The Chief stared at the government official and then replied, “When white man find land, Indians running it, no taxes, no debt, plenty buffalo, plenty beaver, clean water. Women did all the work, Medicine man free. Indian man spend all day hunting and fishing; all night having sex.”
Every prayer addressed to your Creator and recognizing the need for peace within self, strength of body and mind, brotherhood of man, kindness and compassion, and giving thanks for the blessings of all he has, is good.
Aboriginal peoples are drastically overrepresented in correctional facilities across Canada. Aboriginals represent about 2 percent of the adult Canadian population, and account for 15 to 19 percent of Canadians sentenced to custody. Strong societal forces should be the focus of studies involving native incarceration rather than individual faults.