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A drunken father's inability to watch his kids is NOT extreme poverty. It is criminal! If the father and had no shelter or clothes then maybe it is extreme poverty.
When you seen people eat out of a trash dumpster does not compare with people dying because they do not have a dumpster to eat from.
Posted on February 16, 2008 at 05:13 PM in Questions and Answers | Permalink
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With all due respect, we are not comparing the same things here... Our First Nations people live in extreme poverty. This is a recognized fact. Extreme poverty is defined as the most severe state of poverty, where people cannot meet basic needs for survival, such as food, water, clothing, shelter, sanitation, education and health care.
What I was referring to in my post, is that the father's inebriation was symptomatic of a much bigger underlying issue that is plaguing communities such as Yellow Quill (in Canada and US).
If you want to understand what inspired me to write that post, read the report I was referring to. Here is the report for your convenience: http://www.northsouthpartnership.com/communities.htm
I applaud you for your efforts to help the Congo. Good luck! Let me know if you organize any events or if you have news you would like to share. I would be happy to help.
February 17, 2008 at 01:35 PM
Thanks for your response. You added a new dimension for me. I understand the plight of the First Nations people now.
My hat is off to your efforts. Before my next trip to Canada (Quebec), I will learn more about life in northwest Ontario and the First Nations people. It will make the trip more interesting, enlightening, and educational.
Please let me know if I can be of assistance to you.
Woody Collins |
February 17, 2008 at 11:57 PM
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