- April 28, 2013 - 09:22
Michael, You're right, there's absolutely no place for racism in today's society. However, I'm surprised you didn't comment on the recent takeover of the Child Youth office and the racist proclamation that "Innu belong with Innu people." This position being taken despite the fact that a large number of children had, for good reason, to be taken from their parents. Do you have any thoughts on this?
- April 28, 2013 - 07:36
It seems racist to me guaranteeing jobs to people on the basis of race. Most humans today get jobs on the basis of their education and skills, that they have taken the time out of their lives to study and learn, at least in the Western world, and are selected accordingly. There is no guaranteed work for anyone who is white, in fact there are a heck of a lot in poverty with no one speaking for them, and they are looked down upon. Employers depend on skilled people to complete their projects whatever they may be and time is always important to keep costs to a minimal within the budgets provided. This cost loss said to be a million dollars is one loss that can never be recovered in money or in time. I think some rational prudence ought to be practised by both sides, they are not the only ones involved and the taxpayers, who already foot the bill for the aboriginal peoples, lose again, where is the respect for them?
- Unfortunate Son
- April 27, 2013 - 21:55
For the love of God, Michael, put down the pen and pick up an hammer or saw or something. There's jobs all around you in Labrador. It's one of the last bastions of employment outside of Alberta and yet you find ways to sit home and whine about how hard you're done by. Leave Newfoundland if you want to, but the territory will still rely on some sort of Gov't from away handout or direction.
- April 27, 2013 - 17:35
I do'nt know Suzanne, what could a security guard do? Being screamed at by the chief indicates to me an irrational abuse of another human being, if we are all "humans like the rest of the world". To be effective one should practice what one preaches, otherwise they are just empty words. The article reads like the project manager lost it as well, what started him off ? Where was the respect for him?
- April 27, 2013 - 15:48
That's great, they get to protest and complain on the tax-payers dollar. That's just lovely. Too bad they can't work as hard as they can protest or we'd be under budget and ahead of schedule.
- April 27, 2013 - 13:15
We are all now officially a society of petrified lumps. Let's just close up the shop, put a for sale sign on the door, and commit ourselves to the looney bin.
- April 27, 2013 - 11:57
I think Chief Simeon Tshakapesh is doing a Great Job representing his people and he has been for a long time. Matter of fact, the time is long over-due when a spoke person, like Chief Tshakapeh, who speaks up against the ills perpetrated on his people and as is stated in this column, the ills perpetrated on other races of people, should be appointed by the Newfoundland and Labrador Government to over see the Innu's needs. As was quoted in Mr. Johansen's column, a statement by Chief Tshakapesh which states "“I don’t believe any race should be superior. … One race is not to judge any ethnic groups, especially to aboriginal groups in Labrador: Innu, Inuit, Metis, settlers … we are humans like the rest of the world.” Your Statement Chief Tshakapesh is a Golden Rule in my books. Keep up the great work you are doing, all races have a lot to learn from your statement Chief!!!!! And everyone should follow the Golden Rule "Do Unto Others As You Would Have Others Do Unto You". All matters that crop up should be settled in a Constructive Manner instead of using racist and inhumane slurs!
- Christopher Chafe
- April 28, 2013 - 11:22
Perhaps he should practice what he preaches.
- April 27, 2013 - 11:54
that only happens when you are white,this will probably bother some people if so good
- Corporate Psycho
- April 27, 2013 - 10:31
Saw the chief on tv screaming at a security guard. Real leader that guy. Should be arrested for uttering threats.
- April 27, 2013 - 12:22
this is in response to the comment about the chief.... I‘m certain that when you speak in a civil manner,and then time and again ignored, you in turn find a loud voice within ! Since they do not hear the calm voice of reason, then maybe they are deaf ? Maybe the corporation needs to sit in on the lecons about anti-bullying that the children are taught !