UPDATE – July 10/13: Ezra Levant/SUN News: Government-sponsored eco-terror [VIDEO, 13:19] (based on evidence supplied by Gary & Christine McHale, including this story and the follow-up.)
The Caledonia Victims Project has received confirmation from the federal Department of Canadian Heritage that it provided a total of $1,052,653 in funding to RedWire Magazine, and continues to fund it despite knowing that its October 2007 Defending the Land edition contained a ‘how-to’ guide entitled ‘War Against the Machines’ to instruct would-be terrorists on how to block roads, attack snowmobilers, cause floods, use Molotov cocktails and destroy bridges, machinery and hydro lines.
The magazine also contained statements vilifying whites while advocating cultural and racial purity; red power; seizure of white-owned land; war against whites; and isolation/segregation of races.
- VoiceofCanada, June 21/10: RedWire Magazine’s blueprint for terror & sabotage by native ‘revolutionaries’ paid for by federal funds?
Despite knowing the magazine was providing native youth with terror and sabotage instructions Canadian Heritage continued to fund RedWire after 2007, and has recommended that it receive another $58,000 in 2010/2011 for a total of $1,110,653 in grants since 2002. The grants are provided by the ‘Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth’ program which was formerly known as ‘Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Centres (UMAYC).’
- Department of Canadian Heritage, Aboriginal Affairs Branch: Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth
The figures were confirmed by a Heritage Canada representative via an email dated June 29/10 (reprinted below).
– Table 1 –
|DEPT OF CANADIAN HERITAGE
Grants to Redwire Magazine
|Total – Recommended||58,000|
|Total – Received||1,052,653|
- SOURCE – Department of Canadian Heritage, Aboriginal Affairs Branch email to Caledonia Victims Project, June 29/10: Response from Canadian Heritage – Funding through CCAY to Redwire magazine [PDF]
Canada Council for the Arts funding for Redwire Magazine
RedWire Magazine was also funded by the federal government’s Canada Council for the Arts during the same period to the tune of at least $139,400. It, too, continued to fund Redwire after the 2007 ‘Defending the Land’ edition.
– Table 2 –
|CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS
Grants to Redwire Native Youth Media Society
|Fiscal 2008 (April 01/08 – March 31/09)||19,200||LINK|
|Fiscal 2007 (April 01/07 – March 31/08)||29,400||LINK|
|Fiscal 2006 (April 01/06 – March 31/07)||29,400||LINK|
|Fiscal 2005 (April 01/05 – March 31/06)||33,400||LINK|
|Fiscal 2004 (April 01/04 – March 31/05)||13,000||LINK|
|Fiscal 2003 (April 01/03 – March 31/04)||0.00||LINK|
|Fiscal 2002 (April 01/02 – March 31/03)||15,000||LINK|
- SOURCE – Canada Council for the Arts>Who received a grant? (search ‘redwire’)
- *The Council’s website does not list grants amounts for fiscal 2009 and beyond.
$1.25M in federal funds for native supremacist magazine
If RedWire receives its recommended funding for 2010/2011 from Heritage Canada the federal government will have given it a total of at least $1,250,053 since 2002. This figure does not include whatever was/will be received by RedWire from the Canada Council for the Arts for 2009 and beyond.
– Table 3 –
|Federal Grants to RedWire||Amount|
|Dept of Canadian Heritage – Received||1,052,653|
|Canada Council for the Arts – Received||139,400*|
|Total Grants Rec’d||1,192,053*|
|Dept of Canadian Heritage – Recommended||58,000|
*Does not include Canada Council for the Arts Grants, if any, for 2009 and beyond. See table 2 above.
Dept of Canadian Heritage knew of Redwire’s ‘how-to’ terror guide
The Department’s email to CVP noted the following:
- In 2007 the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres which administers the program which funded RedWire “indicated that it does not condone the content of this article.”
- The Department “does not interfere with the editorial or creative content of this or any other publications.”
- “…the delivery of the Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth…is delivered in compliance with all applicable laws.”
- “The Department of Canadian Heritage will continue to work…to ensure that projects…comply with all applicable laws.”
Dept of Canadian Heritage email to Caledonia Victims Project
Sent: Tue 6/29/2010 11:13 AM
Subject: Response from Canadian Heritage – Funding through CCAY to Redwire Magazine
This publication is funded by the Aboriginal Peoples’ Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage through a third-party agreement with the National Association of Friendship Centres, and funding is administered, in turn, by the British Columbia Association of Friendship Centres. The Department of Canadian Heritage does not interfere with the editorial or creative content of this publication or any other publications.
