I am replying to Andy Thomsen’s letter in the Dec. 9 edition of the Western.
In reading your letter, I saw a reference that “First Nations people were being denied an education that would help them enter the labour force”.
Check it out, you will find that any and all First Nations peoples get all their post-secondary education, even if it should be outside Canada, paid for by the Canadian government. It’s part of “their rights”. So the idea that they are being prevented from getting this education by anyone other than themselves, is untrue.
They are being held back by their own duplicitous band councils, who have diverted much of the government funding provided for housing and general health of their people elsewhere.