More and more First Nations reserves are seeing an increase in suicides and attempted suicides. Many communities lack fresh drinking water and proper housing. Medical care is lacking in some communities, fire protection is often nil and prices at grocery stores are nothing short of criminal…..over $35 for a bottle of laundry soap.
In the past Prime Ministers have made their annual trips to Northern Canada for nothing more than photo-op and a few unkept promises. The UN feels genocide was committed in Canada at residential schools throughout the nation especially in the north where native children were uprooted, often sexually abused and some were murdered and left in unmarked graves.
Ottawa has to stop forking out cash to causes around the world with little payback, not that there are a host of needs globally. But for crying out loud, the time is NOW to deal with the plight of our First Nations brothers and sisters, Canadians all.