As a refugee to Canada Monsef's loyalties are misguided where she lacks the ability to understand that this Land is Indigenous Land, and it is Indigenous women she should be loyal to, not the power wielding nation state called Canada. It seems her university education has let us all down. Is Trent University proud?
Rights are Rights; We Do Not Negotiate Rights with Men
While Canada enshrined the Charter of Rights and Freedoms that states Canadians are protected from sex discrimination, Canada refuses to eliminate all the sex discrimination in the Indian Act. This discrimination bleeds into, shapes, and undermines Indigenous self-governance efforts when developing our own membership and citizenship codes. This is an act of genocide through insidious cultural means. Without a doubt, the Minister of Status of Women Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha, is complicit in this genocide. Read more here:
Cultural Genocide with a Lovely Smile
All too often patriarchs, colonizers and oppressors actively seek out nice, obliging, accommodating, compliant, young people who have lovely smiles, to carry out their oppressive, sexist, racist, and genocidal agendas.
Why is it that this person cannot see the reality that is right in front of their eyes? Is it because, as I suggested, they are blind to the cultural genocide; is it because Monsef does her political work with a kind and polite smile that people enjoy; is it because I have less to smile about in the context of oppression and cultural genocide? Read more here:
Monsef’s Vote Perpetuates Sex Discrimination
Despite the efforts of the Indigenous Famous Five – Mary Two-Axe Early, Jeannette Corbiere-Lavell, Yvonne Bedard, Sandra Lovelace Nicholas, and more recently Sharon Donna McIvor – the 160 year (as of 2017) history of blatant sex discrimination in the Indian Act continues. Read more here:
KTRSG Chair Unhappy with Minister of Status of Women Maryam Monsef
It has become clear to members of the KTRSG that the liberal government is not the feminist government Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claimed it to be in 2015. A genuine feminist government would not appoint female cabinet members and then proceed to remove from them their agency to vote in a way that was more in line with their own conscience and consciousness and sense of justice for all women. Read more here:
Pam Palmater on Genocide and Sex Discrimination
Listen to Dr. Pam Palmater’s Woodrow Lloyd Lecture titled “Truth and Reconciliation in Canada: If It Feels Good, It’s Not Reconciliation”. Move to the 32:00 and the 45:00 minute marks to hear what she has to say about Canada’s refusal to end the sex discrimination in the Indian Act. Listen here: