Don't these people require attention & help before people from 1/2 way around the wor


JLM
#1
Attawapiskat overwhelmed by suicide attempts from age 11 to 71 - Sudbury - CBC News
 
Jinentonix
+3
#2
Nope. They're not in the global media spotlight so therefore they're not important enough.


There's a similar reason why you'll probably never see the federal or any provincial govts take an honest crack at dealing with homelessness either. Homeless people don't vote, mostly because they simply can't vote.


I can guarantee you one thing though, if the world media ever shines the spotlight on our Native communities for any length of time, that's when you'll see the Fed jump in with both feet and bust their a$$es to try and fix the problem. With the Liberals and the NDP in particular though, it's not really about policy, it's about what will make them look good on the international stage.
 
Remington1
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#3
I disagree with every cents that goes out of the country when our own Canadian children are killing themselves. That is why I can't stand politicians who parade themselves, showing the world how good they are, all whilst we have hungry families, homeless elders, kids killing themselves for lack of caring, young Canadians unable to find work (while there are foreign workers all over the country), rich people not paying tax, while most of us pay monthly remittance or the gov. will garnish our wages ( if you can understand what they're saying); pockets of thieves/ rapist/ aggressive people who hate us simply because were the wrong colour, and they are bold enough to post it for the world to see!! Scary.
 
JLM
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by Remington1 View Post

I disagree with every cents that goes out of the country when our own Canadian children are killing themselves. That is why I can't stand politicians who parade themselves, showing the world how good they are, all whilst we have hungry families, homeless elders, kids killing themselves for lack of caring, young Canadians unable to find work (while there are foreign workers all over the country), rich people not paying tax, while most of us pay monthly remittance or the gov. will garnish our wages ( if you can understand what they're saying); pockets of thieves/ rapist/ aggressive people who hate us simply because were the wrong colour, and they are bold enough to post it for the world to see!! Scary.


Yep- While I certainly couldn't sit back and do nothing while my neighbour's kids are starving, I certainly wouldn't be feeding them Sirloin steaks while my own children are starving.
 
DaSleeper
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Y'all can all feel good about yourselves having posted on a forum....
 
gerryh
+5
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Attawapiskat overwhelmed by suicide attempts from age 11 to 71 - Sudbury - CBC News





They really should start doing something instead of waiting for someone else to do it for them.


I also see they are using the old standard fall back..... residential school abuse, I'm sure we will see that used more and more
 
Angstrom
#7
If no one in the community wants to donate some time, to help the back logged health care workers, that's a fair indication it's hopeless.
 
JLM
+2
#8
They probably need a leader like Clarence Louie to spend a year up there. I bet him and a few $$ would make a huge difference.
 
petros
+3
#9
Leadership. All it takes is leadership. Hundreds of Rezes have turned themselves around simply by having good leaders that utilize the system rather than having some grudge against society and self segregating.

Who are happier? FNs that decided to start industries on Rez or the ones who think the fish talk to them?

Does talking to fish and self segregating advance the desire of youth to be something more?
 
lone wolf
+1
#10
Industry around the Bay is pretty much hemmed in by lack of transportation
 
gerryh
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf View Post

Industry around the Bay is pretty much hemmed in by lack of transportation


Then fu cking move if you can't support your family where you are. Simple.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

Then fu cking move if you can't support your family where you are. Simple.


There could be one slight obstacle to moving............................money. How much money would it take to move a large family several hundred miles and sustain the family while getting set up and finding work? A couple of muskrat pelts might not cover it.
 
lone wolf
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

Then fu cking move if you can't support your family where you are. Simple.

It's the Rez to which most are assigned. You know, ancestors, home, rules and shyte like that....
 
petros
+2
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf View Post

Industry around the Bay is pretty much hemmed in by lack of transportation

There is a mine just down the road that is paying them.

In SK 50% of miners are FNs.

Are they using that money to train band members in skills they can utilize and earn way above average income mining? The mine built them an airstrip to fly potential employees and supplies for the Rez.

They aren't landlocked.
 
lone wolf
#15
Sure Pete.... You know everything
 
gerryh
+1
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

There could be one slight obstacle to moving............................money. How much money would it take to move a large family several hundred miles and sustain the family while getting set up and finding work? A couple of muskrat pelts might not cover it.


You're right. What was I thinking. Better to sit on your a$$, with your hand out, whining about how hard you have it and threatening suicide if someone else doesn't come and help.
 
petros
+1
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf View Post

Sure Pete.... You know everything

Prove me wrong.

Everything I mentioned can be found on Google.

Knock yourself out.
 
lone wolf
#18
I don't have to prove anything to you. Your sole purpose is to derail threads. Prove THAT wrong. Work ethic is a different thing to different people.
 
petros
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

Then fu cking move if you can't support your family where you are. Simple.

All they need is grade 10 to get a trade and job at the nearby mine. $45 f-cking dollars an hour with OT out the @ss with a 7 on 7 off 12hr shifts.

Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf View Post

I don't have to prove anything to you. Your sole purpose is to derail threads. Prove THAT wrong. Work ethic is a different thing to different people.

Detailing threads with reality?
 
lone wolf
#20
Some ... with more than a dash of fertilizer.

I wouldn't be staying there. It's only going to get worse if the people can't or won't adapt
 
gerryh
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf View Post

It's the Rez to which most are assigned. You know, ancestors, home, rules and shyte like that....


No, one does NOT have to stay living on "the rez". They can choose to leave and live some where else.
 
lone wolf
+1
#22
And lose the perks?....
 
petros
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

No, one does NOT have to stay living on "the rez". They can choose to leave and live some where else.

Or work somewhere else and live on Rez.

A call center can be set up anywhere on the planet. Even Indians who aren't from India can do it.
 
gerryh
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#24
Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf View Post

And lose the perks?....


ROFLMFAO...... and what "perks" would that be?
 
petros
#25
Fissing
 
lone wolf
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

ROFLMFAO...... and what "perks" would that be?

I still haven't figured that out (and skipped the purple ink seeing as how folk with fight on their agenda can't see purple anyhow)
 
petros
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf View Post

I still haven't figured that out (and skipped the purple ink seeing as how folk with fight on their agenda can't see purple anyhow)

As someone with his hand out, I doubt there was purple intent.

You feel you want a house built for you, free education you'll never utilize, feed yourself year round on bush meat, not pay tax, and a fixed income.
 
lone wolf
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

As someone with his hand out, I doubt there was purple intent.

You feel you want a house built for you, free education you'll never utilize, feed yourself year round on bush meat, not pay tax, and a fixed income.

In your weak little mind, I live on Attawapikat now?
 
gerryh
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

As someone with his hand out, I doubt there was purple intent.

You feel you want a house built for you, free education you'll never utilize, feed yourself year round on bush meat, not pay tax, and a fixed income.



WHat the fu ck are you talking about? Someone with his hand out? What the fu ck are you smoking/injecting?
 
Walter
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#30
Open the books.