(Article changed on July 28, 2013 at 12:39)
This, of course, is a terrible crime, though the facts have long been known (the study referred to was published in 2006). A study published by Ian Mosby in May this year added fuel to the fire, revealing that from 1942--1952, the government conducted "nutritional experiments" on Native children in the infamous residential schools, where milk rations were halved for years, essential vitamins not issued, and dental services withheld as gum health was a measuring tool for scientists and any care would distort research.
This is not the first time that CIJA has expressed 'support' for beleaguered Natives. For years now, just as hundreds of Canadian MPs, MPPs, police officials, what-have-you are invited regularly on junkets to Israel by CIJA or other pro-Israeli groups, CIJA self-proclaimed "social activists" are now courting local Native groups with similar free trips. For instance, Winnipeg CIJA official Shelley Faintuch organized a 10-day Cree Youth Leadership Development Mission to Israel in 2012 and again this year with the support Norway House Cree Nation Chief Ron Evans "to develop the next generation of First Nations leaders by looking through the lens of Israel's inspiring story."
Why would Canadian Jewish leaders suddenly take such an interest in Natives and support their struggle for reparations from the Canadian government for the centuries of colonial subjugation and exploitation? Is it altruism, because of the Jewish tradition of being "a light unto peoples"? This is what CIJA would have us believe, with its claims to "profound cultural and historical similarities", "striving for acceptance, equal rights, rights to their own land".
So it makes perfect sense for Canada's Zionists to be proactive, to try to convince Canada's Natives that it is the (largely European and American) Jews who are indigenous to Palestine, not the native Arabs. The story the Cree are told on their Youth Leadership Development Missions is that Israelis, like the Natives, are merely trying to reassert their legitimate indigenous rights to their land. The screaming headlines about the Canadian government "genocide" against the Natives a century ago just happen to be accompanied by self-serving lectures about the Nazi Holocaust, the "Final Solution', and even allusions to the infamous Dr Mengele experimenting on Jewish victims.
This shameful manipulation of events surrounding a genuine Native tragedy is despicable. It is also a direct slap in the face for Prime Minister Harper with his fawning allegiance to Israel, as codified by one of his first foreign relations moves--the public security cooperation "partnership" with Israel signed in 2008. Does Farber have no allegiance to Canada's prime minister? Isn't his sudden embrace of Native resistance just a tad duplicitous?
Gemini Power's VP is not only a corporate fat cat, but a self-proclaimed "social activist" who according to Wikipedia "works in partnership with First Nations to help develop sustainable business". This translates into: convince the Natives to sell out to resource-hungry corporations like Gemini Power and their government lackeys, intent on building such wonders as liquefied natural gas terminals on the west coast, chromite mining and smelting projects in the James Bay, and tar sands oil production in Alberta.
Is it possible that before Farber published his article in the Toronto Star 19 July, he had a pow wow with Chief Harper, apologizing for the comparison of Canadian government officials to Nazi genocidal maniacs, but explaining that it was all part of a larger win-win plan for them both to defraud the hapless Natives of their resources? What are a few "slings and arrows' between a corporate honcho and his government lackey?
Harper can use all the help he can muster these days, given that the bulk of the Native community is supporting not Israel, but Idle No More, which has declared war on the Conservatives' attempt to replace the government's treaty obligations with market mechanisms in Bills C-45 and C-38.
Yet another Israeli TV documentary aired in 2012 revealed that until recently, Ethiopian Jews were forcibly injected with Depo-Provera, a drug to make them sterile, before they were allowed to immigrate to Israel.
Is Zionist media control so all-powerful as to prevent Canadians and especially Canadian Natives from seeing through the bald-faced lies that Israel and its lobbyist tell, and the truths they hide?
It isn't just Harper who is being duped. Cree Chief Ron Evans personally suffered under the "Dr Mengele' experiments, which were conducted on the Norway House and Le Pas Cree beginning in 1942. But instead of putting two and two together, Evans was coopted by CIJA's Winnipeg affiliate to sponsor the Cree "Missions to Israel', where he pronounced the Jewish people "the true, historic indigenous people of Israel".