Interesting……. Interesting how a person who published a blatantly racist article about First Nations people is now under investigation for receiving money from the oil industry. VERY interesting! Receiving money from big oil and then trying to pass for a legitimate journalist is certainly a conflict of interest.
Here’s the back story on Rex Murphy. He wrote a rather rude COMMENTARY about how First Nations peoples need to stop talking about our lived and historical traumas and oppression because it makes Canadians uncomfortable. I take offence to the ‘generosity’ bit…. my First Nations ancestors fought in the Battle of Fort York to protect this land from American invaders and my First Nations family fought in both World Wars as allies to Canada. I have a job and I pay taxes. My family helped build this country, yet they are left out of all the textbooks. I’ve experienced discrimination for being a First Nations person and for my culture. I was denied my status and was cut off from half of my family for the first 28 years of my life. WHAT GENEROSITY ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT REX?!? How about you get your facts straight and start treating us like human beings.
And here is a wonderful rebuttal by a Canadian who gets it. Yes! First Nations people and Canadians are supposed to be friends! But the truth needs to be told. Our history has been suppressed for too long.