‘Never Enough Apologies’


The Premier was foolish to promise this in the first place. They already received $50 million for going to school, and a Prime Ministerial apology. ENOUGH apologies!

“Premier Dwight Ball has yet to keep his promise to apologize to residential school ‘survivors’ {former students} in Newfoundland and Labrador…

“Between 1949 and 1979, thousands of ‘indigenous’ {they mean ‘aboriginal’} children were taken from their communities to attend five residential schools that were run by the ‘International Grenfell Association’ or Moravians. Many said they were sexually and physically abused at the schools, and suffered ‘language and cultural losses’.
{They also gained English language capabilities, and exposure to other cultures…}

“About 1,000 students who attended residential schools accepted a $50-million settlement in 2016 from the federal government. Those same students were not included in a settlement and apology to residential school ‘survivors’ {former students} in 2008 by then-prime minister Stephen Harper, because the schools they attended were not run by the Canadian government itself.

“In 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau travelled to Happy Valley-Goose Bay to apologize to Newfoundland and Labrador’s residential school ‘survivors’ {former students}. But {Aboriginal Industry lawyer} Steven Cooper, a partner at ‘Cooper Regel’ said an apology from Canada alone is not good enough for those ‘survivors’ {former students}…”

–‘Dwight Ball’s ‘broken promise’: Residential school survivors await apology’,
Mark Quinn, CBC News, May 14, 2019
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/ball-residential-school-apology-1.5135406

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomes residential ‘survivor’ {former student} Toby Obed after delivering an apology to former students of the Newfoundland and Labrador residential schools. (Andrew Vaughan – Canadian Press)

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally apologized to former students of Newfoundland and Labrador residential schools…acknowledging his words alone are not enough to heal the wounds of the past.

“Standing before an audience of hundreds in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador…Trudeau said the apology was long overdue, and a stain on the ‘relationship’ between the ‘indigenous’ {he meant ‘aboriginal’} people of Newfoundland and Labrador and those non-‘indigenous’ individuals who claimed {???} to be educating them.

“The treatment of ‘indigenous’ {‘aboriginal’} children in residential schools is a dark and shameful chapter in our country’s history”,
he said in his address.

“For all of you — we are sincerely sorry.”

“Between 1949 and 1979, thousands of ‘indigenous’ {‘aboriginal’} children were taken from their communities to attend five residential schools that were run by the ‘International Grenfell Association’ or Moravians {ALL Canadian children were required to attend school, and there were no schools in these tiny communities}. Many {Some} said they were sexually and physically abused, and suffered language and cultural losses.
{While gaining English language capabilities, and exposure to other cultures…}

“Saying that we are sorry today is not enough. It will not undo the harm that was done to you. It will not bring back the languages and traditions you lost. It will not take away the isolation and vulnerability you felt when separated from your families, communities and cultures”,
Trudeau said.
“We share this burden with you by fully accepting our responsibilities — and our failings — as a government and as a country.”

“About 1,000 students who attended residential schools accepted a $50-million settlement last year from the Trudeau government after launching a class-action lawsuit.
{So, that would work out to around $50,000 each, just for having attended school – a legal requirement for ALL Canadian children…}

“Those same students were not included in a settlement and apology in 2008 by then-Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Harper didn’t apologize to the N.L. school survivors because the boarding schools they attended were not run by the Canadian federal government itself. The schools were set up before Newfoundland joined Confederation in 1949.

“Referencing the $50-million settlement, Trudeau said it would not have been possible without the courage and strength of those who came forward to share their experiences at residential schools…

“Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball also attended Friday’s apology in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, and said the provincial government also plans to issue its own apology in the future…
https://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2017/exec/1123n02.aspx

–‘Tearful Justin Trudeau apologizes to N.L. residential school ‘survivors’,
Geoff Bartlett, CBC News, Nov. 24, 2017
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/justin-trudeau-labrador-residential-schools-apology-1.4417443

Trudeau’s Apology (Video and text):
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/trudeau-speech-nl-residential-schools-1.4417905

From 2016:
“The federal government and residential school ‘survivors’ {‘students’} who attended institutions in Newfoundland and Labrador have reached a $50-million class action settlement agreement, according to lawyers for the ‘survivors’ {‘former students’}

“The federal government agreed to the settlement in April after lawyers from both sides reached an agreement in principle at the end of March.

“The $50 million from the settlement will go into a compensation fund for ‘survivors’ {‘former students’} and the federal government is also expected to provide additional money for ‘healing and commemoration’.

“The proposed settlement represents long-delayed access to justice for ‘survivors’ {‘former students’} of residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador and it is an excellent result for class members,”

said a joint statement from the lawyers representing ‘survivors’ {‘former students’}.

“The settlement follows a 10-year legal battle that included a four-month trial phase that ended this past February, after the two sides asked the court for a break to hold settlement talks, according to the statement…

“Lawyers for the ‘survivors’ {‘former students’} said in the statement they would be visiting communities in Labrador in the coming months to provide information on the settlement and distribution plan.

“The money from the settlement will be distributed to ‘survivors’ {‘former students’} within about a year of the court approving the settlement, the statement said.

