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April 22, 2011

CANADA’S NATIVES IGNORED AGAIN AND AGAIN

 

 NOT AGAIN – 

Chiefs: asked for toilets, got pails

..They asked for bathrooms, or at least porta-potties, and they got five-gallon pails.
Chiefs representing First Nations from the Island Lake area of northern Manitoba held a press conference Thursday to lament Ottawa’s response to immediate, short-term help while they discuss how to hook the communities up with running water and proper sewage in the long term.
“They agreed to help us with short-term solutions. Their solutions are slop pails and 45-gallon drums. That’s not acceptable,” said Chief Dino Flett, of the Garden Hill First Nation. “In some houses, 15 people have to use that slop pail. That’s not safe. That’s not healthy.”
Chiefs from the Island Lake area bands met with Indian and Northern Affairs Canada last December to discuss ways of addressing the lack of water and sewage infrastructure in their remote communities.
Among the chiefs’ immediate, short-term solutions were plans for porta-potty style biffies with holding tanks that could be emptied, or alternatively centralized, communal washrooms, showers and laundry facilities.
What INAC sent was 999 slop pails — five-gallon pails that are meant to be makeshift indoor toilets — as well as about 800 water barrels, and a water and sewage truck for each community, although with no permanent provision for maintenance, operating costs or fuel for the trucks.
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National Post editorial board: Native children paying the price for race-based  National Post (blog) – ‎Apr 20, 2011‎ And yet, when it comes to Canada’s defining policy failing — the squalor and hopelessness that characterize many native reserves — we pretend that none of this research exists. It is imagined that what native children truly need to prosper are not

  

Stop ignoring First Nations, says National Chief Toronto Star – – ‎Apr 11, 2011‎ “It just feels people are not aware of the tremendous implications of First Nations remaining at the margins,” he told reporters Monday after an address to the Canadian Club in Toronto. “There are over 60 ridings where aboriginal people participate in

 
  
BAD ENOUGH THAT THE WHITE MAN  STOLE  THE GOOD INDIAN LAND..
AND NOW IGNORE THEIR NEEDS..
   
  
 

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