In 2007, the British Columbia Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres indicated that it does not condone the content of this article. The Department of Canadian Heritage is mindful of the fact that the delivery of the Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth (CCAY), formerly known as Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Centres Program, is delivered in compliance with all applicable laws.
The Department of Canadian Heritage will continue to work with the British Columbia Association of Friendship Centres to ensure that projects carried out by any recipients that receive funding under our programs comply with all applicable laws.
Redwire Magazine was supported financially by the CCAY program from 2002/03 to 2008/09 and is recommended for funding in 2010/11 for $58,000. Redwire Magazine also receives funding from the Canada Council for the Arts.
Since 2002 Redwire Magazine has received $1,052,653. The annual funding breakdown is as follows:
- 2008-2009: $126,527
- 2007-2008: $150,000
- 2006-2007: $167,263
- 2005-2006: $172,348
- 2004-2005: $179,077
- 2003-2004: $137,826
- 2002-2003: $119,612
Senior Communications Officer | Agente principale des communications
Western Region | Région de l’Ouest
Department of Canadian Heritage | Ministère du Patrimoine canadien
400-300 West Georgia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B 6C6
Telephone | Téléphone 604-666-7621
Facsimile | Télécopieur 604-666-1345
Government of Canada | Gouvernement du Canada
- Department of Canadian Heritage email to Caledonia Victims Project, June 29/10: Response from Canadian Heritage – Funding through CCAY to Redwire magazine [PDF]
Caledonia Victims Project email to Department of Canadian Heritage
Sent: Fri 6/18/2010 1:42 PM
From: Caledonia Victims Project [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Re: Q re funding for Redwire Magazine
Dear Canadian Heritage (http://www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/eng/1267288013718):
I am working on a story about the encouragement of hate, terror and other criminal activities by aboriginal extremist groups, and have several questions regarding your alleged funding of Redwire Magazine, please.
I have attached excerpts from the October 2007 edition of Redwire magazine which include the credits page and an article entitled, ‘War Against the Machines: Sabotage of the Corporate Colonial System.‘ You can download the full magazine (43MB) at this link: http://redwiremag.com/assets/Vol_10_Issue_2.pdf or this one: http://www.caledoniawakeupcall.com/media/2007Oct-RedWire-Vol_10_Issue_2.pdf
The credits page contains your logo along with the statement, “We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Centres (UMAYC) Initiative from the Department of Heritage Canada.”
1. Did the federal government – as this magazine claims – provide any funds for this magazine or the organization or individuals who produced it?
2. If so, how much federal money have they received in total to date, and on what dates was it given?
Many of the sabotage and terror tactics cited by RedWire in October 2007 had already been used by native extremists in Caledonia in 2006. As described in RedWire Magazine’s blueprint for terror & sabotage by native ‘revolutionaries’ paid for by federal funds? I discovered RedWire through a link on a site belonging to Red Power United, the radical native group which had threatened to block Highway 403 during a so-called ‘day of action’ on June 24/10 in conjunction with the G20 summit in Toronto. (Fortunately, it decided not to do so.)
Can it be any wonder that native youth feel so alienated from Canadian culture and so much animosity towards whites (according to RedWire, anyone who isn’t ‘red’ is white) when our federal government provides millions of tax dollars to help them feed on the hatred and propaganda of native extremists? Remember, this is just one recipient of aboriginal ‘arts’ funding in one city in one province. How much more money is being wasted on promoting racial supremacy, violence and destruction that we don’t know about yet? Meanwhile, ordinary Canadians are left to counter the outrageous propaganda by native extremists at their own expense.
In my ‘Native People are Victims of Two Tier Justice’ speech given on Oct 08/07 for the ‘Remember Us’ March in Caledonia I said the following about how native youth were being corrupted by racial policing policies:
OPP Two Tier Justice policies are based on the false premise that organized criminals speak for honourable native people and that native people are willing to live in a lawless world ruled by criminals who take what they want, when they want. For more than 15 years the OPP has been sacrificing the well-being of law-abiding people – both native and non-native – for the benefit of sociopaths and demagogues.
