Star Trek midnight premiere, bitches! My bro and I won prizes. :D
The Gradual Civilization Act is passed by the Legislature of Upper Canada. This separated the Indian and Metis peoples from everyone else, putting them into inferior legal category than citizens.
The Indian Act is passed, incorporating the inferior social status of native people into its language and provisions. Aboriginals are henceforth imprisoned on reserve lands and are legal wards of the state.
Legislation is passed in Ottawa creating a system of state-funded, church administered Indian Residential Schools.
Over one hundred residential schools are in existence across Canada, 60% of them run by the Roman Catholics.
Dr. Peter Bryce, Medical Inspector for the Department of Indian Affairs, tours the residential schools of western Canada and British Columbia and writes a scathing report on the "criminal" health conditions there. Bryce reports that native children are being deliberately infected with diseases like tuberculosis, and are left to die untreated, as a regular practice. He cites an average death rate of 40% in the residential schools.
November 15, 1907:
Bryce’s report is quoted in The Ottawa Citizen’s headline.
Duncan Campbell Scott, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, suppresses Bryce’s report and conducts a smear and cover-up campaign regarding its findings. Bryce is expelled from the civil service.
A joint agreement between the federal government and the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Presbyterian and Methodist churches establishes the structure of Indian Residential Schools and the contractual obligations of churches running them. Duncan Campbell Scott refers to the policy of the government as that of seeking a “final solution to the Indian Problem”.
Despite an escalating death rate of Indian children in residential schools from tuberculosis - in some cases as high as 75% - Duncan Campbell Scott abolishes the post of Medical Inspector for Indian residential schools. Within two years, deaths due to tuberculosis have tripled in residential schools.
Federal legislation makes it mandatory for every Indian child to be sent to residential schools upon reaching seven years of age.
Sexual Sterilization Act is passed in Alberta, allowing any inmate of a native residential school to be sterilized upon the approval of the school Principal. At least 3,500 Indian women are sterilized under this law.
An identical Sexual Sterilization Act is passed in British Columbia. Two major sterilization centres are established by The United Church of Canada on the west coast, in Bella Bella and Nanaimo, in which thousands of native men and women are sterilized by missionary doctors until the 1980’s.
Residential school Principals are made the legal guardians of all native students, under the oversight of the federal Department of Mines and Resources. Every native parent is forced by law to surrender legal custody of their children to the Principal - a church employee - or face imprisonment.
Attempt by the federal government to close all residential schools and incorporate Indian children into public schools is defeated by pressure brought by Catholic and Protestant church leaders.
Project Paperclip - a CIA program utilizing ex-Nazi researchers in medical, biological warfare and mind control experiments - uses native children from Canadian residential schools as involuntary test subjects, under agreements with the Catholic, Anglican and United churches. These illegal tests continue until the 1970’s.
1948 - 1969:
Offshoot programs of Project Paperclip are established in United Church and government hospitals in Nanaimo, Brannen Lake, Sardis, Bella Bella, Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia; in Red Deer and Ponoka, Alberta; and at the Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ontario. All of these programs use native children abducted from reserves, foster homes, and residential schools, with the full knowledge of church, police and Indian Affairs officials.
Indian Affairs Minister Jean Chretien tables his White Paper in Parliament, which reaffirms the "assimilationist" policy of the past century that denies sovereignty and equal status to native nations. As a token gesture, Chretien assigns a limited control over Indian education to local, state-funded band councils. Many residential schools are phased out altogether or simply taken over by band councils.
The last Indian residential school is closed, in northern British Columbia.
sometimes I imagine god talking to the angels like they’re his teenage children
“Damnit Gabriel I told you I don’t want you hanging around those Pagans! You’re going to end up just like your older brother!”
“Fuck you dad I can hang out with who ever I want THEY UNDERSTAND ME OKAY YOU JUST SIT AROUND TALKING ABOUT YOUR STUPID HUMANS AND-“
“OH DON’T YOU EVEN GO THERE GABRIEL I HAD THE SAME DAMN TALK WITH LUCIFER AND YOU KNOW WHERE HE IS NOW?”
“Dad I’m sorry I didn’t-“
‘HE’S IN HELL GABRIEL. HELL. DO YOU WANNA END UP IN HELL? I DON’T THINK SO. YOU BETTER CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE YOUNG ANGEL.”
“You know what this is why I hang out with the Pagans, they don’t scream at me just cause I wanna be in individual~ so fuck you dad okay I’m leaving!”
“YOU’RE NOT AN INDIVIDUAL DAMNIT YOU’RE A SOLDIER.”
then gabriel would walk out and slam the door and cas would be hiding under the bed with his teddy bear and balthazar would come in and hug him while michael went out to find gabriel and bring him home
and then when things were quiet, god would sigh and drunkenly contemplate where he went wrong raising such a fucked up bunch of kids
(Source: holyfires, via hawkeyeathogwarts)