“The residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador were located in St. Anthony, Cartwright, North West River, Nain and Makkovik.

“Ottawa initially opposed the claim, arguing it wasn’t responsible for institutions that opened before the province joined Confederation in 1949 {Even though these schools WEREN’T PART OF CANADA, Canadians today must still pay. Welcome to the twisted logic and timeless victimhood of so-called ‘aboriginal law’…}.

“The ‘International Grenfell Association’ ran three of the schools, while the German-based ‘Moravian Missionaries’ ran the other two.”

–‘Ottawa, Newfoundland and Labrador residential school ‘survivors’ {‘former students’} reach $50 million settlement’,
APTN, May 10, 2016

http://aptn.ca/news/2016/05/10/ottawa-newfoundland-and-labrador-residential-school-survivors-reach-50-million-settlement/

(APTN)

From 2011:
“The government…contends it has no legal responsibility for any abuse suffered by the students in question because THE SCHOOLS EXISTED BEFORE Newfoundland and Labrador JOINED CONFEDERATION in 1949.
{But our courts no longer pay attention to history…or logic..}

“The lawsuit could include thousands of former students, with as many as 4,000 who are constituents of the ‘Nunatsiavut government’. Nunatsiavut is an AUTONOMOUS INUIT GOVERNMENT within Newfoundland and Labrador…

“The federal government said…
“that it was not Canada that caused harm to the respondents, since Canada was not involved in the schools by any agreement, or by way of the Indian Act.”

–‘Newfoundland court allows residential-school class-action lawsuit to go ahead’,
Sheila Dabu Nonato, Postmedia News, December 22, 2011
https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/newfoundland-court-allows-residential-school-class-action-lawsuit-to-go-ahead

See also:
Mea Maxima Culpa: The Ruse of Political Apologies’:
“It all seems a little bizarre, and a reversal of normal morality, which is…that ‘those who do harm must pay’. Instead, we, who did no harm, must apologize publicly for something over which we had no control, and politicians — who stand to gain by appearing morally upright — are extracting money from millions of citizens who were not even alive at the time, using it to pay off descendants who have suffered no harm, and whose only connection to the deemed sins of the past is their blood.”
https://endracebasedlaw.wordpress.com/2016/02/05/mea-maxima-culpa-the-ruse-of-political-apologies/

https://www.facebook.com/ENDRACEBASEDLAW/photos/a.336196793149227.59519.332982123470694/723541084414794/?type=3


SCAPEGOATING THE RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS – 1′:
“I was never lonely there. When I went home on holidays, I was always lonesome for the school. The staff was very supportive of the students, and there were always lots of activities organized. Besides sports, there was choir, piano, even a first-aid course. I even remember the staff reading stories to the younger children.”
https://www.facebook.com/ENDRACEBASEDLAW/photos/a.336196793149227.59519.332982123470694/636724359763134/?type=3


SCAPEGOATING THE RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS – 2′:
“Painting all residential schools as dysfunctional places of abuse and making them a collective scapegoat for the social problems which continue to plague the native people of Canada will not solve these problems, nor does it do justice to the many who worked tirelessly for the betterment of native children.”
https://www.facebook.com/ENDRACEBASEDLAW/photos/a.336196793149227.59519.332982123470694/637323803036523/?type=3


SCAPEGOATING THE RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS – 3′:
“My own mother attended the residential school in Lebret from 1909 to 1916 in Saskatchewan, and she loved it. The nuns taught her everything; how to sew, cook, read and write. How would she have learned, otherwise? Certainly, the European style of discipline was different than native culture, but what could you do? If you let the children leave, a lot of them would have starved…”
https://www.facebook.com/ENDRACEBASEDLAW/photos/a.336196793149227.59519.332982123470694/638810386221198/?type=3


SCAPEGOATING THE RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS – 4′:
“This is not an issue of physical or sexual abuse — everyone who attended a residential school will get a government cheque averaging $24,000. No questions asked. In addition, the deal allows those who do have claims of abuse to collect their $24,000, and still go after the feds for additional compensation for their suffering at the hands of school pedophiles.”
https://www.facebook.com/ENDRACEBASEDLAW/photos/a.336196793149227.59519.332982123470694/639978449437725/?type=3


THE POSITIVE SIDE OF RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS’:
“It is now widely acknowledged that some people working in residential schools abused the children under their care. But, no one has acknowledged that some children abused other children. Of course, people who abused others should be charged, and if convicted, they should pay for their crimes. Moreover, administrators from the churches and from Indian and Northern Affairs who covered up these crimes should be charged, convicted, and punished.

“But, before joining the feeding frenzy of lawyers who want to extract billions of dollars from Canadian taxpayers, it may be worthwhile considering some of the positive things that happened in residential schools. Surprisingly, church leaders have rarely mentioned the benefits these schools provided for their students…”
https://www.facebook.com/ENDRACEBASEDLAW/photos/a.336196793149227.59519.332982123470694/640465899388980/?type=3
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One thought on “‘Never Enough Apologies’”

  1. Enough with the apologies and pandering !! They are not really accepting them or grateful for same, just demand more! As if they are more “special” than anyone else!! It’s all about ego stroking and money!!

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