Scott Tribe’s post on the fantastic children in a Canadian indigenous community with no school who are working hard to get one…. This is a MUST READ!! What the Conservative government is doing to these children is abominable! Fellow bloggers, I urge you to put a link to this post on your site and raise awareness about the plight of these amazing children who are working so tirelessly to have the school they were promised by both the Liberal and Conservative governments — but those promises were broken, like so many are where First Nations people are concerned.
This is a picture of children from the Cree community of Appawapiskat. The community and these kids have been advocating to the federal government for years for funds to help build a new school to replace their old one, which has been declared condemned. They had received promises from both federal Liberal and Conservative Indian Affairs Ministers that the school would be built, but nothing has been done. Now, however, the ultra-compassionate (said with sarcasm) Chuck Strahl has point-blank said that the school wouldn’t be built. Not on the priority list, according to Chuck, even though these kids have been without a school for eight years.
Read the rest of Scott Tribe’s post here: http://scottdiatribe.gluemeat.com/2008/08/06/attawapiskat-the-human-faces-to-conservative-indifference/