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Foreword by Trevor Greyeyes

Another fine column by the only First Nations columnist regularly featured in a mainstream publication.


The First Perspective is a news aggregate that collects as many stories by mainstream publications and writers across the country so that First Nation peoples can examine and judge what is being written about them.

I have worked in the mainstream media after graduating from a post secondary instution with a major in journalism.

Despite what I was taught about the imaginary rules of journalism, I say imaginary because unlike a true profession like being a doctor there are no prescribed consequences for breaking the rules, I now see that the 'news' is nothing more than another part of the entertainment industry.

That is one of the reasons why the same dreck wreaking of colonialism continues to find itself being published in a plethora of mainstream publications across this country. Long held beliefs in the myths that this country are founded upon can't be easily challenged because that would turn off quite a few consumers.

In fact, when I read Cuthand's article it echoed a similar sentiment when the Keewating decision first came out that province’s, as agents of the crown, also have the duty to consult and accomadate.

But let's get to Cuthand. (just click on the title of the article)

Duty to consult includes provinces

By Doug Cuthand, The Starphoenix

Whatever Trevor

Dis is Trevor.

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