Angry Day part 2, My White Guilt is Showing
On the subject of voting and disenfranchisement, one of my students told me yesterday that there were no polls situated on (at least) a few of the major native reserves. People living in these reserves would have had to drive an hour or more to vote, that is, if they had transportation. I haven’t checked into it (I don’t really know how), but the student who told me this lives on a reserve and has family/friends in a few different reserves, and neither her nor her contacts were able to vote near where they live. This is disgusting. I just can’t believe it. An NDP candidate told me that when he went door knocking in one of the reserves, people there told him that he was the only candidate to bother going out to the reserve. Not just this year, but every election year. I just can’t believe the blatant disregard of, and disenfranchisement of, native people. I would say that I hate this province, but I have a feeling this is not just an Alberta phenomenon.