Body Bag Blues

September 17, 2009 at 9:59 pm 3 comments

First the federal government decides not to ship hand sanitizer to First Nation reserves to help protect members from H1N1 (you know, the ‘i got fucked by a pig flu’.

Next the feds ship BODY BAGS and throw in language like ‘if, maybe, not necessarily’ while they grapple to save face over a big bad move or mistake (or not, maybe, if, not necessarily) .

Why did this take place in Manitoba?  Could it be revenge for the  chiefs who gave the o.k. to blockade the railroad a few years ago in  protest of Canada (read Stephen Harper) failing to honour the Kelowna Accord.

No wonder the federal government’s apology for the body bags was not accepted.  Ottawa is numb.  Ottawa, get stuffed!

Comments on the story that can be found on CBC.ca can range from empathetic to downright numb and racist.  The federal government finally admitted it made a mistake….but it’s the ongoing mistakes that made the body bag incident so offensive.   To say it was done as a precaution and is a necessity because of expected deaths due to the swine flu is unacceptable.  WHY DIDN’T THE GOVERNMENT SEND FLU PREVENTION KITS FIRST????

Hand sanitizers aside, the Manitoba rez’s that recieved the body bags had not been sent the proper goods for this PURPORTED PANDEMIC.  Why?  And why is it other reserves were not sent body bags?  Smacks of Stephen Harper and the continuing genocide on First Nations people….after all, northern Manitoba and Inuit reserves have both oil and diamonds….and we all know how hungry Harper is to sell Canada’s resources (stated outright at many  G-8 meetings)….with the pesky injuns in the way, how can he accomplish his goal and , hopefully to him, get Canada out of the world ecomonic crunch.

Well, you can’t , Steve.  We haven’t even begun to see or feel the real hit that’s coming so why don’t you just relax, go play your piano, and deal with things?  Maybe you’d like to get your cat’s HIV vaccine up to date?  Lord knows PEOPLE  are suffering due to the likes of you and premiers like Gordie Campbell.  Oh, that’s right, THE OLYMPICS are only a few months away!!!

Really…..a good supposiTORY would do for you all.

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3 Comments

  • 1. ahrcanum  |  September 19, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    How far is First Nation from a Wal Mart that sells sanitizer? Really I am in USA where there is one one every corner. If residents are so removed why not send along cadaver containers in the event of a pandemic death toll higher than expected. What”s wrong w being humanitarian to think that a body bag could save someone else’s life?

  • 2. sassy  |  September 20, 2009 at 6:58 am

    Ahrcanum – I don’t think you have thought this one out, or perhaps you don’t have enough information. We are speaking of remote communities, many of which do not even have running water.

    The shipment of body bags instead of supplies to help residends avoid the flu is horrible.

    p.s. Walmart is not all over the place in Canada (something that I am glad of but that’s for another conversation)

  • 3. scout  |  September 20, 2009 at 10:39 am

    ahrcanum , my comments lay alongside those of sassy’s. please do some research and READ the existing stories.

    in many of canada’s remote northern communities it would take a plane ride then some hefty driving to get to the likes of a walmart or a place that supplies hand sanitizers…….besides which it is the government’s job to supply these places. speaking of which, the supplies are thoroughly inadequate and the public health nurses are hamstrung in many of these places as are not allowed to test the waters for heavy metals, even though evidence says the people are not to eat more then one serving of white fish per person per week (white fish being a traditional staple of many indigenous peoples).

    i believe you, like too many of the public are very ill informed on what reservation life is like, especially in the northern communities.

    seems most can only focus on the reservations who have casinos and are reaping it in. in canada the gaming licenses are different from the u.s.a., it’s not so easy for a rez to get a casino – besides which, what kind of money grab is that when alcohol and gambling is involved? as a first nations person i don’t see my people benefitting from their desperation by having casinos.


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