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Sunday, 31 March 2013 07:00

Canada's unstated paternity policy amounts to genocide against Indigenous children

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By Lynn Gehl Gii-Zhigaate-Mnidoo-Kwe| January 29, 2013
Canada's unstated paternity policy amounts to genocide against Indigenous children

Canada commits genocide of 25,000 Indigenous children through Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada's (AANDC) unstated paternity practice, yet relies on language -- unstated paternity -- that blames their mothers.

In 1943, Raphael Lemkin first coined the term "genocide" and proceeded to define the term. Interestingly, what many people do not know is that Lemkin defined genocide in cultural terms rather than in terms of killing and mass murder. More specifically, Lemkin defined genocide as having two stages. The first involves the denial of an oppressed group's national pattern; and the second stage involves the imposition of the oppressor's national pattern. 

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