Sh*t Canadians Say to Aboriginal Women

ICTMN Staff
3/3/12

Yet another video has come out about Sh*t People Say, this one from a young woman in Canada who is "drawing attention to the abuse and victimization aboriginal women face as a result of negative stereotypes in Canadian culture," as the poster says in her written intro.

Unlike the U.S. version, "Sh*t People Say to Native Americans," this is a single scene, uploaded by one "Meshybedosmesh," who made it in response to seeing the Stolen Sisters documentary about Canada's missing and murdered women. The words stream past her head as she stares nearly unblinkingly at the camera, expressionless. She gets it all in there, in an unending, 3.5-minute stream of chitchat from a snippy-sounding female voice that comments on everything from prostitution to the economy.

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worldwyde1's picture
worldwyde1
Submitted by worldwyde1 on
in the words of rastafari bob marley UNTIL THE COLOURE OF A MANS SKIN IS NO MORE SIGNIFICANTE 2 THE COLOUR OF HIS eYeS THERE WILL BE WAR

Adam Deskins
Adam Deskins
Submitted by Adam Deskins on
What do you expect when you call yourselves aboriginal or native?When you separate yourself from society,society separates herself from you.I suggest calling yourself people and leaving the enslavement under the crown that is the queens land.I mean what kind of country charges someone with hate speech?Not a free country!These united states have there flaws but at least we can speak freely without fear of prosecution.

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cassadylynch
Submitted by cassadylynch on
@Adam... um... what about everyone who identifies by any other ethnicity? What about French Canadians? Irish or Scottish descendants? English descendants? Irish/African/Scottish/German/Mexican/French/etc... Americans? You're basically saying that no one has the right to identify themselves with any ethnic group because it separates them from "Canadian" or "American" identifiers. It's really easy for a non-Native to claim that Natives should just call ourselves "people." I suggest you do a little searching to look up "color blind racism." We have a right to identify ourselves with our heritage, our people, our land, and our families without the fear of persecution or a barrage of racist comments and questions.
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