Amanda Vick has a 'serious beauty' about her, you can sense that she is a no-nonsense person, incorruptibly committed to holding the great mirror of injustice and double standards up to the collective faces of the dominant (I say 'domineering') non-indigenous majority of the Neo-Colonial state known as Canada, lets not play semantic games..for technically ALL the Political Nation States of the Western Hemisphere (with the possible sole exception of Bolivia) are either Colonial - or Neo Colonial regimes - to greater or lesser degrees, they are all arcane origin imitation European social models where a privileged few reign supremely as untouchables - over the vast majority whom they disdainfully consider to be 'their subjects''...and despite International Human Rights Laws and conventions being EXPLICITLY CLEAR on this matter - these Neo-Colonial & Colonial mentality persons live in perpetual denial...never wanting to admit that they actually have NO legitimate right to deny/usurp/suppress the very REAL and LEGITIMATE Sovereign status of ALL the indigenous Nations of the ''Americas''....only the lingering Colonial era egotistical racist spiritual cancer that has consumed much of their being keeps the non-indigenous majority blind to this FACT.
It would be almost comical - were it not such a gross continuing violation of human rights, to hear them (non-indigenous settler societies) talk about their '''right' to have (and govern) a political Nation-state erected ON the lands of other peoples who were & still ARE the de-facto landlords - whom their ancestors invaded, murdered and stole from in the first place ....but then think that the landlords do not have a GREATER legal right to actually have and Govern THEIR OWN LANDS than the thieves and heirs of historical criminal enterprises who still illegally rule over them!
At the very LEGAL MINIMUM least - you have to accept that we too have every right to have our own indigenous Political Nation-States with seats in the United Nations alongside yours, that is just the legal reality you are going to have to accept one day, as we are never going to stop fighting to regain what we have a birthright to as equal human beings.
Amanda is just one of our unsilenceable voices, but we have many, and we are getting louder every year.
It was indeed an honor and privilege for me to have met her and been allowed through Amanda - to hear the voice of native victims of the residential school nightmare - as has happened to her many family member survivors. But that was not all I learned from Amanda...that infamous Highway of Tears in Canada happens to run through Gitxan territory, 18 women murdered - most of them Gitxan women - over a 40 year time period...but the most hurtful part is this...the Canadian Government and local authorities only erected signs on the Highway for the white Canadian victims....this reveals the lingering racism in Canada that their projected public global 'good guy' image does NOT reveal...the majority of native girls lives lost are somehow 'not as important' to dominant white Canadian society.
The SHOCKING National Canadian statistics for missing/murdered women is 4200, and 80% of those victims are native Canadians...the vast majority of cases remain unsolved to this day.
Amanda was in New York attending the 16th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at UN Headquarters, and she received a pre-UNPFII training course taught by respected Indigenous Rights expert Andrea Carmen of the International Indian Treaty Council/IITC, and co-mentored by Ghazali Ohorella (Alifaru), Damon Corrie (Lokono-Arawak), Tai Pellicier (Taino-Arawak), and Victor Anthony Lopez-Carmen (Yaqui & Lakota).
In the raw un-edited video clips below, our beautiful indigenous sister Amanda Vick of the Gitxan Tribal Nation of Canada, speaks briefly about the fact that the despicable Residential School system in Canada, and about the Alcoholism crisis that was ALSO deliberately created (as a self-perpetuating tool for indigenous cultural destruction) by non-indigenous colonizers who invaded native territories.
Amanda also speaks briefly about a TABOO that most Canadians do NOT want to admit, namely that the Government IMPOSED - and THE CHURCH ENFORCED on indigenous Canadian children - a carefully designed premeditated system for self-perpetuating cultural genocide.
Stolen from their own families, their native languages literally beaten and tortured out of them, their native spirituality sexually eviscerated from their innocent souls by Bible quoting Pedophiles, all in a Colonial inspired RACIST attempt to eradicate indigenous identity in Canada and create brown skinned imitation Europeans who are broken in every way conceivable instead, sexual molestation of native children by native adults was NEVER documented as EVER occurring in native communities before the residential school created entire generations of native children who were sexually molested by priests & nuns (primarily)...and who (as crime statistics show) often grow up to become abusers themselves unfortunately.
NATIVE ON NATIVE SEXUAL ABUSE WAS UNKNOWN IN NATIVE COMMUNITIES BEFORE RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS
THE LAST RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL IN CANADA ONLY CLOSED IN 1996!
MORE REVELATIONS ABOUT THE HORRORS OF THE CANADIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SYSTEM
IF YOU WANT TO LEARN THE WHOLE TRUTH OF THE ABSOLUTELY EVIL CANADIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SYSTEM WATCH THIS DOCUMENTARY
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