Cbc's Sunday Morning had 2 hours on aboriginal issues. Prof Tom Flanagan and CTF Prairie Director Colin Craig. It was an interesting couple of hours. Tom Flanagan presented the case for Aboriginal property rights, He also made several other interesting points like why restitution for ancient wrongs makes no sense. Colin Craig asked for more accountability and transparency inAboriginal government. There was a live audience and the show originated from Winnipeg.
There were many interesting questions. Some suggesting very statist solutions. The other speakers were very wary of Tom Flanagan and Colin Craig. I must give the leftists of the CBC credit for having them on.
I agre with many Natives that the treaties are sacred documents ( they are mad with the Crown). I agree that the Indian act fosters a culture of dependancy that must be changed. I of course believe Tom Flanagan and Colin Craig made the better arguments. It was also refreshing to hear Aboriginal voices say that bands should have more choices and that some may accept more free market solutions. I was also pleased to hear that there are thousands of Aboriginal businesses and many Aboriginal people getting higher degrees.
Listen to the first 2 hours here.