Posted by: chupacabra
Posted by: tashi
I agree that it’s “wrong”.
I accept the things that I cannot control.
I respect the decisions made by other governments with regards to their lands. Accepting that this is not your land to make decisions about is part of adjusting to aboriginal self determination.
WRT the Japanese - it does matter where the criticism comes from. It’s one thing for a rich cracker like me to criticize the Japanese, it’s a different matter altogether for me to criticize fledgling aboriginal governments in Canada.
Agree to disagree. I think a lot of people won't listen to a white dude with money these days, but our opinion is as valuable as anyone else's. If we don't speak up now it can get much worse once it becomes the expectation, and in this case as Syncro pointed out you would have many allies within the First Nation communities, just not their governing body. Some things are globally important.
Exactly, the forest shouldn't belong to any one group, what's at stake here is far more important than some incredibly short lived economics... cause guess what's gunna happen once they've cut it all down? In this age at the very thing edge of a fat wedge of mass extinctions happening all over the globe, saving what little original ecosystems should be a far greater priority for everyone. Yes both sides are arguing semantics about "oh well they said this number, that's not accurate, we'll use our number." It doesn't fucking matter, anyone with half a brain can drive through these affected areas and clearly see how little is left.
I can't imagine the BCTS and provincial government had no hand in suggesting to the Native band that this is what they should be doing.