The ad, titled "Native Extraction Service," was posted on the website UsedWinnipeg.com, but was taken down by 1:38 p.m. CT on Thursday.
"Well fear no more, with my service I will simply do a harmless relocation. With one phone call I will arrive and net the pest, load them in the containment unit (pickup truck) and then relocate them to their habitat."
"The way it's worded, 'to relocate them to their habitat.' Here we are trying to teach our kids better. The kids out there are told they're not wanted, said MKO Grand Chief David Harper.
No word on whether the "extraction service" is limited to Native youths. If David Yeagley, Ward Churchill, or various fakes and wannabes get ornery, can we have them removed?
Ahem. Nice to see racism that's so plain even the deniers can't deny it. This is a "nice" northern counterpart to the reports of nooses and KKK hoods at UC San Diego.
It also seems like a textbook example of a hate crime. It exists for no other reason than to incite hatred. And it incites people to act on their hate: to call someone and have Natives "extracted."
And the ad used three real Native kids without their face blurred. Classy. I'd say these kids and their parents have a good chance of winning a libel suit against whoever placed the ad.
Why the ad is stereotypical
If it isn't obvious, this ad is promoting the idea that Native youths are criminals, thugs, and lowlifes. In other words, modern-day savages. In that regard, it's kind of like SCALPED.
It's reminiscent of other anti-Indian ads such as the infamous "hunting season" one from a decade ago. The message of them all is that Indians are lazy, good-for-nothing wretches. In other words, scum, parasites, or vermin. That the only good Indian is a dead or "extracted" one.
For more on the subject, see Savage Indians.
Below: "This online classified ad offered the free removal and relocation of aboriginal youth from parts of Winnipeg. CBC News has blurred the faces in the picture. The ad has since been pulled down." (UsedWinnipeg.com/CBC)