Lorne Gunter: Fixing First Nation reserves is an inside job – National Post

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Lorne Gunter: Fixing First Nation reserves is an inside job

Lorne Gunter Jan 5, 2012

Jeanette Peterson and Kirk Buffalo live more than 3,600 kilometres apart, almost on opposite ends of the country. Yet the two are connected by their desire to improve their respective First Nations communities.

Ms. Peterson is the newly elected Chief of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley reserve, while Mr. Buffalo is a new Councillor at the Samson Cree band on central Alberta’s Hobbema reserve. Chief Peterson wants to bring financial accountability to her tiny community of 112 people, while Councillor Buffalo is attempting to clean up his community of 3,000, which has been plagued by murders, drive-by shootings, gang activity and drug dealing.

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