Friday, February 01, 2008

Rethinking the Reserve

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation wants to see the Indian Act scrapped, and those on reserves receive property rights. To date, the Indian Act remains, even though it's hard to find anyone of any ancestry who thinks it's good legislation.

Whether the Indian Act changes or not, Canada will. Baby boomers are approaching retirement, and high birth rates are making Aboriginals an increasing percentage of the Canadian population. This wave of change has been billed a demographic tsunami. Therefore, health funding and Aboriginal issues will become increasingly important in coming years.

The National Post's series Rethinking the Reserve proposes innovative solutions to Aboriginal issues. Plus, its online multimedia components make it even more engaging than the print version. It's worth a look.

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