It must be an uphill battle to correct certain beliefs about Aboriginal populations. There are likely many unenlightened individuals with discriminatory beliefs who do not feel obliged to the commitment that our non-Aboriginal ancestors made to share this land. Perhaps some like the Fraser Institute may take even more discriminatory positions Calgary Herald article, and not without reason published in Harper's home community. No mention is made of made of our commitment, or of the numerous examples where non-Aboriginals have broken that commitment.
On the surface, the objections stem from lack of consultation on budget cuts. But really, what Canadians have been consulted on any of the omnibus pieces of budgetary reduction legislation? Do any of us want tax increases or spending cuts – we need only look south to what pains the US suffering from such approaches. Were there evidence of inequitable sharing of the pain, there would be plenty to protest. The complexity and secrecy of Harper’s fiscal planning would make it difficult for anyone to accurately determine what Canadians have suffered more. That the Calgary article speaks to concerns over the sale of reserves is a form of misdirection and misleading the public perception that the Idle No Movement is trying to correct.