Indian Country 52 #6 – Dismantle the Oligarchy
“Conservative leadership contender Steven Blaney says that by dismantling First Nations reserves, indigenous people can move forward to become “fully Canadian.”
“Reserves are not helping First Nations to grow. I say we need to dismantle reserves, because we know it is the core, the source of violence on reserves,” Blaney said, adding that domestic violence was the cause behind missing and murdered aboriginal women.
“We can study it as long as we want, we need to attack the core issues.”
Blaney said he wants First Nations members to be able to own a house “like every other Canadian.” At first, he did not elaborate when Barton reminded him that there are homes on reserves.
Toward the end of the segment, when Barton reminded Blaney of that fact again, he replied: “They do. But do they own it?””
– Huffington Post, Steven Blaney Says He’ll ‘Dismantle’ Reserves To Help First Nations Become ‘Fully Canadian’.
– Power & Politics – Twitter (@PnPCBC), Health Canada having trouble finding First Nations kids to help because of ‘broken’ system.
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