Hear what First Peoples say at http://www.ubcic.bc.ca/welcome.htm or http://www.redwiremag.com/ or what thinking folk are saying at http://www.treatyinjustice.org/
Write to all BC Liberal government members at http://www.voiceofbc.ca/email_mla/default.asp
Please help stop the attacks on First Peoples and the continued racist state in Kanada. This is an appeal for solidarity with First Peoples in British Columbia, Kanada against provincial racism.
The Neoliberal government is wasting up to $25 million dollars on an opinion poll on principles of treaty negotiations with First Peoples -- treaties which should have been completed before 1871.
Email and write and let these Fascists know the world knows British Columbia must negotiate a fair and just settlement in the new world not poll uneducated opinion.
Take the quick poll at http://www.voiceofbc.ca/home/default.asp after reading.....
Leading pollster slams treaty referendum
by CBC 10:45pm Sat Apr 6 '02
article#11248 at http://vancouver.indymedia.org
Vancouver - Canadian pollster Angus Reid is condemning the B.C. government's referendum on aboriginal treaties. He says the eight questions are really just motherhood statements designed to evoke a "yes" answer for the government's own purposes.
Reid says it's one of the most amateurish, one-sided attempts to gauge the public will that he's seen in his professional career.
He also calls it a disturbing precedent in terms of a government in Canada being involved in this type of exercise.
"If this were the Quebec government putting out a poll of this sort on the matter of sovereignty with questions as one-sided and loaded as these are, I think there would be a national hue and cry," he says.
So, to some extent, shame on the government of British Columbia for putting this very one-sided serious questions out to the people of B.C," says Reid.
B.C.'s Attorney General Geoff Plant, who is responsible for the referendum, says he's satisfied with the phrasing of the questions. He argues that this is an exercise for the public, not for academics or pollsters.
"If you want to spend time going through each of the questions. I think that you can see there are real choices involved [sic]," says Plant.
Please voice your concern for the First Nations people of BC. Let the New Error NeoLiberal government know the world is watching, and that racism is racism, and occupied territory, still occupied territory. Only a very few treaties have been negotiated with First Nations in British Columbia since first contact.
Since BC joined confederation in 1971 the Federal and Provincial governments have stalled even as Aboriginal People went to London to seek negotiations. The colonial governments also outlawed Indigenous political organization including lobbying for treaty negotiations, the potlatch and in general, carried out genocide.
Now the Neoliberals are whipping up a disavowed racism in a dumbed down population being fed Bush/Blair/Sharon propaganda. First Nations and church groups, including some Anglican Bishops in BC are calling on a boycott of the referendum or a refusal by voters to support the government's position.
Read more at http://vancouver.indymedia.org/ and http://vancouver.indymedia.org/ and http://seattle.indymedia.org/
This referendum is a stalling tactic and whipping up racism against Kanada's own "Palestinian People". Send an email to let the BC Liberals and let them know the world is watching http://www.voiceofbc.ca/email_mla/default.asp
Write to the big pollster himself, Geoff Plant at
http://www.gov.bc.ca/tno/cont/ or visit the propaganda site at http://www.treatyreferendum.ca/
Email the Prime Minister of Canada, Jean Chretien, at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, and copy to Nault.R@parl.gc.ca, the Hon. R. Nault, Minister responsible for Kanada's Indian Act.
Remind them this opinion poll is a racist waste of money, and they are morally and ethically obligated by history to sit down at the table and negotiate treaties with First Nations in British Columbia.
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Please educate yourself on what is still left to negotiate after first contact in the "New World" order of BC at http://www.delgamuukw.org/ or hear what First Peoples say at http://www.ubcic.bc.ca/welcome.htm
or http://www.redwiremag.com/ or what all kinds of folks concerned with human rights and social justice are saying at http://www.treatyinjustice.org/
You can vote no to this referendum at http://www.sqwalk.com/voteno.htm
No Peace, No Justice
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