But forget the blacks, what about the NAtives...millions dead, brainwashed and shoved off to reservations, I just look at them and shake my head, since they have no great leader to speak for all of them we easily forget about them and say "oh, yeah... The whites did that to you, you were a noble people" and we forget, but I can't because I think it can happen again, to others, with the means of a contemporary society.
Its a bad thing. For example when a metis from Manitoba goes to America and identifies as a metis(Metis is the predominate culture in that province) to the Americans there of the same White/Native mix, the americans there dont know what a metis is
. Its not isolated to that either the cajun lifestyle is being pushed aside these days in the age of assimilation too. (Cajuns are french setteles from Acadia moved to liousiana)..... And these peopel are mostly white also
When the Sioux were being exterminated by the American Army they were offered temporary asylum in Canada, but due to political pressure from the American government were forced back to the American Plains to be arrested by the states. (Gotta hand it to the American Army for being pussies killing women and children and the buffalo)....
For example compare the amount of Indian/white wars between Canada and America and you will notice that the majority of battles between the two were actually Metis VS the white settlers. Contact was mostly peaceful because since the beginning France had a very peaceful approach to the Natives of North America. (As evidenced by the huge similarities between Native and French Quebec Culture).
The natives up north in our Territories are given alot of Automony in their own affairs, you will find government sponsered programs that encourage the natives and inuits to continue there cutlure. For example street signs , advertising, television channels in Historic Cree Communities are offered in Cree complete with there alphabit and everything. The inuit languages are official languages of the territories..
Any mineral exploration done in our wilderness cant proceed without consent from the local Native band in the area. This has insured that money and income flow to Northern Communities. We also sport an increasing native population from America that is moving here. Native reserves here provide free health care for its members with money suppklied by the government. Are allowed to regualte the wildlife on their land, and are exempt from the HST.
The company i work for hires natives just the same as they hire white, asians, arabs, and africans. But its mostly whites and natives and everything is great... For example look at the "War of 1812" and you will notice that the majority of Native tribes fought for Canada, which should say something about my country.
Although things arent that peachy the natives of Northern Saskatchewan and some parts of Alberta and manitoba have communities which are openly hostile to anyone (even natives not from the province). I remember going to La Ronge Saskatchewan and i had a my favourite sick as buck knife on me. But the funny thing is that these same people actually identify themselves as Canadians. This speaks alot.
You can actually compare parts of Canada to Mexico because of the predominate Metis/meztizo similarities the two countries share. You will find alot of white people on the reserves in canada, including alot of White looking natives. They 95% of the time have french last names which reflects the history.... We take it here that when Europeans came to canada it was a merging of two cultures that became a new a distinct cultre. Similar to mexico.
Im proud to be Canadian, and you guys should be proud to be Americans(regardless of your colour).