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  1. Yes...lots of frustration on both sides. That's why it would be great to actually have some solutions that would give both sides some encouragement. Yet the majority of the solutions from the First Nations is the 'Us versus Them' and the majority from the ROC is to turn a blind eye. Neither one of these works.
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  2. I agree that continued segregation is not an answer and I don't know that its widely supported by Natives either. I support paying for schooling for Native youth as a first step towards autonomy from government support, but I am no expert on the challenges of allowing Natives to choose their own path while supporting that fairly and reasonably. I do agree, in general terms, that being self sufficient and engaging fully with the larger Canadian society is important for any minority group, even while retaining important cultural themes. First Nations culture has much to offer all Canadians,
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  3. I know a number of natives who have left the reserves and became really successful. There is no doubt the vast majority would have the same capabilities if they did too however the reserves seem to be like quicksand that keep sucking people back in even when there is little to no hope. The issue again seems to be the system of segregation that continues to draw them into staying on reserve. Ironically it was the white man's segregation that put them there and its their own segregation that keeps them there. Its very much an 'us versus them' mentality with the whole time hearing about h
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  4. Ever cross your mind why we have such a great country, because we kept our past. Countries that have a monarch I would say have done a lot better.
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  5. Just sayin........assimilation (or killing and slavery) was good enough for pre-European Native Americans as they fought among themselves. The dominant tribes were only too happy to side with the French or British to continue their battles. The argument that if we just left them alone they'd all be happy little troopers is ludicrous. The term Warrior didn't evolve from planting corn. As I said - don't judge history through today's moral "standards". Although there are still residential survivors (SOME who actually benefitted from that time) , we're not talking about a single generation. The va
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  6. You are living in the past. There is nothing, nor has been for generations forcing anyone to stay on reserve. One thing I can tell you: give me the amount of unaccountable money it takes to sustain someone living hundreds or thousands of kms away from the bulk of the population and transportation links, and I would not be a success, I would be nothing but a welfare case - just like any other ward of the state or any government employee or institution. Business in general and entrepreneurs in particular simply don't work that way. Since you raise the point though, let me share some e
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  7. I agree with this but what do you suggest is the way forward? in my mind the only suggestions brought forth by the Indigenous are continued segregation and separation from the rest of Canada. I would love to see a solution that actually is progressive and solves the problem rather than perpetuates it.
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  8. Paradoxically, the one thing the Iranian revolution achieved in 1978 was to turn 65% of the young and educated population born after the revolution against the religion forced on them! We have learned from history what happened religion dictated the lives of people during middle ages....That ended in separation of church from state. So why does it become now ambivalent or a strange notion when it concerns Iran!? Or is it just your own projection....
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  9. Being Invaded and forced is hardly called adopting!!!!!!!!
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  10. BOOM!!! Populist platform plank that gets my vote. http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/news/ford-let-the-market-dictate-when-it-comes-to-cannabis-alcohol-sales-1.3687669 The LCBO monopoly is a travesty. The idea we need a "smart serve" cashier at only LCBO hours at a select few grocery stores is stupid.
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