Saturday, April 01, 2006

This is important

National Post:

Imprisoning Selena Stevenson would not change these gruesome facts. A change of on-reserve culture is needed. For the past 40 years, government officials have told aboriginal Canadians that they are victims, that none of the ills that plague First Nations communities are their fault. Money and excuses have been pumped in, and a welfare-dependent mentality has led to a cycle of poverty, addiction and abuse. Unless and until politicians and race baiting native leaders stop feeding the dysfunctional mentality that pervades many First Nations communities, no amount of tough sentencing or social engineering is going to raise the value of life.

H/T: Dust My Broom comments. Emphasis mine.

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