I found this reply on the big thread about the treaties - what do you make of it? I don’t know if you saw it but yeah it found it really interesting. Hmmmm
Submitted by @mattykinsel.
AlltheCanadianPolitics: Its pure bull shit. I blocked that user from this blog for his anti-native racism.
If you’re buying into arguments like this you’re eating up capitalist and white supremacist arguments that aim to convince people that Native people don’t deserve the land they’ve always lived on.
It doesn’t matter whether Indigenous people had a concept of private ownership, they all have had established territories where they have lived for tens of thousands of years. Saying that because indigenous people did not develop a capitalististic economy, that land left is ok is extremely harmful.
These traditional territories of indigenous people in North America have been removed from the original inhabitants. They have been forceably relocated to tiny reserves, sometimes not even near where their original territory existed.
Please stop buying into these gross dehumanizing arguments.