Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s shocking recommendations

Ezra Levant of looks at the final report of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission into residential schools.

He points out that the very existence of the Indian Act gives the lie to the report’s central premise: That the Canadian government intentionally set out to eliminate First Nations cultures and ignore treaties.

Liberal Party responsible for residential schools, Indian Act

Brian Lilley of reminds you that the Liberal Party has, historically, been the party behind the residential schools and other First Nations grievances.

He also explains that the Truth and Reconciliation reports’ 94 recommendations can’t all be carried out by the federal government alone. Many of them are absurd, divisive and contradictory.

Rich white liberal outsiders trying to keep BC First Nations bands poor

Ezra Levant of reports that 28 different BC Indian bands have signed on to a new liquified natural gas project. This should bring them the kind of prosperity that Alberta First Nations bands have enjoyed thanks to the oil sands.

But rich foreign groups like the Rockefeller Brothers Fund are trying to prevent that from happening, by hiring First Nations activists to act as spokespeople.

First Nations leader: Idle No More in the minority

Ernie Crey of the North West Indigenous Council talks to Ezra Levant of about the need for First Nations people to participate in all aspects of Canadian life.

Crey says that militant aboriginal groups like Idle No More represent “a fraction of one percent” of Canada’s almost one million First Nations people. Most, he says, want a share in “the good life.”

upcoming hollywood racism: White woman to portray native American Tiger Lily

If this new Tiger Lily is not a person of color, why is her dad so dark?

A poster and movie trailer for Pan, the Peter Pan prequel planned for a summer 2015 release, is giving the public a first glimpse of actress Rooney Mara in the role of Tiger Lily, a Native American character in J.M. Barrie’s 1904 play. The visuals have reignited the controversy that broke out in March over the casting of Mara, a non-Native actress, in the role. Reporting on the choice touted the film’s “multi-racial” world and “a very different [Tigerlily] than was originally imagined.”

But there was concern and even outrage over Mara’s casting. An online petition was started to urge Warner Brothers to “Stop casting white actors to play people of color!” On Twitter and other social media, many people voiced disappointment in Mara for accepting the role.