Tag Archives: Aboriginal Religion

‘Surprise, Surprise: Sanity Prevails’

“A landmark decision released…by Canada’s top court paves the way for development of the ‘Jumbo Glacier’ resort in the Kootenays region of British Columbia, despite strong objections from the Ktunaxa ‘Nation’. 

“The ‘nation’ was fighting the approval of a ski resort in an area held ‘sacred’ to them and had argued that allowing the mega-project ‘Jumbo Glacier Resort’ to go ahead would irreparably harm their spiritual beliefs and practices — a violation of their charter right to religious freedom.
{For the background, see below…}

“The ruling came out before the sun came up over the Ktunaxa ‘Nation’ on Thursday morning, located more than 3,000 kilometres away from the Supreme Court of Canada, in southeastern B.C.. Continue reading ‘Surprise, Surprise: Sanity Prevails’

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‘Pushing Native Spirituality In Prison’

“Canada’s federal prisons are paying significantly more each year for ‘indigenous’ {‘Siberian settler’} spiritual services than for all other religions combined. 

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“‘Indigenous’ populations are ‘grossly overrepresented{fairly represented} in the prison population, a systemic issue {Due to bad cultural attitudes}. But statistics show that only five per cent of offenders identify as having “native spirituality”.

“Still, the ‘Correctional Service of Canada’ (CSC) is spending $8 million annually on sustaining spiritual services for those offenders — versus its $6.75 million ceiling for other religions.  Continue reading ‘Pushing Native Spirituality In Prison’

‘Practicing Magic In School’

British Columbia law is very clear in not allowing ANY religious ceremonies in public schools {See below}. In what is becoming an all-too-prevalent double standard, this doesn’t seem to apply to aboriginal religious ceremonies: 

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“A B.C. mother is asking a court to intervene in her ‘freedom of religion’ complaint against her children’s school, after an in-class aboriginal ceremony to “cleanse” their spirits and classroom to ensure “only good things will happen”.  Continue reading ‘Practicing Magic In School’

‘This Isn’t Religion, It’s Madness’

“In September, 2009 {18 YEARS after the first proposal and 5 years after the completion of the decade-long environmental assessment!}, the Ktunaxa leaders DECLARED THEIR ABSOLUTE OPPOSITION to any permanent project such as was proposed, BECAUSE OF THE “SACRED SIGNIFICANCE” OF THE ENTIRE AREA. The “sacred value” of the area only came to the fore in 2009, when it became “a life and death matter”.

“This isn’t messianism; it isn’t even reverence, or spirituality. It is bunk. Are we all mad?” ERBLThisIsn’tReligion,It’sMadness800x800 Continue reading ‘This Isn’t Religion, It’s Madness’