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Offline bcsapper

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Re: Changing the Oath of Citizenship
« Reply #60 on: February 09, 2017, 07:48:12 pm »
There is nothing stopping them from moving off the reserves.

You would think so, wouldn't you?  Why do so many of them kill themselves?

I would also imagine, (and I want to make it plain here, that, as an immigrant I know little about the plight of Canada's natives, and am just saying what occurs to me) that they are terrified of doing that.  There are some, that I know personally, who live off reserve and do well, but there are a lot more who seem to do do poorly.

The picture I get is of young natives, with IThings and internet things and all kinds of social media things telling them what a big world it is out there, and they wake up every day in some craphole with prospects of ever seeing it all = zero.  Pass the glue.

I think that saying there is nothing stopping them from moving off the reserves is akin to saying about drug addicts, there is nothing stopping them from giving up the habit.  I just don't think it's as easy as it sounds.

I do not subscribe to the idea that they are different, or special, except as cybercoma says, legally speaking.  I don't think that helps the individuals.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2017, 09:21:52 pm by bcsapper »
Time for bed said Zebedee...