Video: Mount Royal University Aboriginal Policy forum

Posted: May 10, 2010 in Caledonia, CANACE, Gary McHale, Headlines, Jeff's Blogs, Natives, Video

May 10, 2010

Despite harassment from very determined opposition making a desperate effort to stop Gary McHale and Mark Vandermaas from speaking, the Aboriginal Policy forum at Mount Royal University in Calgary was a great success. Not only were they allowed to speak, but both received a hearty hug from Six Nations spokesman and one time DCE occupier Wes Elliot.

Although I was unable to make the trip out west, we still have exclusive video of the presentation, which is what you’re here for so let’s get to it. Please note that these are best viewed at 480p, and may require time to buffer depending on your connection.

Video 1 - CANACE executive director Gary McHale discussing the rule of law.

Video 2 – Mark Vandermaas discusses the Caledonia victims, and a fresh approach to peace and reconciliation. 2 parts.

Video 3 Wes Elliot from Six Nations discusses treaties, peace, and the point of view from Six Nations.

  1. Thanks for editing the video and making these available, Jeff. Much appreciated.

    Mark Vandermaas
    Caledonia Victims Project

  2. […] Jeff Parkinson, May 10/10: Video: Mount Royal University Aboriginal Policy Forum        […]

  3. Bill says:

    You guys need a youtube channel;

    1) to work in a streaming format that doesn’t choke up on computers with smaller buffers

    2) to get the message out to more people.

  4. Bill says:

    BTW: I’m deeply impressed with both the factual knowledge base you guys have on your subject, as well as the rational way you handle point-counterpoint discussion. I note you refuted FACTUALLY every counter assertion made against your position. THere certainly were a good share of “critical theorists” in the crowd.

    It’s pretty obvnious why radicalized fanatics try to avoid discussion of facts with you, resorting instead to smears and disinfo rather than reasoned argument. They know there is no defense for what happened in Caledonia, and no amount of radical revisionism can muddy up the basic self evident truths.

    On all factual premises native violence/crime has no excuse and was of zero benefit to any cause that may have propelled it. Conversely, government ignoring this violence/law breaking is similarly unjustified and counter productive. After the events of the Caledonia occupation, the SN’s disgraceful display of vindictive intimidating lawlessness and the state’s refusal to protect the law abiding from it, the rule of law in that jurisdiction is in wide disrepute and native – community relations are in the sink.

    Nothing accomplished with violence, intimidation and threats, nothing righted by ignoring it.

    It’s a sad legacy for both six nations and the Government.

  5. caledoniawakeupcall says:

    There was a time when Dailymotion had a technological edge over youtube Bill, but it seems to me that time has passed, and there will more likely than not be a switch soon.

    As for everything else you said, I agree. The boys did very well for themselves out west and we’re very proud of them.

  6. mantomarantina says:


    it’s my first topic here
    i hope to be happy with you

    thank you

  7. Jeff Parkinson says:

    We’re happy to have you Mantomarantino 🙂

    On a quick note, I have moved everything to Youtube and remastered most of my footage which is now presented in much higher quality.

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