Confrontation isn't the answer for native issues
It’s strange that one of the many native demands in their most recent demonstration is for jobs - yet the Northern Gateway Pipeline through northern B.C. to the west coast not only promises long-term jobs for these people but equity in the pipeline itself, but they’ve rejected it.
Another demand is for bands to be given public money for day-to-day operations, housing, roads, and infrastructure with no audit!
That would be the height of stupidity. Chief Theresa Spence of the dysfunctional Attawapiskat reserve has been given an estimated $90 million of taxpayers’ dollars since 2006, and now says the band is broke.
She is now on a sort of semi hunger strike.
She should probably be in jail for fraud or misuse of funds – obviously a firm believer in the old adage “The best defence is a good offense.”
My suggestion to the natives – forget the propaganda and half-truths of the socialist dominated NDP, Council of Canadians, the unions and environmental lobbyists – they are simply using you for their own ends.
Join other Canadians in developing the resources of this great country in an environmentally friendly, safe and efficient manner, which includes oil sands and pipelines and you will be Idle No More. Confrontation isn’t the answer.
B. Brace, Crossfield