What does it say to honourable native parents who try to raise their children to have respect for the rights and property of other human beings when the OPP so eagerly reward the sociopaths in native communities for their violence and criminality? How many native youth have been turned away from productive lives by well-meaning, but destructive racial policing policies? How many native parents have been intimidated into silence by Warrior thugs?
- Natives are victims of Two Tier Justice: given at Oct 08/07 ‘Remember Us’ protest, Caledonia Lions Park [VIDEO 18.29 mins, PDF]
- (See also) Mark Vandermaas presentation to 2010 New Directions in Aboriginal Policy forum, Mount Royal University, May 05/10: Listening to Victims: A Fresh Approach to Healing and Reconciliation [PDF, 21p]
We can add the federal government to the list of those who are helping to turn native youth away from productive lives towards violence, hate and destruction. How can we ever hope for healing and reconciliation when those who advocate such evil are being encouraged and funded by the people we entrust to protect us from it?
You may wish to pass on your thoughts to those responsible for funding Redwire Magazine, and to your federal or provincial Member of Parliament:
I would like to express my strongest objections to the $1.25M in federal funding for RedWire magazine provided by the Department of Canadian Heritage Aboriginal Affairs Branch and by the Canada Council of the Arts since 2002.
In addition to inciting war and hate against whites the December 2007 edition provided specific instructions for acts of terror and sabotage against white-owned and public property including the blocking of roads, burning of bridges and destruction of hydro towers.
Unbelievably, both Canadian Heritage and the Canada Council for the Arts have continued to fund this publication. According to Canadian Heritage RedWire is “recommended” to receive another $58,000 for 2010/2011. This grant would bring total federal funding for RedWire to $1,250,053.
Further information can be found at these links:
1. VoiceofCanada.ca, June 21/10: RedWire Magazine’s blueprint for terror & sabotage by native ‘revolutionaries’ paid for by federal funds?
2. CaledoniaVictimsProject.ca: Feds gave Native supremacist magazine RedWire $1.2M w/recommendation for more in 2010/2011
NAME & ADDRESS
- Department of Canadian Heritage, Aboriginal Affairs Branch re Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth (CCAY) program (formerly known as Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Centres Program): http://www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/pc-ch/org/sectr/cp-ch/aa/cntct/index-eng.cfm
- Canada Council for the Arts: http://www.canadacouncil.ca/contactus/
- Government of Canada: Members of Parliament
- Government of Ontario: Members of Provincial Parliament
- Diane Finley, MP, Haldimand-Norfolk: email@example.com
- Toby Barrett, MPP, Haldimand-Norfolk: firstname.lastname@example.org
Updates/New & Related
- Regional News, Gary McHale column, July 14/10: Native protesters on government payroll (how the McGuinty government is paying natives who victimized Caledonia)
- Regional News, Gary McHale column, July 07/10: Government pays native extremists who promote criminal behaviour
- July 03/10: Gary McHale sent CSIS an email w/links to this story and the original story exposing RedWire magazine’s terror/sabotage guide.
- VoiceofCanada, June 21/10: RedWire Magazine’s blueprint for terror & sabotage by native ‘revolutionaries’ paid for by federal funds?
- Department of Canadian Heritage: Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth (Formerly Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Centres)
- Heritage Canada email, June 29/10: Response from Canadian Heritage – Funding through CCAY to Redwire magazine [PDF]
- Canada Council for the Arts: www.canadacouncil.ca
- Canada Council for the Arts>Who received a grant?>(search ‘redwire’)
- VoiceofCanada, Dec 22/09: Brown-Chatwell trial: crimes against democracy (incl. media coverage of testimony re firefighters allowing Stirling bridge to burn because police refused to protect them from natives threatening to kill them.)
- VoiceofCanada feature: Caledonia Photos
- Mark Vandermaas presentation to 2010 New Directions in Aboriginal Policy forum, Mount Royal University, May 05/10: Listening to Victims: A Fresh Approach to Healing and Reconciliation [PDF, 21p]
- Gary McHale presentation to 2010 New Directions in Aboriginal Policy forum, Mount Royal University, May 05/10: The Face of Aboriginal Sovereignty versus the Rule of Law in Caledonia [PDF, 8p]
- Caledonia Victims Project, May 04/10: 2010 ‘New Directions in Aboriginal Policy’ forum hears Caledonia’s pain…and hope
Mark Vandermaas, Founder
Caledonia Victims Project