April 15, 2016

No, Chretien's not “racist,” but there ARE jobs in “remote” Attawapiskat -- at the nearby diamond mine

Rebel Staff
 

It's not fair to call former Liberal PM Jean Chretien a "racist" for saying that First Nations people should move off remote reserves that don't have an "economic base."

Chretien adopted a First Nations child. He's no "racist."

But he's wrong in this particular case, because Attawapiskat in right next to one of the world's richest diamond mines. It's been providing fantastic jobs to First Nations people for years.

Yet the reserve is still impoverished...

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commented 2016-04-17 14:59:45 -0400
Chretien is not a racist, but he is a Jerk. How he has treated people, and how he treated the Provinces, and people like Bob Rae and Mike Harris, proves he was a Jerk. He might have been a funny jerk, but he was a jerk.
commented 2016-04-17 14:58:07 -0400
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commented 2016-04-17 14:57:12 -0400
I think the problem is the concept of Liquidity and the money supply. When you import goods you export cash and unless there is a balance of imports, the grease that helps the economy cycle dries up and people don’t have physical dollars to play Joe next door to shingle your roof. The Mine is a help, but I would bet you could do a study and that if there was an exchange rate, and a separate dollar for that area, it would be running at about 50 cents and ours at $1 buck to compare.
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What needs to happen is they need to manage the money supply better in cut off or distant towns, and that could be in Detroit or in North Bay or in the Scat. A lot of it isn’t about laziness, its about how the system works.
Sure if you cycle your money, meaning you work a lot, you shingle and then they fix your foundation, the money trades back and forth and no one is out anything. But the action needs to take place, and that is why the Gov’t in a way bribes us to fix up our home by using a rebate or tax break, because work we would want to do gets done and the economy cycles and it makes more work for people which gives us more money to afford to do things.
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So someone needs to do some work on the economics part of the picture. Being poor can cause a lot of depression.
commented 2016-04-17 14:57:11 -0400
I think the problem is the concept of Liquidity and the money supply. When you import goods you export cash and unless there is a balance of imports, the grease that helps the economy cycle dries up and people don’t have physical dollars to play Joe next door to shingle your roof. The Mine is a help, but I would bet you could do a study and that if there was an exchange rate, and a separate dollar for that area, it would be running at about 50 cents and ours at $1 buck to compare.
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What needs to happen is they need to manage the money supply better in cut off or distant towns, and that could be in Detroit or in North Bay or in the Scat. A lot of it isn’t about laziness, its about how the system works.
Sure if you cycle your money, meaning you work a lot, you shingle and then they fix your foundation, the money trades back and forth and no one is out anything. But the action needs to take place, and that is why the Gov’t in a way bribes us to fix up our home by using a rebate or tax break, because work we would want to do gets done and the economy cycles and it makes more work for people which gives us more money to afford to do things.
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So someone needs to do some work on the economics part of the picture. Being poor can cause a lot of depression.
commented 2016-04-17 12:44:21 -0400
Something doesn’t make any sense. The inconsistencies are adding up.

Why do the “suicide” events always happen on weekends, Friday and Saturday night. Wouldn’t suicides be random throughout the week if despair is 24/7? It all seems so well timed that a “suicide pact” hardly explains it. Partying on bad drugs would seem to be a more logical explanation.

Nobody Has any pictures of any of the homes, rooms, places or alleged suicides scenes? They do have cell phones up there, but so far there have been no pictures or video clips of any of the alleged suicidal kids in hospital or in bed hooked up to life support . It should be on Youtube by now. So far everything is just hearsay. There are only “officials” speaking on behalf of everybody else and they only talk in platitudes about despair. Surely by now something more specific can be said.

What pills or drugs were the kids taking? By now there should be toxicology evidence of what drugs, poisons, or chemicals they were all doing. But there is nothing. Is it ecstasy? methamphetamine? barbiturates? Oxycontin?

Nobody Has been arrested or charged for bringing the drugs into the reserve, or providing drugs illegally from the pharmacy at the rehab center. but for sure lots of people, in that tiny town of 2000, know exactly who is providing them. That tell me the people responsible for providing the drugs and pills’ are well connected and thus protected, despite these events. Could it be that native drug dealers fly in with the drugs and fly out with a bag full of cash, and everybody is happy, despite the bad news? Drug distribution from other reserves is not impossible to track because there would be lots of money on the table.

