Thursday, October 26, 2006

Deja vu all over again 

So the federal and provincial governments are meeting in Mashteuiatsh, Quebec to discuss Aboriginal socio-economic issues.
Federal Indian and Northern Affairs Minister Jim Prentice listed four themes that should be discussed: education and housing problems, territorial claims, employment and economic development, and aboriginal self-government.
Gee, sounds kinda familiar, doesn't it? I can't quite put my finger on it, but wasn't there some agreement made about about a year ago, sort of along the same lines?
Of course, that one wasn't really any good at all because it didn't solve every single problem in one fell swoop. THIS time, it's going to be different. THIS time, all our problems will be solved and . . .

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