So what type of Self Govt is acceptable to Aboriginals/ First Nations and Canadians.
More than Municipal but less than a Province.
A State to State - I do not think that will sail thru easily by Canadians.
Public accountability not only to Band Members but to the Public as well.
Elections that are transparent - There are a host of problems with fraud.
Drugs on Reserves where people are terrified to take action. Hobbema is one clear case of gangs running wild.
Smuggling is rampant on the US - Canada border where one Reserve straddles the border.
We have to many Govt agencies that are under different departments providing services to First Nations. Put them into one. Resources and duplication are wasteful, cause problems and disagreements.
What we have now Does Not Work - And yes both sides are to blame if anyone is looking to blame. I prefer to look for solutions.
Consider this - Many First Nations persons are becoming more radicalized and we as a Country are headed for a messy confrontation if we do nothing.
Your thoughts are?
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says that First Nations communities must develop "strong, accountable" systems of self-government in the long run, as Ottawa grapples with a housing crisis in the remote First Nations community of Attawapiskat.
Local leaders in the Northern Ontario town of 1,800 declared a state of emergency about a month ago, as winter moved in and some residents were living in unheated tents, while many others suffered in crowded, substandard housing.
The crisis has propelled the issue of living conditions in First Nations communities onto the national agenda, and will likely be a hot topic during scheduled talks between the Crown and aboriginal leaders on Jan. 24.
Harper's long-term goal is to see "strong, accountable systems of self-government for aboriginal communities," he said Friday during a press conference in Burlington, Ont.
"I think we all realize we're not going to get there in one giant leap, but I continue to look forward and continue to enjoy working with Chief Atleo and other communities to move us in that direction," he told reporters.
Harper's comments came a day after he met with Atleo, who called the upcoming meeting with aboriginal leaders an opportunity.
"We can perhaps consider this moment and the idea of us gathering as a moment to reset the relationship between First Nations and the federal Crown," Atleo told the prime minister.