‘False Apologies and Unnecessary Payouts’

Less than one year ago, Prime Minister Justin (Junior) Trudeau made one of his patented ‘apologies’ — this one, to the Inuit, for Canada having sent them south to hospitals for tuberculosis treatment decades ago {See below}. As one T.B. survivor put it, If you did not go south for treatment of TB, you died. Contemporary Canadians are once again being punished for our ancestors having tried to help… 
“The Dene ‘Nation’ {a political organization founded in 1970} is seeking a formal apology for the way its members were treated in medical institutions. 

A lot of our members, since 1945 to 1980, were sent down to the Charles Camsell Hospital“,
said Dene National Chief Norman Yakeleya, referring to the former hospital in Edmonton.
A lot of our people that were sent down to the Charles Camsell Hospital suffered a lot of abuses.

“Yakeleya wants an apology similar to the one Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered to Inuit in Iqaluit last March {See link below}.

“Yakeleya raised the issue with Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal in Yellowknife earlier this week. That followed a conversation with Crown-‘Indigenous’ {sic, ‘Aboriginal’} Relations Minister Caroline Bennett last March, in which Yakeleya said she was receptive to the idea.

This issue is long overdue“,
Yakeleya said.
The time is right now.

“The Dene experience looms large in a major pending lawsuit. The former Charles Camsell Hospital is named among 28 other segregated “Indian hospitals” in a proposed $1.1 billion lawsuit against the federal government {against the Canadian people!}. That lawsuit is expected to receive its official class action certification next week.

“Edmonton {Aboriginal Industry} lawyer Steve Cooper, who launched part of the lawsuit, said Camsell cases make up about 25% of the hundreds of people the class aims to represent.

The majority of N.W.T. residents, and even a family member of mine, would have been in regular attendance at the Camsell Hospital“,
he said.
When they were suffering from TB initially, but thereafter, any sort of situation where they needed better medical care than could be offered in the N.W.T.

A teacher with students during the 1960s at the Charles Camsell Indian Hospital in Edmonton, Alta. (Alberta Provincial Archives)

“Cooper, whose dad was a teacher, grew up in the Territories, and recalls his mother being sent to Edmonton for treatment, possibly more than once. He’s now heard hundreds of stories and says the experience of patients at Charles Camsell were “horrendous, uniformly“.
{Nonsense. See the post linked below…}

“He tells stories of children being put in body casts as a form of discipline, of people being denied treatment for the illnesses they were sent out for, and of former patients who died and were never returned home, their families never informed of what happened to them.

“Cooper says the case is similar to the residential school lawsuits, and that he hopes it will similarly be the start of a ‘healing process’.

“For Yakeleya, the issue is personal. He had family members who went to Charles Camsell and never returned. His father also went. Yakeleya can remember the day he returned home, took off his T-shirt, and showed him the scars on his back from the treatment he’d received.

I got scared, actually. Two big scars on his back there, two big lines, about a foot and a half, two feet. It was surgical. It was for TB.

“Yakeleya says work is just beginning to address those who were buried in or near the hospital, and whose families were not informed.

There are people still alive in our Dene communities who know that their loved ones are buried somewhere in around Edmonton“,
he said.
In their mind, sitting in their small communities, they still think their loved ones are gonna come back.

“Yakeleya says he’s learned that some may be buried on ‘First Nations’ {aboriginal} reserves near Edmonton, and says research is just beginning to locate and identify graves…”

–‘Dene Nation seeks formal apology for TB treatment in ‘Indian hospitals’’,
Sara Minogue, CBC News, Jan. 17, 2020
See also:
When In Doubt…Apologize!’ (Tuberculosis Treatment) {Oct.14, 2019}:
Once again, the Canadian Prime Minister apologized for a so-called ‘historical wrong’ and once again, the apology is based on a completely one-sided version of events. But who cares about the truth when you’re virtue-signalling…even if it ends up causing further division and costing the Canadian taxpayers yet again.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized for the way the Canadian government treated Inuit patients with tuberculosis in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s {While ignoring all of the lives that were saved}…”

Mea Maxima Culpa: The Ruse of Political Apologies{February 5, 2016}:
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/Post also at: 

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