Shawn has resigned.
Despite all the criticism on both sides Shawn Atleo has worked with Steven Harper's government to gain progressive step wise recognition of aboriginals in Canada. He long ago realized that the status qou was broken and was willing to work step wise to fix it. He was a voice of reason to non aboriginal Canadians. He knew the welfare system on the reserves could not continue no matter how large the handouts.
Unfortunately he has become a victim of the infighting within the aboriginal community. Those that want a continuation of the welfare state and greater welfare payments have finally ousted those willing to work for solutions.
The education act did have flaws, but it was far better than what is in place and provided a great starting point for future developments, but Palmateer and her Manitoba mob wants it all and wants it now without accountability. The same folks who supported the incompetently corrupt Spence are now taking over the AFN.
Say goodbye to aboriginals gaining private equity and embrace the corruption, squalor and squandering of funds that is deeply rooted in the current reserve system.
Get ready for confrontation the likes we haven't seen before. How long before the Point Grey and West Van housewives stop supporting them?