prime Minister may now be appalled at the violence being done to Mi’kmaq fishers in Nova Scotia, his government, his cabinet and ‘Conservative’ {Party} and ‘Liberal’ {Party} governments before them, have for decades kicked the problem down the road.

“Following never-ending frustration, the Mi’kmaq gave ample warning that they intended to establish their own controlled fishery with environmental regulations and monitoring.

“Still, no response.

“And now, great damage has been done to trust, relationships, boats, fishing gear and a lobster pound.

“The federal government must reimburse for this damage.
{They were ILLEGALLY trapping lobster OUT OF SEASON! The federal government must enforce fishing regulations. Should they refuse to comply, their boats should be confiscated…}

“Everyone has been failed by the federal government, but primarily it’s the Mi’kmaq people who owned all the land, water and resources {Ahistorical nonsense} until my European ancestors invaded and took everything: land, fish, language, culture, religion and children.

“We ‘white’ Canadians are going to have to learn to share.
{We’re no longer ‘white’. Why are you using racist categorizations? Have you been living in a cave?}

“It is sad that few or no attempts were made to educate non-native fishers about our legal obligation to share the resource.
{In the 2nd ‘Marshall’ decision, the Supreme Court specifically said that Aboriginal fishermen MUST ABIDE by the fishing regulations and laws…}

“It’s also sad to hear numbers of Acadian-sounding names among the aggressors, as Acadians have themselves been victimized.
{The commercial fishermen are the victims in this story, NOT the Aboriginals!}

“You and I have allowed ourselves to be blind to the ruthless mining of Canada’s land, waters, and crop land. Following the 1992 cod-fishery collapse, I can understand the non-native fishers not trusting the government to do the right thing, but the lobster will be safe: The Mi’kmaq lived in Mi’kma’ki for 15,000 years without depleting resources.
{Utter nonsense…}

They didn’t kill-off the cod. ‘Our people’ did.
{Another racist generalization…}

“To worry about ‘Indigenous’ peoples not being good stewards would be laughable if it weren’t such a red herring.”

{Red herring?
The Myth of Aboriginal Environmental Stewardship’:
“Nothing is so pernicious as the profoundly-racist notion that somehow ‘indigenous peoples’ are genetically endowed with a special relationship, a spiritual kinship, with nature that makes them superior caretakers of the land…

Mother Earth?’:
“We are constantly lectured by aboriginal supremacists about how ‘white man’ needs to understand our relationship with ‘Mother Earth’, the way that aboriginals ‘inherently’ do. It will therefore come as a surprise to many that ‘Mother Earth’ as a concept in Canadian culture is European in origin and has virtually no history or connection with aboriginal culture or belief – and that’s according to aboriginal elders and ‘scholars’.”
https://endracebasedlaw.wordpress.com/2016/09/19/mother-earth/ }

–‘People of European heritage in Canada have to learn to share with Indigenous fishers,’
Douglas Buck, Toronto Star, Oct. 22, 2020

See also:
“Incredible, even by @DalhousieU standards. Indigenous fishermen have started an illegal fishery, leading to fights with non-indigenous fishermen. Some say they’re acting on treaty rights. Others disagree. Complex issue. But Dal has now proclaimed that only one view is permissible”
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