Saturday, June 14, 2008

Look Ahead and Work for Real Goals

Continuin the theme from yesterday's "Indian Affairs" and Thursday's "The Apology,"

Take note of the excellent article in the Sun's business section on Harry Cook, former Indian Band Chief at Lac La Ronge, Sask.

Cook urges young people to leave the reserve, move to the city, work and study and learn how the world works.

Then, if they want to return, they will do so with drive, energy and knowledge. He should know. His band employees hundreds of aboriginals and non-aboriginals in a broad range of highly successful businesses.

This is one of the best
, most sensible and encouraging pieces I've read in a very long time on the future of natives.

And it is in stark contrast to the much higher profiled, emotional drivel to be found in Douglas Todd's full page babel about drumming and healing.

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