May 11, 2008

Historical Quote #1

“The Indians have really no rights to the lands they claim, nor are they of any actual value or utility to them. I cannot see why they should retain these lands to the prejudice of the general interests of the Colony, or be allowed to make a market of them either to Government or to individuals.”
- Joseph Trutch,
British Columbia's Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works in 1864

Have things really changed all that much? Has the colonizers objective change? Has their been any compromise on the Colonial side considering how much our peoples have given up and and continuing to be asked to give up more?


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