The most shocking thing so far about the Attawapiskat Fiasco is not the missing money, the grand standing aboriginal nationalists, the low grade race hustling or the usual white liberal apologetics. No, it's that some of the MSM is not taking the bait. The usual suspects are beginning to behave in very unusual ways. Almost like journalists. Here is, amazingly enough, the CBC breaking the story wide open:
In a letter dated Aug. 28, 2012, that was written by Deloitte to Chief Spence and copied to the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, the auditing firm says that of 505 transactions reviewed, more than 400 lacked proper documentation.
The letter says "an average of 81 per cent of files did not have adequate supporting documents and over 60 per cent had no documentation of the reason for payment."
The letter to Spence also says there is "no evidence of due diligence on the part of Attawapiskat of funding provided by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada for housing projects and Health Canada for health-related projects."
Some of that $1.1 billion a year actually being put to good use. Credit where it's due.
The Mother Corp isn't the only outfit questioning the Indian Industry. Here is a pitch-perfect cartoon from the Hamilton Spectator.
It is unlikely that the MSM would have begun to dig through this story without the prodding of the Sun News Network. Kudos to them and especially to Ezra Levant whose reputation as Canada's leading shit disturber remains completely intact. He has moved onto the next logical step, demanding the RCMP investigate Chief Spence and the band council. Based on what we know so far, someone needs to go to jail.
This is more than just a legal or moral imperative, it is a political one as well. The arrest, trial and sentencing of those beind this national disgrace will produce shockwaves through out the aboriginal community. The hundreds of corrupt oligarchies that dominate the reserve system would be sent a very powerful message. No amount of race hustling and low grade theatrics will prevent you from being found out and punished accordingly.
With any luck the downfall of Theresa Spence will help begin an aboriginal awakening. The country's aboriginals will begin to turn to better figures among their ranks, and away from the victimhood mongers and dependency enablers. This could be a turning point for Canada's aboriginal peoples. But Chief Spence must be made an example of, and a new generation of aboriginal leaders must come to the fore.
The rest of us can help with this simple approach: Be Canadian. Expect and tolerate nothing from an aboriginal leader that we would not from a non-aboriginal leader. Politicians are servants of the people and not their masters. It is always a good practice to remind them of that fact. Throwing the odd crooked one in jail seems like a pretty good reminder.