Monthly Archives: January 2015

Maher: It’s getting harder to ignore Canada’s genocide

A Tribe called red

canada.com

The (really good) hip hop trio A Tribe Called Red announced Friday that it won’t play a free concert to celebrate the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg on Saturday night because the museum won’t acknowledge that aboriginals were the victims of genocide.

“Until this is rectified, we’ll support the museum from a distance,” said the band.

Aboriginal spiritual leaders blessed the opening of the beautiful new museum, but other aboriginals were outside, protesting, as politicians gave speeches taking credit for the $351 million project.

“We are successful if the museum can spark meaningful debate,” said museum CEO Stuart Murray.

The stunning exterior, where you can watch a rain drop slowly descend down the building. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Museum of Human Rights-Aaron Cohen The stunning exterior, where you can watch a rain drop slowly descend down the building. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Museum of Human Rights-Aaron Cohen

It would be good if we could debate the specific question of whether aboriginals were the victims of genocide, but I wouldn’t expect…

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