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TOWHEY: It’s time Canada’s First Nations got their acts together

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When European settlers first arrived here, North America was not a land of peace and harmony.

Many indigenous clans tried immediately to enlist Europeans into their ongoing wars with traditional enemies. There was no homogenous society then. There isn’t now.

Clans lived and died on the strength of their leaders. When clans chose wise leaders, their people prospered. When they chose weak leaders, they suffered – sometimes their clans disappeared.

Four hundred years later, too many of Canada’s First Nations choose their leaders poorly.

In this, they are like the rest of Canada – too many of us don’t invest enough time and energy in choosing our governments. But, indigenous Canadians pay a far steeper price for their apathy.

If all of Canada’s First Nations are to enjoy a prosperous future, many........

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