Why is the death rate so low? Only one actual death out of nearly 100 in just 60 days. That one death seems more accidental than suicidal. Are they really trying to kill themselves, or partying with dirty street drugs and getting messed up? One batch of bad chemicals will do that. The cynic in me tell me the suicides to miraculously stop when the supply is used up. Nobody is trying to hang themselves, slash their wrists, or drown, are they.

EVerybody is accounted for. Nobody has gone missing. There have been other cases recently of native children wandering off and being killed by exposure, but that is always parental neglect or misadventure. Nobody seems desperate enough to actually run away. De Beers is just down the road. Nobody has run there for sanctuary.

Why is there as yet no evacuation of children? Common parenting would tell them, or the RCMP, to get their kids out of there. They are leaving all their own kids right there like sitting ducks for more to go wrong. Any such emergency airlift of children would be covered by Ottawa. They wouldn’t even have to pay for it themselves. but there are still no takers. In fact, it has been outright rejected: everybody stays exactly where they are. Obviously the chief knows a lot more than he is willing to tell us.

I would not be surprised if the teenagers in the photo know the other teenagers who were poisoned, know where it happens and who the dealers are. They are prisoners to the native political orthodoxy. I bet the chief won’t even let them get on a plane now even if they could afford it. Nobody is getting out to blab to Ezra Levant.
commented 2016-04-16 18:05:39 -0400
Crime, corruption, nepotism, and drugs.

All combined to kill people on the res.

Whitey gets the blame.

Look to the leadership on the res.

There is where the problem lies.

That is NOT how the story will be told.

And you can be certain the cbc will NOT tell the truth.
commented 2016-04-15 19:04:19 -0400
Agree that living in the middle of nowhere is a nowhere life. However, I understand that 200 members of Attawaspiskat already work at DeBeers mine but the mine will only be open for another 2 years. Having lived in northern Canada plus worked for the Feds for 22 years it’s a complicated issue to deal with. Junior wants no accountability for funds flowing into such reserves so expect that nothing will change in the long term. Apparently the balance sheet in Attawaspiskat is millions on the green side of the sheet. Not sure why housing is so deplorable but who is going to hold them accountable?
commented 2016-04-15 18:10:06 -0400
For $500Gs per person each family could have been moved to their own bungalow in the burbs. Then each kid could have been given all the counselling they need, a private school education complete with cultural appreciation activities for their particular “tribe”. After which they get a 2 year first job subsidy but then they are on their own like everyone else, no “status” no special perks. Would have been a much better investment for us all even if some still fell through the cracks as no doubt some would. At least we would be starting to actually “solve” some of the “problems” instead of just perpetuating them & tossing the $ down some frozen outhouse on the shores of James Bay.
commented 2016-04-15 17:55:34 -0400
This could well be one of the most important stories in the history of The Rebel. Not only is it true, but it reveals circumstances more common than not respecting reserves. Canadians have to be informed. Make Trudeau, and Dr. Bennett stand up for the welfare of grassroots Aboriginals not to mention the pocketbooks of the average citizen….
commented 2016-04-15 16:53:51 -0400
Stop giving them money. They must earn it.
commented 2016-04-15 16:50:38 -0400
Assuming the 1 billion over 10 years is correct, it’s a about 1 thousand dollars per week for every inhabitant… tax-free….
commented 2016-04-15 16:22:44 -0400
if a reserve of about 2000 people get almost a billion dollars over 10 years and trudumb doesn’t think we need accountability his lieberals must have their fingers in the pie,i am white ,i am married to a native who worked in a band hall and who lost her job for trying to expose band hall corruption, i even supplied documents from the city for funds that were given to this band for the purchase of a road going through the rez ,when she took them into a band meeting they were shocked that she had those documents ,the band members wanted the money shared out , an argument broke out,the meeting was postponed and quite a few years later she is still waiting for that meeting,the band payed off some of the trouble makers that live on the reserve ,my wife doesn’t , we live in the city, needless to say the money is gone and there was no recourse to force an audit because it is native business,this is what trudope allows and supports because of his no transparency policy for money to natives.i can assure you this other band at attawapiskat is in dire need of an honest accounting ,just don’t let trudope or the chiefs and band council do the hiring of the accountant,if 2000 is the total population of attawapiskat and that includes women and kids that means over that 10 years every person on that reserve received a total of $ 500.000 each ,not bad for doing nothing and remember this figure doesn’t include what they get from the mine .
commented 2016-04-15 15:22:43 -0400
Chretien adopted a native boy, but didn’t he return him years later?
commented 2016-04-15 15:13:33 -0400
It’s like spoiling children. Give them everything on a silver platter and they become lazy and useless. Get off your backsides and start working like the rest of Canadians.