Thursday, 28 February 2013
Aboriginal reserves in Canada
After reading this article about Aboriginal reserves in Canada, I realized how different our lives are than theirs. We have so much more than them, and most of us don't even realize how good we have it. In the article it says it can get as bad as 15 people living in one shack, and kids starting to drink at the age of six years old. They have nothing to do because there are no jobs and most of the time there isn't proper education available either. The people living on these reserves don't have jobs, and as a result they don't have money to provide for their families. Even though some of the information in this article is dated, these things are still happening on our present reserves in Canada. It has improved but not as much as it should have. Reading this article makes me wonder what I can do to help this situation, how I can make a change. Any ideas? I always assumed that the government would help them, but after reading this article it doesn't look like they're doing very much. What do you think the government should be doing to help improve living conditions on reserves?