A great example is the prices of food we often hear

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showed us the severity. A great example is the prices of food, we often hear about high food prices on reserve, but it is ridiculous how high these prices really are. They are essentially paying sometimes more than 10 times the prices we pay down here for basic necessities. I really also was surprised learning about the relocation of some of the aboriginal people during the presentation. I found that incredibly saddening. I appreciate the speaker coming in to broaden my knowledge on aboriginal issues. When coming up for an action plan Shireen and I struggled at first. There were so many issues to tackle and yet not enough was being done. Instead of trying to fix all
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problems, or even a big problem we wanted to do something that would be simple and small yet very effective. The book drive was a perfect way to go. Aboriginal literacy rates are dangerously low and a book drive could help with that issue. A book drive also sparks a conversation amongst students. Conversation is key because that causes education with leads to future champions of change that will help eliminate the issue at hand. The government has done some very minor things to help, but we still have ways to go. They have apologized and given some money to families, but ultimately it is not enough. We as a country ruined the lives of Native Canadians so we as a country must be able to work together to help bring them the equality that they deserve.
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  • Winter '19
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  • United Nations , First Nations, Indigenous Australians

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