Birth of a Boom: Saskatchewan's Dawning Golden Age – August 15, 2011
Dr. Douglas Bland, Queen's University School of Policy Studies and Author of 'Uprising' – March 18, 2010
Frontier's Conversation with the author of Uprising about the state of Aboriginal affairs in Canada and the likelihood of insurgency.
Senate Hearing a Chance for Bold Change – July 8, 2009
A Senate committee is looking into reforming Indian Act band elections. Let’s hope it listens to grassroots voices and not just chiefs and Aboriginal organizations.
Strahl Accused of Hypocrisy, Secrecy in Drafting Native Reforms – March 5, 2009
Amid criticism, Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl also wins kudos for anti-corruption measures.
Leftist Couples Stance on Aboriginals Leaves Them in the Cold – February 4, 2009
Free Aboriginal Education is Not a Treaty Entitlement – January 22, 2009
Rather than focusing on historically questionable ideas of a “treaty entitlement” to free post-secondary education, First Nations should move to a loans system for students would better encourage them to be responsible for their own education.
Indian Affairs Must Heed Indigenous Voices On Reform – November 24, 2008
Indigenous peoples across Canada are interested in creating accountability structures in their communities, but the federal government needs to recognize them.
On-Reserve Folks Need Change – November 20, 2008
Both indigenous communities and the federal government need to work together to improve conditions on reserves so that First Nation people do not feel they have to leave to improve their life.
Settling Old Debts – November 20, 2008
Despite the recent establishment of a tribunal for settling specific claims, Canada still requires an expedited process that moves towards a final filing deadline for all specific land claims.
Media Release: Short-term Costs for Long-term Finality – November 20, 2008
First Nations and Canadian taxpayers need a new expedited approach that prioritizes specific land claims and moves towards a final filing deadline.
Leftist Couple's Stance On Aboriginals Leaves Them In The Cold – November 7, 2008
As unpopular as it is, they insist, a "real left-wing analysis" of the state of aboriginals in this country "requires a critical eye rather than a bleeding heart."
Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You . . . – October 20, 2008
Aboriginal peoples have the power within themselves to improve their standard of living through meaningful changes at the local and regional level.
Feedback - Residential Schools – August 8, 2008
First Nations Pathologies Can't be Solved with More Government Money – February 19, 2008
The deaths by exposure of two Saskatchewan native girls can be traced to a culture of dependence that was created by decades of government mismanagement.
Health Agency Accused of Squandering Millions – September 16, 2007
Natives Line Up for Their Annual $5 Payment – June 6, 2007
Native Writer Slams ‘Indian industry’ – May 19, 2007
The best way to kill a man is to pay him for doing nothing.
Free to Choose – August 15, 2006
Free To Choose is about freedom, the interrelationship of personal, political and economic freedom. Free To Choose is about the ideas of Milton and Rose Friedman, ideas that still dominate public policy debates decades after they were first proposed. Free To Choose is about those who refined and continue to extend these ideas.
It's Going To Take More Than Money – August 14, 2006
The premiers can posture all they want about the need to honour the Kelowna accord, but unless and until Ottawa makes native leaders more accountable, $8-billion, $9-billion, $20-billion a year won't solve native problems.
Breathing life into dead capital – February 19, 2004
An illuminating look at the relationship between property rights and prosperity in Africa.