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''Genocide is defined in international law as any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

(a) Killing members of the group;

(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;

(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;

(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;

(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

Genocide encompasses a variety of lethal and non-lethal acts, including acts of “slow death.” -United Nations [1]

Example of Genocide

Indigenous People across Turtle Island [2]

Behaviours that the Canadian and American state and settlers in so-called Canada and the USA contributed, and in many cases still contribute to, to that constitute genocide on Indigenous Peoples include but are not limited to:

  • Inflicting mental or physical harm (i.e. sexual abuse and mistreatment of children in Residential schools)
  • Imposing living conditions designed to result in physical destruction (i.e. starvation to develop the Canadian West; lack of adequate food, water or medical care)
  • Imposing measures designed to prevent births (i.e. forced sterilization)
  • Forcibly transferring children from the group i.e. (Residential schools and the Sixties scoop). 

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