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Kyle Burrows said:There are other issues with the reserve system (which I won't get into)
Why not Kyle?
Sort of unfair to argue there are other issues with the reserve system but stop short of explaining what they are.
There are many hard working persons who live on the reserves who share the same or similar values as you and I. They want to be happy, safe, and loved.
The contributing factor is more related to what is known as inter-generational trauma, specifically the victimization of new generations by the old, who themselves were victimized. These behaviours and values are often learned from the caregivers, who themselves have suffered similar.
Okay. And the reserve system is a sort of closed circuit community that people "escape from".
We know the government and other organizations don't like dealing with reserves and/or the culture of abuse that systemically plagues reserves for fear of being called racist. We just launch money at them.
And it's racist to ask where X millions of dollars are spent.
I surmise getting rid of the reserve system will force FN members/communities to intrigrate with the rest of our system which will force the systemic abuse out into the open and require it be dealt with.
I've never heard or read of a positive thing about the reserve system (but I could very well be wrong or misguided)