…can hurt us. I mean us who live out here in these communities and territories. Not you who comment from afar based on… what?
Lately, I’ve had some interesting conversations about the Assembly of First Nations and the candidates running for the job of head of that organization. We talked about who might win the job and replace Phil Fontaine. We’ve discussed the way the candidates applied for the job, and the strange method the voting chiefs have chosen to conduct job interviews (elections, if you prefer).
In other words, we’ve analyzed a lot more than what we’ve seen in the coverage by the mainstream news media, and the media’s select court jesters such as Joe Quesnel. (I compare him to one of my regulars and his fascination with a well-know conspiracy theorist-cum-blogger nicknamed “Scenty.” What would life be without them?)
As we talked about the AFN, and picked apart the coverage by the Globe and Mail, the National Post, the CBC, and other news organizations, we agreed that the mainstream has this weird idea (aided and abetted by the aforementioned court jesters) that the AFN is actually a national government.
Now where did they get that idea? More to the point, how might anyone dissuade them of this ridiculous fallicy?
I just came across ”Shmohawk” thanks to a link “StageLeft” provided. He has an excellent website and I say that because in this one entry I’ve linked (there are many) he’s come up with a lesson everyone needs to read regarding our native peples and the AFN. He is now linked in my sidebar and it goes without saying that I’ll be keeping an eye on him. There is much to learn and it’s easy because he has a strong sense of humor as people who go there will soon find out.