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Too Costly To Leave The Indigenous Situation As It Is

Graham Lane Despite innumerable inquiries, claimed reforms and repeated apologies, Canada’s indigenous situation remains unsettled, tragic and almost incalculably expensive. Mired in misery, far too many aboriginal people and communities remain trapped in dire situations while fundamental changes are neglected. …

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What Was Missing In the Truth and Reconciliation Report

Graham Lane In an op-ed in the Winnipeg Free Press (September 26th), Gerry Chidiac accepted without reservation the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) findings, which uncritically condemned past residential schools. The TRC Report (on the History of Indian Residential Schools) …

Consider All Options For Kapyong Barracks Site

The former Kapyong Barracks site, located on 160 acres of prime Winnipeg real estate, has been vacant since 2004. The Southern Chiefs’ Organization — the organization representing Treaty 1 First Nations in Southern Manitoba — has elected Jerry Daniels of …

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Renegotiate First Nation Treaties

Graham Lane Canada has had 150 years to deal with a clash of civilizations between a pre-existing indigenous population and a massive influx of, initially, Europeans. With newcomers quickly out-numbering the indigenous population, spreading into lands occupied by hundreds of …