First Nations

Davis Inlet and Attawapiskat came and went, in terms of political, media and social interest.

The danger from this shallow mode of attention from corporate media is that once it’s no longer “news,” people tend to forget about these crises and/or assume they’re fixed. Then the politicians responsible for the crises and broken system are essentially off the hook.

But what we clearly need is a national dialogue to examine “Canada’s” broken relationship with the first peoples: First Nations, Metis, and Inuit.


On November 28, 2011, I started writing about Attawapiskat.

On December 7, 2011, we Occupied the #Attawapiskat hashtag in Twitter.

On December 19, 2011, I reviewed the results of Occupy #Attawapiskat and called for a national dialogue on “Canada’s” broken relationship with the first peoples. And since the Conservative government is really not interested in starting this dialogue, we should just do it.

On February 22, 2012, I met with tribal council president Cliff Atleo to discuss such a national dialogue, and many related topics that contribute to these broken international relationships within “Canada.” We’ll be airing this interview on Vancouver’s Co-op Radio in three parts starting on March 12, 2012.

On March 12, 2012 a demonstration began in Marpole to keep condo developers from desecrating Musqueam burial site at c̓əsnaʔəm in south Vancouver. I think we should call on politicians at all levels to push for a solution.

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Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Post-partisan eco-socialist. at Politics, Re-Spun
Stephen Elliott-Buckley is a husband, father, professor, speaker, consultant, former suburban Vancouver high school English and Social Studies teacher who changed careers because the BC Liberal Party has been working hard to ruin public education. He has various English and Political Science degrees and has been writing political, social and economic editorials since November 2002. Stephen is in Twitter, Miro and iTunes, and the email thing, and at his website,

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One thought on “First Nations”

  1. Hello Stephen:

    I happened to come upon your site while researching boycotts for my English students.


    I could not be happier to see someone else take up the facdism theme.

    I have been writing about this for some time and have several articles on this pertaining to Stephen Harper. I know Britt’s 14 points very well, and used them in my book.

    I think you’ll enjoy my website. If you click on “Collections”, look for Harper’s smiling face in the banner and read the first four columns on the far left, you’ll see we have a lot in common. (start from fourth and go up).

    Congratulations on a great site, which I have bookmarked.


    Greg Felton

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