Idle No More: Dear Cindy
Republished in West Coast Native News HERE.
Two weeks ago, this message was sent to my blog by Cindy. Her comments were riddled with a number of incorrect comments and negative stereotypes that I felt needed to be addressed in a calm and rational way. Here’s an unedited screenshot of what Cindy wrote:
Rather than put it through on the messages, I thought I’d address the inaccurate claims made by Cindy in a blog article.
Why don’t natives get jobs just like everyone else in Canada?
One of the most widespread myths is that First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples are lazy bums who don’t work for a living. The fact of the matter is that I’ve addressed this issue in previous blog articles. Not only do First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples have jobs like everyone else in Canada, many of them run their own successful businesses.
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