And what about the Shadow cast over Atwood's Canada by its treatment of it's aboriginals ? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Judo
    • 02.06.10 | 08:45 (IDT)

    Funny how Atwood has never once, in dozens of books and articles over her decades long writing career ever once even mentioned the Shadow cast over her own home Canada by its horrific centuries long abuse of its own native population. The Canadian First Nations and Inuit were dispossessed of an entire ancestral continent, were subjected to physical genocide, the few survivors were entrapped in horrific ghettos called “reserves” to starve in squalor, multiple generations of aboriginal children were forcible kidnapped into church schools where mass sexual abuse is documented, etc. In Atwood's home country of Canada, ongoing till today is a cultural genocide of the last remaining shards of aboriginal language and religion. Unemployment, poverty, lack of education, lack of access to clean drinking water or sewage treatment, lack of access to housing, alcoholism, drug abuse, suicide and prison rates are all up to 10 times worse for Canadian natives than for the national Canadian average. I would say Canada's treatment of its own natives casts a far bigger Shadow over Canada than any Shadow over Israel, and maybe Atwood the big hypocrite should be ashamed of herself.

    from the article: The Shadow over Israel
    First published 00:44 02.06.10 | Last updated 00:44 02.06.10
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