- Genuine injustice was done to our first nations at the time of European settlement of the western hemisphere;
- Successive governments have repeatedly broken promises to the natives, occupying land previously reserved for them;
- In the 19th and 20th centuries aboriginal children were forcibly removed from their families and forced into residential schools where they were often abused;
- Native land was organized into reserves, which were generally not viable economic units;
- Aboriginal communities are locked into a pattern of poverty and despair;
- Aboriginal claims have yet to be definitively settled.
16 April 2010
Property ownership and aboriginal reserves
Admittedly I have not devoted much time and energy over the years to Canada's sometimes contentious aboriginal issue, except to note that the ongoing land dispute down the road in Caledonia has been handled abysmally by all parties, especially the provincial and federal governments. The issue is contentious for the following reasons:
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