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A tale of two flood camps.

Noticable differences between High River Alberta and Siksika Nation

by Daniel Johnson

A tale of two flood camps.

Those who are reading the CBC's coverage of the High River emergency camp will be impressed at how much has been done to make flood evacuees feel at home, including a cafe where patrons can come any time and a grill that's open until midnight. They have four recreation halls, four parks, a soccer field and a dog park. 

Not far away, a friend of mine on Siksika First Nation describes a prison colony where smoking and pets aren't allowed, with a private security company keeping a tight reign on who comes and goes, enforcing a tight 10 pm curfew and a dress code against  women from wearing shorts or low cut tops. 

They have a choice between agreeing with these rules or getting no help at all. 

It's that blatant. 

http://westcoastnativenews.com/siksika-nation-pretty-well-being-colonized/

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/08/06/housing-for-alberta-reserve-flood-victims-comes-with-rules-no-drinking-no-pets-and-a-1030-p-m-curfew/

 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2013/07/31/calgary-high-river-blog-post.html

 


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