If you want to help others, you have to help home first. Some First Nations dont have CLEAN running water, living with boil-water-advisories is the norm. Some First Nations have to “export” their young to receive a “quality education.” This recent Toronto Star article prompted this blog!
Its not that they (the First Nations) dont care, they just dont know how to care about anything else but the way they live now: alcoholism, low budgets, isolation from the rest of the world. Just to name a few. If you are going to blame the First Nations for their problems, blame their leaders. They are the ones that control the budgets, control the spending and control the financial statements. First Nation LEADERS not First Nation citizens themselves need to be held accountable for what happens to their own community.
I believe it is time to re-write the Indian Act. This legislation needs to change with the changing face of First Nations!