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    ^^ Your location reminds me of a joke:
    How do you spell "Canada"? C,eh, N,eh, D, eh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deckchick
    A*O, Canada and Australia share a similar situation with our aboriginals. here in Canada they are allowed to apply to a Native run Justice system. I believe you guys have the same there, please correct me if I am wrong.

    What is your opinion of the Aboriginals? Are they well treated as a whole or are they too isolated on some reservation to live a truly horrid life? This is the most common type of reservation. That being said, there are also many prosperous and highly functioning reservations too.
    Deckchick, it was your second paragraph that prompted the question. "...are they too isolated on some reservation to live a truly horrid life?" I was surprised because I know you have had a lot of contact with natives, so I truly didn't understand what you meant by that question. It sounded to me like you thought they would be less likely to be suffering if they lived on an isolated reserve.

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    We stayed on a native reserve during canoe trips.

    The kids threw rocks at each other for fun I'm serious, and these were big rocks, and they were whipping them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacific breeze
    Deckchick, it was your second paragraph that prompted the question. "...are they too isolated on some reservation to live a truly horrid life?" I was surprised because I know you have had a lot of contact with natives, so I truly didn't understand what you meant by that question. It sounded to me like you thought they would be less likely to be suffering if they lived on an isolated reserve.
    Ahh... I should have wrote "...are they also isolated on some reservation to live a truly horrid life?"

    I know all to well the terrible conditions on way too many reserves. Most living conditions are so far below any standard, it should be criminal. I know there are some that are healthy and thriving, but unfortunately they are still not the norm. Isolation almost always leads to the drug abuse, suicides, and all the other abuses that are way way too common.
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