Quote: Originally Posted by DurkaDurka
We are talking about whole communities here though, living on their traditional lands (reserves), the government has certain obligations towards the first nations and the reserve lands they live on.
Why doesn't the community do something about it? Communities spring up around the country from time to time ... they sort it out, don't they? Maybe I'm completely ignorant about the situation, but it seems to me that if a group of people want autonomy from the laws of Canada but at the same time expect to be looked after by that same government when they want something ... it doesn't make much sense to me. People across the country have helped themselves when in need ... why is this situation any different?
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM
Ariadne- You just can't judge anyone else by yourself, everyone's sets of circumstances, abilities, and inclinations are different. Their priorities are often quite different too!
Sure, but if I've decided to live in the middle of no where, it is my responsibility to look after my needs. If I can't, or won't, look after my needs, perhaps I need to live somewhere else.
Out of curiosity, do these same people have internet and cable TV services? If they do, then I suspect they can figure out the water situation. Many rural homes don't have cable TV because it is an expensive and unnecessary service.
Last edited by Ariadne; Aug 10th, 2011 at 01:57 PM..