Planned from the start
There is only one word to describe the Conservative party nomination process in Brandon-Souris — it stinks, says Inky Mark. Yep, as far as I am concerned the whole issue stinks — really, really bad. The nomination process, and why/how contenders where eliminated. Democracy? That would be a first for the Harper Conservatives.
I’m not going to take it anymore. Are you?
I truly believe that Chris Kennedy should run in this upcoming Brandon-Souris byelection. Let the citizens of Brandon-Souris hear what his political ideas/aspirations are and then let the people decide whom they truly wish to represent them in Ottawa. The one word that keeps coming to my mind is outrage against those in the Conservative party who apparently managed to keep Kennedy out. I think there should be such outrage and a huge public backlash against a travesty such as this that has been committed within our region. We have a historic opportunity now to teach those responsible a great lesson in democracy within this region. Only then, will an undemocratic and calculated move such as this perhaps never happen again.
When is it going to end?
I am a full-blooded Dakota and have as much rights as everybody else, because I live in a country that gives us the rights. I’ve realized that the battle is old and dead. Beating a dead horse is the expression. I know who I am and where I came from. That’s good enough for me. Although I do believe First Nations were and are still being mistreated, what is the use of holding grudges? Moving forward is the key. Hate to be a “good Indian” but contraband cigarettes can’t feed my kids. Unfortunately in this day and age, I can’t resort to the old ways to feed my family. I need to get a job and pay taxes!
How different things would be
Please help save the world if you have the money to spare. Money was invented by people and not by the creator also known as God. Many things today are done for the sake of money such as: ripping the earth for gold, silver, oil, etc.; creating pollution to the air, water, lands and adding chemicals to our food; causing wars over each other’s native lands; global warming causing all kinds of severe weather storms such as tornadoes, earthquakes, flash floods and sink holes. This land would have been a safe and healthy place to live on without the use of money, if only all the First Nation people were in control of our lands from Canada, North, Central and South America.
Keep it all to ourselves
In the Sept. 20 paper there was an article about a power line from Manitoba through to Alberta. This makes sense on several levels and should be looked at seriously by the governments of the three Prairie provinces. Americans don't want our oil then they really don't need our power and water.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 24, 2013