I am a proud First Nations person, but as a First Nations person, I feel I could buy any First Nations community or individual if the price is right. If I put $10,000. dollars cash in front of a First Nation person, especially if they are in real need of it, I can buy them, with the clear understanding that is the best deal they can get. More then 95% of First Nations people would take it, and worry about the outcomes later. That may sound harsh, but its honestly true. Now imagine British Columbia Hydro Corporation (BC Hydro) does just exactly this, but indirectly, and $10 million dollars may sound like a lot of money to a First Nations community or individual, and that is usually a one-time payment of that amount. Now imagine BC Hydro makes more then a Billion dollars in a five year time period, and that is net income after expenses. They gave the First Nations community a one-time $10 million dollar payment, and agreed to give them 2% of the over all deal, when the deal is being done on their First Nations lands, and being used in every aspect on those same lands. Question; who is making the real money. One thing I forgot, there is the understanding that they are partners and being treated like partners. The First Nations community was told this was the best deal they can get, but of course BC Hydro would disagree with these comments, and would disagree with our calculations or numbers. But honestly, in many ways this is standard business practices, so I ask again, I think I can buy any First Nations person if the price is right, and have them believe its the best deal they can get. It is time for us First Nations people to stand up and really open our eyes to the true benefits we can utilize and exercise. This is a great time to be "Indian" you just need to see it and understand it, this is a great time to be "Indian/Aboriginal or First Nations".
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
First, thank you our Nez Perce friend. The white man came to our people and said, I want to buy your land, we said to him the land suits us, we will not sell it. He then goes to our neighbor and says, "Pay me money" and I will sell you your neighbor land. The white man returns to us and says, I have bought your land and now you must let me have it. If we sold our lands to the government, this is the way they bought it. Words from Chief Joesph
First, thank you our Nez Perce friend. Good words do not last long unless they amount to something. Words do not pay for my dead people. They do not pay for my country, now overrun by white men. They do not protect our Grandfathers and Grandmothers graves. They do not pay for our way of life. Good words cannot give back our children lost from the Residential schools. Good words will not give my people good health and stop them from dying. Good words will not get my people a home where they can live in peace and take care of themselves. I am tired of talk that comes to nothing. It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and all the broken promises. There has been too much talking by men who had no right to talk. Words from Chief Joesph