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Bill McKnight a minister of Indian and Northern Affairs in the 1980`s, responding to the continuing welfare dependency in many aboriginal communities responded “What would you suggest in an isolated locale, without markets, without resources, without an industrial base and without economic opportunities. You try as best you can to provide a social safety net, as Continue Reading


My first personal encounter with aboriginal people came when we opened a drug store in Sudbury in the 1960’s. I was used to getting requests for rubbing alcohol from the poor in Toronto. It was a cheap way to get drunk after the liquid was distilled. In Sudbury the request usually came from natives. I Continue Reading


The last few governments in Canada have approached the problem of the First Nations (Aboriginals) in the same way with the same result. FAILURE. Allan Rock, a Liberal stated that the aboriginals represent 2% of the population but 10.6% of  persons in prison. Last year when Jody Wilson-Raybould again with the Liberals in power, the Continue Reading