Replace Indian Act, Atleo says

Replace Indian Act, Atleo says

There are 14 comments on the CBC story from Jul 13, 2011, titled Replace Indian Act, Atleo says. In it, CBC reports that:

National Chief Shawn Atleo told the annual meeting of the Assembly of First Nations that it is time to move away from the Indian Act.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at CBC.

Bobb

Vernon, Canada

#1 Jul 13, 2011
Nothing will change,ever.
Meso Hohni

Vernon, Canada

#2 Jul 15, 2011
Lets replace the indian act with the" kick all those lazy bastards off welfare act."
Redbone

Richmond, Canada

#3 Jul 16, 2011
I am always disappointed that no native leader ever suggests to their people to get off the handouts and become working taxpayers.All the leaders do is try to pry more money from the government so the natives can continue living a life free of responsibility.I am surprised that the natives care so little about how their fellow Canadians perceive them.
paul SHYKORA alberta

Calgary, Canada

#4 Jul 16, 2011
..IT IS the ..CHIEF's who are SELF-SERVING,while the Band-Member's...Starve.....eh. .
paul SHYKORA alberta

Calgary, Canada

#5 Jul 16, 2011
...OH I's ''DO Like/Love...many romantic Alberta and super-natural British Columbia Native Indian's,toooooooooooooo boooooot....yada u u eh.
sunshine

Canyon Country, CA

#6 Jul 17, 2011
You are all racists in NB and what you should be doing is getting an education and get off welfare. It is not the natives abousing the system but the caucausians.
Bobb

Richmond, Canada

#7 Jul 18, 2011
sunshine wrote:
You are all racists in NB and what you should be doing is getting an education and get off welfare. It is not the natives abousing the system but the caucausians.
Mind your own damn business yank.
Tax Payer

Vancouver, Canada

#8 Jul 18, 2011
Why? Why do the majority feel they must subsidize or out right finance, support and endorse any and all forms of destructive behaviour? The native "issues" are as any that leech off of any society or civilization. Why? Some twisted sense of politically correct social engineering and guilt complex? Perhaps it is time for every single member of society world wide to fend for themselves? Oh and please, the same old, same old we were here first blah, blah, blah is behond white trash boring..and competely underlines the arguement that all aspects of society should be self acutualized and self supporting. No "social" housing for slacker and bums and drugies..what a complete horrific joke on the tax payers..talk about rewarding destructive behaviour!!
paul SHYKORA calgary

Calgary, Canada

#9 Jul 18, 2011
Tax Payer wrote:
Why? Why do the majority feel they must subsidize or out right finance, support and endorse any and all forms of destructive behaviour? The native "issues" are as any that leech off of any society or civilization. Why? Some twisted sense of politically correct social engineering and guilt complex? Perhaps it is time for every single member of society world wide to fend for themselves? Oh and please, the same old, same old we were here first blah, blah, blah is behond white trash boring..and competely underlines the arguement that all aspects of society should be self acutualized and self supporting. No "social" housing for slacker and bums and drugies..what a complete horrific joke on the tax payers..talk about rewarding destructive behaviour!!
....maybe so.here...eh..
Meso Hohni

Powell River, Canada

#10 Jul 19, 2011
Tax Payer wrote:
Why? Why do the majority feel they must subsidize or out right finance, support and endorse any and all forms of destructive behaviour? The native "issues" are as any that leech off of any society or civilization. Why? Some twisted sense of politically correct social engineering and guilt complex? Perhaps it is time for every single member of society world wide to fend for themselves? Oh and please, the same old, same old we were here first blah, blah, blah is behond white trash boring..and competely underlines the arguement that all aspects of society should be self acutualized and self supporting. No "social" housing for slacker and bums and drugies..what a complete horrific joke on the tax payers..talk about rewarding destructive behaviour!!
I love you like a brother and never met you.
Cana

Canada

#11 Jul 19, 2011
I didn't read all those points. The main thing is China will buy raw logs.
paul SHYKORA aRTs

Calgary, Canada

#12 Jul 20, 2011
..THE NATIVE's '' need'' to WORK on ...Self-Esteem,for dhem selves.....yada u....eh..
Vivek Golikeri

Hollywood, FL

#13 Feb 6, 2013
paul SHYKORA alberta wrote:
..IT IS the ..CHIEF's who are SELF-SERVING,while the Band-Member's...Starve.....eh. .
Bingo! This scenario might very well be happening. It's just like many Third World countries where crooks like Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe screw their own people, and then keep on ranting "colonialism" and "white man" as if all that were yesterday.

What First Nations really need ( we call them Native Americans on our side of the US border ) is to develop investment capital and a rainbow of professional skills and talents. By all means keep your heritage, but tool up for the Space Age. The buffalo will not rise again, and the taxpayers will get tired of the free lunch. Historical guilt trips can only be sustained so long.
Cana

Victoria, Canada

#14 Feb 14, 2013
AFN peoples have been working within the system, in some cases "Nisga'a people" over 100 years in trying to finalize an agreement that will close the uncertainty of ownership in BC; then allow business to thrive.

Placing the blame on those_"drunk indians" that can't get their shit together is idiotic.

Canadians need to wake up to the positive spirit the FN Peoples are developing, and good on them for digging out of that "assimilate or die" hole we threw them into!

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