Quote: Originally Posted by justfred
With all of the help on the reserves today I question, “What are we being told.” The first nations people are a proud people that unfortunately are either being stubborn about adopting to what the white man feels they should do, or are smarter that we think....
I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt here, and assume you are not referring to all Natives.
(not that we know they were not lazy then)
But that statement begs to be hammered.
The land as it was at the time of the European invasion, was inhospitable and the lazy or weak died quickly.
That comment alone should make me think your just a narrow mined bigot, but I'm more forgiving then most. So I'll go on.
What originally created the sloth was the removal of an entire way of life, opposite to what you think may have been.
The removal of hunting, fishing and the ablity to travel in search of food, along with the assurabce that the Crown would replace such things with their support, created what we have today. So pinning the entire mess on Natives, is like blaming a Lion for liking meat.
Quote: Originally Posted by dancing-loon
I like your little essay on the problems of Natives living on the reserves.
My logical thinking is pretty much the same: Why do they just languish around, destroying themselves? Do they not see it as such? Do they still bear resentment? Do they hate us?
My expert source says, NO, they are not resent- and hateful at all! But they are a different kind of people, who functioned well in their original environment, but not in this new one that's alien to them.. It is simply not in their genes to be like the White Man.
I found an excellent web site with opinions from Native youths. Please, read it, it'll touch your heart.
www.ayn.ca/forum/threadView.aspx?id=78 (external - login to view)
Please take what the Z man says to you seriously. It's the truth.
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter
That's why I want the books open.
Walter, this is an area I am well aware of, it is without a doubt the single most reason I am persona non grata on many reservations.
I continuosly chastise those in power that do not live up to their position.
I've had death threats, been physically assaulted and had my family threatend.
Yes I gave up the bulk of my campaign, but I still get my kick at the corrupt cat whenever I get the chance and it's not like the folks at the top of the food chain are removing the chances.
Quote: Originally Posted by Zzarchov
Exactly, which I explained in the post. The 36,000 isn't income the natives get, its spending on services.
That is equivalent to what everyone else gets (Even for sitting on their asses you get 9,000 a person, or there abouts. You don't think health care, education, police and fire services, transportation were free did you?)
Z, some of these people think because they check the box that says "Catholic School" on the Property Taxes, they are the sole supporters of the CSS. It isn't even a remote stretch to believe these people believe those services simply materialise from the air.
Quote: Originally Posted by missile
Seeing that only a small percentage of natives actually live on the res: ergo, the rest must have integrated into our society, have a good work ethic, and earn a decent living. Most of the statements concerning natives are damned rascist and from ignorant sources.
Good point missile.