Tag Archives: Aboriginal Reserve Dysfunction

‘All Aboard the Gravy Train’


We made this comment over 5 years ago and, unfortunately, it has come true:
So, it will be just like the residential schools — it won’t be about specific cases, it won’t matter whether there were legitimate reasons, and it won’t matter if there were many positive outcomes. ALL will be declared wrong, because living with your ‘own kind’ trumps all — even safety. There will be no discussion of the unfitness of reserve ghetto life for the raising of a child — even while the statistics for drug abuse and suicides continue in the news, now that children are mostly left ON the reserve.” 

“As the year-long claims process for Canada’s settlement agreement with ‘Sixties Scoop’ ‘survivors’ {The pejorative term for the aboriginal adoptees} approaches its deadline, advocates are worried some adoptees will be left out of receiving compensation.

“The $875 million class action settlement agreement set aside $750 million to compensate status ‘First Nations’ {Indians} and Inuit children {by leaving Metis out, they have set the stage for another court case and ‘settlement’} who were removed from their homes and placed with ‘non-indigenous’ {non-aboriginal} foster or adoptive parents between 1951 and 1991 and lost their ‘cultural identities’ as a result. Continue reading ‘All Aboard the Gravy Train’

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‘Deadly Dogs On Reserves’


“Quebec provincial police are investigating after a one-year-old boy was found dead and covered in bite marks in the Nunavik community of Kangiqsujuaq, Que. Early evidence suggests the baby was mauled by dogs near his home.

“A spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec says the infant was found dead June 29 on his neighbour’s land. His body was surrounded by dogs… Continue reading ‘Deadly Dogs On Reserves’

‘Opening the Books’


A courageous woman from the Onion Lake Band in Saskatchewan, with the help of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, has won a court ruling that effectively restores the ‘First Nations’ Financial Transparency Act – at least for her Band.
Congratulations, Charmaine…

CTF Prairie Director Todd McKay and Charmaine Stick. (Kevin Martel--980 CJME)

“A Saskatchewan ‘First Nation’ is being forced to reveal how it spends its money after a legal battle that’s played out over the last year.

“The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal upheld a June 15, 2017, ruling from Court of Queen’s Bench which ordered Onion Lake Cree ‘Nation’ — {a ‘nation’ of 5,032 people} situated about 50 kilometres north of Lloydminster — to publish basic financial information. Continue reading ‘Opening the Books’

‘Another Failing Remote Reserve’


“A remote Manitoba ‘First Nation’ has declared a state of emergency after a fire destroyed the community’s only grocery store along with its Band office…said Shamattawa Chief Jeffrey Napaokesik. Napaokesik called it a “total loss”… 

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“The chief said he is working with the manager of the community’s destroyed ‘Northern Store’, owned by the ‘North West Company’, to create an emergency food store at the reserve’s community centre…

“There is no road access to Shamattawa {a ‘nation’ of 1,426 people}. All food must be flown into the isolated community about 745 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg.  Continue reading ‘Another Failing Remote Reserve’