A crisis of leadership: It is time for Indian leaders to assume their responsibility

Posted: June 19, 2007 in Caledonia, CN Rail, Conservative Cowards, Deseronto, Headlines, Home Grown Terrorism in Canada, June 29th 2007, Land claims, Native Racist Hatred, Natives, Phil Fontaine, Terrorism, Terry Nelson

The Harper government’s initiative to speed up Indian claims settlement is overdue, but represents but a small piece of a puzzle crying out for completion.

Only when such leaders as Phil Fontaine and Bill Wilson stand up and say as much will Canadians be able to look to a prospect of socioeconomic equality between Indians and non-Indians. At present, Fontaine, chief of the Assembly of First Nations, and B.C. chief Wilson – defeated by Fontaine last July for the top aboriginal job – are trapped in a victim mindset.

They’re pandering to the hotheads in their communities rather than speaking on behalf of innovation and the taking of personal responsibility.

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